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December 14, 2016 adminNews

Zenker’s Diverticulum: What is it and How do you Treat it? Zenker’s Diverticulum is a rare, benign throat disorder seen mainly in elderly people. It is an outpouching that develops in a weakened area at the back of the throat. Although Zenker’s Diverticulum is the most common type of esophageal diverticulum, the true incidence is difficult to determine because so many people with the disorder have no symptoms. Studies have reported statistics showing an annual incidence of 300,000 cases of Zenker’s Diverticulum in the US,...



November 26, 2013 adminNews

When it comes to Thanksgiving and being healthy, many of us worry about overdoing it. This is a natural concern, especially given the wide range of health problems that can come with obesity. However, if you suffer from a common swallowing disorder, you may not be able to enjoy everything that Thanksgiving has to offer...



August 23, 2013 adminNews

Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, as the name describes, is a recurring disease characterized by the growth of small papillomas, or tumors, in the respiratory tract. It is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). According to The Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Foundation, RRP is a rare disease with an estimated 6,000...



August 7, 2013 adminNews

It is typical for people to have fluids flowing through their throat throughout the day. What people do not realize is that we all produce up to one quart of mucus every day from our nose, sinuses, and throat. Mucus is an integral part of your immune system moistens and helps trap and destroy bacteria and viruses before they...



October 28, 2011 adminNews

Adele, the singer-songwriter has announced that she will be undergoing surgery to treat recurrent hoarseness. Adele has cancelled her tour due to voice changes caused by vocal fold hemhorrage. She has previously been forced to cancel individual shows because of rapid deterioration in her voice, and has now opted for surgery to help her with her condition...



July 15, 2011 adminNews

Adele, the singer-songwriter, blogged today that she has been diagnosed with a vocal fold hemorrhage, and unfortunately has been forced to cancel her tour. A vocal fold hemorrhage is, as Adele described, like a ‘black eye’ of the vocal fold. The vocal fold has many blood vessels within which normally are very small. In the...



July 15, 2011 adminNews

John Mayer diagnosed with granuloma of the larynx On September 16, 2011 John Mayer wrote on his blog that he has been diagnosed with a granuloma next to his vocal cords which has caused him to cancel his signing engagements and postopone the release of his next album...


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Throatdisorder.com is an online resource for patients and physicians to learn more about common voice, swallowing, breathing and throat disorders. Throat complaints, from cough to cancer, are a common reason for patients to seek medical treatment. This website developed as a result of Dr. Sunil Verma's passions: that of education, patient care, and interest in technology.

NOTE : The information presented on this site is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician. It may not be appropriate to your individual case, and should not be used in making treatment decisions, especially with regard to medication. Considerable effort is made to ensure that the information on this site is accurate, but medicine is a changing field, and this website is not responsible for errors or omissions. Use of this website acknowledges the above.

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