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Why do people get hoarser voice in 70s?

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

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How do I get rid of an raspy hoarse voice in the mornings?

How do I get rid of an raspy hoarse voice in the mornings?

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 more

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In hot weather why do people with asthma get a tight chest ?

In hot weather why do people with asthma get a tight chest ?

Bronchospasm: They get spasm in their bronchial tubes along with inflammation which leads to chest tightness, cough sob and wheezing. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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

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Why do people allways start sniffing when they get a runny nose?

Why do people allways start sniffing when they get a runny nose?

To keep it inside: When your nose is running, you sniff (inhale) to bring the secretions (snot) back into the nose, rather than letting them drip on your clothes, food, or reading material. (i'll bet you could have figure that out for yourself if you'd thought about it!). ...Read more

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Why do people suffer watering eyes when they have a cold?

Why do people suffer watering eyes when they have a cold?

Conjunctivitis : There is often inflammation or infection of the mucous membrane lining of the eye when one has a cold. This is called conjunctivitis and essentially amounts to irritation leading to reflex tearing. ...Read more

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Some people get sick when they see organs in a movie. Why is that?

Some people get sick when they see organs in a movie. Why is that?

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

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Dust and mold causing hoarseness in my throat and voice. What do I do?

Dust and mold causing hoarseness in my throat and voice. What do I do?

Wear a mask: If possible wear a mask in those types of environments to prevent breathing in of those allergens. ...Read more

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Why does everybody seem to get sick in the winter?

Why does everybody seem to get sick in the winter?

Cold : most cold-weather illnesses like influenza occur in that season. The cold-weather decreases peoples immune resistance. The cold weather puts more stress on people's heart and lungs making them more susceptible to illness ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: Those two indications probably will not be covered by your insurance. If you have other symptoms, these may be covered. You should see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Why do some ppl tend to get chills being hot-cold-hot-cold before they get a fever if ever do ?

Why do some ppl tend to get chills being hot-cold-hot-cold before they get a fever if ever do
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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

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How come kids don't snore but adults do? What changes happen to make us snore and why are some people louder than others?

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

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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?

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?

Resp infection: Allergies, moles in your house, poor diet, smoking, second hand smoking, environment, location. Where you work and what you do for a living can have influence in getting multiple uri. ...Read more

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Why do some smokers have a hole in their throat?

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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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

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Can you tell me about ways to get a husky/hoarse voice?

Can you tell me about ways to get a husky/hoarse voice?

Don't understand: I have seen this question now for a month and can not understand your question. In over 45 years of ENT practice, I have never been asked the question of how to develop a hoarse voice. Every patient with a hoarse voice wants to get a normal sounding voice. So I can not and will not answer this question unless you specifically tell me why you want an ABNORMAL voice. ...Read more

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Could you get rid of a chronic hoarse voice?

Hoarse: First go see an ENT for exam. No smoking, no alcohol, stop clearing throat, drink a lot of clear fluids, voice rest, no yelling ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an raspy hoarse voice in the mornings?

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 more

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What would you do to get rid of a cough and hoarse voice?

What would you do to get rid of a cough and hoarse voice?

Voice rest: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a hoarse voice over night?

Sit up during sleep: Elevate your head to prevent worsening reflux if this is contributing to your hoarse voice. Voice rest is helpful, gargling with warm water, decongestants and antireflux medication (prevacid, prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) will also help. Stay hydrated and avoid coughing which can strain the vocal cords. Use cough medication if necessary. See your doctor to rule out strep or contagious infections. ...Read more

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Had parathyroidectomy and got a hoarse voice (actually lost voice at first); how long to get the voice back?

Had parathyroidectomy and got a hoarse voice (actually lost voice at first); how long to get the voice back?

Nerve problem: During parathyroidectomy, there is risk to the nerve that controls the voice. It can suffer temporary or permanent injury. This will alter the sound of the voice as well as the effort required to make the sound. See a laryngologist for an examination and the best advice. Most of us will treat the voice and then watch you. After a year, don't expect function to return to normal. ...Read more

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Cortisone usually fixes hoarse voice i get a few times year. 7 days tablets hasn't this time. Is possible could be cancer symptom? What else could be

See ENT: The cortisone was probably addressing some form of edema and/or inflammatory condition in your vocal cords. If you haven't responded to steroids again, you should see an ENT so the doctor can examine your vocal cords. The hoarseness could be due to other reasons such as scarring, cysts, bad voicing habits, and malignant and non malignant conditions. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a hoarse voice caused by hypothyroidism?

How do you get rid of a hoarse voice caused by hypothyroidism?

Treat it: The best thing to do is to treat the hypothyroidism and bring the hormone up to the normal range. Make sure there is no large growth that is compressing on your vocal cord nerves. ...Read more

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How long shall we rest voice of 5 year old boy to treat hoarseness from one month ago and he get steroid for one week and it is still persist ?

Hoarseness : It is very difficult to to make a 5 yr old to rest his voice, teach him to speak softly, indicate needs by pointing or body language, warm fluids should help, if no improvement you should consult an ENT who might need to do laryngoscopy to visualize the vocal cords & diagnose the cause of hoarseness in you son. Good luck, I hope he gets better soon. ...Read more

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Yesterday my voice was hoarse & today i can't talk - my dr says its laryngitis- how long does that last & what can I do to get my voice back? Help!

Yesterday my voice was hoarse & today i can't talk - my dr says its laryngitis- how long does that last & what can I do to get my voice back? Help!

See below: Viral infectiions cause the majoritty of cases of acute laryngitis. Mycoplasma and chlamydophilia infectiions are also frequent causes. Treatment is generally symptomatic ie. Voice rest, use of antitussives to stop all coughing, analgesics and humidification. Antibiotics are generally not recommended. It usually resolves in less than 7 days. ...Read more

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I have a tickly cough, and a husky hoarse voice, also feel a little under the weather. Is this a common cold? Im about to be induced will baby get it?

I have a tickly cough, and a husky hoarse voice, also feel a little under the weather. Is this a common cold? Im about to be induced will baby get it?

Cough: this can be secondary to acid reflux which is common with the progression of pregnancy. try having some Tums (calcium carbonate) tablets, and see if it helps. if it is a cold it is unlikely the baby will get it. ...Read more

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I get a hoarse voice stright away after any meal, also when my voice is ok not hoarse etc the vocal cords and voice gets tired, no strength after5 min?

Hoarseness : After meal hoarseness sounds a lot like reflux to me. Also throughout the day the voice will get weaker if you are refluxing throughout the day. I would take Prilosec once a day one hour before breakfast. If you are still hoarse try taking it before supper as well. Eat low acid foods. Check online for a list. Good luck. If you are still hoarse see the ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform? .

What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform?

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Longstanding : Longstanding hoarseness is a concerning warning sign, particularly if you smoke. This condition is best evaluated by an ENT physician, though you may have to see your personal physician first to get a referral. Typically a physical examination will be done and most likely a direct visualization of your throat will be done using a small endoscope. You should have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've had hoarseness since mediastinoscopy on 5/12.How long will it take to get voice back? Also lymph node biopsies taken,mild pain.Is this serious?

Did you have a tube?: Did you have a breathing tube? This could be reason. Need to to known the biopsy results. Your biopsy might help calrify this issue as well. Ask your physician ...Read more

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Hoarseness in 5 year old boy 3 months ago which disappear after rest his voice for one week but when he get back talking his voice get hoarseness ?

Hoarseness in 5 year old boy 3 months ago which disappear after rest his voice for one week but when he get back talking his voice get hoarseness ?

Hoarse Voice : Hello Member933, I would recommend an evaluation with an Otolaryngologist (ENT) to assess his throat. He may need his throat and vocal cords visualized with a scope and camera to check for inflammation, abnormalities, or dysfunction of the vocal cords. For further Pediatric consults, my direct link is: healthtap.com/vanessanealmd at key code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hoarse voice. due to having the flu What can I do to get rid of the hoarseness and get my voice back to normal?

Time. : Unfortunately not a whole lot. You can try home remedies , Gargling salt water, teas etc. ibuprofen might help with the pain and inflammation but you need time for your body to fight off the virus. Your voice will come back in a few days. ...Read more

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Cortisone fixes my hoarse voice. I get hoarse a few times a year. What is the chance that it is throat cancer?

Cortisone fixes my hoarse voice. I get hoarse a few times a year.  What is the chance that it is throat cancer?

Not likely: If the hoarseness were from cancer it would not go away even with cortisone treatment. You should consult your doctor to avoid further damage. If you smoke or use tobacco in any form, quit while you are ahead. ...Read more

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