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Spasmodic dysphonia

Homeopathy treatment for Spasmodic dysphonia

Spasmodic dysphonia is a neurological condition that affects our speech. It affects all ages and can develop at any time. Approximately 50,000 people in North America are affected, and this number may be even higher.

That’s because some cases may go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as another speech disorder. For example, older adults who develop the condition may believe that the changes in their voice are simply age-related.

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.

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Types

Adductor spasmodic dysphonia

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.

Abductor spasmodic dysphonia

In this type, your vocal cords open too far. This prevents your vocal cords from vibrating. It also allows extra air to leave your lungs while you speak. This type of dysphonia may cause your voice to sound weak. It’s symptoms are less common when you shout, cry, or laugh.

Mixed spasmodic dysphonia

In this type, neither the muscles that open the vocal cords nor the ones that close them work correctly. It’s the rarest form of this disorder. It causes symptoms tied to both adductor and abductor spasmodic dysphonia.

symptoms

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.

There may also sound:

  • like hoarse
  • like we can’t produce enough air when we speak
  • like there’s too much air behind our words

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.

Causes 

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.

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT

Stannum Met – Natural Medicine for Weak Voice in Spasmodic Dysphonia

Stannum Met is an effective homeopathic medicine used to treat spasmodic dysphonia. It works well in cases where a person’s voice becomes weak, and the speech gets difficult. It is also used to treat hoarseness of voice. In some cases, Stannum Met is indicated where there are frequent episodes of loss of voice.

Causticum – Natural Remedy for Hoarse voice in Spasmodic Dysphonia

Causticum is an effective homeopathic medicine used to treat hoarseness of voice in cases of spasmodic dysphonia. The people needing Causticum mostly experience hoarseness that is prominent in the morning. Causticum is also helpful in cases where people find it hard to speak due to over-use of voice (like public speakers). It also indicated in people who experience brief periods of loss of voice due to muscle spasms.

Merc sol – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Spasmodic Dysphonia with a Shaky Voice

Merc Sol is a natural treatment for spasmodic dysphonia where the person develops a shaky voice. Speech in such cases is tremulous, difficult and impeded. Merc Sol is also indicated for broken or interrupted voice and momentary loss of voice as a result of over-straining.

Phosphorus – Homeopathic Medicine For Weak Voice in Spasmodic Dysphonia

Phosphorus works as a good treatment for spasmodic dysphonia in cases where a person has a weak voice. The person needing Phosphorus usually has a weak voice and speaks with difficulty. Other features that indicate the need for phosphorus include a hoarse voice as well as loss of voice due to prolonged speaking.

Stramonium – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Spasmodic Dysphonia with Strained Voice

Stramonium is a homeopathic remedy used to treat spasmodic dysphonia where a person has a strained voice. The straining in the voice occurs due to the exertion or strain a person puts to speak a single word. Sometimes the spasm can get so intense that the person is unable to speak at all. Stramonium is also indicated in cases where a person has an interrupted or unconnected voice.