Most people take it for granted: their voice. When it comes to speaking and singing, they don’t have to think twice. The sound flows out of their mouth with ease. Things aren’t so easy for you. Whether you’re talking to a coworker or singing at church, your voice comes out sounding hoarse and raspy. It’s embarrassing and tiring, but above all, it’s making you nervous that something is wrong. Voice problems are more common than you might think, and you’re right to be concerned. If you’re dealing with a change in pitch, loss of voice, or pain whenever you use your voice, you should visit our ENT at Regional ENT Associates to make sure everything is okay. If a problem is found, it can be addressed before it gets worse.
What are Some of the Most Common Problems?
Here at Regional ENT Associates, we see a variety of voice problems and symptoms, including:
- Reflux disease
- Throat cancer
- Vocal cord paralysis
- Sore throat/trouble swallowing
- Mouth sores and/or growths
If you’re dealing with any of the above issues, it’s important to visit an ENT as soon as possible before further damage is done to the throat or mouth. As you can see, some symptoms are more serious than others and need to be addressed in a timely manner. For example, if you’re spitting up blood, or if you see any blood in your mucus, you should seek professional help immediately.
Who Has Voice Problems?
A lot of professional singers end up dealing with voice problems, especially if they didn’t take the necessary precautions to protect their voice over time. But really, anybody can develop a voice problem. It’s important to note that even the healthiest of individuals are not immune to having voice problems.
What Treatments are Available?
There are various treatments available for voice problems, and the right treatment for yours will depend on the specific symptoms/condition you are dealing with. This is one of the many ENT services we offer here at Regional ENT Associates. During a consultation at one of our offices, you can learn more about the treatments that we offer. This is the time to ask whatever questions you may have and get all the facts about your condition.