Dysarthria occurs when the muscles you use to speak are weak or you have trouble controlling them. Dysarthria often results in fuzzy or slow speech which can be difficult to understand.
Common causes of dysarthria are disorders of the nervous system and conditions that cause facial paralysis or weakness in the muscles of the tongue or throat. Certain medications can also cause dysarthria.
Treating the underlying cause of your dysarthria can improve your speech. You may also need speech therapy. For dysarthria caused by prescription drugs, changing or stopping the drug may help. Dysarthria treatment in hyderabad
The signs and symptoms of dysarthria vary depending on the underlying cause and the type of dysarthria. They may include:
- Speech disorders
- Slow language
- Inability to speak louder than a whisper or to speak too loudly
- Fast speech difficult to understand
- Nose, irritated or strained voice
- Irregular or abnormal speech rhythm
- Uneven speech volume
- Monotonous speech
With dysarthria, you may have difficulty moving the muscles in your mouth, face, or upper airways that control speech. Conditions that can lead to dysarthria include:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Cerebral lesion – brain-damage
- Brain tumour
- Cerebral palsy
- Guillain Barre syndrome
- Head injury
- Huntington’s disease
- Lyme disease
- multiple sclerosis
- muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Parkinson’s disease
Due to the communication problems caused by dysarthria, complications can include:
Social difficulties. Communication problems can affect your relationships with family and friends and can be difficult in social situations.
Depression. In some people, dysarthria can lead to social isolation and depression.