Voice Change
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: February 7, 1999

I am 36 year old female and for the last two years I have been having a voice change. My voice sounds like I always have a cold and I don’t. People always think I am sick and I am not. This is year round not seasonal. I really hate it and I can’t sing at church anymore. Sometimes I go to speak and nothing comes out but a sqeak! Please help me. I am really getting depressed by this.

A hoarseness in the voice could be caused by hormonal changes, which can be the result of diet, drugs, pregnancies or menopause. Hormone imbalance can also be caused by Candida growth in the intestinal tract. Under-functioning of the thyroid gland causes hoarseness, with other symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain and intolerance to cold. Your doctor can have a blood test taken to determine thyroid functioning.

Dietary measures that help to balance the hormones include a diet that is high in fruit and vegetables and low in fats and carbohydrates.

The liver processes hormones. Herbs that support the liver to process hormones more efficiently include Dandelion root, available at health food stores as "Dandelion Coffee" and Milk Thistle.

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