How does stuttering affect the body?

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The relationship between stuttering and the body is not completely known or understood. Stuttering can be accompanied by physical symptoms such as rapid eye-lid movement and quivering lips. Research has shown that some people who stutter do so because of a neurological problem. In these cases, the brain's electrical signals that tell the person to speak do not coordinate properly with the muscles in the mouth, causing the speech difficulty. Other cases of stuttering are caused by genetic or, more rarely, psychological factors, and in these cases the relationship between the genetic/psychological component and the body is less clear.

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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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