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Voice and Speech  Problems in Parkinson's

INCIDENCE  

    60-80% of PD patients  develop speech and voice problems as the disease progresses over time; mild to moderate symptoms occur in the early stages

Parkinson Dysarthria:

      1) Hypo kentic Dysarthria

          98% have reduced automatic muscular movements affecting

               speech control

          -Symptoms  are the same as in the limbs:                     

               -  Rigidity      

                - Reduced Range of Motion & Coordination

                - Resting Tremor  - early sign in many cases                               

                - Difficulty Initiating Phonation  (most frequent symptom )   

                - Slow Movements (bradykinesia)

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