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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Enlarged Vocal Chords (Overview)

Enlarged vocal cords are a clinical finding in which the vocal cords, which are in the throat and help produce sound, are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can cause hoarseness and typically occurs because of non-cancerous growths or, more rarely, cancer.


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Can hyperthyroidism cause vocal cord issues? Like they dry out or need breaks while talking and issues swallowing? Is this caused by enlarged thyroid?

Can hyperthyroidism cause vocal cord issues? Like they dry out or need breaks while talking and issues swallowing? Is this caused by enlarged thyroid?

Thyroid and voice: Hypothyroidism causes thickening of vocal cords and lower pitched voice, and hyperthyroidism to some extent the opposite. The hyperthyroidism can certainly cause some dehydration and hyperventilation, which can dry them out. The thyroid can sometimes interfere directly with the vocal cords, but usually not. It tends to grow out, not in. You need to get your thyroid fixed! ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Enlarged Vocal Chords (Overview)

Enlarged vocal cords are a clinical finding in which the vocal cords, which are in the throat and help produce sound, are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can cause hoarseness and typically occurs because of non-cancerous growths or, more rarely, cancer.


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What does it mean when one vocal chord is not visable?

What does it mean when one vocal chord is not visable?

Vocal cord, larynx, : It can mean a lot of things-if you have an actual voice problem then it might mean that some of the muscles in your throat are "overactive" or working too hard. Sometimes it may indicate that the vocal cord (or fold) has shrunk over time--it depends on where and who told you that the vocal cord was not visible (what kind of exam-laryngoscopy?). ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Successfullly treated anaplastic t cell nhl 7 years ago. Now have enlarged epitrochlear nodes 2 months. Should I be worried ?

Successfullly treated anaplastic t cell nhl 7 years ago. Now have enlarged epitrochlear nodes 2 months. Should I be worried
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See your MD: As you know, lymph gland enlargement can be caused by different things and infection would be the most common cause. However due to at least 2 reasons- firstly- it has been there for 2 months and secondly- the fact that you had a history of anaplastic t cell nhl- i think you should go to see your oncologist or pmd- just to be in the safe side further investigation should be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for strained vocal chords?

What is the best treatment for strained vocal chords?

Rest & time: If you follow the entertainment industry, especially those who sing, complete voice rest is common for strained vocal cords and even after surgery on said cords. If that doesn't seem to do the trick, go see your ENT for further evaluation. Of course, besides rest & time, other part of solution is to determine cause of strain & address it: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/laryngitis-000099.Htm. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for vocal problems?

What are some treatments for vocal problems?

Otolaryngology: It's important to begin by discussing the problems with your pcp who might refer you to a otolaryngologist or speech therapist, depending on the symptoms and other findings from initial examination. Most vocal problems are not severe, and "vocal rest" can be helpful for overuse problems. But, occasionally a voice problem is an early sign of throat cancer. So, don't delay in making an appointment. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for more than a year.It's been diagnosed as a vocal chords disorders. I took the cure of my doc but there's no use . I still cough ?

I've been coughing for more than a year.It's been diagnosed as a vocal chords disorders. I took the cure of my doc but there's no use . I still cough ?

Chronic cough: I seriously doubt the diagnosis made to you. I've not been aware of such diagnosis. I suggest a work up that includes ruling out acid reflux, environmental allergies, tuberculosis, malignancy, etc. Your doc should consider these and other issues and order appropriate work up. ...Read more

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