Dr. Seyed Hossein Dastgheib

Nose and Face Plastic Surgeon

Larynx and mouth diseases

The larynx is a part of the throat that contains the vocal cords. It plays a crucial role in our ability to speak, breathe, and swallow. There are several different types of laryngeal diseases that can affect the functioning of the larynx.One common laryngeal disease is laryngitis, which involves inflammation of the vocal cords. This can cause hoarseness or loss of voice. Treatment for laryngitis may involve resting the voice, acid-reducing medicationsdrinking plenty of fluids, and using throat lozenges or sprays to soothe the throat.Another common laryngeal disease is vocal cord nodules, which are small growths on the vocal cords that can cause hoarseness or a change in voice quality. Treatment for vocal cord nodules may involve voice therapy or, in some cases, surgery to remove the nodules.Laryngeal cancer is a more serious condition that can develop in the larynx. Symptoms may include hoarseness ad sometimes difficulty swallowing. Treatment for laryngeal cancer may involve surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.Other laryngeal diseases include vocal cord paralysis, which can cause difficulty swallowing or breathing, and spasmodic dysphonia, which involves involuntary contractions of the vocal cords that can cause a strained or tight voice. Treatment for these conditions may involve voice therapy, medication, or in some cases, surgery.If you experience any symptoms related to laryngeal diseases, it is important to seek medical attention. An ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT) or speech-language pathologist can evaluate your symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatment.In addition to medical treatment, there are steps you can take to prevent laryngeal diseases and maintain a healthy voice. These include avoiding smoking, staying hydrated, and using proper voice techniques when speaking or singing.Overall, laryngeal diseases can have a significant impact on a person's ability to communicate and swallow. However, with the right diagnosis and treatment, many people are able to manage their symptoms and maintain a healthy voice.