A member asked:

Can bell's palsy be caused by stress?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Astrachan answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

No: Although stress can cause the immune system to not work as well and this might lead to an increased incidence of viral illnesses, stress by itself does not cause bell's palsy.

Answered 10/16/2012


Dr. Babak Azizzadeh answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

No.: http://www.facialparalysisinstitute.com/5/bellpalsy.html stress is an unlikely trigger of bell's palsy. A common cause of bell's palsy is the reactivation of a herpes virus. It's important to speak with a facial plastic surgeon to gain a better understanding of what may be causing you trouble.

Answered 11/9/2015



Related Questions

A member asked:

Partial paralysis due to stress?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor