For several years now, a real battle against cigarette smoking has been going on.
Many anti-smoking centers have implemented important campaigns to raise awareness among smokers, so as to quit once and for all.
Almost all of us know the harmful consequences of smoking, both on our health and on our physical appearance. Cardiovascular and respiratory problems, but also yellowing of the teeth and premature aging of the skin are just some of the many.
Alongside the physical damage, however, we cannot underestimate the psychological state either. In fact, tobacco is addictive and keeps us imprisoned in its (metaphorical) cage from which it is difficult to get out.
Well, we believe that most of our Readers were already aware of what we just said. That’s why we focused on a slightly different problem, an underestimated and perhaps even unknown ugly consequence. Let’s see what it is.
Not just respiratory diseases, smoking could cause another serious and ignored problem
We are talking about the lowering or alteration of the voice, called dysphonia.
The causes of dysphonia are numerous, but among these experts also include cigarette smoking.
What could this kind of problem entail? A real modification of the tone of the voice, up to a loss of the voice itself for a few days.
In the most serious situations, it is advisable to contact your doctor or a specialist, usually an otolaryngologist, who will make the necessary checks.
The treatment of the problem can vary in nature and involve different professionals. You may need the support of a speech therapist or drug therapy or surgery. It will be those of competence to suggest us how to act to solve the problem as soon as possible.
How to stop?
It would be nice to have an answer to this question, but unfortunately the question is more complex than one might think. In a previous article we explained why quitting smoking is a bit like being reborn, listing the benefits of saying goodbye to the oldest vice in the world.
Breathing deeply, not having the unpleasant smell of smoke on you, saving money and health are certainly among the main ones. A rebirth in the true sense of the term, which requires great willpower and often also the support of an expert.
Not just respiratory diseases, smoking could cause another serious and ignored problem that few gave the right weight to. Step by step we will be able to free ourselves from cigarettes and finally regain the lost voice.