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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Aphasia (Overview)

Aphasia is defined as inability to communicate. Literally loss of language. There are many forms or manifestations involving expression and reception.


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Can stress cause aphasia short term 2hrs? If not what can?

Can stress cause aphasia short term 2hrs? If not what can?

No: Transitory loss of verbal communication skills, either understanding spoken language or the ability to produce speech can be due to migraine, TIA, seizure, head injury or intoxication. Elective mutism is the psychogenic inability to speak, and is a rare occurrence in adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
230 doctors shared insights

Aphasia (Overview)

Aphasia is defined as inability to communicate. Literally loss of language. There are many forms or manifestations involving expression and reception.


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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
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Best way way to treat aphasia?

Best way way to treat aphasia?

Depends: If you mean aphasia from stroke, it depends on severity and pt age. Younger brain, more plastic, better able to reorganize, milder aphasia, better recovery. Global aphasia, elderly pt, prognosis is poor. Lots of speech therapy. Some drugs have shown possible benefit but as far as i know, none has been accepted as routinely recommended by rehab specialists. Progressive aphasia is another story. ...Read more

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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be?
And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice(or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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What is good aphasia treatment software?

Aphasia: Their is not much available in the way of software for treating aphasia. The best treatment is work with a speech therapist for speech training. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for progessive aphasia?

Some: Progressive aphasia is the most difficult to treat but researcher are looking into new treatments such as electrical brain stimulation (no surgery involved) in addition to speech therapy to foster recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
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Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Would a craniotomy cure aphasia?

Craniotomy and aphas: Craniotomy does not cure aphasia unless it is caused by a mass lesion or tumor. Removel of the tumor may help the aphasia. ...Read more

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If a doctor says you have aphasia can you ever recover?

Aphasia: The answer to your questions depends on the cause. Why do you have aphasia? Where did it come from? What needs to be done to prevent more damage? Some forms of aphasia are recoverable, some are not. I suggest you consult a neurologist to help answer these questions for you, specifically. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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What is aphasia?

Speaking trouble: Aphasia is a generic inability to properly speak. There are 3 basic types: 1. Receptive: can't understand speech. 2. Expressive: can't produce speech (can't speak). 3. Conductive: a mix of inability to speak and/or understand speech. ...Read more

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What is aphasia?

What is aphasia?

Language Problem: Aphasia is the loss of language function due to a problem in the brain. Depending on the type people loose the ability to express themselves or have problems understanding spoken or written language. When the problem is primarily with the motor process of producing the words, while comprehension and formulation are intact, it is a speech problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

Wernike Aphasia: Speech is fluent but often degenerates into random hard to follow "streams of consciousness, which may be peppered with non-words or made up words. The speech also fails to provide good answers to questions posed to them, suggesting that they do not understand what is said to them. Hence there is difficulty in comprehension rather than articulation, hence the term Receptive Aphasia. ...Read more

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Best way way to treat aphasia?

Depends: If you mean aphasia from stroke, it depends on severity and pt age. Younger brain, more plastic, better able to reorganize, milder aphasia, better recovery. Global aphasia, elderly pt, prognosis is poor. Lots of speech therapy. Some drugs have shown possible benefit but as far as i know, none has been accepted as routinely recommended by rehab specialists. Progressive aphasia is another story. ...Read more

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What are the types of aphasia?

Wikipedia knows: 400 characters won't answer this one - have you considered an online search? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/aphasia. ...Read more

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What research is out on aphasia?

Aphasia: There is an enormous literature out there on aphasia which was originally described in the 1860s. The origin of aphasia and the brain location where it occurs is now well described. It most commonly occurs as a result of trauma or a stroke or a bleed in the brain. Research in treating these issues still has a long way to go in achieving any sort of brain regeneration. ...Read more

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How does aphasia affect language?

Aphasia: Aphasia means impaired language function. It may affect the comprehension or expression or both. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of ...Read more


Dr. Steven Beer
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Speech Deficits (Definition)

Speech deficits = ...Read more