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Speech

For most people, changes in speech due to MS are mild.

Speech difficulties can come and go throughout the day, perhaps lasting only a few minutes at a time, and may be a symptom that appears during a relapse.
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About speech problems

The first step in managing speech difficulties is to identify the specific problem, or problems, you are having.
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Causes of speech problems

Speech is a complicated process. Speaking involves physical actions to produce sound, as well as thoughts and responses from the brain which control these actions and decide what will be said.
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Managing speech problems

The first step in managing speech difficulties is to identify the specific problem, or problems, you are having.
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