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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hypnosis (Definition)

Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more


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Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Botox is the leading treatment for spasmodic dysphonia. It is a temporary treatment that lasts 3-4 months but has been effectively used for 20+ years. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is there a cure for spasmodic dysphonia?

Control yes : Botox has been show to cause months of improvement in patients with spasmodic dysphonia. It can be repeated as needed. Other treatments are available. You need to find an ENT who specializes in voice disorders. ...Read more

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Does botox work for people with spasmodic dysphonia?

Does botox work for people with spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Botox injections into the vocal cords to treat spasmodic dysphonia can be effective but this is an off label treatment that should only be performed by an ENT specialist who is very experienced in this kind of treatment. The vocal cords are close to your swallowing muscles and misplacement of the product could result in swallowing difficulties. Treatments need to be repeated every 10-12 weeks. ...Read more

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When you have spasmodic dysphonia, can people understand you when you talk?

When you have spasmodic dysphonia, can people understand you when you talk?

Spasmodic dysphonia: Voice sounds strained, strangulated, Depends on severity of SD. Can be understood however will lack fluency. Usually treated with Botox injections into vocal cord. some patients opt for recurrent laryngeal nerve section. Voice therapy does not help much, must use constant high pitch. If it you, there are support group in nearly every community. Can also contact the National SD Society. ...Read more

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What's spasmodic dysphonia?

What's spasmodic dysphonia?

NOT stuttering : Sd, spasmodic dysphonia, comes in two flavors: adductor and abductor sd. It is a vocal disorder when certain vowels or consonants will cause some speech difficulty. It may sound like stuttering but is not stuttering. The most popular and effective treatment is injecting Botox into specific vocal cord muscles. This will last several months and many find this treatment effective. ...Read more

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Hows spasmodic dysphonia treated?

Hows spasmodic dysphonia treated?

Botulinum toxin: This is a benign but very annoying condition in which there is involuntary spasm of the vocalis muscles (muscles of the vocal folds). Injection of botulinum toxin carefully injected by a laryngologist can give you temporary relief. ...Read more

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What is the cause of spasmodic dysphonia?

What is the cause of spasmodic dysphonia?

Spasmodic dysphonia: Spasmodic dysphonia is a voice disorder characterized by abnormal "spasms" of the vocal cords resulting and interruptions of speech and affecting voice. Causes of SD can arise from vocal muscle, neuromuscular junction, and inflamed laryngeal nerves. Treatment would include speech therapy to reduce muscle tension, Botox injection into affected muscles and rarely surgery. ...Read more

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If I have spasmodic dysphonia and i still a candidate for a neck lift? I have spasmodic dysphonia affecting my vocal cords. Could a neck lift be a risky decision for me? .

If I have spasmodic dysphonia and i still a candidate for a neck lift? I have spasmodic dysphonia affecting my vocal cords.  Could a neck lift be a risky decision for me?

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Spasmodic dysphonia: You can still have a necklift. The tightness that happens in the neck after surgery takes a little getting used to but is unlikely to make your condition any worst. ...Read more

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I have spasmodic dysphonia, just had a botox injection and& my voice is v.Good now.Would my vocal cords now look normal in a larynoscopy?

I have spasmodic dysphonia, just had a botox injection and& my voice is v.Good now.Would my vocal cords now look normal in a larynoscopy?

No: Botox paralyzes muscles so if you look at your vocal cords now, they will not appear normal. They will not be moving normally. Spasmodic dysphonia means that your cords were too contracted. Now they will be lax. What is important is that you sound better, not what your cords look like. ...Read more

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Can i still get a breast augmentation if I have a neurological disease? I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia. Although this deals with a nerve affecting the vocal cords, would i still be a candidate for a breast augmentation? .

Can i still get a breast augmentation if I have a neurological disease? I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia.  Although this deals with a nerve affecting the vocal cords, would i still be a candidate for a breast augmentation?

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Most likely.: The plastic surgeon will review your history. He/she may request that you see an ENT to make sure there is nothing else going on. The anesthesiologist may also want to weight in on the best approach to control your airway during the procedure. They will make their recommendations and you can go from there. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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How is botox administered into the vocal cords in spasmodic dysphonia patients? I heard that botox can help people who suffer from spasmodic dysphonia in their vocal cords. How can botox be injected into the throat safely? .

How is botox administered into the vocal cords in spasmodic dysphonia patients? I heard that botox can help people who suffer from spasmodic dysphonia in their vocal cords.  How can botox be injected into the throat safely?

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Botulinum : Botulinum is usually injected into the vocal cords through a small needle introduced directly through the skin of the neck. Usually both vocal cords are injected in this way. For patients who cannot be injected in this way, we can put a person under a short general anesthesia and inject the vocal cords directly usually a long needle inserted down the throat. See reference link. ...Read more

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Could hypnosis help mentally ill people?

Could hypnosis help mentally ill people?

Hypnosis Heals Fears: Mental Illness associated with depression and anxiety can very much benefit from Hypnotherapy, especially when combined with Depth Psychology. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get benefit under hypnosis?

Specific goals: The best way to benefit from hypnosis is to see a professional who has been properly trained. It works best for anxiety and stress related disorders. Have specific goals. ...Read more

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Is it possible to forget someone through hypnosis? If so what are the pros and cons?

Yes and no: In my experience it's easier to reduce/eliminate/"forget" the effect a person has on you rather than eliminate the person from your memory. If a person was in your life, they had some good effects too, and it's important to acknowledge that, while at the same time altering how they affected you. ...Read more

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Can you stop producing mucus with hypnosis?

Nothing else helps: If nothing else helps, it wouldn't hurt to try. If you've exhausted other medical treatments and seeing an eent (eye ear nose and throat specialist) hasn't led to treatments that help, then hypnosis, done by a certified professional is safe and unlikely to cause any harm, while being unable to guarantee any successes. ...Read more