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Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or VCD may be confused with asthma. People with VCD will report asthma-like symptoms to their doctors. Symptoms of VCD include shortness of breath, intermittent hoarseness or wheezing, chronic cough and/or throat clearing, chest and/or throat tightness, and just having trouble getting air in. These symptoms are a result of an abnormal closing of the vocal cords (VCD) rather than inflammation of their airways (asthma).
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