Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), also known as Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion (PVCM), leads to asthma-like symptoms, but these symptoms are a result of an abnormal closing of the vocal cords rather than inflammation of the airways. (source: www.nationaljewish.org)
We have seen first hand how scary this fairly unknown condition can be and this post aims to give an insight into the features of VCD, evidence-based therapy techniques, clinical insight, patient information and where to find more information.
Some great resources can be found at these links:
American Thoracic Society - PATIENT EDUCATION | INFORMATION SERIES
Kenn, K., & Balkissoon, R. (2011). Vocal cord dysfunction: what do we know?. European Respiratory Journal, 37(1), 194-200.
National Jewish Health