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Dr. Eric Weisman
227 doctors shared insights

Aphasia (Overview)

Aphasia is a disorder in which one struggles to express and understand language, both verbal and written. It is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, and usually occurs following a stroke or head injury.


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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
227 doctors shared insights

Aphasia (Overview)

Aphasia is a disorder in which one struggles to express and understand language, both verbal and written. It is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, and usually occurs following a stroke or head injury.


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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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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
Yearly
Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
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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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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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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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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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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
Once
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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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

Dr. Steven Beer
79 doctors shared insights

Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Loss of speech is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to speak properly, either in making words or in making sense. Loss of speech can be due to brain ...Read more


Dr. Steven Beer
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Speech Deficits (Definition)

Speech deficits or aphasias can be due to brain injury or lack of oxygen supply to a particular area of the brain. This is different from a developmental ...Read more