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Doctor insights on: Recurring Slurred Speech

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Slurred Speech (Definition)

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


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What can be used against slurred speech ?

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

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Can slurred speech from ischemia be cured with medicine/exercise?

Can slurred  speech from ischemia be cured with medicine/exercise?

Possibly: With speech therapy the brain re-wires around the damaged area.There may be residual but usually some recovery with meds and therapy. ...Read more

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Could bad circulation cause slurred speech?

Could bad circulation cause slurred speech?

Yes: Blockage of the carotid artery can cause transient episodes of slurred or garbled speech. These are called transient ischemic attacks or tias. Tias put the patient at a high risk of having a stroke and so evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dysarthria (Definition)

difficult or unclear articulation of speech that ...Read more