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Usually when you can't swallow your can't speak Empty Usually when you can't swallow your can't speak

Tue Jan 23, 2024 7:36 pm
Here's a brief overview of the connection between swallowing and speech:

The anatomy: The same muscles and nerves that are used for swallowing are also used for speech. These include the muscles of the lips, tongue, jaw, and throat. The nerves that control these muscles also control the muscles involved in breathing, which is also important for speech.

The mechanics: When you swallow, your tongue pushes food or liquid back into your throat. This triggers a reflex that causes the epiglottis to close over your windpipe, preventing food or liquid from going into your lungs. The same muscles and nerves that are involved in this reflex are also used for speech production.

The timing: The timing of swallowing and speech is also important. When you swallow, your vocal cords stop vibrating, which means you cannot speak. This is why you cannot talk while you are swallowing.
Here are some of the ways that swallowing problems can affect speech:

Dysarthria: This is a speech disorder that can be caused by muscle weakness or paralysis. If the muscles that are used for swallowing are weak, it can also affect your ability to speak clearly.

Apraxia of speech: This is a speech disorder that is caused by problems with planning and coordinating the movements of the muscles that are used for speech. If you have apraxia of speech, you may have difficulty swallowing as well.

Dysphagia: This is a swallowing disorder that can make it difficult or dangerous to eat or drink. If you have dysphagia, you may also have difficulty speaking, as the muscles that are used for swallowing are also used for speech.

If you are having problems with swallowing or speech, it is important to see a doctor or speech-language pathologist to get an evaluation. There are many treatments available for both swallowing and speech disorders, and early intervention can help to improve your communication skills
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