A Mini-Series of Explanations           from:
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia,  anyway?A Mini-Series of Explanations
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?      Spasmodic      Dysphonia    is thought to be a   neurological    disorder     by...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O It is now believed that Spasmodic Dysphonia is caused by the malfunctioning of the l...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?                  O The                    malfunction                    occurs when ...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O In   most cases, when the vocal cords spasm, they slam shut preventing air from pass...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O In some cases, when the vocal cords spasm, they fail to close; remaining open, so ai...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?        O In other cases, when the          vocal folds spasm, they          will pres...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O So, what     CAUSES Spasmodic  Dysphonia?Currently, there are only theoriesfor the c...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?             O Is there a cure?            It depends on who you ask.            Many ...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O REMEMBER: All is NOT Doom & Gloom!      While any voice      disorder can be        ...
What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?This concludes “What is Spasmodic Dysphonia,anyway?” mini-presentation byVoicelessInNe...
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The first in a mini-series of presentations in my "Mini-Series of Explanations". This presentation explains in brief, simple terms what Spasmodic Dysphonia is, as well as some of its possible causes.

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  • You're welcome, Noelle! I'm glad it was helpful! Thank you for providing the link! I will check it out.
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  • Thanks for this presentation. It gives all the basic info in an interesting way! I have SD and have just written a novel about a main character with SD. Please check it out on my blog at www.noellewall.com. Thanks.
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What Is Spasmodic Dysphonia Anyway 3 May 2012

  1. 1. A Mini-Series of Explanations from:
  2. 2. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?A Mini-Series of Explanations
  3. 3. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway? Spasmodic Dysphonia is thought to be a neurological disorder by many in the medical field.
  4. 4. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O It is now believed that Spasmodic Dysphonia is caused by the malfunctioning of the laryngeal nerve that runs from the brain … …to the larynx, a.k.a., the voice box.
  5. 5. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway? O The malfunction occurs when the Laryngeal Nerve causes the vocal folds to spasm.
  6. 6. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?
  7. 7. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O In most cases, when the vocal cords spasm, they slam shut preventing air from passing through them.This is the ADDUCTOR form ofSpasmodic Dysphonia.
  8. 8. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O In some cases, when the vocal cords spasm, they fail to close; remaining open, so air passes through them – the cords do not vibrate to create sound.This is the ABDUCTOR form ofSpasmodic Dysphonia.
  9. 9. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway? O In other cases, when the vocal folds spasm, they will present both ADDuctor and ABductor symptoms. This results in hoarse, breathy, choppy, and tremulous speech.This is the MIXED form ofSpasmodic Dysphonia.
  10. 10. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O So, what CAUSES Spasmodic Dysphonia?Currently, there are only theoriesfor the cause or causes. Moreresearch is definitely needed!Some of the most commontheories are … Genetics ViralInfection Improper Stress Voice Use …
  11. 11. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway? O Is there a cure? It depends on who you ask. Many in the medical field say there is no known cure for this rare voice disorder ...Lifetime “management” seems to be the general prognosis.
  12. 12. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?O REMEMBER: All is NOT Doom & Gloom! While any voice disorder can be frustrating, (to say the least!), it is NOT a life-threatening condition.
  13. 13. What is Spasmodic Dysphonia, anyway?This concludes “What is Spasmodic Dysphonia,anyway?” mini-presentation byVoicelessInNevada.I hope you found it helpful and enlightening!Watch this space for upcoming presentationsin my “Mini-Series of Explanations”. Thank you so much! Take Care!
  14. 14. www.twitter.com/VoicelessInNV
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