What are Vocal Cord Nodules?
Vocal Cord Nodules are the folds of mucous membranes in the larynx which vibrate to make a range of vocal sounds such as during speaking and singing. They are noncancerous growths on the vocal folds that affect the voice. They may appear either on one or both of the vocal cords.
You can get nodules from straining or overusing your voice, especially while singing, yelling or talking loudly for an extended period of time. Therefore, Vocal Nodules are also called singing nodules, screamer’s nodules and teacher’s nodules.
What causes Vocal cord Nodules?
Vocal Cord is also called vocal folds which are V-shaped bands that run down the middle of your voice box. When you talk or sing air from your lungs rushes up through your vocal cords and makes them vibrate open.
Its overuse can irritate your vocal cords. Over time, the irritated areas harden until they have the texture of little calluses and will continue to grow if you don’t rest your voice. These growths can prevent your vocal cords from vibrating normally. A lack of vibration can change the pitch and tone of your voice.
Nodules typically affect people who sing or talk a lot, such as – cheerleaders, coaches, radio hosts, salespeople, teachers and preachers. Overuse isn’t the sole reason behind people getting vocal nodules, some other possible causes include – smoking, regular alcohol use, sinusitis, allergies, tensing your muscle when you talk, side effects from medication and hypothyroidism.
What are the symptoms?
- Voice Changes – Vocal nodules change the sound of your voice, making it – hoarse, scratchy, tired-sounding, breathy and lower-pitched than usual.
- Limited singing range – Singers can find it difficult to reach higher octaves because nodules reduce their range. Some people lose their voice entirely.
- Pain – Pain is another common symptom of nodules. It may feel like shooting pain that goes from ear to ear, neck pain or a lump stuck in your throat.
- Other Symptoms – Other possible symptoms of vocal cord nodules include coughing, a constant need to clear your throat and tiredness.
Homeopathic Treatment for Vocal Cord Nodules
The Homeopathic system of medicine carries a good scope to treat vocal cord nodules. They can help provide symptomatic relief, and also help reduce the size of these nodules gradually. The homeopathic medicines for treating vocal cord nodules are selected by symptom presentation. Numerous homeopathic medicines can be symptomatically used to treat cases of vocal cord nodules. Homeopathic medicines help provide symptomatic relief from symptoms like hoarseness of voice, rough voice, pain /discomfort in the throat, a lump-like sensation in the throat, and neck pain. The remedies are selected for every individual case of vocal cord nodules after a complete evaluation.
Dr. Mahavrat’s homeopathic medicines are made from natural substances and are effective in the treatment of vocal cord nodules. They do not have any side-effects. Check the website to see our testimonials and experiences of our clients.