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Slow and slurred speech resulting from inability to coordinate the muscles that are used in speech. Causes include brain damage, Parkinson disease, and developmental causes
Symptoms of Dysarthria
The following features are indicative of Dysarthria:
abnormal speech rhythm
unable to speak loudly
difficulty moving facial muscles
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Common Causes of Dysarthria
The following are the most common causes of Dysarthria:
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Other Causes of Dysarthria
The following are the less common causes of Dysarthria:
use of narcotics and sedatives medicines
Prevention of Dysarthria
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Dysarthria.
Occurrence of Dysarthria
Common Age Group
Dysarthria can occur at any age.
Dysarthria can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Dysarthria
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Dysarthria:
MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging): To identify the speech problem
CT (Computed Tomography) scan: To identify the cause of speech problem
Electroencephalogram: To measure electrical activity of brain
Blood test: To determine the infection
Urine test: To determine the infection
Brain biopsy: To test brain tissue
Neuropsychological test: To examine the neuropsychological function
Lumbar puncture: To rule out the dysarthria
Complications of Dysarthria if untreated
Yes, Dysarthria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Dysarthria is left untreated:
Self-care for Dysarthria
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Dysarthria:
language therapy: To improve communication problems
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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