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Throat & Voice

Keep your throat and voice


Parts of the Throat

The throat is a complex and important anatomical structure that plays a crucial role in various functions, including swallowing, speaking, and breathing.

The throat, also known as the pharynx, is a muscular tube that extends from the back of the nasal cavity to the upper part of the esophagus and the larynx (voice box).

It's divided into three main sections:



The uppermost part of the throat behind the nasal cavity. It connects the nose to the throat and healps with breathing and speech resonance.


Located behind the mouth, the oropharynx serves as a passage for both air and food. It contains the tonsils which plays a role in immune functions. 


This lower portion of the throat connects to the esophagus and larynx. It directs food and liquids into the esophagus during swallowing and air into the trachea during breathing.

Importance of Throat Health

Maintaining throat health is essential for proper breathing, speaking, eating, and overall well-being. Proper hydration, practicing good hygiene, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and seeking medical attention for persistent symptoms are crucial for throat health.

What are common throat issues that an ENT can address?


Sore Throat

Often caused by infections like the common cold or strep throat, resulting in pain and discomfort.



Inflammation of the tonsils, which can cause throat pain and difficulty swallowing.



Inflammation of the larynx, often leading to hoarseness or loss of voice.



 Inflammation of the pharynx, causing symptoms similar to a sore throat.


Swallowing Disorders

Conditions that affect the muscles and coordination needed for proper swallowing.


Throat Cancer

Abnormal cell growth in the throat, which may require medical intervention. 

Every individual's needs are unique.

Before undergoing any procedure, a thorough consultation with your ENT doctor is essential. This ensures that treatments are tailored to your specific goals, needs, and concerns.

Learn more about the services we offer for Throat & Voice concerns

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