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Why Do People Get Hoarser Voice In 70s
Poor technique : Good breathing and energy in the body lead to a good voice. As we age often people's energy levels drop and they lose muscle tone. Shallower breathing with less energy equals a weaker voice. In addition, people who age sometimes lose their hearing and they don't hear themselves as well. This loss of feedback sometimes makes them think they are speaking loudly and they end up speaking improperly. ...Read more
The nose knows: The most likely cause of transient vocal raspiness in the morning is due to collection of fluid in the back of the larynx (voice box) which in tern is often due to allergy. Another cause is esophageal reflux with the fluid getting into the throat. Antihistamines will help the former cause. Antacids will help the latter cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Me and my friends got weed , but it's moldy and we smoked a lot , till we realize. Can we get problems if we inhale spores or lungs can fight it ?
Can get problems: The toxins from the intentional inhalation of burning organic and inorganic material will likely do damage, because humans are not designed to intentionally inhale smoke and whatever unknown chemicals that are in the smoke. ...Read more
Why do I often (almost always) get static when I touch someone / stuffs made from plastic /cars etc? I live in hot and humid area.
Static electricity: is worse in areas of high humidity, cold or low altitude (e.g. below sea level). The reason has to do with the pressure i.e. how fast the particles are moving -- and attractive charges between particles in the air. ...Read more
I always get phlegm in my throat from being around a certain smell or smoke for too long. Makes me caugh and my throat makes a weird sound when i do. ?
Allergy?: It is an allergy or congestion from the irritation of the smoke. It is best to avoid what causes the effect. ...Read more
Why do we have a horse or low screechy sounding voice when we get sick? I have a cold and have a funny voice.
Vocal Cords: Your vocal cords are inflamed, swollen or covered in mucous. ...Read more
Reactions: It may be a physiologic reaction to something that is upsetting to them. To some it renders no reaction - but to others it may instill fear or seem horrific. ...Read more
Wear a mask: If possible wear a mask in those types of environments to prevent breathing in of those allergens. ...Read more
Can i get my tonsils removed because they restrict my range when i sing, and they make me snore really loud. Can i request to get them out?
It's a mild fever: Think of being hot-cold-hot-cold (but without a high reading on the thermometer) as having a mild fever. When feeling hot, the body is wanting to cool off (the brain is telling you that you are hotter than the brain wants you to be). When feeling cold, the body is wanting to get warmer and maybe have a fever (the brain is telling you that it wants you to be hotter, maybe even feverishly hotter). ...Read more
How come kids don't snore but adults do? What changes happen to make us snore and why are some people louder than others?
Kids do snore too: But reasons for snoring in kids are bit different, although overweight/obesity with more fat deposition in the neck area is the main reason adults snore, in kids this is less common than enlarged adenoids that can block the airways partially and cause snoring. Either way, weight reduction if overweight/obese at any age is needed to control snoring together with treating the enlarged adenoids ...Read more
I've had 3 URI this year, why do I get so many? O do suffer from allergies. Keep thinking of I have lung cancer?
Head and neck cancer: Cancer of the larynx or pharynx may require removal of the voicebox (larynx) which requires having a tracheotomy, the medical term for the "hole" in the mid-neck. In some cases, even more extensive surgery may need to be done, like removal of part or all of the tongue, and the tissues surrounding the lower jaw, sometimes even including the jawbone (mandible). All this can be avoided by not smoking ...Read more
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