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My snoring (kharrate) is becoming very horrible My age is 32 and weight is 85. height 5.8 I work more than 14 than 14 hour Can you please help me in snoring problem Is their any homeopath medicine to cure this problem.
Hi my age is 29 years my penis size is 2 inches only. Can I increase my penis size . Sinus flow troubles me summer.
My father is suffering from heavy headache and foot pain what is the best medicine for this please answer me for this question. Next my grand father has 135/95 hg /mm blood pressure its good for health say me the answer for this two question.
Recently in my blood test report I came to know that i am suffering from hepatitis b, what should I do and what's the procedure?
I have a complaints of mild diabetes. I have checked FBS 154 PPBL 194 Last 2 -3 months I have similar report Should be I am diabetic or not? If I am diabetic which antidiabetic medicine I have taken? And since how long far continue with antidiabetic medicine? Doctor reply immediately about this query?
I got burn on my left leg through bike silencer hot took that and applying ointment is it keep that as open or get dressed on that area advice me.
What is the age I will have interest on sex and have orgasm. And when to have sex in a day. Or is it right to have sex during periods. How to treat with my husband while he wants sex.
If am not apply oil in my head then the day will be pain full for me i am suffering from headache eyes are dry . What can do for that.
Sir, I would like to tell you that I am suffering from stress, tension, and most of the time headache due to my professional life. I am not getting my salary on time and fund received long by long time that's why I always feel bed, I feel nothing is good, always thinking about the problem. Please tell me how to deal with this problem. Please sir please.
Hoarseness in the simplest sense means, 'hoarse voice'. It may be defined as an abnormal voice change. It is experienced in the form of strained, rough, thick, harsh and grating voice. Variations can be felt even in the loudness and pitch of the voice.
Hoarseness is a temporary infection associated with the larynx, which is also known as the voice box in animals as well as humans. Vocal cords are present inside the voice box. Depending on the vibration of the vocal cord, different sounds are produced.
What are the general causes of hoarseness?
Hoarseness may be caused by common cold, viral infection, cough, irritation due to screaming, smoking, allergy, thyroid problem, acute laryngitis and benign tumor. In adults, the stomach asset comes up to the throat causing hoarseness. Heartburn can also be one of the causes.
When hoarseness arises due to common cold and cough, it will last for 2 to 3 days and will subside using cough suppressant and home remedies like salt water gargling, drinking hot milk with turmeric and pepper powder. As cough or cold suppress, hoarseness will also reduce.
When to see an Otolaryngologist (ENT specialist)?
Serious infections in ear nose and throat are treated by an otolaryngologist. It is very essential to consult this specialist if hoarseness lasts for more than 2 to 3 weeks; pain in ENT is not due to cold or flu, coughing up blood, lump in the neck.
Evaluation: The medical specialist starts his diagnosis by physically examining the vocal cord. Flexible light weight fiber optic tube scope is also used to visually examine the larynx area. Videotaping, acoustic analysis is also done to study voice irregularities, airflow to guide treatment.
How can hoarseness be treated?
The mode of treatments depends on underlying the cause of the problem. The patient may be advised:
- In most cases, hoarseness can be treated just by resting your throat or modifying the use of your voice.
- To avoid smoking or passive smoking
- Referred to a speech therapist to improve sound of voice.
- In case of benign tumor the nodule or polyp is removed by surgery.
How can you prevent hoarseness?
We've all heard the phrase, 'prevention is better than cure'. Alas, it is. Preventing hoarse voice and throat is a much better option than treating it. Here are some tips on how to prevent hoarseness:
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid overconsumption of caffeine and alcohol.
- Consume plenty of water
- Avoid eating spicy food.
- Avoid speaking loudly for long intervals of time.