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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
No: What is the reason for the vi d in this case?1 far too many people take supplements self prescribed that at best are useless. Stop the medication and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Not usually: Many things can cause slurred speech. With certain neurological conditions that cause slurred speech focusing on the problem can make it worse. (We al ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Don't think so: Nasal congestion from sinusitis infections should just change one's voice and make it sound more nasally or more congested. Merely having a stuffy nos ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Complex problem: Brain damage from stroke, hemorrhage, trauma, drugs all can present like this including brain or associated structure infection.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Banner
47 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Loss of teeth, especially in the front of the mouth, can cause speech problems because it allows for change in lip and tongue positions which are key ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Most of the time: Teeth help support the lips and cheeks, and allow the tongue a place to rest when forming certain sounds... Many people have very few teeth and enunci ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience in Neurosurgery
Left frontal stroke: In general, a stroke of the left frontal lobe can lead to speech loss, or expressive aphasia. There are many different types of speech disturbances wh ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Several things can..: Problems in the ability of the brain to tell the speaking-muscles (in tongue, throat, voicebox, etc...) what to do; problems in the tongue, throat, or ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience in Neurosurgery
Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioni ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Yes: Blockage of the carotid artery can cause transient episodes of slurred or garbled speech. These are called transient ischemic attacks or tias. Tias ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
? Brain circulation : Sounds like neurological symptoms. If you are older than 50, get yourself checked to make sure that your brain circulation is healthy and you do not h ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience in Pain Management
Migraines/stroke/TIA: Migraines are generally considered due to blood vessel constriction in the brain followed by blood vessel dilation.There is also an electrochemical co ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Many causes: But, most commonly bad headaches are due to migraine, and slurred speech could accompany. But other intracranial issues, even transient brain ischemi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Could be serious: These are serious symptoms. If one has sudden onset of speech and gait problems one should call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Causes coul ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Chandler
18 years experience in Neuroradiology
No: However, they mat be signs of a significant systemic illness and you should see your physician.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Depending if acute, or long standing--could be stroke! but can be medication effect, after head trauma, tumor, etc---need urgent evaluation if acute.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not quite: but could have long term effect on blood pressure,weight and stress. It will cause poor focus and decreased attention span and irritability with poor ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Encourage you to : See your primary care provider. Pcm may need to refer for neurological evaluation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes: At the time of the episode, the patient likely is unable to communicate at all.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
No dementia: Far too young for dementia, but if you were to have migraine headaches, you might experience transient auras of word-finding problems, or some transie ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Parkinson's disease: Is someties difficult to treat. you might add bromocriptine

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