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Beneficial Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment in Ayurveda

Have you ever witnessed a hoarse or suppressed voice? If yes, then did you even try to figure out the cause? In most cases, people declare such issues as the effect of cold and do not seek timely medical treatment, which later turns into a problem for them. 


A sudden change in the voice could be an alarm for emerging issues. Therefore it is necessary to take on-time treatment as soon as necessary. Hence Ayurveda can help better. In this blog, I have shared some effective Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatments in Ayurveda for effective healing. 
Read the blog to know more.

What is Vocal Cord Paralysis?

Vocal Cord Paralysis is a condition in which the vocal cords do not open and close properly, affecting the sound system in humans. It is a condition that affects one of the vocal cords or even both when the condition is more severe and intense. However, the paralysis occurring to both vocal folds could be life-threatening and a rare disorder. 

The condition occurs when the muscles of the vocal cord become uncontrollable. In this case, when the vocal cords cannot close, it can leave a space for food, fluids, saliva, and other things to enter your windpipe and the lungs. It can cause problems in breathing, speaking, and swallowing. 


It can interrupt your speaking ability and may also hinder your breathing because the vocal cords or the vocal folds do even many more things than just producing sounds. Hence the condition requires immediate and suitable treatment. 


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What are the different types of Vocal Cord Paralysis?

Vocal Cord Paralysis is categorized into two types depending on the severity of the case. They are;

  • Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis

Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis:

Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis is a condition when only one side of your vocal cord is affected and damaged with paralysis, which causes issues in speaking, swallowing etc. but not with breathing. However, there are fewer chances or no chances for breathing problems. 

Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis:

Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis is a condition where both vocal cords are damaged with paralysis. This one is more dangerous than Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis. This type of vocal cord paralysis will be more life-threatening because it may interrupt your breathing ability and your respiratory system. 

Hence these are two different types of vocal cord paralysis. Both differ in intensity and are treated differently to provide instant and permanent relief to the patients.

What are the symptoms of Vocal Cord Paralysis?

Vocal Cord Paralysis comes up with several symptoms, including;

  • A change in the voice, including hoarseness and a breathy voice.
  • Having difficulties with breathing and facing breathing issues.
  • Difficulty in swallowing food.
  • Persistent coughing while eating food.
  • Changes in voice quality, such as loss of volume, pitch, and more.
  • Weak cough and unable to cough mucus even after trying hard.
  • Having shortness of breath during exercises.
  • A typical choking sensation while trying to swallow anything.
  • Having raspy or noisy breathing.
  • Shortness of Breath or losing your voice from normal breathing.
  • Inability to speak loudly and speak out of your voice. 

What are the causes of Vocal Cord Paralysis?

Here are a few identified causes of Vocal Cord Paralysis; 

An Injury:

An injury caused to the neck region or the nerves serving the voice box can also cause injury to the neck. Such surgeries risk damage even to the thyroid and parathyroid glands, oesophagus, neck, and chest. Hence if you have ever undergone any surgeries, there are chances for you to develop the Vocal Cord Paralysis condition.



Among several other causes, stroke is also one of the emerging causes of vocal cord paralysis. The stroke interrupts your blood flow to the overall body and the part of the brain that sends blood to the voice box, thus, interfering with your voice. 



Tumour occurring on the vocal cord region, both cancerous and non-cancerous, can affect the controlling part of the voice box and therefore result in the Vocal Cord Paralysis condition. Such tumour can be extremely dangerous if not treated appropriately and within time. 


Certain Conditions: 

Certain Conditions, like neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease, and a person suffering from a stroke might experience vocal fold paralysis at an early age. Hence, you must even check these conditions while suffering from the Vocal Cords Paralysis Treatment. 

Hence these are a few noted causes of the Vocal Cord Paralysis condition. On-time treatment can help prevent the condition from becoming more severe. 


What are the different Vocal Cord Paralysis treatments in Ayurveda?

Ayurveda provides several treatments for treating the Vocal Cord Paralysis condition. Here are a few Vocal Cord Paralysis treatments in Ayurveda that could help you sustain the condition and improve as soon as possible. 



Yashtimadhu Ayurvedic treatment is used in Ayurveda for treating respiratory and digestive issues. It is considered a Rasayana helpful for treating respiratory infections and vocal cord problems.

Hence it is one of the best and suggested treatments for your Vocal Cord issues. In this Rasayana, mulethi is used to treat several conditions, including chronic acidity, ulcers, chronic bronchial conditions and several others. It is specifically suggested best for ulcer healing properties. 


Pranayama is a type of exercise that focuses on breathing. These will help improve the lung capacity of your body and will increase the oxygen flow to your body, which will be effective for treating vocal cord paralysis and effectively treating your breathing issues more keenly. 


Ayurvedic Massage:

Ayurvedic Massage, such as abhyanga, is also helpful for treating vocal cord paralysis. It uses warm and herbal oils to soothe the muscles and the nerves in the region to relieve the issue. It will also help promote blood flow in the region, enhancing the healing capacity. 


These are some ayurvedic treatments that can help relieve vocal cord paralysis. Apart from this, opting for specific remedies like improving your diet and lifestyle changes could also help. 


Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and whole grains can help treat it better. You must also rest enough, and reducing stress can help and support the body's natural healing properties. 


Hope you find the blog on Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment in Ayurveda helpful. See you soon with more blogs like this. 

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