When breathing suddenly stops

Laryngeal spasm - Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)

The symptomatology, which is usually experienced as a maximum threat, has many names. It is called "laryngeal spasm", "laryngospasm", "laryngeal spasm", "glottic spasm", "laryngeal asthma", "hysterical croup", "Munchausen's stridor", "psychogenic stridor", "brittle asthma" or "functional laryngospasm".

More recently, the English term "vocal cord dysfunction" has gained acceptance.

Very often a VCD attack leads to a panic attack and not infrequently leaves a chronic breathing disorder.

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