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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Voice Disorders (Overview)

Voice disorders include anatomic, infectious, inflammatory, and obstructive problems that interfere with the functioning of the vocal cords.


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What causes voice disorders?

What causes voice disorders?

Many causes: The most common cause is vocal abuse. Yelling, screaming, vocal tension and tightness in the throat all can cause damage to the vocal cords. Reflux into the throat can cause irritation, throat clearing and damage as well. Finally, neurological conditions such as spasmodic dysphonia can cause problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
606 doctors shared insights

Voice Disorders (Overview)

Voice disorders include anatomic, infectious, inflammatory, and obstructive problems that interfere with the functioning of the vocal cords.


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How do you diagnoses a voice disorder?

Voice testing.: Modern laryngology, the science of identifying and testing voice disorders has advanced dramatically in the last 30 years. Diagnosis begins with a direct visualization of the vocal folds with an endoscope through the mouth or the nose. Taking a proper history. Video-stroboscopy and electromyography are but a few of the new tools available for a proper diagnosis. See a laryngologist. ...Read more

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Treating Laryngitis (Tip)

Treating Laryngitis

Do drink fluids. Don't whisper. Do rest your voice. Don't smoke. Do get enough sleep. Don't strain. ...See more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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What are the treatments for voice disorders?

Different treatments: Voice disorders include many problems, so a short answer isn't possible. In very broad terms, depending on the problem, treatments may include medications, voice therapy and lifestyle modifications, vocal exercises, or surgery. If you have a voice problem, seek out an ent/laryngologist, especially if you have a profession which relies on your voice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Who gets voice disorders?

Who gets voice disorders?

Anyone is at risk: Voice disorders can happen to anyone. There are those based in a neurological problem, those that happen after injury, intubation or surgery and those that happen from "overuse"- i prefer to think of it as need-ability mismatch. Since we're all at risk, we should all be conscious of the voice since it's part of our 'fingerprint' in an audio and video world. ...Read more

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Treating Laryngitis (Tip)

Treating Laryngitis

Push fluids, take Guaifenesin , use a humidifier at night, rest voice , ; no whispering. ...See more

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Who gets voice disorders?

Anyone is at risk: Voice disorders can happen to anyone. There are those based in a neurological problem, those that happen after injury, intubation or surgery and those that happen from "overuse"- i prefer to think of it as need-ability mismatch. Since we're all at risk, we should all be conscious of the voice since it's part of our 'fingerprint' in an audio and video world. ...Read more

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What causes voice disorders?

Many causes: The most common cause is vocal abuse. Yelling, screaming, vocal tension and tightness in the throat all can cause damage to the vocal cords. Reflux into the throat can cause irritation, throat clearing and damage as well. Finally, neurological conditions such as spasmodic dysphonia can cause problems. ...Read more

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