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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can swallowing difficulties or weakness of oral/throat muscles interfere with your voice?

Can swallowing difficulties or weakness of oral/throat muscles interfere with your voice?

Yes: The muscles and nerves of the throat and voice box are related. If you have persistent hoarseness or dysphagia (trouble swallowing) i recommend evaluation by your local ent. ...Read more

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I have food anxieties. When eating i tense my throat muscles tightly when swallowing. My throat feels sore after. Can this be the cause?

I have food anxieties.  When eating i tense my throat muscles tightly when swallowing. My throat feels sore after. Can this be the cause?

Sounds possible: Try to find a psychotherapist experienced with anxieties - perhaps eating disorders. This may, indeed be the cause of your throat pain, but it is always possible to also have a sore throat for other reasons. See your doctor and if it looks infected they'll prescribe antibiotics or the appropriate treatment. I think you'll feel better after doing these things. ...Read more

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Way under the back of my tongue aches and feels over stretched with tight throat muscles, what causes strained feeling under tongue making it hard to talk and swallow. Had normal emg.

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Way under the back of my tongue aches and feels over stretched with tight throat muscles,  what causes strained feeling under tongue making it hard to talk and swallow. Had normal emg.

See a Demtst and MD: From a dental standpoint, these symptoms are associated with several types of conditions which include life threatening infections to tmj. Best to have an exam by a dentist and physician for a more thorough exam before jumping to any conclusions. I would also recommend that you not put this off for long. ...Read more

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Sunday slept in really late which is very unusual for me. I have a sore throat, my muscles are really sore and i'm super tired. Is this cause for dr?

Streph Throat Test: Possibly streph throat or a viral infection. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile >>. ...Read more

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My son is 19 has been sick for about 10 yrs and no one can find out what's wrong he gets a sore throat , aching muscles, fever and know alopecia?

My son is 19 has been sick for about 10 yrs and no one can find out what's wrong he gets a sore throat , aching muscles, fever and know alopecia?

Holistic evaluation: Sorry to hear of your son's problems. It sounds like he does not fit into obvious categories so i advise seeing a doc who thinks "outside the box" & will explore possibilities like chronic lyme, heavy metal toxicity, nutritional imbalances etc. Consider a holistic doc (see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors ) &/or a homeopath: http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more