Polyps may be treated with medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. Surgical intervention involves removing the polyp from the vocal fold. This approach is only used when the growth(s) are very large, or have existed for an extended amount of time. In children, surgical intervention is rare. Existing medical problems may be treated in an effort to reduce the strain and negative impact on the vocal cords. This could include treatment for gastrointestinal reflux disease, allergies, and thyroid problems. Intervention to stop smoking and reduce stress may also be needed. Most people receive behavioral intervention, or vocal therapy, from an SLP. This might involve teaching good vocal hygiene, and reducing or stopping vocal abuse behaviors. Direct voice treatments may be used to alter pitch, loudness, or breathe support to promote good voicing.
Our health needs require an optimal balance of omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids . The typical Western diet tends to lean way too heavily on the omega-6 side of things. Since your fat absorption is compromised without the help of your gallbladder, you will want to limit your exposure to foods that are excessively high in omega-6 fatty acids, so that you can focus on those with a higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Vegetable oils tend to be the worst offenders, so avoid eating anything that is prepared with or in the following to reduce your omega-6 fatty acid intake.