What is Exercise-Induced VCD?

Exercise-induced Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion, is the condition whereby strenuous exercise causes the vocal cords to close rather than open when the athlete is trying to inhale, and in some cases, the cords also close on

How does VCD affect swimmers?

As we have learned in our 4 years since the diagnosis of VCD, it is not easy to swim competitively with VCD.  One of the main methods of controlling VCD, diaphragmatic breathing, is not easy to practice while sprinting a

How is VCD treated?

It seems with every year that passes, there are new promising treatments discovered for VCD. However, many of these treatments have not yet been put through controlled trials. Most publications cite speech therapy and psychological counseling as the first lines