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Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Search for cause: The term "cerebral atrophy" is generic and does not explain why your dad is impaired. You truly need to have a full neurological evaluation, as the symptoms do raise concerns regarding many potential problems. Some of these issues could be associated with vitamin deficiencies, some from an inflammatory condition. Even might be due to a prion infection. Need to vigorously pursue. ...Read more

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What is pedantic speech?

What is pedantic speech?

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 more

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How many types of speech impediments are there?

How many types of speech impediments are there?

Many!: Speech impediments are now called "fluency disorders." There are many besides the typical stutter that comes to mind most often. See this discussion: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=134&contentid=237 Many famous people have had fluency disorders and learned to overcome them. For example see these folks: http://www.stutteringhelp.org/famouspeople ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia affect speech?

Can fibromyalgia affect speech?

No, but meds can: Fibromyalgia causes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, changes in sensory perception, sleep dysfunction, and can be associated with TMJ (jaw) problems, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and interstitial cystitis. Speech or language abnormalities are not associated with fibromyalgia. However, side effects of fibromyalgia medications include slurring or word-finding difficulties. ...Read more

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How did I develop a speech problem?

How did I develop a speech problem?

Depends: This is a very general question that is not answerable directly because there are many types of speech problems. Strokes, seizures or tumors, also developmental disabilities, and neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis can all cause speech problems and there are many others. Speech is different from language and many people often confuse a problem with one for a problem with the other. ...Read more

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What do you know about speech apraxia?

What do you know about speech apraxia?

Unclear: Apraxia is the inability to move purposefully (brain cannot plan movement even though the desire may be present and the body is sound). Aphasia is the inability to speak. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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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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Could a neck puncture effect your speech?

Could a neck puncture effect your speech?

Maybe: More details are needed but in theory injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve from a puncture wound could lead to hoarseness. It would be uncommon as an isolated injury as there are many other important structures nearby that would also likely be injured. ...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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Tell me something about apraxia of speech?

Tell me something about apraxia of speech?

See below: Apraxia of speech, also known as verbal apraxia or dyspraxia, is a speech disorder in which a person has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently. It is not due to weakness or paralysis of the speech muscles (the muscles of the face, tongue, and lips). The severity of apraxia of speech can range from mild to severe. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of apraxia of speech?

What is the prognosis of apraxia of speech?

Developmental Verbal: Apraxia can be caused by inherited mutations of the FOXP2 gene on Chromosome 7. Family history of Specific Language Impairment, articulation (speech) disorder & dyslexia helps determine prognosis, which depends on genetic & other medical causes, level of cognition, & presence of comorbid conditions. In the least affected, speech & language may be near typical by adolescence. Each case is different ...Read more

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Why does alcohol make you slur your speech?

Why does alcohol make you slur your speech?

GABA: Alcohol changes levels of neurotransmitters ; increases effects of inhibitory neurotransmitter gaba in the brain. More gaba means slower brain electrical activity ; thus sluggish movements ; slurred speech. The speech is further slowed because alcohol inhibits the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. Lower levels of glutamate slow speech. More inhibitor gaba, less activating gluctamate-slurring! ...Read more

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Does laryngomalacia can affect how to speech?

Does laryngomalacia can affect how to speech?

Speech pathologist: After an otolaryngologist has evaluated and treated the patient for this problem, a speech pathologist may be advisable to deal with the dysphonia caused by the laryngeal damage. ...Read more

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Could I have a speech problem develop overnite?

Could I have a speech problem develop overnite?

Unusual: Anything is possible but this is quite unusual. Depending on the kind of problem, sudden changes tend to point to either a catastrophic brain event (e.g. Stroke, infection) or psychological (e.g. Anxiety). ...Read more

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Speech issues mumbling and loss of words help!?

Encourage you to : See your primary care provider. Pcm may need to refer for neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can fix my speech problem?

What are good ways i can fix my speech problem?

Difficult to say : It is not really possible to answer your question without knowing what type of problem you are experiencing. If you have already been diagnosed and it is an isolated speech difficulty i would consult with a speech therapist. If you think you have an issue but not officially diagnosed start with your primary who can help with referrals. ...Read more

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I am hard to speech, its a cause of dehydration?

I am hard to speech, its a cause of dehydration?

Here are some ...: Talking a long time leads the dryness of oral mucosa, in turn, leading to water drinking to moist the mouth but would not enough to cause systemic dehydration. Hard to speak may reflect the tiredness of mental status, which may result from drug use or some inherent disorders of CNS. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely so to define its cause for timely care. ...Read more

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Is my severe overbite causing my speech impediment?

Is my severe overbite causing my speech impediment?

Definitely, yes: Once an overbite has developed, it can cause several physical ailments like speech impediments, such as lisps. ...Read more

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