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Can dystonia cause difficulty swallowing or breathing?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Muscle imbalance

Dystonia is a state of muscle control that does not allow relaxation and sets off severe muscle imbalance.
If this affects throat muscles it will cause swallowing and speech and even breathing problems. If this affects hands and feet it will distort joints and result in severe joint and bone defects.

In brief: Muscle imbalance

Dystonia is a state of muscle control that does not allow relaxation and sets off severe muscle imbalance.
If this affects throat muscles it will cause swallowing and speech and even breathing problems. If this affects hands and feet it will distort joints and result in severe joint and bone defects.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Glenn Kaye
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Dystonia is a condition that causes involuntary spasm of certain muscles or groups of muscles.
It can involve the muscles used for swallowing, speaking, or breathing.

In brief: Yes

Dystonia is a condition that causes involuntary spasm of certain muscles or groups of muscles.
It can involve the muscles used for swallowing, speaking, or breathing.
Dr. Glenn Kaye
Dr. Glenn Kaye
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