Bell's Palsy Causes-Symptoms

Bell's Palsy Causes-Symptoms

by Richard Hall
     
 

Bell's palsy — Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment of this usually temporary facial paralysis.
Definition

Bell's palsy occurs when the nerve that controls facial muscles on one side of your face becomes swollen or inflamed. As a result of Bell's palsy, your face feels stiff. Half your face appears to droop, your smile is one-sided, and…  See more details below

Overview

Bell's palsy — Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment of this usually temporary facial paralysis.
Definition

Bell's palsy occurs when the nerve that controls facial muscles on one side of your face becomes swollen or inflamed. As a result of Bell's palsy, your face feels stiff. Half your face appears to droop, your smile is one-sided, and your eye resists closing.

Bell's palsy can affect anyone, but rarely affects people under the age of 15 or over the age of 60.

For most people, Bell's palsy symptoms improve within a few weeks, with complete recovery in three to six months. About 10 percent will experience a recurrence of Bell's palsy, sometimes on the other side of the face. A small number of people continue to have some Bell's palsy signs and symptoms for life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012948441
Publisher:
unique5stardeals
Publication date:
06/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
86 KB

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