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Does ALS affect speech?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes it can
ALS causes tongue atrophy, which can lead to articulation challenges and "dysarthria".

In brief: Yes it can
ALS causes tongue atrophy, which can lead to articulation challenges and "dysarthria".
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Speech will be affected and over time a person can lose the ability to talk.
This is due to progressive weakness of the muscles we use for speech.

In brief: Yes
Speech will be affected and over time a person can lose the ability to talk.
This is due to progressive weakness of the muscles we use for speech.
Dr. Robert Wallach
Dr. Robert Wallach
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Eventually the muscles used to form speech are affected, and the patient becomes unable to speak.
There are many adaptive devices available to help persons with ALS communicate.

In brief: Yes
Eventually the muscles used to form speech are affected, and the patient becomes unable to speak.
There are many adaptive devices available to help persons with ALS communicate.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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