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Someone told me that posture affects your voice. Is this true?

Someone told me that posture affects your voice. Is this true?

Sort of: The shape of your throat does affect your voice, and so some degree of slouching in the neck/upper back, etc may have a mild effect on normal speaking. Good posture does impact singing and voice in terms of good breath support and the like. ...Read more

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I lost my voice, what should I do to get it back and what should I avoid doing? I heard wispering is bad and makes it worse, is that true?

I lost my voice, what should I do to get it back and what should I avoid doing? I heard wispering is bad and makes it worse, is that true?

Laryngitis: If you have lost your voice, the best treatment is voice rest -- avoid talking and whispering as best you can -- you can try tea with honey and otc Guaifenesin as well, but symptoms may last 3-5 days. ...Read more

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Is it true that honey really good for your throat and singing voice?

Is it true that honey really good for your throat and singing voice?

Yes: Here is a good recipe for laryngitis- boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. ...Read more

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Tonsilitis operation will affect the voice in some way, true?

Tonsilitis operation will affect the voice in some way, true?

Possibly: It may improve airflow by decreasing the blockage of sound waves, so your voice may in theory, may be changed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to not have a gag reflex or should I be worried dr said i don't have 1 he said he wasn't to worried but his face and voice told a diff story?

Is it ok to not have a gag reflex or should I be worried dr said i don't have 1 he said he wasn't to worried but his face and voice told a diff story?

Stumping the Doctor: Your doctor may have just been reacting to what sounds like an odd question. If you are eating and drinking you have a gag reflex. It may be lessened in any given situation but to swallow without difficulties may be all the proof you need that there is no problem to be concerned with. ...Read more

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What are signs of schizophrenia? My boyfriend initially told me he "heard voices" about a year ago. I never took him seriously because the way he said it made it seem as if he was not really having a problem. He has very unpredictable mood changes, underg

What are signs of schizophrenia? My boyfriend initially told me he "heard voices" about a year ago. I never took him seriously because the way he said it made it seem as if he was not really having a problem. He has very unpredictable mood changes, underg

There : There are three types of symptoms with schizophrenia: positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. When a person has positive symptoms they have lost touch with reality. They may experience hallucinations. There are different types of hallucinations. A person may hear voices or sounds coming from inside or outside their head, when there is no objective noise. They may see things that aren’t there, smell things even if there is not an aroma or they may have unusual sensations in their body without a physical cause. Another positive symptom is a delusion. A delusion is a belief that a person has that is not based on reality. For instance if someone has paranoid delusions, they might fear that other people want to harm them even if there is no evidence of this. An individual might think that they have special powers. If the person has a thought disorder it is hard for them to organize their thoughts. The person may speak in a bizarre way that is confusing or unintelligible to others. Negative symptoms can include getting little pleasure out of life; failing to take care of every day functions such as showering, changing clothes or brushing teeth; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans and lessening interactions with others. A person with negative symptoms may have very little facial expression and they might have a monotone voice. They may seem emotionless. Cognitive symptoms might not be as obvious as positive symptoms. They could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding what is going on. Illicit drug use can cause symptoms that mimic some of the features of schizophrenia. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia can also share features. People with bipolar disorder can have marked issues with their mood. Anyone presenting with the symptoms discussed above needs a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist which includes a medical evaluation for possible physical causes of symptoms. These are definately signs of a serious problem. Making comments about "ending it" are of particular concern. If your boyfriend threatens to kill himself, 911 should be contacted. ...Read more

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Voices say they're my subconscious and i split my conscious states when i dreamt about splitting 2 conjoined heads apart. True or a hallucination?

Voices say they're my subconscious and i split my conscious states when i dreamt about splitting 2 conjoined heads apart. True or a hallucination?

This sounds like a : Symbolic dream. I would encourage you to explore it with your therapist if you wish to understand it's specific meaning to you. Looks like you are taking fanapt (iloperidone). Please let your psychiatrist know about the voices that you hear. He or she can help determine exactly what you are experiencing. Take care. ...Read more

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I've been told i've schizophrenia because i hear voices and imagine people i really need to know what to do i am getting tired of it, please help me?

I've been told i've schizophrenia because i hear voices and imagine people i really need to know what to do i am getting tired of it, please help me?

Schizophrenia: Were you diagnosed with Schizophrenia by a psychiatrist? If not -would recommend a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. There are many good antipsychotic medications that can be used to treat you. Don't lose hope. ...Read more

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