Your throat, also called the pharynx transports food and fluids from your mouth into the esophagus and stomach for digestion. It also enables airflow to the windpipe and larynx. At this point in your life, you’re probably aware of what it's like to have the occasional dry, or sore throat. Soreness is common during times of infection and illness. Yet sometimes the sensation is a sign of a throat disorder.
Throat disorders can significantly impact your ability to eat, swallow, and communicate. Without treatment, they can impair your capacity to live and enjoy life. When throat problems arise that are unresolvable with self-care or store-bought medicines, it’s beneficial to see an ENT specialist in California.