Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page provided the first public details of the voice ailment that sidelined him from speaking engagements last summer, saying that he has limited movement in his left and right vocal cords, Reuters reported.
The 40-year-old co-founder of the world’s No. 1 Internet search engine said that doctors have been unable to identify a cause for the “very rare” nerve problems affecting his vocal cords, but that he has been making progress in his recovery and is “fully able to do all I need to at home and at work”, he wrote on his Google+ page on Tuesday. Page also said his voice is now “softer” than before, making it difficult to deliver long monologues.
He also said that he had been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2003, which he described as a “fairly common inflammatory condition of the thyroid which causes me no problems”. Page said it was unclear if this is a factor in his vocal cord condition or if both conditions were triggered by a virus.
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