Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Often MISDIAGNOSED as exercised induced asthma!


Most commonly seen in top high school and college athletes.

NO medication is needed in the treatment of VCD.

"My lungs are perfectly fine, but I can't breathe when I push myself in training and competition.

I went to the doctor, and he thought it could be asthma, so he prescribed 2 inhalers..."

A speech therapist can teach techniques to control breathing before, during and after an episode.

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It is important to note that ASTHMA and VCD may co-exist.
Having watched my daughter grow up playing recreational soccer with no breathing problems, I knew her sudden discomfort and “wheezing” when competing at Regional's and Nationals in track was NOT due to asthma. After just 6 sessions with a speech therapist, my daughter knew how to control her VCD.  She is now a 2-time High School Track Outdoor State Finalist.

No parent wants to put their child on a steroid, no matter what the dosage is.  I didn’t do it because I had spent months researching VCD.  Although my daughter does not have asthma, it is important to note that ASTHMA and VCD may co-exist. This website is designed to make your research easier. 

Jane
 
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