Q23.What effect does your lifestyle have on your throat?

A23. It has a major affect on your throat. If you lead an unhealthy lifestyle as in smoking, drinking too excess and too much junk food plus late nights then this will be reflected in the health of your throat.

Smoking can irritate the throat, causing the tissues to become dry and inflamed. Too much alcohol can do the same. But combining the two is even more risky and increases the chance of throat or mouth cancer.

A poor diet can result in your immune system operating at less than normal which may increases the likelihood of you developing a disease or infection. A sore throat is an indicator of this.

Stress, dust allergies and being overweight are also contributory factors.

This is discussed in more detail in our looking after your throat section.

FAQS Index : Sore throat FAQ

Sore throat FAQs

  1. What does the throat consist of?
  2. What does the throat do?
  3. What is the larynx?
  4. What are the tonsils?
  5. How do the vocal cords work?
  6. What enables us to speak?
  7. Why do we get a sore throat?
  8. Can you treat a sore throat with antibiotics?
  9. Why does my child get lots of sore throats?
  10. What is diphtheria?
  11. What is croup?
  12. What is quinsy?
  13. What is acid reflux?
  14. What is strep throat?
  15. What is the difference between a viral throat infection and a bacterial throat infection?
  1. Why do children have frequent episodes of tonsillitis?
  2. What are adenoids?
  3. Do you need to have your tonsils removed?
  4. What are the different types of throat cancer?
  5. What causes throat cancer?
  6. How is throat cancer treated?
  7. Can oral sex damage the throat?
  8. What effect does your lifestyle have on your throat?
  9. Why are singers prone to throat problems?
  10. Why does being overweight affect your throat?
  11. Can you treat a sore throat at home?
  12. My child has a sore throat; do I need to see my GP?
  13. What causes someone to lose their voice?
  14. Can you prevent a sore throat?
  15. Why is it important to look after your throat?

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