Dysarthria: How Does MG Affect Your Speech?
The recent Myasthenia Gravis News article, https://myastheniagravisnews.com/news-posts/2020/12/01/dysarthria-in-mg-linked-changes-in-breathing-other-motor-bases-of-speech-study-shows/,by Dr. Marta Figueiredo explains dysarthria. Commonly known as slurred speech, medical experts understand dysarthria as the first MG symptom in less than 30% of patients and will affect around 60% of those living with MG at some point.
For MG individuals, the muscles that allow speech may grow weak or paralyzed. MG individuals may understand this symptom as nasal/high-pitched tone, difficulty forming certain sounds or words, trouble moving your tongue and lips, and broken speech.
Personally, my dysarthria gets worse when I am emotional, stressed, or attempting to have my voice heard. Is dysarthria one of your initial symptoms when your MG begins to act up?
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