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Prevent vocal cord damage and protect your singing voice by drinking the right liquids

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Do e cigarettes affect singing?


Yes, even though it is believed that e cigarettes are safer than your average combustible cigarettes the end result is that your lungs will be affected by the vapor as it would if it were coming from a cigarette. It has also been proven that people who smoke the water vapor or e cigarettes increase the bad flow of air through the lungs.

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Yes it does affect your voice even if you are using ECig. (E Cigarettes). Did you know that e-refill contains nicotine as well? Although it has been liquefied it has nicotine still that can damage your internal organs. Remember that Nicotine is a toxic and used for pesticides. If you are a singer, it is a good decision that you avoid or stop using ECig. for you not to damage your voice and even other internal organs within your body.

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How do you stop gurgling in the throat when singing?


Gurgling sounds when singing is coined as the "death growl" and is usually associated to singing rock or heavy metal songs. However, if you are not really into that style and yet seem to be creating gurgling sounds without meaning to while singing then this could signal some health problems that could interfere with your vocal range and quality. Here are some of them:

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  • Gurgling in the throat can be produced by excessive production of mucus or phlegm that results to cough and cold symptoms.
  • This can also be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with associated symptoms such as worsening dry cough, sore throat, or other respiratory difficulties such as asthma.

The only way to stop or reduce the gurgling in your throat produced when singing is to do the following:

  • Go straight to the underlying problems with the help of a GI specialist or physician that can get an accurate diagnosis of your condition and provide the corresponding treatment.
  • Taking reflux medications such as omeprazole can help relieve GERD symptoms and stop the gurgling sound produced in your throat especially when hitting the high notes.
  • For cough and cold symptoms, you can also take dextromethorphan (DM) and expectorant medications to dissolve and expel excess mucus buildup in the lungs and throat.
  • Cool mist vaporizers can also help clear the airways and your sinuses clogged with dried up mucus and phlegm.
  • Keep yourself hydrated and your throat as well as vocal cords lubricated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water everyday.
  • Gargling warm water and drinking hot lemon or ginger tea can also help alleviate soreness of the throat which also tends to produce the disturbing gurgling sound whenever you are belting your favorite songs.

Will using ecigs affect my singing voice?

I have been a singer for over 35 years. I smoked cigarettes for 40. I switched to ecigs 4 years ago. I noticed that when I go to hit the big belt notes, I feel a rush of dry air and it makes my voice crack. Even with regular cigs I NEVER EVER had one problem with my voice. How can I help this. I have 2 big gigs this month, in large venues and the show must go on,

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What damage/effects would vaping have on my vocal cords?

I am a full time singer and have been smoking for nearly a year now and am really wanting to quit. I need your help, vaping would help my addiction but what damage/effects would it have on my vocal cords? The website indicates that only no nicotine vape is okay for the vocal cords,or that there is only damage the vaping is excessive

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