Hoarse Voice

A hoarse voice involves a loss of vocal range and intensity,

Leaving sufferers with a vocal quality that is often described as ‘shaky’. If thyroid issues are the cause, the onset of a hoarse voice will be slow and gradual, rendering it undetectable until the later stages of hypothyroidism.

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

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

References

American Thyroid Association (2013). Hypothyroidism: A Booklet for Patients and Their Families. Retrieved from https://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/Hypothyroidism_web_booklet.pdf Bone, S.L., Vertigan, A. E., & Eisenberg, R. L. (2012). Auditory-Perceptual Voice Characteristics in Pre-Operative Patients Undergoing Thyroid or Parathyroid Surgery. Folia Phoniatr Logop, 64, 87–93. doi: 10.1159/000335779

Kumar, H. K., H., Garg, A., Ajari Chandra, N. S., Singh, S. P., & Datta, R. (2016). Voice and endocrinology. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 20, 590-4. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.190523

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