Speech Problem

Speech problems are disorders that affect the way a person creates different voices to form words. Stammering or shuttering is the most common type of speech problem. The other types include apraxia, which is caused due to brain damage, and dysarthria is when the weakness of muscles in the mouth and face cause speech problems.

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Will hypertension cause memory loss and trouble speaking?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has hypertension. He also have a loss of memory and trouble speaking. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood that you have long term hypertension. I do not know whether you had been or are taking medication for the same. Hypertension is a silent, serious disease. Persistent hypertension led to the narrowing of the blood vessels of the brain and, finally, bloc...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease with loss of balance?

Query: Hello doctor, My father in law is suffering from Parkinson's disease for the past year. We continue taking treatments, but the condition worsens day by day. Now he completely lost his balance, cannot walk alone, cannot do daily work and require assistance, cannot control urinating in the night, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear your FIL‘s symptoms. I read all the reports and the MRI report and the prescription which the doctor wrote (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Considering all the number of falls that he had in a year, it does not seem to be...  Read Full »

Does language disorder and starring spells in a 5-year-old kid indicate seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, My son recently had an MRI done and would like to know the findings of the radiology report explained. The report shows: Prominent dilated perivascular space in the right parietal white matter. Possible oval shaped 8 x 2 mm cyst deep in white matter right side. Slight asymmetry of...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some history from birth onward. Was the child born at term gestation, or preterm, or post-term? Was the delivery normal, or by forceps, or vacuum, or by C section? Soon after delivery, in how much time the baby cried? Did he turn blue shortly af...  Read Full »

How to improve my speech and control my hypersalivation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male who is 6 feet tall and weighs about 72 kg. I have speech problems that are difficult to speak and do not adequately express my ideas or feelings. I have a symptom like more saliva (hypersalivation) produced and drooling when sleep. This drooling of saliva is start...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for getting in touch with us. I can very well understand that you are worried about your condition. What you are describing is very much consistent with a chronic neurological disorder. Therefore I strongly recommend you to see a neurologist who has to get ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from R related words in speaking. Kindly suggest exercise for me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from R related words in speaking, I practiced a lot, but problems remains the same. Kindly suggest any specific medicine or exercise for the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I hope you consulted a speech therapist. Because he can help you correctly and quickly than you can do it by yourself. R sound of the retroflex is the sound where the tongue performs a vibrating motion to produce the sound R. For correcting the sound yo...  Read Full »

Can toxic mold in the air cause neurological problem like speech disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently recorded a three-minute video and listened to it before sending it. In that video, a couple of words stood out to me that was not enunciated well. I have posted a short mini-clip of each word. In the context "be writing a story or a narrative" it sounds like I missed the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that these speech problems are not suggestive of any serious medical condition or neurological disorder. They are just misspelling, related to low attention or fatigue. I do not think that they are related to Prozac, as this ...  Read Full »

Can speech and vocal issues be linked to early-onset hearing problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know if speech and vocal issues can be linked to early-onset hearing loss or hearing problems. I am wondering if our diagnosis of vocal nodules from vocal abuse actually is stemming from overcompensating to hear at a normal volume.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the development of speech is definitely related to hearing. Early-onset hearing loss does impair development of speech as it is known that congenitally deaf are also mute. Regarding the other part, vocal abuse is in fact the only cause of vocal nodules. So tech...  Read Full »

Will my daughter speak properly after cleft palate surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years 10 days old now. She has been detected with a soft cleft palate when she was 1.6 years old. The surgeon asked us to wait for a few months as she needed to be more healthier than the current scenario at that time. Now, we consulted the surgeon again and he said tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Kothari

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideal time that we operate a cleft palate is 11 months. This is to improve speech outcome. If all parameters are normal, then the cleft palate can be corrected at this age too before speech develops. So, there is no need to worry.   Read Full »

Is it normal for a 3-year-old not to communicate through complete sentences?

Query: Hi I have a 3 year old daughter . She is having 11.5 kg of weight and 89 cm in height. She can play ,run and tell entire rhymes, but she is unable to form her own language to communicate. She often repeats the entire statement or questions . She can follow instructions like bring that ball or give ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Paediatrician

Answer: This is a very common query... And the answer is not simple. I have seen several children with this complaint and most of them acquire normal speech as they grow.. These children mostly interact to parents by hand signs.. Easy thing which i say to parents is nor to respond to non verbal communicatio...  Read Full »

Is my speaking problem related to anarthria disorder?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem with speaking. I cannot speak fluently. I struggle with speech. I have doubts about anarthria disorder. Please tell me clarification of that disorder. My age is 22 years.  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anarthria means inability to articulate clearly due to neurological conditions. It occurs usually in Parkinson's or stroke. it is unlikely that you might have any of the above at this age. It is very rare. What you might be having is stuttering. For more information...  Read Full »

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