Voice disorder is recognized as a problem with pitch, volume, tone, and other qualities of your voice. These problems occur when your vocal cords don't vibrate normally. Your vocal cords are two flexible bands of muscle tissue that sit at the entrance of the windpipe. Sound is created when your vocal cords vibrate.
If you are experiencing symptoms like sore throat while speaking, feeling tense while speaking, lack of clear voice, and feeling prickly in the throat while speaking, then you may have a voice disorder. Doctor Manish Prakash has given the following ways to avoid voice disorder.
- If you are in a profession where you have to speak a lot, do not put too much pressure on your voice while speaking. Also, do voice modulation. Speak less and speak slowly so that there is not much pressure on the throat.
- Steam is beneficial when there is a problem in the throat. The steam reaches the throat and gives relief to the throat pain.
- If there is a problem with acidity, then take its medicine. So that the problem of the throat gets reduced.
- If you smoke, quit it to keep your vocal cords healthy.
- If any nodules have formed or swollen in the throat, then give rest to the voice. Speak only as much as is necessary.
- Maintaining vocal hygiene also gives relief.
Doctors who specialize in ear, nose, and throat disorders and speech pathology specialists are involved in diagnosing and treating voice disorders. Dr. Manish Prakash, Eye, Nose, Throat Specialist at Mayom Hospital says that voice disorders can be due to any reason. Treatment depends on what's causing your voice disorder but may include voice therapy, medication, injections, or surgery. If prevention is not helping, then surgery is done. If there is throat cancer, it is treated differently.
At Best ENT Hospital in Gurgaon, The treatment team for voice disorders is led by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor Manish Prakash. When a Patient consults with a specialist, they develop a treatment plan that's right for you.
Your treatment team at Mayom hospital may also include speech-language pathologists who specialize in evaluating and treating voice disorders.