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A common cause of voice disorders in seniors is esophageal reflux. This is caused by stomach acid backing up into the throat and spilling over to irritate the vocal cords. Although gastric reflux usually causes symptoms like heartburn, choking or difficulty swallowing, in some cases hoarseness is the only symptom. Vocal cord paralysis. If the ...

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Hoarseness is a common symptom in older individuals and may reflect a wide variety of pathologic, medical, physiologic, and/or functional causes. Although vocal fold atrophy is one of the more common reported findings in the elderly, inconclusive information is known about the differential diagnosis and cause of dysphonia in older individuals.

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Hoarseness is a common symptom in older individuals and may reflect a wide variety of pathologic, medical, physiologic, and/or functional causes.

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What causes hoarseness? Hoarseness is a harsh, raspy, or strained voice caused by a variety of conditions including: GERD, allergies, smoking thyroid disease, cancer of the larynx, trauma, and more. Learn more about treatment and home remedies.

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Hoarseness is a common symptom in older individuals and may reflect a wide variety of pathologic, medical, physiologic, and/or functional causes. Although vocal fold atrophy is one of the more common reported findings in the elderly, inconclusive information is known about the differential diagnosis and cause of dysphonia in older individuals.

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Hoarseness generally refers to an abnormal vocal quality that may be manifested as a voice that sounds breathy, strained, rough, raspy, tremorous, strangled, or weak, or a voice that has a higher ...

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There are many causes of hoarseness; fortunately, most are not serious and tend to go away in a short period of time. If hoarseness persists longer than two weeks, a visit to your physician is recommended. While not always the case, persistent hoarseness can be a warning sign of larynx cancer. What causes hoarseness?

www.verywellhealth.com/hoarseness-causes-and-treatment-2248928

Laryngitis: Laryngitis is the most common cause of hoarseness and can be caused by several things, ranging from the common cold to cheering a bit too loudly or long at a ball game, to singing your heart out at a concert. Vocal cord cysts or polyps: Vocal cord cysts are essentially "lumps" on your vocal cords that interfere with their normal closing during speaking.

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pathologic, medical, physiologic, and/or functional causes.Although vocal fold atrophy is one of the more common reported findings in the elderly, inconclusive information is known about the differential diagnosis and cause of dysphonia in older individuals. The purpose of this investigation was to review the cause of hoarseness in all patients ...

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