Game Yelling Hoarseness

What would a game be like without enthusiastic fans?

But, it's not surprising that many sports fanatics lose their voices after a rousing sporting event.

Doctors now are finding that the people who are cheering{}and screaming could be seriously injuring their vocal cords in the process.

And that can lead to serious damage, like a hemorrhage or a polyp.

So, how do you know if you've damaged your vocal cords?

Dr. L. Arick Forrest says, "You'll start to hear your voice crack a little bit or get a little bit raspy, and that should be your clue that something is wrong here."

To save your vocal cords, physicians recommend you keep quiet, give the cords a rest.

Drink water to keep the cords moist.{} If you must cheer, warm up your cords before the game.

Doctors say consider holding one note as a warm up yell, like a singer.

If you have hoarseness that lasts 24 hours or longer, it could mean possible problems.