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Dr. Anuja Katrak

Speech Therapist, Mumbai

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Dr. Anuja Katrak is a renowned Speech Therapist in Opera House, Mumbai. She is currently practising at SPARC - Speech Pathology & Allied Rehabilitative Clinic in Opera House, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Anuja Katrak on Lybrate.com.

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Doctor I am a teacher I have sour throat and change voice. Every 1 year any body suggest good medicine for me to cure sour throat and bring my original voice. Kindly give my good medicine doctor as soon as possible. Thanks. & Regards Hussain.

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
Doctor I am a teacher I have sour throat and change voice. Every 1 year any body suggest good medicine for me to cure...
The solution I am giving has a connotation of hinduism. Just ignore that and follow the rest of the program. After a course of 9-10 days your voice will improve. If it recurs repeat it. You may need maximum of three repeats to get permanent riddance. Keep a few months gap between two repeats.
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Sir/Mam I want to be a Singer and My Voice is so harsh .So what should I do to make my voice Better. What should I do not need to eat? What should I do for this.

BHMS, diploma in nutrition and health education, m.sc. in counselling and psychotherapy
Homeopath, Noida
Hello, For better voice do saline warm water gargling every morning and evening. Avoid sour food items like pickle, lemon and high grease food and cold food. You can take Homoeopathic medicine also for harsh ness of throat. Consult privately for treatment. Thanks
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Voice Disorders - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Voice Disorders - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Voice results from the air that comes out of the lungs and passes through the vocal cords. The latter is also known as the voice box. Speech results from the vibration of the chords. Voice disorder might occur for various reasons such as tone, pitch, and volume of the if the voice. The roots of all problems boil down to the malfunctioning of the cords.

Voice disorder examples:

  1. Laryngitis: Laryngitis results from the swelling of the vocal cords. It can lead to a temporary halt of voice or a voice with hoarseness. It often occurs due to a viral attack in the respiratory tract. It can last from a few days to a few weeks. The treatment suggested for cases like these include resting the voice and intake of a lot of fluids. Some common causes that are responsible for laryngitis are GERD, chronic cough, and asthma.
  2. Vocal cord paralysis: Paralysis of the vocal cord can be temporary or permanent. The possible cause of this scenario can be from viral infection, cancer, surgical injury to the nerve etc. In the case of a paralysis of the vocal cord, a person might find difficulty in breathing, can result in weak voice etc. While this condition improves for many people with voice therapy and surgery, for some they permanently lose their ability to speak.
  3. Spasmodic dysphonia: The vocal cord spasm due to a problem with the nerve. This condition can lead to a quivery, hoarse, groaning or jerky voice. In this condition, a person might find it easy to speak at times and have difficulty in speaking later. Botulinum toxin and speech therapy help to improve this condition.

Possible causes of voice disorders:

  1. Growth: Extra tissue formation on the vocal cords might stop the vocal cords to work properly leading to voice disorders. The growth can be treated with injection, medicine or surgery.
  2. Swelling and inflammation: Exposure to chemicals, vocal and alcohol abuse, surgery-related complications can lead to inflammation or swelling of the vocal cords resulting in voice-related problems.
  3. Hormone: Disorder of the male, female and thyroid hormone can lead to voice related disorders affecting speech.

Symptoms of voice disorders:

  1. The harshness of the voice
  2. Voice is breathy, weak and whispery
  3. The voice sounds like choppy or strained
  4. A quivering sound while speaking
  5. The voice sounds harsh or rough while speaking

Diagnosis of Voice related disorders:
Voice related disorders can be detected through a process known as Laryngoscopy. This helps a doctor to view the throat region and find out the possible culprit that may be causing the problem. Some other popular methods are stroboscopy, EMG and imaging tests such as MRI and X-Ray of the throat. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a speech-therapist.

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Sir, I'm 20 year old. I have hearing and speech problem from 6 year. I take BTE Aids in both ear from AIIMS, DELHI but I feeling that it's no useful. please help me sir. Thnx.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Kanpur
Sir, I'm 20 year old. I have hearing and speech problem from 6 year. I take BTE Aids in both ear from AIIMS, DELHI bu...
Hii you need to be given very good hearing aid then only it will work for your ear including auditory training. You can visit my clinic for further advice.
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My son is having problem of delayed speech. He responds to instructions well, and understands things well but can not speak three words at a time. He is 3 years old. One doctor advised MRI, EEG and BERA test. Please advise.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Yes you do the bera test, after test consult the speech therapist, and evaluate the delayed speech, take continues speech therapy, they have apply some techniques for the children in improve the language development, you can't do this at home so first consult speech therapist after take speech therapy you practice that's techniques at home to your child. Less his geuster and don't give anything whatever they wants first tell the child speak properly.
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I am a male but my voice like a female while speaking with some one .I'm facing this problem. Tell me how to clear this.

Master of science in audiology, Bachalor in audiology and speech
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Hello Male having female voice is termed as puberphonia. As the name indicates during puberty our voice should change but if does not change you need to speech therapist who will help out to correct your pitch. It is very easily treatable. There are two approaches first speech therapy by qualified speech therapy. If it does noy get corrected than surgery. But most of the time it gets corrected. Our voice depends on mass length and tension of vocal cord. So speech therapist is the expert who can help you our to correct your voice.
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My brother have a problem of voice. He is male and his voice is like female voice he is 19 year's old. What should he do for getting male voice?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
This problem of high pitched voice is called puberphonia in medical terms. Voice therapy can help him speak in low pitch. Male voice. Consult a voice therapist.
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I'm suffering from stammering. It's adversely affects my confidence level. Is there any technic to overcome stammering.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Lybrate-user. You need to see a speech therapist for your stammering. But if its occuring when you r very much stressed out and excessively worried. You need to mabage your anxiety and stress. Start meditation and yoga read fictional novels brisk walk manage your time by maintaining your time table diary. Write good thoughts and achievements in a diary talk to your frndz pets also reduce your stress start socialising to improve your confidence start speaking in the groups to reduce your anxiety. Do not substitute your speech by gestures. Practice speaking to yourself in front of a mirror. And try your improve your confidence by following your routine work in a time. Take care!
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Hi! My dad is 63 years old. So this problem started last August, when we noticed that he is having some speech issue. It was like as if he is eating something and talking, when actually his mouth was completely empty. Then the frequency of this slurring increased in some weeks/months (can not recall). When we met our doctor, he advised to get an MRI done. On getting the MRI he concluded that it is because of diabetes and blood pressure that some muscles of the tongue are weak. Since november, my dad is controlling diabetes and blood pressure and has also lost 10 kgs (he was overweight, with strict diet and exercise he has lost 10 kgs and now weighs 80 kgs) So, the slurring problem increased and now its not slurring but lisping. We also noticed that his tongue is not able to touch the roof of the mouth. And there is always some burning sensation on some part of the tongue. We met a few renowned doctors but nothing was concluded. We met a neurologist, who recommended the following tests. MRI, diffused and contrast RNT THYROID ECHO ULTRASOUND OF THE NECK. All the above tests were normal. On meeting our neurologist the last time, he has given the following conclusions. He said - His tongue muscles are weak, And blood supply to the blood is not appropriate. And has given us some medicines. Although on his prescription he has written the following. D/d Multi infarct state e bulbar palsy Bulbar palsy onset AHC He has also written follow up to see for evolution/ evaluation of AHC disease. As you can see what he said and what he wrote was completely different. My question is I did my research on Ahc and bulbar palsy, yes it is very scary but some symptoms are not matching with the symptoms of Ahc and bulbar palsy. He also said - there is no test to conclude this disease, if nothing happens after having the given medicines. We will conclude that he is suffering from Ahc and bulbar palsy. Symptoms that differ His walking is perfect - daily walks for more than 7 kms His muscles are strong No problem with swallowing Please help me out in this.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Dear lybrate user, you can try consulting a dentist who hs done masters in oral medicine and radiology or in oral pathology. With aging tongue muscles tend to become weak n also mouth gets dry making them difficult to speak properly or swallow. Moistness of mouth also plays a role in speech. Wen a person loses mutiple teeth, the space available for tongue increases n tongue seems to noticably increase in size in older patients. This again causes difficulty in speech. With aging, weak muscle n nerves coupled with slight increased side tongue n absence of muliplt teeth or complete absence of teeth may cause incomplete control over tongue. Taste buds greatly reduce in number with aging causing bald tongue. Nutritional deficiency esp iron deficiency can cause bald tongue n inflamation easily.
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I am suffering from too much fear for small sounds around me and I feel pain in back side of head and backache. I feel tension neck will become stiff and I feel dizziness in head and imbalance walking and stammering and shaking sensation please help me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am suffering from too much fear for small sounds around me and I feel pain in back side of head and backache. I fee...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult physician for further management.
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My 27 years old autistic son is non verbal. He is having Autism. How can I develop his speech. Is there effective medicines for developing speech of the autistic?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
Not exactly, there are no effective medicines as such for speech dvelopment. However, you may visit speech therapist for the help. Thanks.
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I have suffered hesitation. I mean haklaht. From childhood. My problem is when I answered to any question or talked anyone then some letters are not cleared & time taken. E. G. I speak my name'sachin' then the word to speak is taken more time. Sss. Sss. Ssss sachin. This problem is bad for me. Nd people kidding on me etc. Some word s, t, etc started word more problems for me. So sir I requested to you that some advise for me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , your problem is called stammering or stuttering. The stammering is of physiological and psychological types, please see an ent specialist and let him ascertain if there is any problem with your vocal chords. In case it is not, you may approach a psychologist for stammering therapy. Take care.
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My voice was very good. I use to smoke but quit 2 months back. But if I speak continuously even 10 mnts also. My voice getting rough. Please do the needful.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Clinical Elective
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Quitting smoking is not supposed to be related to hoarseness of voice. But, during the initial period after quitting you may experience throat irritation and increased cough. If that is what you have, you can relax. Otherwise consult ENT specialist for change of voice.
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I am 33 years of age and I have trembling hands. Also afraid of speaking in public.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. Trembling of hands and afraid to speak in public are symptoms of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I have a stuttering problem when I am in front of group or call. But when I am alone or with friend that time I am not stuttering. Can you pls help me on this? What can I do for that?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to anxiety, ilack of self confidence. Speak slowly, confidently and avoid inferiority complex
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For the past two days my son stuttering during speaking. Is tat common at this age. And pl advise me what I should not do.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Nashik
Hello, first of all how old is he. Second young kids of 3 n 4 years old often appear to stutter but be careful about what you classify the problem as. Stuttering appears in kids n disappears after some time. If you feel your son stutters a lot consult a speech therapist in person. Regards.
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Actually I need to ask about one medicine that is "Kali broom. 1M" Manufactured by: ADELMAR PHARMA, Germany I am 21 years old And I have stammer problem. Someone suggest me this medicine and I brought It from online. But I have no idea how to use it and in what dosage. Can You please guide me. Thank You and have a good day Sir/Mam :)

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Kali Brom 1M is a very high potency and I will not suggest it using more than 1 dose within next 3 months. A single dose of homeopathic medicine has capacity to affect the body and mind for months. So, for now just one dose viz. 2-3 drops on your tongue and wait and watch for the changes. If possible, please share with me your reports. Take care :)
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My voice is too low to be heard. My friends suggest me to increase my pitch. Sometimes I am not audible to my friends also. Suggest me some tips to improve my voice.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. Speech therapy can help you alter your sound. But it can be done only upto a limit. You can definitely try speech therapy. Take care.
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I am balesh 24 years old .i have a talking problem that means I have taken so much time to speak some words. Its not came with my birth. I have problem this from my 5th class. Please give me suggestion that to which doctor I need to consult to solve my problem.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, i'd suggest you to visit a psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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