Doctor Lagutin: a person’s voice can become coarse due to bad habits or cancer

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Otorhinolaryngologist Valentin Lagutin: roughness of voice can be associated with negative changes in the mucous membrane of the pharynx and larynx that occur under the influence of harmful factors.

Doctor Lagutin said that a person’s voice can become rough due to stress.

“Stress can lead to under-closing of the vocal cords and the development of hypotonic dysphonia, or to excessive over-closing and, accordingly, to hypertonic dysphonia. This manifests itself as hoarseness and deepening of the voice,” the specialist told Gazeta.Ru.
In addition, a person’s voice can become coarse due to bad habits – primarily due to smoking. Chemicals from tobacco smoke (as well as substances that a person may inhale in hazardous work environments) damage the integrity of the mucous membrane that covers the pharynx and larynx. Under such conditions, Lagutin added, mucous tissue loosens and becomes susceptible to cellular mutations, leading to the development of cancer. Thus, a person’s voice can become coarse due to cancer of the oropharynx.

He also called the manner of speaking in a whisper during laryngitis a habit harmful to the voice. Whispering helps stretch the vocal folds, which can get used to their open state.
In addition, the condition of the mucous tissue in a person’s oropharynx, as well as his voice, is harmed by self-medication for a sore throat, when inappropriate gargling compositions are used.

“You should not gargle with soda and salt dissolved in water. Soda and salt, when combined, simultaneously dry out and loosen the mucous membranes,” the doctor shared his advice.
He called compositions with a tanning effect more suitable for this: for example, chamomile or strong black tea.

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Important! Information provided in for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

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