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How do other illnesses affect dysarthria?

Other illnesses or conditions, such as a stroke, brain injury, or degenerative disease, may lead to dysarthria. The progression of some degenerative diseases can make speech control more difficult and worsen dysarthria. Additionally, some medications (mostly sedatives and narcotics) prescribed to treat other illnesses and conditions can cause dysarthria.

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