Voice Alteration


The inability to speak normally is referred to as a voice disorder. Paralyzed vocal cords, laryngitis, neurological voice disorders and a cyst on vocal cords are included in voice disorders. Normal voice will be hoarse, stained or choppy. There will pain or a lump in your throat while speaking. It is also known as dysphonia.

Hoarseness is a harsh, rough, raspy quality to the voice. Hoarseness is generally caused by irritation of, or injury to, the vocal cords. … The most common cause of hoarseness is inflammation of the vocal cords from virus infection related to the common cold or upper respiratory infection.

some home and self hand remedies are mostly enough to avoid hoarse voice

Try not to use your voice for too long and too loud

Avoid alcohol and caffeine which dehydrates

Quit smoking

Avoid clearing your voice more often

Drink plenty of fluids

Avoid whispering

Moisten your throat

Humidify your room

Hoarseness is a symptom and it is not a disease if the hoarseness lasts longer than 3 weeks it may due to laryngeal cancer. If you are a smoker you ca feel hoarseness due to the irritation of throat lining.

Normally cardio diseases don’t make voice disorders but few can, damage in the recurrent laryngeal nerve will result in hoarseness which is known as a cardio-vocal syndrome.

Aging is the main cause of change in the voice of the elderly people. Aging may result in inflexibility of the muscles of the larynx making it thin, the joints of the larynx may thin, and its cartilage may calcify further. The vocal cords may lose flexibility and elasticity, and dry out. All the above will result in a weakness of the voice of the elderly.

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