Hoarseness Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Hoarseness. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Hoarseness or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Laryngitis Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box (vocal cords). The most common cause of acute laryngitis is infection, which...learn more »
  • Lung Cancer Lung cancer kills more men and women than any other form of cancer. Eight out of 10 lung cancers are due to tobacco smoke. Lung...learn more »
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection An upper respiratory infection is a contagious infection of the structures of the upper respiratory tract, which includes the...learn more »
  • Sjogren's Syndrome Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease involving the abnormal production of extra antibodies that attack the glands and...learn more »
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    Sjogren's Syndrome Article
    • Sjögren's syndrome facts
    • What is Sjögren's syndrome?
    • What causes Sjögren's syndrome?
    • What are risk factors for developing Sjögren's syndrome?
    • What are Sjögren's syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • How is Sjögren's syndrome diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for Sjögren's syndrome? Will dietary changes improve Sjögren's syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • What are complications of Sjögren's syndrome?
    • Is it possible to prevent Sjögren's syndrome?
    • What is the prognosis for patients with Sjögren's syndrome?
    • What types of doctors treat Sjögren's syndrome?
    • Conclusion
  • GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn) GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a condition in which the acidified liquid contents of the stomach backs up into the...learn more »
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    GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn) Article
    • GERD (acid reflux) facts
    • What is GERD or acid reflux?
    • What causes GERD (acid reflux)?
    • What are the symptoms of uncomplicated GERD?
    • What are the complications of GERD?
    • How is GERD or acid reflux diagnosed and evaluated?
    • Symptoms and procedures to diagnose GERD
    • GERD (acid reflux) tests
    • How is GERD (acid reflux) treated?
    • Lifestyle changes and GERD (acid reflux) diet
    • GERD (acid reflux) medications
    • GERD surgery
    • What is a reasonable approach to the management of GERD (acid reflux)?
    • What are the unresolved issues in GERD (acid reflux)?
  • Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer) Symptoms of cancer of the larynx, the organ at the front of the neck, include hoarseness, a lump in the neck, sore throat, cough,...learn more »
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    Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer) Article
    • Throat cancer (larynx cancer) facts*
    • What is throat (larynx) cancer?
    • What causes throat cancer?
    • What are the risk factors for throat cancer?
    • What are the types of larynx (throat) cancer?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of throat cancer?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose throat cancer?
    • How is throat cancer staging determined?
    • What kinds of specialists treat throat cancer?
    • What is the treatment for throat cancer?
    • Are there home remedies for throat (larynx) cancer?
    • What kind of support is available for those with throat cancer?
    • What is the prognosis for patients with throat cancer?
    • Is it possible to prevent throat cancer?
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and non-prescription drugs and certain medical conditions. Symptoms of dry...learn more »
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    Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Article
    • What is dry mouth?
    • How common is dry mouth?
    • What are the benefits of saliva?
    • What causes dry mouth?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of dry mouth?
    • How do health care professionals diagnose dry mouth?
    • What is the treatment for dry mouth?
    • Is it possible to prevent dry mouth?
    • What is the prognosis of dry mouth?
  • Allergy (Allergies) An allergy refers to a misguided reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. ...learn more »
  • Stroke A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding...learn more »
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    Stroke Article
    • Stroke facts
    • What is a stroke?
    • What are the different types of stroke?
    • What causes a stroke?
    • What are the risk factors for stroke?
    • What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
    • What are the warning signs of a stroke?
    • What are the symptoms of a stroke?
    • How is a stroke diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for stroke?
    • What is the prognosis for stroke?
    • Is recovery after a stroke possible?
    • What is stroke rehabilitation?
    • Can strokes be prevented?
  • Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurological disease characterized by a fixed inexpressive face, a tremor at rest,...learn more »
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    Parkinson's Disease Article
    • Parkinson's disease facts
    • What is Parkinson's disease?
    • What causes Parkinson's disease?
    • What genes are linked to Parkinson's disease?
    • Who is at risk for Parkinson's disease?
    • What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
    • What other conditions resemble Parkinson's disease?
    • How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease?
    • How can people learn to cope with Parkinson's disease?
    • Can Parkinson's disease be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis of Parkinson's disease?
  • Head and Neck Cancer Head and neck cancer is cancer of the oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, or lymph...learn more »
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    Head and Neck Cancer Article
    • Head and neck cancer facts*
    • What is cancer?
    • What kinds of cancers are considered cancers of the head and neck?
    • How common are head and neck cancers?
    • What causes head and neck cancers?
    • What are common symptoms of head and neck cancers?
    • How are head and neck cancers diagnosed?
    • What health professionals treat patients with head and neck cancers?
    • How are head and neck cancers treated?
    • Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?
    • What rehabilitation or support options are available for patients with head and neck cancers?
    • Is follow-up treatment necessary? What does it involve?
    • What can people who have had head and neck cancer do to reduce the risk of developing a second primary (new) cancer?
  • Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus occurs as a complication of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), primarily in white males. GERD...learn more »
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    Barrett's Esophagus Article
    • Barrett's esophagus facts
    • What is Barrett's esophagus?
    • Why is there so much interest in Barrett's esophagus?
    • What causes Barrett's esophagus?
    • Who develops Barrett's esophagus?
    • What is the specific abnormality in the inner lining (epithelium) of Barrett's esophagus?
    • What about the cancer that occurs in Barrett's esophagus?
    • What is dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus?
    • What is the risk of developing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus in Barrett's?
    • What are the symptoms of Barrett's esophagus?
    • How is GERD with or without Barrett's esophagus treated?
    • Why is it important to screen patients with GERD to diagnose Barrett's esophagus?
    • Why is it critical to be accurate in the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus?
    • What does endoscopic biopsy surveillance in Barrett's esophagus involve?
    • How is high grade dysplasia managed?
    • How is low grade dysplasia managed?
    • What are the experimental approaches for treatment of high grade dysplasia?
    • What experimental options are there for Barrett's esophagus WITHOUT dysplasia?
    • What does the future hold for Barrett's esophagus?
  • Reflux Laryngitis Acid backing up into the larynx (voice box), it causes reflux laryngitis. Irritation of the lining of the esophagus, larynx, and...learn more »
    In This Article
    Reflux Laryngitis Article
    • Reflux laryngitis facts
    • Why does reflux laryngitis occur?
    • What are the typical symptoms of reflux laryngitis?
    • How is reflux laryngitis evaluated?
    • What are home remedies, OTC medications, and lifestyle changes (diet) that can help reflux?
    • What types of medications are used to treat reflux?
    • What are the difficulties in diagnosing reflux laryngitis?
  • Diphtheria Diphtheria is a disease that causes symptoms and signs such as fever, enlarged lymph nodes, and swallowing problems. Erythromycin...learn more »
    In This Article
    Diphtheria Article
    • Diphtheria facts
    • What is diphtheria?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of diphtheria?
    • What is the history of diphtheria?
    • What causes diphtheria?
    • What are risk factors for diphtheria?
    • How do physicians diagnose diphtheria?
    • What is the treatment for diphtheria?
    • What are possible complications of diphtheria?
    • What is the prognosis of diphtheria?
    • Is it possible to prevent diphtheria? Is there a diphtheria vaccine?
  • Is Laryngitis Contagious? Laryngitis is inflammation and swelling of the voice box (larynx). Causes of laryngitis are viral, bacterial, fungal, strenuous...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is Laryngitis Contagious? Article
    • What is laryngitis?
    • Is laryngitis contagious?
    • How will I know I have laryngitis?
    • How is laryngitis spread?
    • When will I know I'm cured of laryngitis?
    • When should I contact a health-care professional about laryngitis?
  • Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Smoking is an addiction. More than 430,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from smoking related illnesses. Secondhand smoke or...learn more »
    In This Article
    Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Article
    • Smoking and quitting smoking facts
    • What problems are caused by smoking?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of cigarette addiction?
    • What are the steps in quitting?
    • Getting ready to quit smoking
    • On the day you quit smoking
    • Staying quit
    • What methods can help a person quit smoking?
    • Nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking
    • Nicotine patches
    • Nicorette gum
    • Nicotine lozenges
    • What prescription products are available for smoking cessation?
    • How can nicotine-containing products be used safely?
    • What are e-cigarettes?
    • Is an e-cigarette harmful?
    • Is secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes harmful?
    • What is in the future for smoking?
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Superior vena cava syndrome is compression of the superior vena cava vein located in the upper chest. Causes of superior vena...learn more »
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    Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Article
    • Superior vena cava syndrome facts
    • Introduction
    • What causes superior vena cava syndrome?
    • What are the symptoms of superior vena cava syndrome?
    • How is superior vena cava syndrome diagnosed?
    • How is superior vena cava syndrome treated?
    • What is the prognosis for superior vena cava syndrome?
  • Allergy Treatment Begins At Home Avoiding allergy triggers at home is one of the best ways to prevent allergy symptoms. Controlling temperature, humidity, and...learn more »
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    Allergy Treatment Begins At Home Article
    • Allergy treatment facts
    • Introduction
    • Cleaning and More Cleaning: What Really Helps?
    • What are great techniques for mold patrol?
    • How can people with allergies ideally control the air quality and climate in their homes?
    • How can dust covers help?
    • What are carpet powders? Can they help?
    • What to do with the pets?
    • What do I do with those ghastly cockroaches?
  • Allergic Cascade The allergic cascade refers to allergic reactions that happen in the body in response to allergens. A variety of immune cells and...learn more »
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    Allergic Cascade Article
    • The allergic cascade facts
    • Who are the "players" in the allergic cascade?
    • What about a more detailed look at the "players?"
    • What are cytokines?
    • What is the "early phase" of an allergic reaction?
    • What is the "late phase" of an allergic reaction?
    • What are the consequences of the allergic cascade?
    • How does understanding the allergic cascade help?
  • 19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough Coughing is a reflex that helps a person clear their airways of irritants. There are many causes of an excessive or severe...learn more »
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    19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough Article
    • What causes coughing?
    • 19 natrual and home remedies to cure and soothe a cough
    • What over-the-counter (OTC) products cure or soothe a cough?
    • What prescription drugs cure a cough?
    • How can I get rid of a nighttime cough?
    • What kind of a doctor treats a cough?
    • When should I see a doctor about a cough?
  • Hunter Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis II, MPS II) Hunter syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis II, MPS II) is an inherited or genetic disease. Signs and symptoms of Hunter syndrome...learn more »
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    Hunter Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis II, MPS II) Article
    • Hunter syndrome definition and facts
    • What is Hunter syndrome?
    • What are the signs symptoms of Hunter syndrome?
    • What causes Hunter syndrome?
    • Who gets Hunter syndrome?
    • Which specialties of doctors treat Hunter syndrome?
    • How is Hunter syndrome diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for Hunter syndrome?
    • What are the complications of Hunter syndrome?
    • What is the life-expectancy for a person with Hunter syndrome?
    • What are other names for Hunter syndrome?
  • Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Hereditary angioedema or HAE is a genetic disease that causes swelling of the skin and tissues beneath it. Symptoms of HAE...learn more »
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    Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Article
    • Hereditary angioedema (HAE) definition and facts:
    • What is hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • What are the symptoms of hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • What are the types or forms of hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • What causes hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • What triggers hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • What about pregnancy and hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • Which specialties of doctors treat hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • How is hereditary angioedema (HAE) diagnosed?
    • What are the treatment guidelines for hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • How can a person with hereditary angioedema (HAE) avoid triggers and manage the disease?
    • Tips for managing and living with hereditary angioedema (HAE)
    • What are the complications of hereditary angioedema (HAE)?
    • What is the prognosis for a person with hereditary angioedema (HAE)?