June 14, 2007

Yet Another Reason to Quit Smoking! A Really Deep Voice...

I recently saw a female patient complaining of a deep voice... and it's been getting deeper over the years. She also is a big-time smoker and talker. Fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed early stage Smoker's Polyps. An example of Smoker's Polyps with video and audio feed is shown here on our website.

This condition almost always is due to the combination of smoking (a lot) and talking (a lot). Though it is not cancer, it is yet another reason to stop smoking!

--Dr. Chang
Fauquier blog
Fauquier ENT

Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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