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Symptoms of Slurred speech
The following features are indicative of Slurred speech:
inability to speak louder than a whisper or speaking too loudly
rapid speech that is difficult to understand
nasal, raspy or strained voice
uneven or abnormal speech rhythm
uneven speech volume
difficulty moving your tongue or facial muscles
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Common Causes of Slurred speech
The following are the most common causes of Slurred speech:
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Other Causes of Slurred speech
The following are the less common causes of Slurred speech:
Prevention of Slurred speech
No, it is not possible to prevent Slurred speech.
it occurs due to autoimmune disorders
Occurrence of Slurred speech
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Slurred speech cases seen each year worldwide:
Widely occurring between 500K - 1 Million cases
Common Age Group
Slurred speech can occur at any age.
Slurred speech can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Slurred speech
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Slurred speech:
MRI scan (Magnetic resonance imaging): To create detailed images of brain, head and neck that may help identify the cause of speech problem
Electroencephalogram: To measures electrical activity in the brain
Blood test: To determine if an infectious or inflammatory disease is causing the symptoms
Urine test: These can help determine if an infectious or inflammatory disease is causing the symptoms
Lumbar puncture: To remove a small sample of cerebrospinal fluid for laboratory testing
Brain biopsy: To remove a small sample of your brain tissue to test
Complications of Slurred speech if untreated
Yes, Slurred speech causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Slurred speech is left untreated:
Self-care for Slurred speech
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Slurred speech:
start small phrases
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Slurred speech
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Slurred speech:
Speech and language therapy: To help regain normal speech and improve communication
Time for Treatment of Slurred speech
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Slurred speech to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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