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What are the possible side effects of treatments for voice disorders?

What are the possible side effects of treatments for voice disorders?

Depends on cause: Side effects of treatments for voice disorders depends on the cause of the voice problem. If there is not cyst, nodule or other mass, nerve of brain dysfunction causing the voice disorder, it is treated with speech therapy.

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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders - "voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for an individual's age, gender, cultural background, or ...Read more


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What are the treatments for voice disorders?

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.

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Hi. I have a voice disorder. My voice is too girlish and very small such that i cant shout nor my voice is heard in public. Please help me?

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I have a voice disorder. My voice is too girlish and very small such that i cant shout nor my voice is heard in public. Please help me?

Voice disorder: Please consult a laryngologist to evaluate you anatomically for laryngeal disorder. More likely it may be an endocrine issue and your primary care physician should be addressing your concerns.

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I'm forty-five/female i don't have a voice disorder but i lose my voice to severe fear and anxiety; what do I do when i've tried everything?

I'm forty-five/female i don't have a voice disorder but i lose my voice to severe fear and anxiety; what do I do when i've tried everything?

Changing patterns: You haven't tried everything. You might want to talk with a professional. Psychologist. Speech therapist. Behavioral medicine. Biofeedback, hypnosis. Stress management, etc.. You need to manage the stress, and your body's response patterns. Break down the pattern, triggers and introduce a disruption to change the pattern. Intervening in advance to lower levels of underlying stress might help.

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How is a voice disorder diagnosed?

Physical exam: Your ent/laryngologist can diagnose most voice disorders by listening to you, going over your medical history, and then examining you and your voice box. There are many types of voice disorders, and some form of treatment can help with most of them. A long term voice problem (over 1-2 weeks) may indicate a serious condition so don't delay in getting seen. Best wishes.

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What is the definition or description of: Voice disorders?

Voice disorders: Voice disorders - "voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for an individual's age, gender, cultural background, or geographic location." REF: http://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Clinical-Topics/Voice-Disorders/

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wilson's disease .. ... ... Treatment and best drugs that not have more side effects ?

Wilson's disease .. ... ...  Treatment and best drugs that not have more side effects ?

Super-Serious: If the diagnosis of wilson's has been made, your situation is more serious than we can address on healthtap. Untreated, it will first make you crazy and unable to move normally, then kill you slowly by destroying your liver. This is not the time to ask us to suggest rx's or fret about possible side-effects, though most folks tolerate the Penicillamine fairly well. Very glad you got diagnosed.

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What are the side effects of treatment for hodgkin's disease?

What are the side effects of treatment for hodgkin's disease?

Treatment: Surgery is the most serious treatment, and has many possible side effects, but removes the bulk of the tumor. Radiation therapy can be used to help reduce the tumor size or treat the area of the tumor, and can cause skin irritation and some scarring. Chemotherapy can be used to treat the tumor or treat the spread of the tumor, and can have some uncomfortable side effects, nausea, weakness, other.

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What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

It depends: Salivary gland disorders range from viral and bacterial infections, benign and malignant tumors, obstruction, and autoimmune related inflammation. Treatments depend on the cause of the disorder and side effects depend on the medical or surgical management needed to improve or resolve the condition.

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Can people take rituximab drug as a treatment of mmn disease alongside IVIg drug as the doctor described and what are the side effects ?

Can people take rituximab drug as a treatment of mmn disease alongside IVIg drug as the doctor described and what are the side effects  ?

Uncertain what mmn?: I would like to help but need more information. Depending on the setting you can use rituxan (rituximab) to help certain conditions and sometimes other meds are used. These are things to discuss with your physician.

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What would happen if a perfectly fine person with no affective disorders, is put under mood-stabilizers therapy? (besides the drugs side effects)

What would happen if a perfectly fine person with no affective disorders, is put under mood-stabilizers therapy? (besides the drugs side effects)

What do you mean?: No medicine is prescribed unnecessarily let alone Mood stabilizer. First rule of Medicine is Do no harm. So perfectly normal person should not be prescribed Mood Stabilizer. If you are concern about yourself, please get 2nd opinion.

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Can dhea be used without the side effects of testosterone therapy as stroke heart disease heart attack?

Can dhea be used without the side effects of testosterone therapy as stroke heart disease heart attack?

DHEA: For men dhea will not be strong enough to replace testosterone deficiency. However, you are likely low on dhea so taking it will likely benefit you anyways. Based upon your history, i would recommend that you be evaluated by anti-aging specialist who could shed light on the testosterone controversy as well as talk to you about heart/stroke prevention because it gets a lot more complex.

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What are the possible side effects of treatments for vaginal cancer?

What are the possible side effects of treatments for vaginal cancer?

Various...: If you have to undergo chemotherapy +/- radiation therapy, there are various effects from these treatments. Chemotherapy side effects are various and common. There could be some scarring or scar tissue of the bladder/rectum/etc from radiation. From the surgery to remove vaginal cancer, the side effects could include bleeding, infection, also scarring, etc.

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What are the possible side effects of treatments for retinoblastoma?

What are the possible side effects of treatments for retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma: There are many treatment options for retinoblastoma. The treatment depends on the nature of the tumor and whether or not it has spread beyond the eye. For a good overview of treatment options and side effects, follow this link to the national eye institute: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/retinoblastoma/patient/page5.

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What are possible side effects of treatments for thyroid cancer?

What are possible side effects of treatments for thyroid cancer?

Surgery or I 131: Thyroid cancer is usually treated with surgery then radioactive iodine. Complications of surgery are uncommon but include risks of infection, bleeding, hoarseness, and low calcium . Complications from iodine therapy are also rare and include dry mouth, aches and pains, and others. All these problems are relatively uncommon: discuss with your md's.

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