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Doctor insights on: Can This High Amount Of Stress Cause Speech Difficulties Like Stuttering

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Dont Worry: Our brains can't multitask very well so if we are trying to formulate a sentence and express information but we are also extremely nervous and anxious our brain tends to jump around between being self-conscious and finding the right words. That can lead to incorrect responses sometimes. Take a deep breath and don't worry. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Limited evidence: At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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What is done to help someone with speech difficulties?

What is done to help someone with speech difficulties?

Speech Therapy: Being understanding and patient is the first way to approach someone with this difficulty. But, professionally, they may need to find and work with a speech therapist. Your family doctor may be able to direct you to the best in your community. ...Read more

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Might getting my tongue tie cut give me speech difficulties?

Might getting my tongue tie cut give me speech difficulties?

On the contrary: A tongue tie, or an abnormally short lingual frenum, can cause speech problems. Often the solution is the "cutting" of the tie. It's kind of unusual to be diagnosed at the age of 36. This procedure is most often done in kids. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have speech difficulties when you have braces?

Is it normal to have speech difficulties when you have braces?

Braces: Braces themselves should not make your speech worst. Appliances that are on the inside near the tongue however will affect the speech. There are lingual braces that go on behind your teeth nearer the tongue and these can affect your speech. ...Read more

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I've recently been experiencing uncontrollable onset stuttering and severe pain i just had the loss of a family member. I wondered if it was stress or something else. The pain has been severe what should I do?

I've recently been experiencing uncontrollable onset stuttering and severe pain i just had the loss of a family member. I wondered if it was stress or something else. The pain has been severe what should I do?

After : After a significant loss, it is not unusual that people feel mental stress and physical pain. Stuttering can also occur under such conditions. But the same stresses can sometimes also increase the risk of serious medical problems. For symptoms like this it is best to get checked out by a physician familiar with the history, who can identify medical problems and help coordinate mental health support. ...Read more

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Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Snoring and Speech: Generally snoring and speech are not related. Not sure, go see an ENT to get an opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more