Knowledge on Bell’s Palsy

By reading the title you would be wondering what is Bell’s palsy? What is the cause of it? What is the Impact of it? Is it really harmful? How to cure this disease? So here I am to resolve all ur problem and queries.

Firstly, Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face. You all would be a bit confusing let me explain you by an image.

You Would think that she is looking so and look at her lips they are looking so ugly and you laugh at her. But guys try to understand it looks fun but it is not the person with the disease has to face a lot of problems. Let me give you a brief of the word Bell’s palsy is named after the Scottish physician, Sir Charles Bell, who first described the condition in 1830.

Further let me tell that Often the first symptom of Bell’s palsy is a dull, aching pain behind or in the ear. This can be present for a day or two before facial weakness is noticed. While the involved side of the face may feel numb, it is still possible to feel if it touches. The causes of Bell’s palsy are:-

  • Originating from the base of the brain are twelve pairs of nerves called the cranial nerves, which are named and numbered.  They are responsible for a variety of specialized functions such as smell, equilibrium (balance), pupil contraction and hearing. The seventh cranial nerves are the facial nerves that are involved in eyelid closure, facial expression, saliva and tear production, and the sensation of taste at the front of the tongue.
  • It can occur when the nerve that controls your facial muscles becomes inflamed, swollen, or compressed.

Thirdly, We can cure the diseases and the treatment we can use is

  • Most people will recover from Bell’s palsy in 1-2 months, especially those who still have some degree of movement in their facial muscles. Treatment with a hormone called prednisolone can speed up recovery. A study found that prednisolone if administered within 72 hours of onset, can significantly reduce symptom severity and incidence after 12 months.
  • Medications. Commonly used medications to treat Bell’s palsy include: Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. If they can reduce the swelling of the facial nerve, it will fit more comfortably within the bony corridor that surrounds it

To conclude, Bell’s palsy is a harmful disease and Most people who have an episode of Bell’s palsy will completely recover without complications. However, complications may occur in more severe cases of Bell’s palsy. These include the following: You may have damage to the seventh cranial nerve.




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