resulting in weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles 朴槿惠穿凉鞋受审 医生输着液看急诊

UnCategorized Bell’s Palsy occurs when there is a malfunction in the facial nerve (the 7th cranial nerve that is responsible for facial movement), resulting in weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles (typically on one side). When the facial nerve is swollen or compressed, signals sent from the brain to the facial muscles become disrupted resulting in limited facial movement or drooping on one side of the face, often accompanied by pain and general discomfort. While the symptoms of Bell’s Palsy can resemble those of a stroke or brain tumor, there are no direct connections between them — and often when there is no explanation for a persons facial paralysis, the diagnosis is Bell’s Palsy. First described by (and eventually named after) Scottish anatomist-surgeon Charles Bell in 1821, Bell’s Palsy is the most common diagnosed of all facial palsy’s and is the leading cause of facial nerve paralysis. IMPORTANT: If you think you are having or have recently had a stroke, do not hesitate — seek immediate medical attention. While the symptoms of Bell’s Palsy are often sudden and unexpected so are the symptoms of a stroke. Who Gets Bell’s Palsy? There are approximately 40,000 new cases of Bell’s Palsy diagnosed each year in America, with no prevalence towards gender or race. That works out to about 1 in every 7200 Americans per year. Global figures are significantly higher. As reported by The National Health Service, approximately 1 in every 3800 people worldwide is diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy annually. Causes & Risk Factors While the exact causes of Bell’s Palsy remain to be clinically defined, doctors have been able to research what goes on inside the face that actually leads to facial paralysis. We can then use this information to avoid the risk factors and possible causes of Bell’s Palsy. The 7th cranial nerve, the nerve at the heart of Bell’s Palsy diagnosis, is actually comprised of two separate sections. These sections run through two very tight bone channels directly below each ear, near the jawbone, and are responsible for transporting signals from the brain to opposite sides of the face. While it is not known whether the origin is viral, bacterial, or neurological, the facial paralysis associated with Bell’s Palsy is caused by pressure due to inflammation or swelling on the 7th cranial nerve (either side). It is important to focus on eliminating the cause(s) of the inflammation in order to reduce pressure on the facial nerve and restore full range of motion. Treatment Options If you would like to know treatment options for Bell’s Palsy there are various resources on the internet that can you with conventional and unconventional methods of treatment. This includes medications and holistic approaches. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: