Hard to pronounce words

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  • Can't pronounce words right

  • Cannot pronounce well

  • Motor speech disorder

  • Can't pronounce well

  • Dysarthria

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Difficulty pronouncing words is called Dysarthria. Search Results Featured snippet from the web Dysarthria occurs when the muscles you use for speech are weak or you have difficulty controlling them.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Hard to pronounce words

Possible Causes

  • Alzheimer dementia (AD)

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. The brain shrinks affecting memory and behavior. Symptoms worsen over time, and can interfere with daily life. Increasing age increases the risk for Alzheimer dementia.

  • Myasthenia gravis

    A condition where there is a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles, resulting in muscle weakness and easy fatigability. It is caused by abnormal immune reaction where your immune system produces antibodies that mistakenly attacks healthy parts of the body.

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    This is also known as ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease, or motor neuron disease. This is a progressive, degenerative condition that affects the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, eventually leading to difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. The exact cause is unknown. It could be due to genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.

  • Vertebral artery dissection
  • Multiple myeloma (MM)
  • Behcet's disease

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  • Do you have difficulty pronouncing words properly?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

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