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How are speech problems related to multiple sclerosis?

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Sometimes multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause people to pause a long time in between words and have slurred or nasal speech. Some people also develop swallowing problems in more advanced stages of MS.

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Murphy, M. Medicine and Health, Rhode Island, February 2008.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 26, 2020

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Murphy, M. Medicine and Health, Rhode Island, February 2008.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 26, 2020

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