- Q How do other conditions cause hoarseness?
Hoarseness comes about because the vocal folds are not able to move freely. Underlying conditions may cause swelling or a lump on the vocal folds. In a healthy voice, the vocal folds vibrate to make sound. The swelling or lumps restrict the folds from... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat hypogeusia?
Medications can help treat and resolve some of the underlying causes of hypogeusia. Infections, allergies, and dehydration are among the more easily treatable causes of hypogeusia for which medication may be an option. Good dental hygiene is essential to... Full Answer
- Q Is hoarseness serious?
Hoarseness is only serious if the cause is serious. Long-lasting hoarseness may indicate a serious condition like laryngeal cancer or vocal cord lesions. However, hoarseness is often not serious and will go away on its own. Full Answer
- Q How does hypogeusia affect the body?
Hypogeusia is a taste disorder, and taste impairment can have serious health consequences. A reduction in the ability to taste might cause you to eat differently. Hypogeusia might cause you to overeat, not eat enough, or overuse sugar and salt. These... Full Answer
- Q Why do I have mucous buildup in my throat?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineYou can get mucus in the throat from: Nasal problems Sinus infections Swallowing disorder Acid reflux (GERD) Also some people produce excess saliva or can't swallow normally. This excess saliva can result in mucus collecting in the throat.Mucus that... Full Answer