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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Causes Vocal Cord Dysfunction Vocal Cord Dysfunction Vocal Cord Dysfunction, otherwise known as VCD is a syndrome that causes asthma-like symptoms as a result of abnormal closure of the vocal cords. What is VCD? The cause of VCD is not fully known or understand. Some experts believe that the condition is caused by stress, anxiety and may even represent a psychiatric disorder. VCD can be triggered in many ways, some people with VCD trigger it with exercise, while others can be triggered by inhalants. For example, an asthma attack can lead up to a VCD episode. Vocal cord dysfunction is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases. This means that Vocal cord dysfunction, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population. 1 person per 2,000 The Cause Outcomes Almost all people followed with a diagnosis of VCD had complete disappearance of their symptoms with a five-year time frame, with many of these people having symptoms for a total of 6 months or less. Overall, there are no consequences with being diagnosed with ACD, the patient might suffer future episodes if it is triggered but learning to control it is not hard. Outcomes tap and hold to changethis text! Statistics VCD impacts the health triangle in physical and emotional ways. You might not think it but VCD causes people to take caution afterwards when they do physical activity and they have to learn breathing exercises to control their symptoms. It effects mental because it makes people doubt if they should do things, which tied into the physical part. A healthy lifestyle will change the outcome because if you have supportive people around you, they can help you reach the goal of overcoming this issue.
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