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Can Acid Reflux Cause Changes In My Voice?

Yes, acid reflux can cause changes in your voice. High reflux can irritate your voice box, or larynx. Chronic acid damage of the larynx can cause voice changes. Repeated acid damage of the voice box can cause growths (polyps) to develop and can increase your risk of cancer. Cancer of the larynx is the most common cancer of the head and neck and is usually related to smoking. However, laryngeal cancer has been reported in people who have never smoked and who do not live with a smoker. These people might have developed cancer of the larynx as a result of acid reflux.

By Mortin - Copyright 2009
Last modification 31/12/2009

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