Parkinson's disease can affect the muscles of the
lips, tongue, throat, voice box (larynx), and lungs, all of which are involved
in producing speech. Stiff, slow muscles in these areas may lead to:
A speech therapist (also called a speech-language pathologist) can
help you learn ways to improve your speech. He or she may provide:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerG. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & G. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
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