Your voice is created by a series of muscles in your throat called your vocal cords.
Just like other muscles in your body they are subject to injury.
We have an example in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.
In Henrico Denise Jackson, an ear nose and throat specialist, explains what vocal cord nodules are.
They could be one of the reasons that your voice sounds hoarse.
Avoid vocal abusing patterns such as yelling.
Patients should seek medical attention anytime there is persistent vocal hoarseness.
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