Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) is the abnormal closing of the vocal cords when you breathe. Like asthma, vocal cord dysfunction can be triggered by an upper respiratory infection, breathing in lung irritants, or by exercising.
Normally, when you breathe in, your vocal cords open and allow air to go into your lungs. When you breathe out your vocal cords open and let the air out of your lungs. When your vocal cords close, it makes it difficult to get air into your lungs.
The Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley is here to help you breathe easier. We’ll help you find and understand treatment options that are right for you.