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Breaking the throat clearing cycle

You need to stop throat clearing if you think you have, or are in danger of getting, a voice difficulty. Throat clearing can damage the vocal cords.

Voice dystonia (the medical term is laryngeal dystonia and also sometimes spasmodic dysphonia) is a rare voice disorder caused by involuntary muscle contractions supplying the vocal cords. It is believed to be the result of incorrect messages from the brain to the muscles in the throat. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 30 and 50 but it does sometimes affect younger or older people.

Voice dystonia (the medical term is laryngeal dystonia and also sometimes spasmodic dysphonia) is a rare voice disorder caused by involuntary muscle contractions supplying the vocal cords. It is believed to be the result of incorrect messages from the brain to the muscles in the throat. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 30 and 50 but it does sometimes affect younger or older people.

Vocal Cord Paralysis - Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders - MSD Manual Professional Edition

Vocal Cord Paralysis - Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders - MSD Manual Professional Edition

Julie Treible receiving treatment at the Cleveland Clinic- throat massage for improved voice quality http://rogerburnleyvoicestudio.com/

With A Quick Throat Massage, A Voice Returns

Julie Treible receiving treatment at the Cleveland Clinic- throat massage for improved voice quality

Strategies for preventing aspiration in patients on feeding tubes and those receiving oral-assisted feeding. These practice points can reduce the risk of aspiration and subsequently, aspiration pneumonia.

Preventing Aspiration Pneumonia by Addressing Three Key Risk Factors: Dysphagia, Poor Oral Hygiene, and Medication Use

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