Dysphonia: Causes and treatment of voice disorders

Written by: Dr. Juan Carlos Casado Morente
Edited by: Top Doctors®


¿are the most frequent alterations in voice



We must distinguish between voice alteration (or dysphonia ) organic and functional. The most common are functional dysphonia, which are those voice disorders in which there is no anatomical alteration. Furthermore, within the organic dysphonia in which if there is any anatomical alteration highlights vocal nodules which is undoubtedly the most common organic lesion, these occur mainly with voice abuse and in women


¿What factors can cause dysphonia



The most frequent cause is usually excessive use, or rather abuse of voice, especially in patients who have a poor voice or gesture poor technique of speaking. Other factors that may contribute to the development of voice disorders like snuff, alcohol, gastroesophageal reflux, etc. Do not forget that due to the development of systems for exploration of the larynx and voice more and more injuries are to genitas, ie, that the patient has from birth and tend to face between 2ª diagnosed;and 3ªdecade of life


¿may be some behind disease



Undoubtedly the most dreaded disease there destra a voice disorder is laryngeal cancer, especially in patients who smoke;therefore it is advisable to valuation of dysphonia for otorinolaringologo if it persists after 15 days. Other diseases that can hide are GERD, a viral papillomatosis, a thyroid lesion that Paralize a vocal cord, etc.


¿, which consists in treating



There are three types of treatment for a voice disorder:

1. Medical Treatment with antibiotics, cortocoides;antiniflamatorios, mucolytics, etc.

2. Rahabilitacion speech therapy very important in most voice disorders and is also often used as an adjunct to surgery

3. Surgical Treatment is what is called Phonosurgery


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By Dr. Juan Carlos Casado Morente

Dr. Casado Morente is an otolaryngologist very prominent and valued. Graduated from the University of Cordoba, also he holds a doctorate degree for his work vocal acoustic analysis. His reputation has earned him, among other things, to be a full member of the Spanish Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervical-Facial, and a member of the committee correction scientific articles that company. He currently combines his professional career with his work as a teacher.

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