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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dysarthria (Overview)

Dysarthria is a clinical finding in which a person has trouble talking because of a problem with the muscles or nerves responsible for making speech.


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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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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dysarthria (Overview)

Dysarthria is a clinical finding in which a person has trouble talking because of a problem with the muscles or nerves responsible for making speech.


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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 to treat severe spastic dysphonia accompanying dysarthria?

How to treat severe spastic dysphonia accompanying dysarthria?

Spastic dysphonia: Botox is generally the best treatment for pure isolated spasmodic dysphonia. Dysarthria is a different issue. Sounds like you need to see a laryngologist and a neurologist ...Read more

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Any suggestions for treating dysarthria?

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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I have dysarthria. What are some stem cell treatments for voice/speech & throat muscle control?

Not recommended: Stem cell treatment is far from being used clinically to treat dysarthria. Speech therapy is still the best way to improve this problem. For severe cases assist ice devices have been helpful for allowing communication. ...Read more

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Any treatments for a person suffering from dysarthria?

Any treatments for a person suffering from dysarthria?

Speech neurological: 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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What is the cure for dysarthria?

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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Is there a relationship between multiple sclerosis and dysarthria?

Is there a relationship between multiple sclerosis and dysarthria?

Cause-effect: Damage to the brain from any cause (stroke, trauma, infection, ms, etc) may result in dysarthria. If the part of the brain that is responsible for articulation is damaged, whatever the cause, slurred speech (dysarthria) can result. This is just basic neuro-anatomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Jumbled Speech (Definition)

Jumbled speech is a clinical finding in which a person's speech is disorganized or difficult to interpret. Jumbled speech can be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Difficulty Talking (Definition)

Expressive difficulty is a clinical finding in which a person has trouble either writing words/sentences or speaking them, ...Read more