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Slurred speech

Slurred speech: Introduction

Slurred speech is a particular speech symptom that is commonly associated with drunkenness, though there are many other causes. Slurred speech is not the same as poorly articulated speech or overly rapid speech, and other types of speech symptoms should also be examined as possible diagnoses of a slurred-like speech symptom. Some of the possible causes of slurred speech include alcohol, drug intoxication, hypoglycemic attacks, various serious brain conditions (e.g. stroke or TIA), and also possible are various speech disorders including physical disorders of the face or oral region that interfere with speech. It is incorrect to assume a person with slurred speech is "just drunk". Slurred speech needs immediate professional medical advice because of the possibility of life-threatening causes....more »

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Causes of Slurred speech:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Slurred speech. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Slurred speech:

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Slurred speech: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Slurred speech, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Slurred speech Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Slurred speech may include:

  • Speaking slowly and using hand gestures are recommended
  • Communication aid
  • Family support
  • Treat associated depression, frustration and profanity
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Slurred speech

Real-life user stories relating to Slurred speech:

Message Boards for Slurred speech

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Slurred speech or relevant symptoms:

Medications or substances causing Slurred speech:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Slurred speech as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Slurred speech:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Slurred speech as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Cibalith-S and Accupril (Quinapril) interaction
  • Cibalith-S and Altace (Ramipril) interaction
  • Cibalith-S and Capoten (Captopril) interaction
  • Cibalith-S and Lotensin (Benazepril) interaction
  • Cibalith-S and Monopril (Fosinopril) interaction
  • Cibalith-S and Prinivil (Lisinopril) interaction
  • Cibalith-S and Zestril (Lisinopril) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Slurred speech: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Slurred speech may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Slurred speech

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Slurred speech: Deaths

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Organs affected by Slurred speech:

The list of organs typically affected by Slurred speech may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Slurred speech

The list below shows some of the causes of Slurred speech mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Slurred speech?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Slurred speech. Of the 250 causes of Slurred speech that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 6 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 233 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Slurred speech:

The following list of conditions have 'Slurred speech' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Slurred speech:

The following list of medical conditions have Slurred speech or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Slurred speech Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Slurred speech based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Slurred speech?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Slurred speech, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Slurred speech:

    Subtypes of Slurred speech:

    Dysarthria (179 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Slurred speech:

    Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Communication symptoms (1386 causes)

    Symptoms related to Slurred speech:

    Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Speech impairment, Inability to speak (67 causes), Stuttering (28 causes), Alcoholism, Upper motor neuron disease, Lower motor neuron disease, Bell's palsy (9 causes), Glosspaharhngeal nerve palsy, Damage to recurrent laryngeal nerve

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    Medical News summaries about Slurred speech

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Slurred speech

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