Many things we do can injure our vocal cords. Talking too much, screaming, constantly clearing your throat, or smoking can make you hoarse. They can also lead to problems such as nodules, polyps, and sores on the vocal cords. Other causes of voice disorders include infections, upward movement of stomach acids into the throat, growths due to a virus, cancer, and diseases that paralyze the vocal cords.
Signs that your voice isn't healthy include:
You've lost the ability to hit some high notes when
Your voice has become hoarse or raspy, singing,
Your voice suddenly sounds deeper,
Your throat often feels raw, achy, or strained,
It's become an effort to talk,
Treatment for voice disorders varies depending on the cause. Most voice problems can be successfully treated when diagnosed early.