Click a letter to see a list of conditions beginning with that letter.
Click 'Topic Index' to return to the index for the current topic.
Click 'Library Index' to return to the listing of all topics.
Health Tip: Avoid Hoarseness
(HealthDay News) -- Hoarseness tends to happen when there is a problem with the vocal cords, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery says.
Common reasons for hoarseness include laryngitis, non-cancerous vocal cord lesions, pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions, neurological issues, smoking or reflux.
The academy offers these vocal wellness tips:
Refrain from speaking while there's loud background noise.
Be aware of how much and how loudly you are talking.
Use a microphone if your job requires a lot of talking.
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid large amounts of caffeine.
If you smoke, quit. Also, avoid secondhand smoke.
Copyright ©2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.