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What causes voice disorders?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Scott Rickert
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many causes
There is a great deal of variety to voice disorders.
There are neurological causes (nerve weakness, etc.), structural causes (masses/polyps/nodules/scarring), allergic causes, reflux, as well as other causes that can affect your voice. If you suspect a voice issue, seeing a specialist early is important to help find the cause and treat it appropriately.

In brief: Many causes
There is a great deal of variety to voice disorders.
There are neurological causes (nerve weakness, etc.), structural causes (masses/polyps/nodules/scarring), allergic causes, reflux, as well as other causes that can affect your voice. If you suspect a voice issue, seeing a specialist early is important to help find the cause and treat it appropriately.
Dr. Scott Rickert
Dr. Scott Rickert
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