What’s happening in your throat when your voice sounds abnormal?
How do you cure that impostor in your throat?
What can you do to prevent it?
Has your voice ever felt hoarse? Has your voice ever seemed scratchy or rough or abnormal sometimes? Ever wondered why? The assassinators of the throat are there. The assassinators! Wanna know how to assassin the assassinators? Or more likely protect you from them?
This DIY shield will help you. This DIY shield is made more of tips and not really that much craft supplies. So why is it a DIY? Because you can do these tips yourself! You can learn them yourself! The tips that won’t make the assassinators come back again.
If you are the type of person that exerts the voice a lot, this article is for you.
Now let’s dive deep into the body and stop at a part called vocal chords where you will meet the assassinators but also find yourself in a place where two tissue cords and elongate in the inside of a larynx (which rests near the windpipe) when exhaled air cause the cords to vibrate and produce the voice.
First, you need to know what nodules (Naw-duels) and polyps are. These imposters are the terrible assassinators. According to the website asha.org, in the article "Vocal Chords Nodules and Polyps," nodules in short, are swollen spots on your vocal chords. If you continue abusing your voice , which means yelling or screaming a lot, the nodules grow bigger and bigger and stiffer and stiffer. The assassinators gain more power. That’s how the assassinators even come. It’s because you abused your voice so it’s your fault.
Meanwhile, while polyps may have similar effects to nodules, they can have many different forms. A polyp is the Vermicious Knid (Roald Dahl’s alien monster in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator that can change shape) of vocal chords. They take many forms.
Yes, they can appear as nodules but they can also can look like a growth or a lesion.This could mean that something that you think is a nodule could be a polyp. If these 2 symptoms may appear the same to you, you should definitely picture a polyp as a growth and a nodule as a pimple. Now that you understand the assassinators and You know this, you’re ready for the next step.
Assassinating the Assassinators
Next (also from asha.org in the article "Vocal Chords Nodules and Polyps," ), now that we know what causes nodules and polyps you need to know what you even do when you get them. You need to know how to assassinate the assassinators. These tips are tips to cure you if you don’t have the shield. Yes, there is a cure. How to cure the culprit? These can be diagnosed surgically, behaviorally and/or medically. Surgery is only for people who have had long-term nodules and polyps and is quite rare for children.
Medical treatment can lessen the impact on the vocal chords. This includes treatment on the gastroesophageal disease (GERD) which includes allergies and thyroid problems. Medical treatment to stop smoking and controlling stress is sometimes also needed.
Behavioral problems is the most common diagnosis and get behavioral intervention or SLP voice therapy. Voice therapy teaches vocal hygiene, reducing or stopping vocal abusive behaviors. Voice treatment to reduce or alter pitch, loudness,or breath support for good voicing. Stress reducing and relaxation are taught as well. Well,who knew the simplest of the ways could cure this assassin? This may be the save-the-day superhero of the crisis but just saying, who needs a superhero when they can have a do-it-yourself shield?
No Sooner No Later No Assassinator
Lastly, what can we do to prevent this from happening to us? Can’t we just use the superhero diagnosis? Well, we could but these tips to make the shield are a lot easier than using the superhero method. There are a bunch of reason why our voice will sound abnormal from time to time. It could be of because you are catching a cold. Sure, catching a cold can be avoided but according to entnet.org, in the article, "Keeping Your Voice Healthy,"everyone gets a cold sometime in their lives. Here are some tips to help you.