A Hoarse Voice Is One Of Many Thyroid Symptoms
The thyroid gland sits in the lower front of the neck below the larynx, which is also known as ‘the voice box’. Low thyroid hormone levels cause fluid to accumulate in the vocal folds, and when the thyroid gland enlarges due to disease, the vocal chords can become pinched or partially paralyzed due to their snug proximity.
Talk to your doctor
These physiological changes cause distinct hoarseness among other vocal symptoms.
Talk to your doctor about thyroid symptoms and how they can be properly addressed. This will allow you to find out if your hoarse voice being caused by hypothyroidism.
Other Thyroid Symptoms
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