Causes Hoarseness And Sore Throat?

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Hi doctor, I want to ask you about the changed voice. In the past, when I was 16 to 19 my voice was very loud and loud, but after 19 years and over my voice became hoarse and slow sometimes when forced to scream my throat was very painful. Is it normal for my voice to change due to age or is there some other factor that affects it?

1 Answer:

Hello Islah,

Thank you for the question.

The cause of your sore throat can be due to misuse of your voice. Forcing the voice out by the voice box or larynx will cause inflammation which will cause pain. Not only can screaming cause inflammation of our voice box, but certain circumstances or jobs can cause inflammation of the voice box such as teachers, sports coaches, and singers.

When there is inflammation of the voice box, the voice that comes out will be different or become hoarse. In addition, if the inflammation occurs for a long time, the hoarseness will become permanent or permanent.

In addition, if you use your voice excessively, nodules or polyps will form on the vocal cords. Our vocal cords consist of right and left. In vocal cord polyps can occur on only one side or both. Vocal cord polyps can also cause the voice to become hoarse and even disappear and accompanied by sore throat.

Other causes can cause sore throat and voice to become changed or hoarse:

persistent cough thyroid disorders vocal cord cancer neurological disease or stroke exposure to toxic substances allergic lung cancer moderate flu. Aging factors, voice changes become heavier usually occurs in boys. This change ends at the age of 20.

The causes of hoarseness and sore throat vary, so further examination is needed in consultation with an ENT specialist.

Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.

Regards,

dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono

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