It is a neurological condition that affects our speech. It affects all ages and can develop at any time.When we speak, the air that leaves our lungs is pushed between our two vocal cords. These elastic cords stretch from the front of our throat to the back. Air pressure causes them to vibrate in just the right way to produce our voice.
If someone have spasmodic dysphonia, the muscles inside the vocal cords receive abnormal nerve signals from the brain. These can cause our vocal cords to vibrate uncontrollably at times. Regular speech can become hoarse and uneven.
This is the most common type of spasmodic dysphonia.In this type, the uncontrolled muscle spasms cause our vocal cords to close and stiffen. This can make it difficult for sounds to emerge.There may have trouble starting a sentence, or they may find that their words cut out halfway through our remarks.
They may only experience these symptoms when theyspeak in a normal tone of voice and not when they shout or laugh.
In this type, our vocal cords open too far.This prevents our vocal cords from vibrating. It also allows extra air to leave our lungs while we speak. This type of dysphonia may cause our voice to sound weak.Their symptoms are less common when one shout, cry or laugh.
In this type, neither the muscles that open the vocal cords nor the ones that close them work correctly. It is the rarest form of this disorder. It causes symptoms tied to both adductor and abductor spasmodic dysphonia.
The main symptom of spasmodic dysphonia is an involuntary movement or spasm of the muscles inside the vocal cords. This can cause our speech to sound strained. Words may be dragged out or interrupted while we talk.
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Spasmodic dysphonia usually starts out with mild symptoms that appear infrequently. As the disease progresses, our speech may become difficult to understand. Every word or every other word may be affected by a muscle spasm.
This progression typically stops after a year and a half, allowing symptoms to stabilize.
The exact cause of spasmodic dysphonia is not known. A central nervous system disorder is thought to cause most cases. It may happen along with other movement disorders. Researchers think it may be caused by a problem in the basal ganglia of the brain. This is the area that helps coordinate muscle movement. Spasmodic dysphonia may be inherited. It may start after a cold or the flu, injury to the voice box, a long period of voice use, or stress.
Very effective for spasmodic dysphonia where a persons voice becomes weak and the speech gets difficult. Very useful to treat hoarseness of voice.Well indicated where there are frequent episodes of loss of voice.
Very effective for spasmodic dysphonia with hoarseness of voice which aggravate in the morning.Very helpful in spasmodic dysphonia where people find it hard to speak due to over-use of voice .Also indicated in people who experience brief periods of loss of voice due to muscle spasms.
Useful for spasmodic dysphonia where the person develops a shaky voice.Given when speech is tremulous, difficult and impeded.Also indicated for broken or interrupted voice and momentary loss of voice as a result of over-straining.
Helpful for spasmodic dysphonia in cases where a person has a weak voice with difficulty in speak.There is hoarseness of voice as well as loss of voice due to prolonged speaking.
Useful for spasmodic dysphonia where a person has a strained voice due to the exertion or strain a person puts to speak a single word.Also given when person is unable to speak at all.Also indicated in cases where a person has an interrupted or unconnected voice.