How do other illnesses affect stuttering?

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Brain disorders and brain damage can be linked to stuttering. Some stuttering has been shown to be caused by electrical signals in the brain not being able to effectively communicate with the muscles necessary for speech. Additionally, scientists are currently researching the exact causes of stuttering as well as any links it may have to other illnesses. Other than these factors, however, stuttering does not have a significant relationship with other illnesses or conditions.

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Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.
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