Bell’s palsy is a condition in which the muscles on one side of your face become weak or paralyzed. It affects only one side of the face at a time, causing it to droop or become stiff on that side.
Bell's palsy is a type of facial paralysis that results in an inability to control the facial muscles on the affected side. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. They may include muscle twitching, weakness, or total loss of the ability to move one or rarely both sides of the face. Other symptoms include drooping of the eyelid, a change in taste, pain around the ear, and increased sensitivity ...
A doctor can usually diagnose Bell's palsy just by looking at a person, but may decide to do a blood test, MRI, or CT scan to rule out other causes of facial paralysis, like diabetes or tumors.
Bell's Palsy is a form of facial paralysis steming from the facial nerves.There are many different ideas/theories as to the cause but I think the truth is that the cause is mostly unknown. Bell's Palsy is found in correlation to many other conditions/diseases but when all of those are ruled out then what's left?
Our principles or goals The Haddis Agape Pediatric Neurosurgery and Bell's palsy Hospital will be a medical center established with the purpose of providing the poor and disadvantaged children and young adults with surgical treatment of Facial Palsy and Neurosurgical problems. In Ethiopia, where the ...
Bell's palsy. Posted by: elv | 2008/03/12. Hi there My work assistant came into work this morning with a very swollen left side of her face.
Bell's palsy Paralysis of some or all of the muscles on one side of the face, so that the corner of the mouth droops, the lower lid falls away, and the affected side of the face becomes flattened and expressionless. Many cases of Bell's palsy are due to herpes simplex virus infections.
@1st_time_Halifax_mom. I got Bell's palsy when I was 16 and pregnant, I took the steroids and had to go to PT to get electric shocked I dont know what the name for it is but they put these little patches on your face and they are hooked up to a machine and it gives you a little zap every few minutes.
CAN BELL’S PALSY AFFECT OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY? Bells palsy should not cause any other part of the body to become paralyzed, weak or numb. If any other areas are affected Bell’s palsy is not the cause of the symptoms, and further testing must be done.
CBS News said there are only theories about what causes Bell's palsy. "Once other potential causes of facial paralysis are excluded, including tumor, Lyme disease, and shingles, the specific cause of Bell's palsy is usually not identified," Dr. David Simpson, director of the Neuromuscular Division in the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai ...