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The Role of Alternative Speech Therapy in the Holistic Treatment of Voice Problems affected by Acid Reflux.

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No one likes dealing with acid reflux. Problems like indigestion, sour taste in your mouth, and difficulty in swallowing are all very uncomfortable effects of acid reflux. But did you know that acid reflux can even cause voice loss? This is called Reflux Laryngitis.
Reflux laryngitis is mainly caused by stomach acid coming up into the esophagus and thus irritating the larynx. This can cause the chronic swelling of the vocal folds and hoarseness.
- What is Acid Reflux?
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid and contents travel up into the esophagus and possibly into the throat. Common signs include a sour/bitter taste in mouth, burping, nausea, and difficulty in swallowing.
- Causes of Acid Reflux
A persistent reflux can be caused by obesity, diet, food sensitivities and certain behaviors such as bending over, lying down or singing/high volume speaking immediately after eating. There are also theories that acid reflux is caused by underproduction of stomach acid. Also, never underestimate the…

An Alternative Method of Speech Therapy may be the answer for the Treatment of a Raspy and Hoarse Voice.

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Has the quality of your voice been compromised due to chronic hoarseness?
If you are suffering from this ever-growing voice problem, The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair can help to fix it.

- Before we go into what it takes to completely eliminate hoarseness, we must gain a better understanding of what exactly it is. So to make things clear, hoarseness is a symptom, not a disease. It is an abnormal change in your voice caused by a variety of conditions. Due to these conditions, the voice may exhibit a change in pitch and volume, ranging from a deep, harsh voice to a weak raspy voice. The most common cause for this is what is known as acute laryngitis (inflammation of the vocal cords) which is most often caused by an upper respiratory tract infection (usually viral), and it also can be caused by overuse or misuse of the voice (like singing loudly or yelling).
If you tend to use your voice a lot and are experiencing hoarseness, the strain on your voice (essentially the strai…

Information About Vocal Paralysis And Whether or Not It Could Be Treated Non-Surgically.

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Every human, at some point in their lives, experiences a change when it comes to their voice. Some of those changes are natural & some changes are abnormal. Sometimes, those abnormal changes are so severe, they may even warrant an investigation with respect to finding out where the underline cause lies. This leads to the discovery of voice problems and what they signify with regards to one’s health. In this article, we will focus on a particular voice disorder known as vocal cord paralysis; it’s causes, symptoms and the options that are available in order to effectively treat it.
Introduction
Vocal paralysis is a condition where one or both vocal cords are unable to move due to various factors – most of which derive from nerve damage (specifically, the nerves that activate the muscles within the vocal cords). In some cases, the above happens to stroke victims, throat cancer victims/survivors, brain cancer victims/survivors & to those who have other disorders that cause the muscl…

Suffering from voice loss and are in need of a viable solution to get it back? We are here to help!

Are you suffering from abnormal changes in your voice like hoarseness, raspiness or even symptoms of voice loss? You may think that you're fighting with a cold or flu, or perhaps you may think that it’s due to the fact that you sang your heart out at a concert or cheered too loudly for your favorite player at a football ground. And (hypothetically speaking), due to those actions, you are now paying the price with a sore throat or, even worse, laryngitis - a type of inflammation in your voice box that makes your voice scratchy or hoarse.
Laryngitis can be short-term or chronic and most often it does not last more than a couple of weeks. A viral or bacterial infection or vocal strain can cause temporary laryngitis.
Laryngitis (which is quite common during cold and flu season) is caused when the voice box becomes inflamed. In order to produce aclear-sounding voice, the vocal folds have to be able to rub up against each other in order to vibrate accordingly. However, if inflammation get…