International Journal of Yoga

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--49

Impact of yoga in a case of vocal cord dysfunction with dysautonomia


Rozina Wadhwania 
 Department of Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, United States

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Rozina Wadhwania
Department of Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina
United States

A 23-year-old female with a past medical history of gastroesophageal reflux disease presented with shortness of breath induced by exercise and certain odors. She reported the symptoms of autonomic dysfunction including fatigue, chest pain, lightheadedness, headaches, numbness/tingling in the arms and legs, and exercise intolerance. Vital signs were significant for orthostatic intolerance. Volume flow loop in the pulmonary function tests showed a flattening of the inspiratory portion characteristic of vocal cord dysfunction. Laryngoscopy showed dyskinesia of the left vocal cord, especially after exercise. Multifactorial approach was used including increased fluid intake and breathing exercises. After 6 weeks of breathing and isometric exercises, the patient reported improvement in dyspnea after exercise. This case report demonstrates the therapeutic role of breathing and isometric exercises in the management of vocal cord and autonomic dysfunction.


How to cite this article:
Wadhwania R. Impact of yoga in a case of vocal cord dysfunction with dysautonomia.Int J Yoga 2017;10:47-49


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Wadhwania R. Impact of yoga in a case of vocal cord dysfunction with dysautonomia. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 22 ];10:47-49
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