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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Flaccid Dysarthria

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What's the cause of dysarthria?

What's the cause of dysarthria?

Symptom not disease: Dysarthria is a condition or symptom of speech impairment due to strokes or other neuromuscular diseases. It can be caused by a temporary (transient ischemic attack) or by more permanent causes of nerve damage. The cure depends on the cause of the symptom. ...Read more

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How could a brain tumor cause dysarthria?

How could a brain tumor cause dysarthria?

Motor neurons....: Dysarthria is a condition in which you have difficulty controlling or coordinating the muscles you use when you speak, or weakness of those muscles. Dysarthria often is characterized by slurred or slow speech that can be difficult to understand. A brain tumor can impinge on the areas of the brain responsible for coordinating speech. ...Read more

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Can a brain injury cause dysarthria?

Can a brain injury cause dysarthria?

Yes: Damage to the area of the brain that controls the muscles of speech and swallowing can cause dysarthria. ...Read more

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Why is traumatic brain injury not a common cause of upper motor dysarthria?

Why is traumatic brain injury not a common cause of upper motor dysarthria?

TBI is a cause: TBI is a cause of upper motor dysarthria due to damage to the brain areas responsible for stimulating the nerves in the brain stem that trigger the muscles of speech and swallowing. ...Read more

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Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

What medicine?: It is not at all normal for medicine to cause slurry speech and difficulty talking..Unless it is a sedative, anesthetic, narcotic or other centrally acting medication. Some medications, if not taken as directed may interact or change drug availability, with other medications or alcohol to cause the patient unexpected side effects. Call the prescribing doctor for advise or go to your nearest er. ...Read more

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Is it normal for seroquel (quetiapine) to cause slurring, difficulty talking?

No: If the person was on an amount where they were sedated they might slur their speech but this would mean they were over medicated. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for seroquel (quetiapine) to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

Possibly : Seroquel (quetiapine) could cause those symptoms but you would usually expect the dose might be too high or had interacted with another medication. It can cause involuntary motor movements which if they involved the mouth could affect speech. If those symptoms are sudden in onset a more serious cause like stroke needs to be considered and needs to be evaluated immediately in an er. If not the call provider. ...Read more

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Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing? Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing?  Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Evaluation needed: Swallowing problems are most commonly related to neurological disease. The most common reason for these symptoms would be a stroke in the brain stem but other reasons need to be investigated for an appropriate treatment plan to be set. ...Read more

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What is the cure for dysarthria?

Speech therapy: A control measure can be achieved, and maybe even become difficult to notice, but depends on cause, and the underlying condition should be treated and focused upon. ...Read more

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Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Why?

Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Why?

Hard to say: If you were previously "normal" and now have these symptoms the problem could be in the brain. I would not wait to see if things get better...See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can dysarthria due to acute stroke be cured?

Can dysarthria due to  acute stroke be cured?

Can be improved: Speech therapists help immensely, and are very successful with dysarthria. Occupational therapists may provide additional support. Some medications, such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) may improve dysphasia, and occasionally help dysarthria. So, lots of support out there. Get involved in a rehab program. ...Read more

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Any ideas of speech improvement for dysarthria?

Any ideas of speech improvement for dysarthria?

Neurological deficit: Dysarthria is a neurologic problem of cranial nerves 9, 10, 12 which impairs the ability to speak normally. I am not sure how much improvement is possible but a speech therapist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Who should I take my 3 yeard old who has childhood dysarthria and/or apraxia to see?

Who should I take my 3 yeard old who has childhood dysarthria and/or apraxia to see?

Child neurologist: He should see a child neurologist, someone who specializes in conditions involving the brain and nervous system. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my dysarthria?

Speech therapy: Contact both your doctor and a speech therapist, as the effort and time will be very gratifying. ...Read more

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Will my dysarthria eventually go away?

Will my dysarthria eventually go away?

I can't predict: You didn't mention the cause of your dysarthria but if it's reversible, then potentially your speech issues can be fixed (right?). However, if your dysarthria is caused by a stroke, it's less likely, at least not w/o extensive ; intensive speech therapy. In fact, you should ask your st for his/her opinion. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for treating dysarthria?

Dysarthria: Dysarthria can be caused by many issues and some of them are serious (stroke, masses, etc). See your regular doctor for an evaluation. It usually improves with time in most cases but some issues can be permanent. ...Read more

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Please tell me if dysarthria can be cured?

Please tell me if dysarthria can be cured?

Symptom not disease: Dysarthria is a condition or symptom of speech impairment due to strokes or other neuromuscular diseases. It can be caused by a temporary (transient ischemic attack) or by more permanent causes of nerve damage. The cure depends on the cause of the symptom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dysarthria?

Definition: difficult or unclear articulation of speech that is otherwise linguistically normal. ...Read more

Flaccid (Definition)

Paralysis in which muscle tone is lacking in the affected muscles and in which tendon reflexes ...Read more


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