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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

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Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?

Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?

Yes to speech: A stroke can cause changes in speech if it affects speech centers in the brain. This includes sudden onset of stuttering. Stroke can present with myriad of symptoms ranging from death to the inability to move parts of the body to changes in behavior. The hallmark is the symptoms usually occur suddenly at the time of the stroke. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could some regain speech and mobility after a acute stroke with having uncontrollable movements?

Rehabilitation: Although stroke recovery may be variable from patient to patient, speech and physical therapies offer great promise of recovery, and it is possible to witness dramatic improvements. ...Read more

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How does stroke speech therapy work?

How does stroke speech therapy work?

Trains new paths: There are pathways in the brain that conduct spoech a stroke affects these areas. Therapy establishes new paths. ...Read more

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Why do I need speech therapy after a stroke?

Get back, where left: Speech defect/ loss, a very common finding after suffering from a stroke. Usually a good recovery, with good speech therapy. It is just like getting back to childhood, learning again. ...Read more

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Stroke at 90 . At this stage, would a speech therapy help her?

Worth trying: It could help. Depends on the size and density of stroke. Very reasonable to try. ...Read more

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What is a good recovery after stroke loss of speech and orientation/memory?

Question is unclear: A good recovery would consist of complete return of speech and orientation but that's not what you're asking, no doubt. Could you please re-phrase? ...Read more

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How can a stroke cause its various effects such as speech, movement and memory impairment?

How can  a stroke cause its various effects such as speech, movement and memory impairment?

Brain injury: Stroke is a disruption of blood supply to an area of the brain, resulting in injury to a portion of the brain. The symptoms and impairments are related to the area of brain affected, as the brain has different regions dedicated to speech vs memory vs movement, etc. ...Read more

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After a stroke, do you need speech therapy rehabilitation?

After a stroke, do you need speech therapy rehabilitation?

Not always: If the speech areas of brain are spared, speech therapy provides no added rehabilitation benefit. ...Read more