06

Dec

Doctor consulting a patient

When Should I See a Doctor for Acid Reflux?

When acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus, it causes a condition known as acid reflux. This typically occurs when the sphincter (valve) that keeps stomach acid from entering the esophagus is not working properly. The most common acid reflux symptoms are burning in th...

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06

Dec

Physician examining patient's neck

How to Treat Vocal Cord Paralysis

When nerve impulses to the larynx (voice box) are interrupted, it can cause paralysis of the vocal cord muscle and interfere with your ability to speak and breathe. Treatment for vocal cord paralysis will depend on the cause, and the severity and duration of symptoms. Some people...

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06

Dec

Woman with her hand on her stomach leaning forward.

6 Ways to Relieve Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, or “GERD” (gastroesophageal reflux disease), affects millions of Americans. This condition has a range of symptoms, including a hoarse voice, an unpleasant taste in the mouth, frequent bouts of heartburn, or symptoms that mimic a heart attack. The e...

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06

Dec

Taking Care of Your Voice Like a Professional

For those patients who use their voice professionally like singers or speakers, there are several things you can do to keep your voice healthy.MAINTAIN ADEQUATE HYDRATION: 64 ounces a day is highly recommended to maintain hydration. Research indicates adequate hydration allows v...

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