Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Family Doctor’s Tale – MUSCLE TENSION DYSPHONIA

DOC I HAVE A MUSCLE TENSION DYSPHONIA Muscle Tension Dysphonia is an excessive tightness or imbalnce of the muscles in and around the vocal box resulting in hoarseness and difficulty in using the voice. The causes of Muscle Tension Dysphonia … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – VOCAL PARALYSIS

DOC I HAVE A VOCAL PARALYSIS Vocal paralysis is a paralysis of one or both of the vocal cords and results in inability to close the the vocal cords completely. Vocal paralysis usually involve one of the vocal cords. If … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX

DOC I HAVE LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR) is a chronic disease of the pharynx (throat) and larynx (voice box) whose mucosa is damaged by abnormal acid backflow (reflux) of gastric acid from the stomach to the esophagus. The … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – EARLOBE INFECTION

DOC I HAVE A EARLOBE INFECTION The earlobe or pinna is the outer lobe of the ear which help to protect the ear canal. Infection can affect the earlobe which is made up of cartilage covered by skin,                                   Earlobes … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA

DOC I HAVE CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA Chronic Suppurative Otitis media is chronic inflammation and infection of the middle ear which can result in a persistent foul smelling ear discharge and hearing loss. Chronic Suppurative Otitis media occurs in the … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – DEAFNESS

DOC I HAVE HEARING LOSSDeafness or hearing loss is the inability to hear. The causes of Deafness are: A.Conductive hearing lossHere sound waves cannot be transmitted from the external environment to the cochlea.The problem may lie in 1.the external ear … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – BLINDNESS

DOC I AM BLINDBlindness is the inability to see. The degree of blindness depends on the extent of loss of vision. The causes of blindness are:1.cataract 2.glaucomaGlaucoma is due to a build-up of pressure within the eye causing damage to … Continue reading

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