What You Need to Know About Vocal Cord Dysfunction

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Is Breathing Hard For You

Both vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) and asthma can make breathing hard. Symptoms of both conditions may include hoarseness, wheezing and coughing, but they are two different diseases. Vocal cord dysfunction is the abnormal closing of the soft vocal cords during breathing. The result is a sound that is not pleasant to the listener – stridor.

Asthma is a condition where the airways in the lungs are narrow and can cause difficulties with breathing.  People with asthma have a decreased ability to breathe due to an increased airway sensitivity. It is possible to have both VCD and asthma.

If you think you have either of these conditions, it is important to get a medical appointment with your physician to rule out any other conditions. You need to determine what the source of your respiratory problem is and to know how to treat it properly to control it.

Once you know the source of your condition, you will be able to find the treatment that works for your body. Your doctor will most likely want to run tests to see if the causes of your vocal cord disorder are not more serious than you first thought.

Children With Asthma And Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Asthma and Vocal Cord Dysfunction can both begin at an early age. so if you notice your child has difficulty breathing, seek help. The earlier you seek treatment, the more likely you are to keep your child healthy.