Bell’s Palsy Facial Paralysis Treatment, Causes, Symptoms And More.
Bell’s Palsy or facial paralysis generally occurs on one side of the face due to the facial nerve controlling the facial muscles getting damaged or pinched near the cheekbone due to inflammation as it travels from the brain to the face. The exact reason why this happens is unclear. The condition more commonly affects men and women equally. People aged 15 to 60 years, those with upper respiratory diseases, diabetes, and women in the last trimester or just after childbirth are more prone to Bell’s Palsy facial paralysis. Though treatment should be immediate the diagnosis of Bell’s palsy lies in eliminating all other conditions like stroke and nervous system disorders, infections caused by other underlying conditions and so on. The opinion of an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist may require the following tests. Electromyography (EMG) is a specialized test to measure the stimulation and response of nerves when stimulated. Electrodes placed on the patient’s face will measure the electrical impulses of the nerves and the electrical activity of a muscle when stimulated. This test can assess the location of nerve damage as well as its extent. MRI, CT scans, or X-rays. Symptoms One side of their face does not […]» Read more