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    • Heather Hodges, MA, CCC-SLP
    • Kristina Johnston, MA, CCC-SLP

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Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD): Associated Conditions


Many people who have a diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) [or paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM)] may have problems with:

Exposure to irritants such as postnasal drainage associated with nasal and sinus congestion and/or reflux associated with GER/GERD & LPR can lead to chronic irritation of the throat.

VCD can also be aggravated by increased chest, shoulder and neck tension while exercising.

Chronic cough and frequent throat clearing can further irritate vocal cords contributing to hypersensitivity.

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Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Treatment Programs

National Jewish Health offers a variety of programs that can help treat people with known or suspected vocal cord dysfunction (vcd).

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