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Doctor insights on: Occasional Slurred Speech

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I have body tremors weakness in my head and neck occasional slurred speech?

I have body tremors weakness in my head and neck occasional slurred speech?

Check bloodwork: Anemia, high or low blood glucose, low sodium, low calcium, low magnesium, liver problems (with elevated transaminases)--all these are possible causes of your symptoms that could be checked with simple, routine blood tests. There are many other causes of tremor, weakness and slurred speech, so check with your neurologist after this bloodwork. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Dysarthria (Definition)

Dysarthria is a clinical finding in which a person has trouble talking because of a problem with the muscles or nerves ...Read more


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Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Yes: Depending if acute, or long standing--could be stroke! but can be medication effect, after head trauma, tumor, etc---need urgent evaluation if acute. ...Read more

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What can be used against slurred speech ?

Depends: Do you have a diagnosis or known cause? Do you take medication which could be affecting you? Need to get this evaluated. Best approach to improve this if no simple problem is uncovered, is to get speech therapy. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get slurred speech, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get slurred speech, or is it unusual?

Speech difficulties: Acquired speech difficulties, such as slurring, are often associated with an underlying neurological or metabolic problem. A sudden onset of slurring ought to be investigated immediately, since it may be a problem that is reversible. Most commonly, slurring is associated with hypoglycemia and altered states of consciousness or a stroke (or mini-stroke)_. ...Read more

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Can just thinking about slurred speech cause slurred speech?

Not usually: Many things can cause slurred speech. With certain neurological conditions that cause slurred speech focusing on the problem can make it worse. (We also see this with stammering and stuttering ). The list of conditions that cause the various types of slurred speech is lengthy. (From degenerative conditions to complicated migraine, stroke, focal seizure, poisonings and intoxication. ...Read more

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I'm 21. I have been noticing slurred speech, mixing up of words and my writing is incorrect. Today has been pretty bad. What could it be?

Brain Damage: If you are not on alcohol or any other mind altering drugs then this is an emergency. Hang up the computer and please call 911 or have your family take you to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Can somebody experience slurred speech due to chemotherapy?

Can somebody experience slurred speech due to chemotherapy?

Maybe: Slurred speech during chemotherapy is more likely due to medications used to prevent side-effects of chemotherapy rather than chemotherapy itself. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Slurred Speech (Definition)

Slurred speech is a sign of cognitive impairment, such as due to brain injury, or to ...Read more