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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. Ana Adelstein
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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

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What can cause slurred speech and bad headaches?

What can cause slurred speech and bad headaches?

Many causes: But, most commonly bad headaches are due to migraine, and slurred speech could accompany. But other intracranial issues, even transient brain ischemia could be a culprit, and might behoove you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What neurological disorder could i have from slurred speech?

To many: Need more details about your symptoms, when startefd, diffic I lty swallowing, how old are you, any other symptoms such as double vision, difficulty wslking. Possibilities include stroke, Ms, nerve disease ...Read more

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Is slurred speech and use of cymbalta (duloxetine) connected?

No: But it can cause sedation and under those circumstances there would be slurred speech. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between a bad headache and slurred speech?

Could there be a connection between a bad headache and slurred speech?

Absolutely: And that is a big concern. A stroke could cause that as could a TIA (transient ischemic attack) r a basilar migraine. A headache with associated slurred speech is a red flag and it is best you be seen as soon as possible.The most benign possibility is a hangover, and even then i would suggest an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause slurred speech after a person substains a concussion ?

What would cause slurred speech after a person substains a concussion ?

Common symptom: Slurred speech is a common symptom after sustaining a concussion, along with headaches, confusion, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. I do hope you have been seen for this condition to make sure everything seems to be getting better. Rest is very important, both physically and intellectually (meaning not returning to school or work for several days in most cases). ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause slurred speech? and if it can, can thinking about make it worse

Can anxiety cause slurred speech? and if it can, can thinking about make it worse

Universal suspect: Anxiety is a prime suspect for almost all symptoms - especially the "soft" ones w/out known lab tests or imaging. And, certainly - thinking about it makes it worse. In fact, you have a great Dx Tool here! If the symptom can change based on distraction or focus - it's probably anxiety. Fractures, tumors, poisons, viruses, etc. do not come or go in response to a phone call, great song, annoying chat ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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