VOCAL CORD NODULES – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Vocal cord nodules are the noncancerous growths in the vocal cords, occur due to the overuse of voice.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • CAUSES OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • TREATMENTS FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • PROGNOSIS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • VOCAL CORD NODULES   AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • YOGA FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Speech impairment
  • A feeling of a lump in the throat
  • Rough voice
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Low pitched voice
  • Inability to speak loudly
  • Coughing

CAUSES OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Overuse of voice
  • Smoking
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) aggravates the condition 
  • Inflammation of vocal cords aggravates the condition

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

The causative factor of vocal cord nodules is the repetitive overuse of voice. It may aggravate due to the various factors. Vocal cords are the flexible muscular tissues located in the larynx. Infection and inflammation of vocal cords also contribute to the symptoms.

DIAGNOSIS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Proper history taking
  • Based on the signs and symptoms
  • Stroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy

TREATMENTS FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Vocal therapy
  • Surgical interventions
  • Laser surgery
  • Treatment for underlying medical conditions

PROGNOSIS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Early diagnosis and treatment helps to cure the symptoms and regain the voice

COMPLICATIONS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES             

  • Voice strain

VOCAL CORD NODULES   AND AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda, vocal cord nodules are managed symptomatologically. The treatment for ‘swarabheda’ is most effective in relieving the symptoms.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Excess dosha vitiation
  • Athiprasanga – overuse of voice
  • Aganthu factors – infections

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Changes in the tone and pitch of voice

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Due to the overuse of the voice, tridoshas (vata, pitta, kapha) get vitiated, particularly the vata and kapha dosha. Disturbance in these doshas causes growths in the vocal cord leading to symptoms of vocal cord nodules.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Hoarseness of voice – swarabheda

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Symptoms are manageable with ayurvedic medications

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Sitopaladi churna
  • Yashtimadhu Ghana vati
  • Naradiya laxmivilasa rasa
  • Brahmi Ghrita
  • Vachadi Ghrita
  • Ashtanga Ghrita
  • Ashta Mangal Ghrita
  • Guduchyadi Rasayana
  • Chewing of madhuka (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and vacha (Acorus calamus)

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Moisten the throat frequently
  • Avoid dehydration
  • Voice rest
  • Avoid cold drinks

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, cow’s milk, ghee

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VOCAL CORD NODULES 

  1. Contribution of Ayurveda for the management of Swarabheda: A case study

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338995599_Contribution_of_Ayurveda_for_the_management_of_Swarabheda_A_case_study

  • A rare case report: Ayurvedic management of vocal cord nodules

https://www.ijhas.in/article.asp?issn=2278-344X;year=2019;volume=8;issue=4;spage=282;epage=284;aulast=Khoja

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