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  • Fact Sheet: About Your Voice

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    “Voice” is the sound made by vibration of the vocal cords caused by air passing out through the larynx bringing the cords closer together. Your voice is an extremely valuable resource and is the most commonly used form of communication. Our voice is…

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  • Aphthous Mouth Ulcers

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Aphthous mouth ulcers are painful sores that can occur anywhere inside the mouth. They are the most common type of mouth ulcer. At least 1 in 5 people develop aphthous mouth ulcers at some stage in their life. Women are affected more often than men

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  • Hoarseness

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Hoarseness is a general term that describes abnormal voice changes. When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, or there may be changes in volume (loudness) or pitch (how high or low the voice is). The changes in sound are usually due…

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  • Swallowing Disorders

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. This may be caused by many factors, most of whic…

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  • Voice Disorders

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Most changes in the voice result from a medical disorder. Failure to seek a physician’s care can lead to hoarseness and more serious problems.

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  • Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    The term vocal cord lesion (physicians call them vocal “fold” lesions) refers to a group of noncancerous (benign), abnormal growths (lesions) within or along the covering of the vocal cord. Vocal cord lesions are one of the most common causes of voic…

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  • Tonsillitis

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Tonsils are made of soft glandular tissue and are part of the immune system. You have two tonsils, one on either side at the back of the mouth. The picture shows normal non-infected tonsils.

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  • Tonsils and Adenoids

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Tonsils Tonsils are made of soft glandular tissue and are part of the immune system. You have two tonsils, one on either side at the back of the mouth.

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  • Sore Throat

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Sore Throat : A sore throat usually goes after a few days. Simple treatments that you can buy can ease symptoms until the sore throat goes. Usually, you would only need to see a doctor if symptoms are severe, unusual, or if they do not ease within 3-…

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition where your breathing stops for short spells when you are asleep. The word apnoea means 'without breath', that is, the breathing stops. In the case of OSA, the breathing stops because of an obstruction to…

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  • Laryngitis

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Laryngitis is usually due to a viral infection. You may become hoarse, but symptoms usually go within a week or so. See a doctor if symptoms persist.

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  • Effects of Medications on Voice

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Effects of Medications on Voice :Some medications including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements can affect the function of your voice. If your doctor prescribes a medication that adversely affects your voice, make sure the benefit…

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