Paradoxical Vocal Cord Disorder – 317

Myra Reed first experienced PVCD with an athlete, and has since had more than one athlete, especially distance runners.

Vocal Cord Disorder can easily be mistaken for Exercise Induced Asthma but is not the same.  Mayra recommends asking “is your inhaler working for you” to help figure out if it is truly asthma or maybe something else.  However some athletes have been diagnosed with both.

Pursed lip breathing: Form your lips as if whistling, breath in through the nose and out through the mouth focusing on slowing the breathing as you do 10 repetitions.

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