slideshare.netMost commonly, dysphonia is caused by an abnormality with the vocal cords (also known as vocal folds) but there can be other causes from problems with airflow from the lungs or abnormalities with the structures of the throat near the vocal cords.
What cures are there for spasmodic dysphasia?
There is currently no cure for spasmodic dysphonia ; therefore, treatment can only help reduce its symptoms. The most common treatment for spasmodic dysphonia is the injection of very small amounts of botulinum toxin abobotulinumtoxinA There are different types of botulinum toxin products with different uses. Different brands of this medication deliver different amounts of medication. Your doctor will choose the correct product for you. directly into the affected muscles of the larynx.
What causes hyperfunctional voice disorders?
Possible causes can include:
- Growths. In some cases, extra tissue may form on the vocal cords.
- Inflammation and swelling. Many things can cause inflammation and swelling of the vocal cords.
- Nerve problems. Certain medical conditions can affect the nerves that control the vocal cords.
- Misuse of the voice.
What is muscle tension dysphonia?
Muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) is a health issue that affects the ability of the individual to speak or perform other vocal tasks normally.
What is vocal dysphonia?
Dysphonia is a pathological condition of the vocal cords or the voice box in which an individual has a problem with his or her voice. Dysphonia has numerous causes but most of them are benign and can be easily treated. Coming to the anatomy of how an understandable voice is produced by the body,…
Is there a cure for spasmodic dysphonia?
There isn’t a cure for spasmodic dysphonia, but there are treatments available to help relieve your symptoms. Your treatment will depend on several factors, including your: Your ability to handle certain procedures, such as surgery, will also be considered.
How common is spasmodic dysphonia?
Spasmodic dysphonia can cause problems ranging from trouble saying a word or two to being not able to talk at all. Spasmodic dysphonia is a life-long condition. It most often affects women, particularly between the ages of 30 and 50. There are 3 types of spasmodic dysphonia: Adductor spasmodic dysphonia. This is the most common type.
What is the treatment for adductor spasmodic dysphonia?
Botulinum toxin will relieve symptoms of most cases of adductor spasmodic dysphonia and is helpful in many cases of abductor spasmodic dysphonia. Behavioral therapy (voice therapy) is another form of treatment that may work to reduce symptoms in mild cases.
Can spasmodic dysphonia cause breathing problems?
People with spasmodic dysphonia usually don’t have any problems with swallowing or breathing, either. The causes and risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia aren’t well understood.