What increases my risk for stuttering?

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Having a parent or family member who stutters increases the likelihood that you or your child will stutter. Boys are also about three times as likely as girls to have prolonged challenges with stuttering as they grow up. Stressful or high pressure situations will also tend to intensify stuttering symptoms or bring them to the surface.

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Voice Disorders

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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