How to prevent stammering?

Q. How to prevent stammering?

Answered by
Melissa Kate Cox
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 06, 2016 and last reviewed on: Sep 15, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have been suffering from stammering for the last 14 years. Now my age is 20. I am a male. I am facing difficulty while talking with others or when I read something. My tongue comes out while stammering. So, I am not talking with anyone now. Stammer has become a big problem in my life. Please help to get rid of this.



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I am sorry for your suffering.

Have you tried breathing through the stammer?

When you feel the tension of a stammer coming on, take a deep breath, and as you breathe out, say the phrase or short sentence you want to say.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

Yes, I have tried that breathing technique before but it does not work well. What should I do to completely prevent the stammering? Is there any way? It becomes a big barrier in my life. I just want to come out of it. Kindly please provide me some advice.



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Stuttering is very much a mystery. No one knows exactly where it comes from and there is no cure. There are tools one can use to manage stuttering. For some, the muscular tension that seems to exacerbate stuttering can be relieved by the usual stress relievers of lifestyle. I am a strong proponent of THC-free CBD oil (Cannabidiol). Therapeutic levels of this extract can decrease stress levels, making the tension that increases stuttering decrease. CBD is perfectly legal and does not contain any psychoactive properties.

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