See if you answer “Yes” to these questions: Do you feel and sound short of breath? Do you sound hoarse? Are you a throat-clearer? Are you coughing? If any or all of these symptoms sound like you, then you may be experiencing what is known in medical parlance as vocal cord dysfunction (also known as laryngeal dysfunction). Vocal cord dysfunction can make breathing difficult and sounding hoarse may interfere with your professional performance and relationships. The very good news is that there are solutions for both Chronic Cough and vocal cord dysfunction. Dr. Mandel Sher, Founder of Center for Cough, is a dedicated Cough specialist who will help you.
Dr. Sher and Center for Cough team offer an integrated and comprehensive approach to relieving and resolving your Chronic Cough. This approach includes easy to do-at-home voice therapy, breathing techniques, and throat clearing exercises. Contact Dr. Mandel Sher: 727-393-8067.
Vocal cord dysfunction refers to a narrowing of the voice box area (larynx) that sits at the top of the windpipe (trachea) thereby producing a small opening for air to flow through. This can be the result of allergies, post nasal drip, and/or reflux. Because vocal cord dysfunction appears as a breathing problem, it is sometimes misdiagnosed as asthma but they are two separate and distinct conditions. If you have a persistent cough, also known as chronic cough, then you may also have vocal cord dysfunction.
Treatment for vocal cord dysfunction, associated with chronic cough, is part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Mandel Sher is one of the nation’s leading Cough Specialists, offering patients a treatment approach that rapidly breaks the cough cycle and delivers rapid relief rather than by trial and error. Dr. Sher’s services are all traditional, evidence-based medicine that is recognized by Medicare and other insurance. The Center for Cough offers a convenient, one-stop shop for diagnostic and treatment services. Patients leave the initial evaluation visit with an evaluation of the cause(s) and trigger(s) of the chronic cough and the treatment plan.
Contact Dr. Mandel Sher at Center for Cough: 727-393-8067. www.centerforcough.com.