Top
40
Doctor insights on: Person Suffering Dysarthria

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Tanya Russo
27 Doctors shared insights

Difficulty Talking (Definition)

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


2

2
Best treatments for a person suffering from dysarthria?

Best treatments for a person suffering from dysarthria?

Speech therapy: Although may be tedious and time consuming, a good speech therapist could be miraculous. If you possess some head and neck structural problems complicating this, there are some otolaryngologists who specialize in voice rehabilitation;. ...Read more

3

3
Can a person damage his/her vocal cords in a car accident causing dysarthria?

Can a person damage his/her vocal cords in a car accident causing dysarthria?

Maybe: I have discovered in medicine that many things can happen in car crashes. If it was violent enough I guess a pressure wave from air being rapidly pushed out if your lungs may injure them. Or more likely an injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve in your neck would cause your vocal to be paralyzed. ...Read more

4

4
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

5

5
How can I deal with my dysarthria?

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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
What is the definition or description of: Dysarthria?

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

10

10
What can I do to improve my speech if I have dysarthria?

What can I do to improve my speech if I have dysarthria?

Speech therapy: If you possess structural complications over head and neck, perhaps get an opinion from an otolaryngologist, and consider that some jaw dental disorders may play a role. A speech therapist can often transform even chronic and resistant dysarthria. ...Read more

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

17

17
Can dysarthria due to parkinsons' s disease be cured?

Control perhaps: Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder, which responds to several medicines, but cannot be cured at this time. The speech problems may respond to medication adjustments, and perhaps benefit if deep brain stimulation is used. Sometimes speech therapy might work. ...Read more

18

18
Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Uncover cause: Likely best to see a neurologist. There are multiple problems which can cause this, and treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more

19

19
Is there such a disorder where can sort of sing w/ great distortion/articulation difficulties & have 6 mon dysarthria w spch thrpy no improvmnt/worse?

Many speech disorder: Maybe you possess a spasmodic dystonia, or a problem with brainstem disorder. Perhaps one should consider a pseudo bulbar location, which would be higher within the brain. Presume you have seen a neurologist. Did they explain mechanism of your difficulty? ...Read more

20

20
What's the difference between aphasia and dysarthria?

What's the difference between aphasia and dysarthria?

Lack vs garbled: Aphasia is lack of ability to communicate. Dysarthria is garbled or unintelligible speech. Both are common complications of a stroke. ...Read more

21

21
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

22

22
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

23

23
Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Where can I go or who to talk to for help?

Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Where can I go or who to talk to for help?

? spastic dysphonia: (do you really mean dystonia, or is it dysphonia?) perhaps, start with otolaryngologist, and maybe, you would be a candidate for botox. Some neurologists deal with such issues, and there a scattered head and neck surgeons who specialize in voice rehab. Perhaps contact a nearby medical school and get referrals. ...Read more

24

24
Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble).!?

Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble).!?

Could be serious: These are serious symptoms. If one has sudden onset of speech and gait problems one should call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Causes could be stroke, a medication effect and other conditions - but these are signs that something is effecting the nervous system. ...Read more

25

25
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

26

26
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

27

27
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

28

28
How come tramatic brain injury not a common etiology of upper moter dysarthria?

How come tramatic brain injury not a common etiology of upper moter dysarthria?

TBI general injury: Traumatic brain injury is usually a problem that involves the entire brain. Some specific areas may be involved, but this is not very common.

Speaking difficulties (dysarthria) occur when a very small part of the brain is affected, and it is located in an area where this does not happen very often. ...Read more

30

30
I am experiencing overproduction of saliva and drooling when yawning. Is it a symptom of Parkinson's disease dysphagia dysarthria? On antipsychotics

I am experiencing overproduction of saliva and drooling when yawning. Is it a symptom of Parkinson's disease dysphagia dysarthria? On antipsychotics

Side effect: Without additional parkinsonism symptoms such as slowness of movement, resting tremors, cogwheel rigidity, isolated excess drooling is unlikely to be related to Parkinson's disease and most likely is a side effect of an antipsychotic which can cause excessive saliva production and drooling. This issue resolves with discontinuation of an antipsychotic. ...Read more

32

32
5 mo. Dysarthria w tongue elevated in back like slide w horzntl indention&dip in indention. No tongue protrusion passed teeth. Dr/therapist no idea.?

5 mo. Dysarthria w tongue elevated in back like slide w horzntl indention&dip in indention. No tongue protrusion passed teeth. Dr/therapist no idea.?

Have you had an MRI?: You should have a full neuro workup, including MRI of the spine and brain to rule out ms and other neuro lesions. Also consider emg. See a neurologist for a full workup. Hope that helps. ...Read more

35

35
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

36

36
Why am I having difficulty talking?

More info: Please re-ask and provide more information.

Get a more detailed answer ›
37

37
Why am I have difficulty talking with people from my past?

Why am I have difficulty talking with people from my past?

Baggage.: You might have had that difficulty in the past, or you are trying to avoid uncomfortable subjects. ...Read more

38

38
Can anyone please please help me! Why do I have such difficulty talking to others in class?

Can anyone please please help me! Why do I have such difficulty talking to others in class?

? social phobia: A social phobia is one of a group of anxiety disorders in which it is increasingly difficult to interact in group settings. At their worst, social phobia's can be pretty crippling and prevent people from joining in situations they would have previously enjoyed. Psychotherapy with a licensed, psychologist or therapist can be enormously beneficial, as can meds sometimes. Your pcp can help set up! ...Read more

39

39
Wondering why I have difficulty talking with people from my past? Because I have little in common anymore?

Wondering why I have difficulty talking with people from my past? Because I have little in common anymore?

Many Possibilities: Many possibilities exist that could make it difficult to converse with people from our past. Anxiety is most likely and sources of the anxiety might include:
* lack of common interests
* embarrassed at their lack of accomplishments
* embarrassed at your lack of accomplishments
* opposing religious/political view points
* unawareness of details of past relationship
if a problem see a therapist. ...Read more

40

40
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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
21 Doctors shared insights

Jumbled Speech (Definition)

Jumbled speech = disorganization of speech. It may be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
73 Doctors shared insights

Slurred Speech (Definition)

Slurred speech is difficulty with articulation and usually ...Read more


Find us on Facebook