How to Treat Swallowing Problems
Your body is composed of many systems that are working together. Since these systems are all encased in your body, if one system malfunctions, the other systems will also be affected.
Diagnosing Swallowing Problems
If you are continually experiencing swallowing problems, you need to determine the root cause. The right person to help you verify what really causes your condition is an ENT doctor. He has the education and training to properly diagnose and recommend the right treatment for all kinds of swallowing problems.
One of the most common causes of such problems is the malfunctioning of your larynx. The larynx is the instrument that enables us to speak, sing, whisper and shout. It is made up of cartilage that encases your vocal chords. The muscles inside your larynx are responsible for adjusting the position, tension and shape of your vocal cords, enabling you to produce all kinds of sounds.
Your larynx is located at the connection between your mouth and trachea. It is covered by a flap-like membrane which functions as a gate or door to prevent saliva and food from entering the larynx while you are swallowing.
The Laryngitis Problem
When your voice box or larynx is inflamed, you have laryngitis. If you have this condition, you will lose your voice, or at best, it will become hoarse. And because your throat will also be in pain, you will have difficulty in swallowing your food, and drinking any kind of liquid.
Causes of Laryngitis
There are many reasons for the inflammation of the larynx.
Symptoms of Laryngitis
Watch out for the following signs. They usually indicate if you have a problem with your larynx.
Common Treatments for Laryngitis
Your treatment will depend on the severity of your condition and the cause of the inflammation. Your ENT doctor will be the right person to determine the appropriate ENT services and treatment.
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