Slow Speech

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Shohei Harase

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Neurology

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Weakness in the speech muscles can result in slower or slurred speech. Causes include extreme fatigue, intoxication, reading difficult text aloud, recent oral anesthesia or lack of teeth.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Slow Speech

Possible causes

  • Hypothyroidism

    A disorder where levels of thyroid hormone in the body are abnormally low. These hormones are needed for growth, development and metabolism.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you feel that your speech has slowed down?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have dry skin?

  • Do you have hard stools or constipation recently?

  • Have you noticed or been told that you have been acting strangely, differently from usual?

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