Throat related problems

The throat is a delicate structure which works efficiently and effectively. It is capable of a wide range of functions which are essential to our health and wellbeing. However there are times when things can go wrong.

Fir instance, the throat can be affected by viruses and bacteria which cause a variety of infections.

Throat infections are discussed further in a separate section.

But, there are a whole range of health conditions which affect the throat as well as other areas of the body. These include:

  • Dysphonia
  • Dysphagia
  • Throat ulcers
  • Globus pharyngeus
  • Acid reflux
  • Lumps in the throat
  • Reinke’s oedema
  • Enlarged adenoids
  • Congenital throat problems
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • Pharyngeal pouch
  • Croup
  • Sinusitis
  • Bad breath

All of these are discussed in more detail as subsections within this guide.

A sore throat can be an indication of a health condition such as these mentioned above which requires medical treatment. They are treatable although in many cases they are largely preventable.

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