Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
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01/15/2017 Bethesda Office closing early Thursday

Bethesda Office will be closing on Thursday 01/18/2017 at 12:30. Thank You for your patience.


01/10/2017 WESTMINSTER CLOSING

The Westminster office will be closed Wednesday, January 10th. We apologize for any inconvenience.


01/08/2018 Westminster and Germantown Closing

All offices will be closing effective immediately due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions. We will reopen at normal time on Tuesday 1/9/2018.


01/04/2017 One Hour Delay (Late opening)

Due to inclement weather, all offices, with the exception of our DC, Towson, and Bel Air Offices, will be opening one hour late today.


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What is Vocal Cord Dysfunction?

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or paradoxical vocal fold movement happens when the vocal cords don't open properly. VCD is commonly confused with asthma because symptoms are similar. Unlike asthma, VCD is NOT an allergic reaction beginning in the immune system.

Triggers for VCD

The following are common triggers associated with vocal cord dysfunction.

  • lung irritants
  • exercising
  • viral infection
  • GERD
  • Symptoms of VCD

    The following are common symptoms of an vocal cord dysfunction.

  • difficulty breathing in
  • wheezing
  • coughing
  • voice hoarseness
  • throat tightness
  • voice changes
  • asthma medications don't relieve symptoms
  • Diagnosis and Treatment

    Vocal cord dysfunction can be diagnosed by a physician, allergist or immunologist using the following:

  • physical examination
  • medical history
  • spirometry
  • larynoscopy
  • Treatment for vocal cord dysfunction usually begins with speech therapy and breathing exercises. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

    For more information on the diagnosis and treatment of vocal cord dysfunction or to schedule an appointment with an allergist or asthma specialist, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.

     
     

     

     



















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