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A vocal polyp is a soft, noncancerous growth, similar to a blister. They can include blood within the blister that resolves over time to produce a clear blister. Voice polyps cause the voice to be hoarse, low and breathy.
It may sound surprising, but dry air can cause a buildup of thick mucus in the throat as your body tries to humidify air before it enters your lungs. Running a humidifier in your room while you sleep can be a game-changer for your mucus levels.
While they are too many to list, countless medications can cause a buildup of thick mucus in the throat. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if your medicine may be causing this and what you can do to mitigate its effects.
Vocal inflammation from overuse causes mucus to build in the throat. In general, singers should make lifestyle sacrifices in order to preserve the voice in a healthy and relaxed state. This means no shouting at events, not trying to speak in loud environments, etc.
Know your vocal range and stay within it; and, above all else, listen to yourself. Use your ears along with your voice when you sing, and you will have a clearer picture of your strengths and shortcomings.
Drinking eight glasses of water a day is an excellent way of keeping the vocal membranes hydrated and your voice healthy. It goes without saying that smoking, screaming or anything that puts undue strain on your voice is best avoided. Even second-hand smoke can contribute to a sore throat. Furthermore, a hoarse voice is going to stop your talent in its tracks.
Air flows through your body when you are singing; so, by sitting or slouching, you are stopping your diaphragm from fully expanding. Good posture can keep the air moving fluidly, keep your throat open, and help you hold high notes longer. Good posture can also help you to project your voice more effectively.
Every time I start working with a voice student, I insist that he or she starts a workout routine that includes full-body aerobic exercise such as running, swimming, or even walking at a brisk pace. Aerobic exercise not only builds a strong heart and healthy blood circulation, but it helps to expand the lungs and keep the airways clear. As singers we need our lungs to work for us, not against us, and you can increase your lung capacity by getting regular exercise. For best results, aim for getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, five or six days a week. Your voice will thank you!
Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) is a type of airway clearance therapy that helps clear mucus from the lungs. The two primary types of PEP therapy are flutter valves and acapella breathing devices.
The device is triangular-shaped with a fluttering steel ball inside. When you exhale into the flutter valve against backpressure, the ball rattles and creates high-frequency oscillations. This action helps to break up the mucus so it can be cleared more easily.
PEP therapy is an airway clearance technique that uses high-frequency vibrations or oscillations to move small volumes of air back and forth in the respiratory tract. This action helps loosen secretions, making them easier to cough up for removal.
The two primary types of vibratory PEP therapy include flutter valves and acapella breathing devices. Both have similar characteristics and are effective in clearing secretions in patients with cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and COPD.
PEP therapy is safe, easy to use, and cost-effective. It can be self-administered, which makes it an attractive option for patients who want to take an active role in their airway clearance therapy. Thanks for reading, and, as always, breathe easy, my friend.
Maybe you first notice something is wrong when your normally clear-as-a-bell voice gets a little bit husky. Pretty soon all that your friends can hear is a lot of croaking when you try to speak up. Too much singing in the shower, you wonder, or is something more serious to blame?
Each time you talk or sing, you use different muscles, including some in your mouth and throat. Just like other muscles in your body, overuse of the ones that help you speak can lead to fatigue, strain, and injury. The wrong technique can also bring on hoarseness.
It's an autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. About 1 in 3 people with RA get vocal problems, including a sore throat and loss of voice. That's because the condition can affect tiny joints in your face and throat, which leads to problems with your breathing and the way your vocal cords work.
The amino acid N-acetyl cysteine in raw eggs is thought to clear the toxins in the vocal cords and thus provide a clear voice. For this reason, many people think that the voice will improve immediately by drinking raw eggs in situations that require performance such as concerts, pre-conferences, etc. But the truth is not quite what was thought.
Our vocal cords are located at the top of the voice box, known as the larynx. This is a section of the windpipe. During swallowing, foods pushed down by the tongue and tongue root pass into the oesophagus without contact with the vocal cords, with the epiglottis and ventricular bands closing before the vocal cords. In other words, anything we eat or drink does not come into direct contact with our vocal cords unless there is a situation where nutrients escape into the windpipe. For this reason, foods such as herbal tea, honey, raw eggs do not improve our voice directly when eaten and drank. However, some foods may have positive or negative effects on the health and sound beauty of the larynx when consumed regularly. For example, lemon, wild mustard grass, etc. some herbal mouthwashes have a constricting feature of the throat, prevents thick and muffled noise. Alcohol, caffeine and similar stimulants, bitter or very spicy foods, again affect the structure of the throat. Tobacco is smoky when it is smoked and can be in direct contact with the vocal cords and the toxic substances in it can adhere to the vocal cords and reduce the sound quality.
Since nutrients do not pass directly over our vocal cords, it is not the right approach that raw eggs clean and strengthen our vocal cords. However, the amino acid N-acetyl cysteine, which is the building block of glutathione compound that purifies toxins from alcohol and cigarette smoke, can provide some benefit for clearing our throat in the long term.
The acapella® choice Vibratory PEP Therapy System provides the ability to open airways and mobilize or loosen secretions. It disassembles into four, easy-to-clean parts that withstand autoclaving, boiling, and dishwashing.Read MoreTheraPEP® PEP Therapy SystemTheraPEP® PEP Therapy System is used for mobilizing secretions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including cystic fibrosis (CF). Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) therapy with TheraPEP® PEP Therapy System can be self-administered by the patient in any setting.Read MoreAcapella® Choice Blue PEP Therapy DeviceThe acapella® vibratory PEP devices are for single patient use and provides positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy for patients who have Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, asthma, and lung diseases with secretory problems, and patients with atelectasis.Read Moreacapella® Duet Vibratory PEP Therapy SystemPortex® acapella® duet allows convenient administration of bronchodilator or mucolytic treatments concurrently with vibratory PEP therapy, without the need for a tee adapter. Vibratory PEP therapy and nebulisation in one device saves time, effort and cost.Read MoreThis page was last updated: Wednesday September 20 2017
So,I want to know if my issue is mucus-related and allergies-related.I have bad allergies. I get sneezing attacks, itchy eyes, roof of mouth, back of throat, ears, etc. I used to be able to sing easier than I am now and hit higher notes.But my range has shrunk and I am not sure why.I have no pain, no burning sensation etc. that would let me know I am doing something wrong.It's just that when I try to sing higher, no sound comes out. Just the sound of whistling air, soft high-pitched squeals and that's it. It just feels like something is not letting me hit the higher resonance of my voice and I'm not sure why.Sometimes when I drink water and sing a plain high-ish note, it sounds higher than it did before I drank the water but just as quickly, like a switch was turned off, it goes back down to sounding dull and low. I don't know why this happens.Again, no pain or burning.It just sounds like my voice is being held back by something and I am sick of it!Any tips? Vocal warmups?
Past few years my voice has had varying degrees of mucus and at times cannot sing at all due to what seems like mild laryngitis. Different registers can be affected in any combination, sometimes I have a voice so clear I have my full range. At times my speaking voice is also affected. I don't have runny, stuffy, watery anything. I feel fine except for the vocal issue. Thoughts?
Hello judy!im 15 yo singer from indonesia.on february i sing without any rest.for a week i keep practicing for my performance.i did the performance really well.but then my voice starts to hoarse.then i visited a doctor he said i got faringitis.he said i have too much slime on my throat.and my vocal cord cant closed properly when i sing.i got diagnosed on march but until right now (after taking all the medicine) it still bothers me A LOT.the uncontrolable buzz making me crazy everytime i reach high notes.i have a vocal coach he said i have to do total vocal rest..is it really helping?please please help me Judy...:( 2b1af7f3a8