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Causes and Treatments of Swallowing Disorders?

Causes and Treatments of Swallowing Disorders?

Swallowing disorder of Dysphagia is a medical condition in which the affected person faces difficulties in swallowing solids or liquids down the food pipe or esophagus to the stomach. It is often termed as a symptom or sign of some other disease or disorder. However, as it is gradually increasing among many, it can be treated as an issue that needs distinct attention and should be dealt with separately. Swallowing disorders treatment in Kolkata varies according to the symptoms, causes and the severity of the disorder. There can be many causes of Dysphagia, some of which are – Damage of the nervous system caused from – Strokes – a disease in which damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply. Brain injury – in patients with traumatic brain injury, the anatomic and physiologic status of the swallowing mechanism may be impaired, thus resulting in Dysphagia. Spinal cord injury – Dysphagia is caused from acute cervical spinal cord injuries. Cerebral palsy – a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting movement, muscle tone or posture. Parkinson’s disease – a long-term disorder of the central nervous system that affects motor system, which controls movement of a person. As a result, the person may suffer from frequent tremors, and might experience rigidity of body, slowness of movement and difficulties in walking. Alzheimer’s disease – a progressive disease that destroys memory and other mental functions of a person gradually, hence resulting in a breakdown of the general mental health of the affected person. Multiple sclerosis – […]

Symptoms and Causes of Hoarseness

Hoarseness is a voice disorder in which the person’s voice changes abnormally. A hoarse voice may sound rough, strained and breathy and there may even be changes in the pitch and volume of the voice. Sound is produced when the vocal folds vibrate while air leaves the lungs. Hoarseness may occur when there is a malformation in the vocal folds or the vocal cord – the main organs responsible for one’s voice. Swelling or lumps on the vocal folds prevent them from coming together properly while speaking or singing (vocal folds stay apart while a person is breathing), which makes a change in the voice, resulting in hoarseness – a common form of voice disorder. Hoarseness treatment in Kolkata varies from person to person, depending on the cause and symptoms of hoarseness that the concerned person is suffering from. Some common symptoms of hoarseness are as follows: Shortness of breath Sore throat Neck swelling General weakness Fever Frequent coughing Wheezing Feels hot to touch Abnormal pain in throat Weight loss Hoarseness lasts for more than 2-3 weeks Pain in the throat which is not due to cold or flu Blood comes up while coughing Swallowing difficulties Swelling or lump sensation  in the throat Complete loss or severe change in voice that lasts for many days If you have these symptoms, immediately consult a certified Speech Language Pathologist at a good clinic dealing with hoarseness treatment in Kolkata. Delaying a voice disorder treatment may grow worse, and may have adverse effects […]

Signs and Symptoms of Stammering

Stammering or stuttering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted involuntarily. A stutterer’s speech is characterised by frequent repetitions, prolongations of sounds, syllables, words, phrases or even whole sentences. It occurs mainly in children at a very young age. Studies show that stammering affects young boys more than girls. The sooner you as the parent of a stammering child start a treatment, the sooner he/she will have chances of recovering. Professional Speech Language Pathologists advice early intervention for stammering children to be done at a good stammering therapy center in Kolkata. A majority of the stammering problems can be cured if treatment is started as early as the stutterer learns to speak. If the symptoms of stammering appear at a very young age, then the stutterer would require immediate attention. Following are some of the common symptoms of stuttering, which should not be neglected: Frequent repetitions of sounds, syllables, words, phrases and even whole complex sentences Prolongations of certain sounds, syllables and phrases, therefore taking time to finish Interruption in the flow of speech, which is involuntary Words or phrases may come out as jerks or spurts Frequently rearranges words or phrases in a sentence, thus saying the same thing over and over again The stutterer finds it harder to start some sounds, words, phrases and a whole conversation as a result The stutterer feels tensed while trying to say something Frequently hesitates or pauses before trying to speak Some health professionals at a good […]

How to Prevent Voice Disorders?

Your voice is a very vital part of your life, and you need to take proper care of it. Life cannot be imagined without voice, that is without, speech or spoken language. It is your responsibility to preserve your God-gifted natural voice, and to take every preventive measure possible to avoid voice disorders. Prevention is always better than cure, as not all voice disorders can be treated. People with voice disorders willing for Voice Therapy should consult a certified Speech Language Pathologist at a recognised clinic dealing with voice disorder therapy in Kolkata. While some voice problems are temporary, and usually go away with time, others may be permanent and might even lead to dangerous consequences. Voice disorders vary according to their cause and type, like vocal fold paralysis, vocal fold nodules or polyps, paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM), spasmodic dysphonia, and others. Fortunately, most of the voice disorders are preventable, and one should not neglect the following preventive tips that are recommended by vocal health professionals at good centres of voice disorder therapy in Kolkata. Avoid voice misuse and overuse – This means that you should avoid shouting excessively and for prolonged periods of time. Speak in a low volume, without hurting or over-exercising your voice. Also, avoid noisy areas as far as possible, as you may be required to talk in a much higher volume. If you really need to talk to a noisy crowd, use a microphone to amplify your voice. Vocal health professionals at good clinics […]

Voice Disorder in Singers

A person suffering from voice problems experience pain and discomfort while speaking or singing. It involves difficulties in controlling the pitch, loudness and quality of the voice. When a person exhales, air gently passes through the throat, across the open vocal cords, and gradually goes out from the mouth and nose. While speaking, the vocal cords close partially as air travels through them, causing vibrations, thus producing the unique sound of one’s voice. This audio output of voice is the result of remarkable and complex interactions involving several body parts – especially the lungs, voice box (larynx) and mouth. If any of these delicate organs are damaged, it may lead to voice disorders. Voice is an essential entity in one’s life, especially singers. Calcuttans suffering from voice disorders need immediate attention and should visit a good voice disorder treatment clinic in Kolkata. They must be aware of the possible causes of voice disorders and undergo a treatment by consulting a skilled and professional Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), delaying which might result in dangerous consequences. Anyone can develop voice problems, but people having problems in vocal cords are at a higher risk. This risk factor increases in case of a singer who might face severe internal damages while singing, if not treated on time. It is unfortunate that singers, preachers, public orators and teachers have a high-risk of suffering from voice disorders due to the regular strain in their vocal cords. Voice disorders, however, also come with aging, when the muscles […]

Hoarseness Prevention and Treatment Tips

Hoarseness is a voice disorder in which a person faces abnormal voice changes. A hoarse voice may sound rough, breathy, strained and raspy and there may even be changes in the tone, pitch and volume of the voice. This voice disorder happens due to malformations in the vocal folds or the vocal cord, which are the main organs responsible for one’s voice. While breathing, the vocal folds remain apart, and while speaking or singing, they come together. Sound is produced when they vibrate while air leaves the lungs. Swelling or lumps on the vocal folds prevent them from coming together properly, which makes a change in the voice, resulting in a common form of voice disorder called hoarseness. Clinics that offer professional services in hoarseness treatment in Kolkata, agree on the common cause of hoarseness being acute laryngitis which occurs due to swelling from common cold, viral infection in upper respiratory tract, or irritation caused due to excessive voice use like screaming. Fortunately there are other causes of hoarseness that are temporary, and tend to go away with time. However, certain disorders like keratosis in the focal fold can lead to cancer. Some unusual causes of hoarseness include allergies, thyroid problems, neurological disorders, trauma received by the voice box, and sometimes even the normal menstrual cycle. It is, therefore, necessary to prevent before any serious damage happens to your precious voice, because prevention is always better than cure. Professional Speech Language Pathologists at clinics dealing with hoarseness treatment in Kolkata […]

Myths and Facts of Stammering Treatment

There are some common myths about stammering problems and it is our duty to eradicate them by pointing out the facts. Some common bad habits that originate from these myths are keeping oneself in isolation, feeling guilty, feeling the need of hiding stammering problems, feeling inferior or socially backward or fearing failures. Let us have a glance at the popular myths and the facts about stammering (or stuttering) problems.  1.        Myth: Stammering people are not smart.              Fact: There is no link at all between stammering and intelligence. 2.        Myth: Stammering is caused from nervousness, anxiety or a traumatic incident.              Fact: Stammering is not caused from nervousness, neither is it a psychological problem. Also, it is not right to assume that stammering people are prone to be nervous, anxious, or shy. Even non-stammering people can be as shy and reserved as them. There are many stutterers who are very open and outgoing. 3.         Myth: Stammering can be “caught” by imitating others or by listening to another person stutter.               Fact: Stammering is not a contagious disease that would be “caught”. Although the exact causes of stammering are not yet known, but recent research indicates that it might arise from hereditary or genetic causes, neuromuscular development, and the child’s environment as well. 4.          Myth: It is helpful to tell a stammering person to […]

How to cure Stammering Problem

Stammering, also termed as stuttering, is a common speech disorder in which a person has an interrupted flow of speech with involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, usually vowels or semivowels, syllables, words or phrases. It is also characterised with having repetitive breaks or pauses in between words or phrases or abnormal hesitation before speaking. It can be treated by performing various therapies, like, fluency shaping therapy, modification therapy, diaphragmatic breathing, and many more. Stammering therapy in Kolkata is performed by various speech language pathologists, like, Mr. Somenath Mukherjee, Mr. Mainak Santra, Mr. Probir Karmakar, Mr. Kuntal Sarkar, Mr. Abhishek Chakraborty, Mr. Somesh Bhattacherjee and others. Some very effective methods of treating stammering problems are developing slow rate of speech, helping with effortless speech production, breathing exercises and educating parents to help their children. There are certain stammering problems that are not easy to detect, and to do so, very skilled Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) are required. It should be kept in mind, however, that there are certain stuttering problems which cannot be completely cured of, but they can be controlled by performing various therapies. Many therapists prefer the learning strategies to treat stammerers, such as the speed reduction, breathing regulation, progressing gradually from single-syllabled word pronunciations to longer words, and eventually to long and complex sentences. Another effective approach towards treating stammering problems is the comprehensive approach, in which the emphasis is given on changing the attitude of the stammerer towards communication. It is to see the positive side to […]

Speech Therapy Types And Benefits For Kids With Stammering Problems

There are times when the child is unable to understand and express languages or finds it difficult in pronouncing the words that might divest in language development as well as communication skills. There are numerous kinds of speech defects that happen due to different problems. The most common type of speech problem that is spotted with children is the delayed speech and language development. Speech defects can occur due to severe injuries or some medical condition as well. Speech therapy is a method with the help of which one can improve their child’s ability to understand and remember the language with the help of different types of methods and learning techniques for improving communication skills and language development. Speech therapy consists of two methods that enhance the language development: Verbal Technique: In this type of speech therapy technique, mouth coordination is done to produce sounds that make words and sentences. This particular method is to control the fluency and volume of a child. Comprehending the alphabets and its consecutive uses for the formation of words and sentences is very important. The verbal technique helps the child to understand the basics of the language. With a little bit of hard work and determination from both the speech therapist and the child, the language can be understood easily in a convenient way. Understanding And Expressing Technique: This technique trains the child to address the language with the help of written signs and include pictures. These days, there are numerous interactive and engaging […]

Free Speech is now official: Pronunciation Therapy for the Modern Corporate

The state of corporate affairs and lifestyle is changing and apart from your educational qualification and skills, one of the most important aspects that H.R managers closely monitor is communication skills. The corporate ecosystem is highly communication based across industry and it is no longer based on textual context. While the 90’s and early 2000’s was dependent on textual communication like fax, and mail, thanks to digital advancement, the corporate system is quickly becoming highly communicative over channels. Employees are needed to be present on conference calls, meetings are held over Skype, there are presentations to be done every day and hence speech and communication is now a career enhancing skill or aspect that decides how your career progresses. One of the speech problems that many seem to suffer from is pronunciation problem. We are not talking about the kind where you end up pronouncing a word incorrectly because of your mother -tongue’s influence; we are talking about graver pronunciation problems that arise due to physiological or developmental disorders pertinent from childhood. Pronunciation problems can be of many kinds. It could be either a problem with articulation, it could be a phonological disorder, or it could be due to childhood apraxia of speech. Articulation Problems: This problem deals with the replacement of certain sounds with another sound that causes the word to be articulated in a wrong way. For e.g, replacing the ‘ra’ sound with ‘wa’ sound. While this is apparent and pertinent in children, adults suffer from this problem […]