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Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement (PVFM)

Paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM), happens when the vocal folds close instead of open. For example, when taking a deep breath, the vocal folds should open to let air through to the lungs. With PVFM, the vocal folds will close, making it hard to breathe. Often misdiagnosed as asthma, PVFM most often causes wheezing, stridor, and breathing problems.

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Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement (PVFM)

Paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM), happens when the vocal folds close instead of open. For example, when taking a deep breath, the vocal folds should open to let air through to the lungs. With PVFM, the vocal folds will close, making it hard to breathe. Often misdiagnosed as asthma, PVFM most often causes wheezing, stridor, and breathing problems.

Triggers of PVFM include:

10 Simple Tips for Healthy, Budget-Friendly Cooking

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Managing Chronic Pain through Integrative Medicine

Scarlet Soriano, MD, discusses managing chronic pain through integrative medicine and what people can learn by participating in group sessions for chronic pain management. She also shares tips for those who cannot attend a group session, what can they do at home to help manage their pain naturally.

Stroke: What You Need to Know

BMC recently became a certified comprehensive stroke center, and that means patients can count on BMC to give them the best stroke care available. David Greer, MD, shares important stroke warning signs and what you need to know if you suspect you or a loved one is suffering a stroke.

Caring for The Transgender Patient

In 2016 BMC established the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. With the  unified structure, patients have a single point of contact for their care needs. We are the first center in New England to provide such a comprehensive program and we are a leader nationally in delivery of transgender medical care.

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