Symptoms, conditions and causes

Why do I have hoarse voice?

A hoarse voice can make it difficult to talk—your voice can sound raspy, airy, strained, or quiet. A lowered immune system or professional singing can stress your vocal cords, causing you to have a hoarse voice.

Cause #1: Vocal tension

You can develop a hoarse voice if you have excess stress on your vocal cords or throat. The key is to relieve the tension caused by this stress.


  • Vocal relaxation massage technique:

  • watch this video

  • start by placing a finger on the general area of your throat that feels hoarse or tense

  • draw an imaginary line from the point to the back of your neck—directly opposing the area of hoarseness

  • apply pressure to the back of the neck and hold for two minutes; it’s normal to feel some tenderness if you’ve pinpointed the right area

Cause #2: Infection

If your immune system is weak, you are susceptible to getting an infection. Some bacterial or viral infections can have the symptom of throat soreness. This can cause a hoarse voice.


  • Consume vitamin D

  • Consume natural vitamin C complex (not ascorbic acid)

  • Consume vitamin E (tocotrienol version)

  • Consume garlic

  • Consume oregano oil

  • Consume ginger

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

Last updated: May 07, 2023 20:48 PM