Swallowing Disorders

Pain or problems while swallowing can cause anxiety and stress and hamper your lifestyle. Medically called dysphagia, difficulty swallowing typically occurs in older patients and usually isn’t cause for grave concern. However if problems swallowing persist more than a day or two or cause acute pain it’s best to contact your doctor. Symptoms & Causes…

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Voice Disorders

A voice disorder occurs when a condition results in abnormal pitch, volume or quality of sound produced by the larynx, also known as the voice box. Similar symptoms occur in a wide range of voice disorders, making diagnosis difficult at times. Disorders can affect a patient’s voice in a number of ways. Symptoms may include…

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Vocal Cords

Vocal cords, often referred to as vocal folds, play an essential role in the production of human voice. First there must be air in the lungs; this occurs through the act of inhaling. The air is then pushed through the lungs into the windpipe. At the top of the windpipe sit the vocal cords. The…

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Laryngitis

If you are suffering from allergic laryngitis your body is trying to respond to inflammation and swelling of your voice box, or larynx. Unlike hoarseness, allergic laryngitis should be treated and evaluated differently. Symptoms & Causes Like other conditions arising from allergies, laryngitis is caused by pollen, dust, dander, mold and other allergens entering the…

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Reflux Disease

If you’ve ever had acid reflux you know the pain and discomfort a once enjoyable activity like eating dinner can cause. Medically termed Gastroesophageal Reflux or GERD, reflux disease is a condition in which acid in your stomach flows backwards up your throat causing a burning sensation beneath your breastbone. Symptoms & Causes of Reflux…

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