Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or paradoxical vocal fold movement happens when the vocal cords don’t open properly. VCD is commonly confused with asthma because symptoms are similar. Unlike asthma, VCD is NOT an allergic reaction beginning in the immune system.
The following are common triggers associated with vocal cord dysfunction.
The following are common symptoms of an vocal cord dysfunction.
Vocal cord dysfunction can be diagnosed by a physician, allergist or immunologist using the following:
Treatment for vocal cord dysfunction usually begins with speech therapy and breathing exercises. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.