What are Chronic Throat Diseases?

Throat diseases may occur due to many causes and there are many different types. In general, we can site the following diseases as diseases associated with the part of the body, we call throat:

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  • All kinds of inflammatory diseases that occur in the lips, oral cavity and the throat

  • All kinds of benign and malignant tumors that develop in the lips, oral cavity and the throat

  • Snoring and sleep apnea

  • Tonsillitis and nasal diseases

  • Any inflammatory diseases and malignant and benign tumors in the pharyngeal region

  • Speech and speech disorders

  • Diseases associated with esophagus

  • Swallowing disorders

  • All types of inflammatory diseases of salivary glands

  • Malignant and benign tumors in the salivary glands

  • Problems associated with large nerve and vascular structures in this area

  • Impacts of facial trauma and fractures as well as face region deformations

  • Reconstructive interventions to restore aesthetic and tissue loss

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In particular, the most common chronic throat diseases are:

  1. Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is the inflammation of the part called pharynx in the throat. The pharynx is at the back of the nose and mouth cavity. In case that the pharyngitis has just occurred, then it is called acute pharyngitis, but if it is present for a long period of time, then it is called as the chronic pharyngitis.

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  1. Hoarseness

Hoarseness is a voice disease, which is associated with cracks in the voice, vibrations in the voice, muffled voice, and all other changes in the voice.

  1. Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a swallowing difficulty that can be encountered in all ages, and mostly in the elderly. It is characterized by the difficulty of the food to reach the stomach from the mouth. There can be many different reasons, many of which are not important and are transient. Swallowing difficulty can be a symptom of a growing tumor or a neurological disease in rare cases. In such a case, complaints must be checked by an otolaryngologist.

  1. Laryngitis

The larynx is the Latin name for the throat. Laryngitis is the name of the disease that is the inflammation of the larynx caused by any reason.

  1. Reflux

Reflux is the situation, where the contents of the stomach escape to the esophagus.

The reflux occurs when the acidic stomach contents stay in contact with the esophagus for a long period of time resulting in the removal of the protective ability of esophagus against the stomach acids.

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