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How can polymyositis affect my ability to speak?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Polymyositis may cause you to develop difficulty speaking. Polymyositis is a general term for a group of diseases that cause muscles to become inflamed. The main symptom of polymyositis is muscle weakness. The act of speaking requires coordinated muscle movement, so this condition may make it difficult to communicate clearly.

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