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Dr. Rabindra Kitchener
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Poor Balance (Definition)

Poor balance can occur with a number of conditions that cause a sense of dizziness/ movement/ spinning or lack of feeling steady even when is not in ...Read more


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How can balance problems in MS be treated?

How can balance problems in MS be treated?

Several ways: The imbalance or ataxia in ms is tough to manage, but the following may work: Buspirone occas. Works, physical therapy employing gait and coordination training is useful, wrist and ankle bracelet weights can stabilize. Fundamental is to fully control the ms as potently as possible. Consider one of the newer drugs, and take supplemental vitamin d-3.
Canes and walkers may be useful. ...Read more

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I have optic neuritis numbness, balance problems, memory loss and chronic pain do you think I have ms?

I have optic neuritis numbness, balance problems, memory loss and chronic pain do you think I have ms?

It is possible: Certainly, you have symptoms that sound very ms like. But, I cannot say for sure without more info, an exam and mris of your brain/neck. ...Read more

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My grandfather is having chest pain problems swallowing and slurred speech what is going on with him?

My grandfather is having chest pain problems swallowing and slurred speech what is going on with him?

Get to a doctor now.: It could be a couple of things. Given the fact that he is 84, a stroke and/or heart attack are big on the list. Get to a doctor or hospital asap. ...Read more

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Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was having bowel problems. I almost pasted out. Hand stiffened & fingers. Came together & I cant move them. Feet do the same. Slurred speech & pain?

Neurology consult: Symptoms you describe, slurred speech and paralysis are often associated with "stroke" (termed CVA, or TIA if symptoms go away within 24hrs). Other causes such as certain types of migraines, or vascular spasms might also give similar symptoms. I would consult a Neurologist for an exam. It is very likely they will also order an MRI or CT imaging of the brain to aid in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a Rathke's Cleft Cyst cause weight loss, speech & balance problems, pins & needles all over, general unwell? - High Prolactin, TSH, FSH & norm T4.

Can a Rathke's Cleft Cyst cause weight loss, speech & balance problems, pins & needles all over, general unwell? - High Prolactin, TSH, FSH & norm T4.

Pituitary Hormones: A Rathke Cleft Cyst typically occurs around the pituitary gland and can affect all the hormones the pituitary gland produces. These hormones include: Prolactin, TSH (thyroid), Growth Hormone, LH & FSH, ACTH (Cortisol) and ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone). Talk to your doctor about an abnormal cortisol level (adrenal insufficiency) or ADH (vasopressin) (diabetes insipidus) given your current symptoms. ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...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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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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Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Overly sedated: This can result from medications that have sedative effect, alcohol or street drugs, or something metabolic such as low blood pressure or heart. Please consult your doctor for full assessment. ...Read more

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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

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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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Can you get slurred speech when you have anxiety?

Can you get slurred speech when you have anxiety?

Slurred speech: Yes you can slur your speech secondary to your anxiety ...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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What would make some become lethargic, slurred speech, and sleepy?

What would make some become lethargic, slurred speech, and sleepy?

Overly sedated: This can result from medications that have sedative effect, alcohol or street drugs, or something metabolic such as low blood pressure or heart. Please consult your doctor for full assessment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of feeling fatigued, tense, and having slurred speech?

One cause might: Be intense anxiety, but this is a guess because there are probably a hundred conditions that might cause your symptoms. The slurred speech is the symptom I'd most worry about, and for that, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Slurred speech, mix-up of words. Is that a possible concussion after effect?

Slurred speech, mix-up of words. Is that a possible concussion after effect?

Yes: Yes. These would represent rather severe symptoms of a concussion. A stroke or other brain conditions could cause these symptoms. Don't delay in seeking medical treatment for these symptoms. After a neurological exam, then a ct or MRI of the brain may be necessary. ...Read more

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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read more

Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Balance Problems (Definition)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Slurred Speech (Definition)

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