Human beings have a vocal cord which is also known as the voice box or vocal folds and their folded tissue in the throat. These folds are the main key of producing sounds and the size of our vocal cords are responsible for the pitch of voice. They open and vibrate while breathing, speaking or singing which is controlled through the vagus nerve. Vocal cord is also responsible for protecting the airway from getting choked and regulating the flow of air. If this vocal cord becomes paralyzed then it might lead to serious problems. Here in this article we are going to discuss Vocal cord palsy in detail and its management through herbal medicine.
What is Vocal Cord Palsy
Vocal cord paralysis is the disorder of voice where both folds of the vocal cord do not close or open properly. It is very rare to see paralysis of both the folds and this can also lead to a life-threatening situation. These vocal cords are found in the larynx and are above the windpipe which helps us in breathing as well as other things. When the vocal fold gets paralyzed then the folds might remain open making the lungs as well as air passage unprotected. This might also make it difficult to swallow things whether it’s liquid or solid. This then can result in accidentally swallowing lungs resulting in dangerous health issues. Some problems resulting in this health issue are viral infection, cancer or surgery.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Vocal Cord Palsy
Paralysis of the vocal cord can lead to a very serious problem making it difficult to breathe as well as swallowing.
Some Clinical Features Of The Disease
- Difficulty in breathing
- Choking while eating food or drinking.
- Losing the gag reflex
- Frequently taking breaths while talking
- Clearing the throat frequently
- Uncontrollable coughing
- Not able to speak loudly
- Diminished vocal pitch
What Are The Causes Of Vocal Cord Palsy
In case of vocal cord palsy the nerve impulses are disturbed leading to paralysis of vocal cord muscle
- Vocal cord injury during surgery:- Surgery near thencek can cause damage to the nerve causing severe damage to the vocal cord. Surgeries to the esophagus, chest, neck or thyroid gland can increase the risk.
- Stroke:- This can result in disturbed flow of blood to the brain especially the part that helps in sending messages to the vocal cord.
- Neck Injury:- Trauma to the chest or neck could cause injury to the nerves of the neck resulting in vocal cord palsy.
- Neurological condition:- People who have neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease are most likely to suffer from vocal cord palsy.
How Vocal Cord Palsy Can Be Diagnosed
Some Of The Ways That Can Help In Diagnosing The Disease And Following Are The Test Including
- Scans:- This includes CT scan, MRI and X-Rays that can help in diagnosing the disease.
- Laryngeal Electromyography:- These tests are helpful in measuring the electric currents of the muscles present in the voice box. In this test small needles are inserted into the skin of the neck and this helps in knowing the treatment for the patient.
Herbal Medicine For Vocal Cord Palsy For Planet Ayurveda
Herbal Medicine provided by Planet Ayurveda is 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. Each herbal medicine is prepared under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested as well. All the herbal medicines are clinically tested as well making it safe to use and free from side-effects.
The List Of Herbal Medicine Including
- Ashwagandha Ghrita
- Brahmi Chyawanprash
- Kanchnaar Guggul
- Tumo Trim capsules
- Shilajit capsules
1. Ashwagandha Ghrita
It is made from the combination of herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Raisin (Vitis vinifera), Pippali (Piper longum) and many more. It is helpful in giving strength to the muscles as well as nerves which is commonly affected in the vocal cord palsy. Along with that it is effective in treating any effect caused by the injury and increasing the process of healing.
Dosage:- One teaspoon twice daily after meals.
2. Brahmi Chyawanprash
This is blend of herbs like Bala (Sida cordifolia), Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) etc. It is packed with antioxidants as well as proteins and naturally helps in toning and rejuvenating the muscles of the throat. It is also very useful in preventing the body from any kind of infection which is the common reason behind the paralysis of the vocal cord.
Dosage:- One teaspoon after meals twice a day.
3. Kanchnaar Guggul
It is formed from the powerful herbs like Kachmar (Bauhinia variegata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. It is one of the best herbal medicines for maintaining the good health of the thyroid gland. It is also very effective in treating ailments like snoring or choking.
Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily after meals with water.
4. Tumo Trim capsules
These capsules are filled with herbs like Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) and many others together is an effective herbal medicine for treating Vocal cord palsy. It is very effective in promoting natural healing of the vocal muscles. Along with that it is quite very helpful in reducing pain and improving any kind of breathing problem.
Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
5. Shilajit capsules
It is made from one single yet powerful herb called Shilajit (Asphaltum) packed with antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. It is effective in increasing the flow of blood in the brain and helping in improving the movement of the vocal cord. Along with that it is very helpful in balancing the body both physically as well as mentally.
Dosage:- One capsule with plain water after meals
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As discussed above Vocal cord palsy is a life threatening disease which could also cause death. Allopathic medicine might give some temporary relief but won’t remove the root cause of the disease. All the mentioned herbal medicine will naturally reduce the symptoms of the palsy and improve the health of vocal cord muscles.