What is Dysphasia?

Aphasia (, or ; from Greek ''a-'' ("without") + phásis (φάσις, "speech")) is the name given to a collection of language disorders caused by damage to the brain. This also affects visual language such as sign language. The term "aphasia" implies a problem with one or more functions that are essential and specific to language function. It is not usually used when the language problem is a result of a more peripheral motor or sensory difficulty, such as paralysis affecting the speech muscles or a general hearing impairment.

Questions and answers on "Dysphasia"

My husband 78 has a hx of brain surgery (subdural hematoma) -SIASH, Plural plaques, asbestosis related lung disease, cercival problems (fusion one...

doctor1 MD

For spastic esophagus or diffuse esophageal spasm take Tab. Glyceryl trinitrate 2.6mg twice daily....he will be fine

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I suffer from spinal stenosis lorodisis , spondylitis , chronic pain headaches, nerve damage in left foot, dysphasia due to cervical fusion, nerve...

doctor1 MD

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Since Cymbalta and anti-inflammatory drugs are not...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Question for Gastrointerologist

My mother, born in 1930, complains of difficulty swallowing. Sometimes the food seems to stick in her esophagus....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It looks like Dysphasia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr. Jeffprather,

After going through your mothers history, I can understand the...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Dysphasia

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Lab Tests
Related Procedures
Related Medical Topics