Changes In Sound, Such As Hoarseness, Weakness, Or Weight?
Good night. I like singing. Why yes my voice changed so dramatically. Is it because of my increasing age factor? now it gets kind of hoarse and if you sing high notes it’s not as good as it used to be. Are my vocal cords broken?
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Sound is the result of vibration of the vocal cords. The vocal cords consist of two branches of V-shaped muscle tissue. The vocal cords are in the larynx. The larynx is part of the upper respiratory tract. When speaking, the vocal cords fuse and there is air flow from the lungs so that the vocal cords vibrate. These vibrations produce sound waves that pass through the throat, mouth, and nose, as a resonant cavity that converts sound waves into sound. Sound or sound quality is determined by the size, shape and pressure of the vocal cords and the resonant cavity. High sound is formed due to the tension of the stiff voice, while heavy sound is formed due to calmer vocal cords.
Changes in sound, such as hoarseness, weakness, or weight indicate a problem with the vocal cords, which includes
1. Inflammation or called laryngitis.
2. Vocal cord injury
3. Vocal cord tumors
As for smoking, alcohol consumption, caffeine consumption and excessive shouting or singing can lead to problems with the vocal cords, as described above.
Some things you can do to restore the sound as before, namely by consuming lots of water (prioritizing warm water), consumption of squeezed oranges regularly every day and resting the vocal cords in a few days by reducing talking and not screaming. If with the tips above the condition has not improved, you can consult an ENT specialist to get further treatment.
Thus hopefully useful.