Are voice disorders serious?

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Most voice disorder cases are not serious and can resolve when treated properly. Generally, vocal therapy is helpful for teaching proper voice techniques that protect the vocal chords from damage. However, in some cases, the causes of voice disorders can be severe conditions, such as throat cancer. In these cases, the voice disorder can be very serious and perhaps even irreversible. For this reason, it is important to address and treat voice disorders when they occur.

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Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.
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