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Dysarthria (difficulty speaking)


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The main symptom of dysarthria is unclear speech, as well as changes to how your voice sounds. Being tired or stressed can make it worse.

Common causes of dysarthria include conditions such as a stroke or multiple sclerosis. It can also be a side effect of some medicines.

Dysarthria is usually treated with speech and language therapy to help your speech and communication.

Dysarthria is where you have difficulty speaking because the muscles used for speech are weak. Common causes include a stroke and some medicines.

Page last reviewed: 17/02/2023
Next review due: 17/02/2026