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Could aphasia cause me to suddenly start using a similiar word in place of the word that I mean?

Could aphasia cause me to suddenly start using a similiar word in place of the word that I mean?

Perhaps: At your age, if you suffer migraine, an aura might cause full-blown transient aphasia. Insufficient blood flow associated with stroke issues could also cause transient speech problems. Stress often affects our speech, and depression often blunts communication. Just to be safe, check with your usual doctor to pin down. Read more

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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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Is alcohol a primary cause of anomic aphasia?

Not usually: Alcohol addiction and withdrawal can lead to wernicke's aphasia which is usually characterized by lack of comprehension and fabulations. Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for severe mold to cause aphasia & dysphagia?

Aphais: This would be extremely unusual for mold to cause both speech and swallowing difficulty - if this has occurred would suggest you see a neurologist. Read more

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Got aphasia (could not understand) today, was a bit disoriented. Last week made up a word that does not exist. Worried its MS. Numb fingers. Causes?

Got aphasia (could not understand) today, was a bit disoriented. Last week made up a word that does not exist. Worried its MS. Numb fingers. Causes?

Many r possible: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. While it is true MS is one of them, it would be more convincing as MS if the symptoms lasted longer than 24 hours at a time. If not, that is less likely. If your symptoms were brief and your exam is normal, it may be nothing serious. Get a thorough neurological history and exam to help find out. Read more

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What causes aphasia? Can mild concussions cause it? Worried because I have trouble finding words sometimes. Had a good CT scan though.

What causes aphasia? Can mild concussions cause it? Worried because I have trouble finding words sometimes. Had a good CT scan though.

Word trouble: Need a gp evaluation. But start with an OT evaluation of your higher functions. Trouble finding words can be entirely normal due to stress; fatigue or vitamin deficiency. to eclude any brain lesion despite a normal CT- the occupational therpaists may expose you to a barrage of tests which may advise if you're in the normal or affected ranges. This will guid ethe GP with your further care Read more

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Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Several: This vague issue is more common when you are not well rested, are hungry, are under stress, are anxious or ill. The specifics of the illness is less important than the general state of wellness. Get more rest, follow a balanced diet, see a doc if needed and you should improve. Read more

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What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

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 component in the brain. As a result, some migraines can-with or without pain-cause temporary loss of higher brain functions such as speech. Tia's are similar, causing temporary loss, but strokes can cause permanent loss - all with or w/out headaches. Read more

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Has anyone ever had sudden loss of speech? Is a stroke the only cause?

Various causes: Abrupt speech arrest can happen when brain processing is disrupted. This may happen with stroke but also seizure, migraine, acute pain, sleep attack, or sudden distraction. If stroke there is usually associated weakness face and right hand. Read more

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I'm suffering from tingling, blindness, and loss of speech at night. What could be the cause?

TINGLING & SPEECH: Transient cerebral events, seizures need to be ruled out. You need to see a neurologist. An MRI of the brain may be necessary. Read more

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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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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

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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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