Our larynx (voice box) is one of the most utilized and invaluable forms of communication as well as the mechanism for swallowing. An ENT can assist with an examination and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. While the most common causes for voice or swallowing complaints are benign, there can also be very serious problems such as cancer responsible for these issues. Early evaluation and treatment can significanlty improve the duration of symptoms and prognosis.
Common causes of swallowing and voice problems:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer
- Nodules, Polyps, Cysts
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
- Vocal Abuse/Strain
- Upper Respiratory Infections
- Physical Exam
- Mirror exam
- Flexible Laryngoscopy (in office procedure)
- Barium Swallow
- CT Scan
- Speech Therapy
For more information you can visit the ENT Academy website here.