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Slurred Speech Meaning
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
Several things can..: Problems in the ability of the brain to tell the speaking-muscles (in tongue, throat, voicebox, etc...) what to do; problems in the tongue, throat, or voicebox themselves; problems in the level of consciousness (such as if sedated); and local anesthesia (such as dental anesthesia) are some of the causes of slurred speech. A new case of slurred speech for no reason may be a stroke (can go to E.R.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hope you are: Writing this question from a bed in er! ...Read more
The American Speech-: Language-Hearing Association defines the scope of practice for Speech/Language Therapists at http://www.asha.org/policy/SP2007-00283/#sec1.5: They address deficits in Speech,the motor aspect of language;Resonance, pitch & vocal quality; Feeding & swallowing issues; Receptive &/or Expressive Language Delays; Deafness; Social Communication, etc. caused by a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.
Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then i would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then i would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean please ?child 6 has language difficulty grammar immaturities , comprehension of spoken language retain of vocab and expressive
Many possibilities: There are a number of different conditions that might cause these symptoms. If your child's school has an assessment team ask them to help. If not contact a psychologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a medical term: Pedantic speech is speech intended to impress people with how smart the speaker is. An example might be using the term cephalgia when the more common word headache would do just as well. The term is also applied when a speaker is overly concerned with exactness. The term is frequently used as a criticism to imply that a speaker has trouble relating to the listeners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not very much. : Pressured speech and rapid speech are describing the same thing which is someone talking fast. Hyperverbal speech is when someone talks excessively. They all refer to some of the symptoms observed in a person experiencing a manic or hypomanic state. Usually, the affected person also shows elevated mood, lots of energy, decreased need for sleep and racing thoughts. ...Read more
I feel very slurred, slurred words, thoughts, imaginations and even dreams seem slurred. Could hypnotherapy or isochronic tones be the cause?
Slurred?: It sounds like you feel very slowed down, but "slurred" words and thoughts can also come from using alcohol or various other drugs. Please talk with the doctor prescribing your citalopram about this. Stop using the isochronic tones. If done by a licensed and well-trained professional, hypnotherapy is not likely to have effects like these. If not working with a psychiatrist, please do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Daughter age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?
Hard to say: This is a complex issue that cannot be addressed without a complete evaluation of the child.Physical exam, testing and the input of speech and language pathologists are needed.Even then, the problem may be defined but the origin may remain elusive.Some kids have this as part of another set of developmental problems while others are otherwise normal.Look for answers with a developmental specialist. ...Read more
Absence : Is a type of generalized seizure involving the entire cortex. Typical absences may cause 1-3 seconds of speech arrest with lack of awareness of the ictus. Focal seizures restricted to language areas of the brain are called partial seizures. These typically last longer ( up to 6 minutes) and may have a post ictal state lasting minutes to hours. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Since the onset of your symptoms is sudden and these symptoms can mean many things, address them with your primary care doctor to have a full work up and rule out anything physical going on. Based on the results, the optimal course of action will be decided .Good luck! ...Read more
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