Treating Disorders of the Throat

//Treating Disorders of the Throat
Treating Disorders of the Throat2019-02-22T10:40:33+00:00

Conditions of the throat which require care include:

  • Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy
  • Throat infections
  • Breathing problems
  • Voice problems

Treatment includes:

  • Addressing the infection
  • Removing chronically infected tissue or enlarged tissues

LARYNGITIS
This condition causes a raspy or hoarse voice due to inflammation of the vocal cords. Laryngitis can be caused by excessive use of the voice, infections, inhaled irritants, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, or heartburn).

VOCAL NODULES
The growths are noncancerous and appear on the vocal cords as a result of vocal abuse. Vocal nodules are often a problem for professional singers. The nodules are small and callous-like. They most often grow in pairs (one on each cord). The nodules most often form on parts of the vocal cords that get the most pressure when the cords come together and vibrate. Vocal nodules cause the voice to be hoarse, low, and breathy.

VOCAL POLYPS
These growths are soft, noncancerous, similar to a blister. Voice polyps cause the voice to be hoarse, low, and breathy.

PARALYSIS OF THE VOCAL CORDS
This condition may happen when one or both vocal cords doesn’t open or close properly. A common disorder, this condition can range from relatively mild to life-threatening. When one or both vocal cords are paralyzed, food or liquids can slip into the trachea and lungs. A person may also have trouble swallowing and coughing.

Vocal Cord Paralysis May Be Caused by The Following:

• Head, neck, or chest injury
• Problem during surgery
• Stroke
• Tumor

• Lung or thyroid cancer
• Certain neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson disease
• Viral infection

Treatment may include surgery and voice therapy. Sometimes, no treatment is necessary and a person recovers on his or her own.

Facial Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic)

RHINOPLASTY:
Commonly known as a nose job, this is a popular surgical procedure that corrects, restores functions, and aesthetically enhances and reconstructs the form of the nose by resolving nasal, respiratory impediment or congenital defect. In addition to the medical reasons behind the need to get a nose job, many people desire the surgery to improve the appearance of their nose. Every year, over a million people consult with a cosmetic surgeon to repair or enhance their nose.

OTOPLASTY
Commonly known as cosmetic ear surgery, this is a procedure to change the shape, position or size of the ears.

TREATING THE EAR

TREATING THE NOSE

TREATING THROAT