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Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more


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Whom do you see for vocal cord problems?

ENT!: Depending on your insurance, you will need to see your primary doctor for a referral, but otherwise you can make an appointment with an otolarygologist (ENT) specialist. ...Read more

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Vocal cord problems! who do singers see?

Vocal cord problems! who do singers see?

ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often includes working with a speech therapist to change any vocal habits that may have led to the problem. Voice rest and lots of fluids are a must! ...Read more

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What md do you see for vocal cord problems?

What md do you see for vocal cord problems?

ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often includes working with a speech therapist to change any vocal habits that may have led to the problem. Voice rest and lots of fluids are a must! ...Read more

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Can short term ibuprofen use cause kidney problems?

Can short term ibuprofen use cause kidney problems?

Kidneys: NSAIDS like ibuprofen inhibit prostaglandin's kidney protective effect, and reduce blood flow to the kidneys, which can damage kidneys. Some patients are particularly susceptible, especially those with pre-existing kidney problems. Ibuprofen is safe for short term use in patients with healthy kidneys, within the usual dosage. Ibuprofen also can cause stomach problems or worsen blood pressure. ...Read more

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Ive been taking 800mg of ibuprofen a day for a few days. Should I be worried that it will cause kidney/heart problems if I continue to take it?

Ive been taking 800mg of ibuprofen a day for a few days. Should I be worried that it will cause kidney/heart problems if I continue to take it?

Ibuprofen: The answer is yes, but the question is why are you taking this dose. Any dose of this type of medicine can cause kidney, GI or heart issues, but is usually given for a specific reason. You can help prevent these issues by taking the medicine with food and drinking plenty of water. Also if you have any symptoms from the medicine you should contact your physician right away. ...Read more

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Hi doc(s), i have just learnt that ibuprofen may cause kidney or/and liver problems. i took ibuprofen the past 3 days or so to ease cramps and noticed lately that my skin has become rather dull. may i know if this may be caused by ibuprofen not being exc

Hi doc(s), 
i have just learnt that ibuprofen may cause kidney or/and liver problems. i took ibuprofen the past 3 days or so to ease cramps and noticed lately that my skin has become rather dull. may i know if this may be caused by ibuprofen not being exc

Ibuprofen: In an otherwise healthy young woman, ibuprofen when taken as prescribed is unlikely to cause any significant problems. Skin dullness is more apt to be due to some other cause. However, if there is concern, a doctor could do simple testing to ensure kidney function. ...Read more

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Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

NSAID Side effects : Nsaid's are relatively safe when used short term & when there are no underlying contraindications. Side effects may be encountered in short term use, but tend to be more worrisome in the long-term. Gi toxicity, fluid-retention, hypertension, heart, kidney & liver damage, etc. Have all been linked to prolonged nsaid's. Rebound headaches can be seen after a week or 2. Treat the cause, not symptoms. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


Vocal Cord Problems (Definition)

Vocal cord problems refer to any disorder of the larynx, which are the muscles in the throat responsible for producing vocal sound. Infections, strain, and problems with the nerves controlling these muscles are among the more common causes ...Read more