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ENT Disorders: V - X

A comprehensive alphabetical list of articles explaining disorders related to the ears, nose and throat.

What is Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Paralysis is a common voice disorder occurring with either one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) vocal cords. This occurs when the vocal cord(s) do not open and close appropriately. The left and right vocal cords lie directly above the trachea within the larynx or voice box.

Everything You Need To Know About Voice Loss and Hoarseness
Voice loss and hoarseness are common problems and can cause missed days at work and a decrease the quality of your life. There are also many disorders that can cause these bothersome symptoms and several different remedies.

Vocal Fold Cysts
Vocal fold cysts generally arise when a person somehow misuses or overuses their voice. The incidence of vocal cord cysts is unknown but the incidence is much higher among individuals who use their voices as part of their profession. For example, celebrity Rachael Ray was recently diagnosed with a benign vocal fold cyst.

How to Manage Vertigo
Learn how to manage your vertigo, common causes of vertigo, symptoms, treatment and resources.

Vestibular Schwannoma
Reliable information on vestibular schwannoma, also called acoustic neuroma, from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

What Are Ventilation Tubes for the Ears?
Ventilation tubes are used to treat fluid in the ear. They are made of synthetic materials and placed surgically inside of the auditory tube to hold it open and allow fluid to drain freely.

Vasomotor Rhinitis
A condition which causes chronic and debilitating symptoms such as a runny nose, congestion and nasal obstruction. Vasomotor rhinitis is diagnosed only after allergies and infections such as the common cold have been ruled out.

What is Wheezing?
Wheezing occurs when the small airways of the lungs begin to close off and a high pitched whistling sound can be heard on exhalation.

Vertigo Causes and Symptoms
This article covers possible causes of vertigo, a form of dizziness that also causes nausea and vomiting.

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