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Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read more

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Why does a stroke primarily affect speech?

Why does a stroke primarily affect speech?

Not true: Not true that strokes primarily affect speech. Symptoms of stroke include speech changes, weakness/paralysis, decreased sensation, confusion, memory problems, vision changes, etc. The most visible symptoms of stroke are muscle weakness which may or may not include speech - because they are fed by the middle cerebral artery which feeds most of the cerebrum. However, you can have "silent" strokes. ...Read more

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What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

Stroke Speech Loss : Speech loss itself could be a manifestation of stroke. One does not have to have other motor or sensory deficit. Mri & mra of brain, will pick up, the missing links. Later, aggressive speech therapy, helps to bring back speech loss. ...Read more

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What is the difference between these stroke speech abnormalities?

What is the difference between these stroke speech abnormalities?

Two types: Two types depending on which part of the brain is affected or sometimes they can happen together. One is expressive or motor aphasia where patient can understand words but can not or have difficulty expressing himself or talking. Second is receptive or sensory aphasia where patient talk but does not make sence. Some other types like anomia where patient has difficulty naming. Also global or mixed. ...Read more

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What is stroke speech therapy exactly?

A type of treatment: Stroke usually impairs functions of the pharynx and laryinx (voice box) as well as soft palate and tongue in that it pertains to swallowing and speech. Speech therapy's call is to help a stroke patient to recover some of the above functions. A licensed speech therapist will work with such a patient by teaching him to use his tongue and throat muscles to be able to swallow safely and regain speech. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had sudden loss of speech? Is a stroke the only cause?

Various causes: Abrupt speech arrest can happen when brain processing is disrupted. This may happen with stroke but also seizure, migraine, acute pain, sleep attack, or sudden distraction. If stroke there is usually associated weakness face and right hand. ...Read more

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I had a stroke and I need therapy for speech can u help to get free dc or books .?

I  had a stroke and I need therapy for speech  can u help to get free dc or books .?

Talk with people: If you are unable to afford a professional speech therapist, you may get benefit by spending time with a concerned relative or friend you can engage you in conversation and encourage you to talk. Naming items, describing a scene, reminiscing, can help. ...Read more

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Could someone regain speech and mobility after a acute stroke with having uncontrollable movements?

Could someone regain speech and mobility after a acute stroke with having uncontrollable movements?

Possible : After a stroke the areas around the stroke that are not affected start taking over for the lost function. This leads to different levels of recovery depending on the size and location of the stroke. A good rehabilitation program can expedite and maximize recovery. ...Read more