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What causes vocal cord dysfunction?

What causes vocal cord dysfunction?

Have thyroid exam : Goiter (enlarged thyroid) can damage nerve to vocal cords causing voice change, laryngeal cancer, and head/neck cancers can cause compression to trachea, invasion to nerve causing damage as well. Need appropriate exam. ...Read more

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Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more


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How could smoking cause vocal cord dysfunction ?

How could smoking cause vocal cord dysfunction ?

Tobacco is poison: To everything it comes into contact with, including the vocal cords. It can cause irritation and inflammation, and over time can even cause nodules (tumors ) to develop on the cord, as well as vocal cord cancer. If you have wheezing already, continuing tobacco is going to make it worse. Please quit before more damage is done. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction. Is there something that causes this or is it hereditary?

No known cause: Very little is known about vcd. It can cause some very distressing airway symptoms. There is no known cause and no known hereditary connection. ...Read more

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Does vocal cord dysfunction cause you to snort? Does it make you feel like you have something in the back of your throat? Doc didn't see anything.

Does vocal cord dysfunction cause you to snort? Does it make you feel like you have something in the back of your throat? Doc didn't see anything.

It should not cause : The snorting but it can cause hoarse voice and that weird sensation in the back of the throat . Check online for some home remedies. Avoid smoking , talking too much , screaming etc hope u feel better ! ...Read more

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What is vocal cord dysfunction?

What is vocal cord dysfunction?

Hoarseness: Vocal fold (chord) dysfunction is a non=specific term that simply means your true vocal folds are not vibrating or moving in a normal fashion resulting in hoarseness or a rough quality to the voice. Depending on the duration of this disorder or if you are a smoker, you need to see a laryngologist (ent doctor) to make a more specific diagnosis and render treatment. ...Read more

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Is vocal cord dysfunction dangerous?

Depends: The severity and plausible cause have to be evaluated. Sometimes it can cause severe coughing, wheezing or sob, and may even contribute to aspiration. Have it evaluated and looked at if necessary to make the proper treatment, and even retraining. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned having vocal cord dysfunction?

Vocal cord.: Yes you should be concerned. Have your PC refer you an "ear, nose, and throat" specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vocal cord dysfunction (vcd)?

Stridor: Patients with this problem are almost always teenage girls (unknown reasons). The symptoms are noisy breathing (stridor) that goes away with sleep and relaxation. ...Read more

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Vocal Cord Paralysis (Definition)

Vocal cord paralysis is a condition that causes you to be unable to speak. It is caused by damage to the laryngeal nerves that ...Read more