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Doctor insights on: Lack Of Facial Expression

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Lack Of Facial Expression (Overview)

Lack of facial expression is a clinical finding in which a person does not display normal expressions of emotions in their face. This can occur due to nerve damage or due to mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia.


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Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Parkinson's ?: Certain neurological diseases maybe associated with lack of facial expression or a "masked facies". Parkinson's disease or lewy body disease may present witih masked facies and be associated with dementia, but a lack of expression alone is not enough to make an association with dementia. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
7 doctors shared insights

Lack Of Facial Expression (Overview)

Lack of facial expression is a clinical finding in which a person does not display normal expressions of emotions in their face. This can occur due to nerve damage or due to mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia.


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Can leukemia morph from chronic to acute due to lack of treatment?

Can leukemia morph from chronic to acute due to lack of treatment?

Yes it can: The best answer depends on the type of leukemia, but certainly if it is not treated any of them can get worse and go into acute phase. Even with treatment, some leukemias will tend to go into an acute phase. I recommend talking with the primary care physician or oncologist to get individualized answers, as this is almost always a serious, serious problem. ...Read more

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My mother is 74 and has had breast cancer before. She is currently battling breast, lung, and bone cancer. Surprisingly she is doing quite well and is at the end of her chemo treatments. Her biggest challenge is her lack of energy. She's always on the

My mother is 74 and has had breast cancer before.  She is currently battling breast, lung, and bone cancer.  Surprisingly she is doing quite well and is at the end of her chemo treatments. Her biggest challenge is her lack of energy.  She's always on the

Cancer rehab: I commend your mother's courage. Her breast cancer metastasized (spread) to other organs so her function is compromised. Cancer fatigue is recognized as a condition cancer centers address during treatment. Physical activity as tolerated-walking, gentle yoga, chair aerobics helps. Consult a rehab doctor. S/he will work with physical, occupational, mental health therapists to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Parkinson's ?: Certain neurological diseases maybe associated with lack of facial expression or a "masked facies". Parkinson's disease or lewy body disease may present witih masked facies and be associated with dementia, but a lack of expression alone is not enough to make an association with dementia. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as muscle implant or rebuilding, specifically for the face that lack muscles capable in creating facial expressions?

Is there such thing as muscle implant or rebuilding, specifically for the face that lack muscles capable in creating facial expressions?

Face transplant: Sadly, our methods of transplanting individual muscles are primitive at best. There are too many muscles involved in expression to expect transplanting a few to create anything resembling normal expression. ...Read more

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Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of emotions: Depression is one cause of disconnection from emotions. Also the numbing phase of ptsd is another. Some people with dissociative disorders experience a lack of emotions. Some psychotic people are disconnected from emotions as well. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist about your concerns. ...Read more

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Whats problem I face because of lack of sleep.

Whats problem I face because of lack of sleep.

Chronic low sleep: Sleeping poorly one night, infrequently, happens. However, anxiety often leads to chronic difficulty falling asleep, which can cause a vicious cycle of actually increased anxiety --> worse sleep --> worsening sleep deficit. Irritability. Low mood. Poor judgment. Trouble prioritizing sleep hygiene ... And snowball ... You may be cognitively affected, mood may be affected, immune sys, & increased BP ...Read more

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Why do I lack facial hair?

Why do I lack facial hair?

Maybe you're lucky: A few percent of guys never get enough facial hair to grow a decent beard. Many women say they prefer this. If you're horny all the time and having ejaculations like the rest of us, it's not a testosterone deficiency. Mr Bieber (photo) isn't complaining. Guys without good beard or chest hair growth almost never go bald. It's a trade-off. Enjoy who you are. ...Read more

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Hi I am 25 year old male suffering from lack f facial hair my free testo levels 0.622nmol/l and free testo 2.25%please advice?

Hi I am 25 year old male suffering from lack f facial hair my free testo levels 0.622nmol/l and free testo 2.25%please advice?

Men and Beards: I think the statistic is that about 20% of men have this as their reality. Most of these men do not have hair follicles and thus do not grow beards. This has nothing to do with testosterone. ...Read more

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From my previous question I also feel tired all the time and just don't want to face people and lack of motivation just want to stay away from people?

From my previous question I also feel tired all the time and just don't want to face people and lack of motivation just want to stay away from people?

Depression?: While I can't c ur previous q, the symptoms u describe r consistent with depression (lo motivation, decreased energy, avoidance). If u also feel sad, lack of interest, have sleep trouble, or feel hopeless or worthless, these are also sxs of depression. Psych illness is always a dx of exclusion, meaning medical problem must b ruled out 1st. C ur doc to discuss ur sxs & start treatment 2 fl btr :) ...Read more

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I am a working mom. My kid is 20 mnths. I still face severe forgetfullness and lack of attention. Ppl talk in from of me but i cant register. Pls Help?

I am a working mom. My kid is 20 mnths. I still face severe forgetfullness and lack of attention. Ppl talk in from of me but i cant register.
Pls Help?

Overwhelmed: rather, a working mother with an infant and a family to look after, your mind is occupied with essentials of life, that's very human, and would be not easy for you to cope and adjust, some help from others and some time-management would help you much till this stage is over, good luck ...Read more

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For the past week I've been feeling vertigo, lack of appeitite and constantly tired no matter the amount I sleep. My face just went numb. Is this bad?

For the past week I've been feeling vertigo, lack of appeitite and constantly tired no matter the amount I sleep. My face just went numb. Is this bad?

Have it checked out: Vertigo, fatigue followed by facial numbness in a young adult female, A good neuro exam and an MRI are in order, as there are multiple neurological symptoms spread out over time and possibly the neuroaxis (facial numbness is difficult to localize. It can be localizing to cortex, sub cortical white matter, brain stem or peripheral nerve (Cranial nerve V). The fatigue points to possible MS or CIS ...Read more

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I'm 22 with little facial hair, which doctor speciality should I visit for lack of facial hair?

I'm 22 with little facial hair, which doctor speciality should I visit for lack of facial hair?

First family doc: If your family has males who have heavy facial hair, then you may have a problem. But if all the males in your family have slight facial hair, it's probably genetic. See your family doctor to investigate this further. ...Read more

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I iam 25 year old male 52kgs, height 5.7 inches, thin built suffering from lack of facial hair. I checked my total testosterone morning hrs 7.3ng/ml.

I iam 25 year old male 52kgs, height 5.7 inches, thin built suffering from lack of facial hair. I checked my total testosterone morning hrs 7.3ng/ml.

Genetic: The pattern of hair growth and baldness are genetically determined. I am asian and i would look funny growing sparse hair on my face, too. We live with what we have gracefully and look at the bright side. Razors are expensive. ...Read more

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Please recommend me some creme to remove eye dark circles, I am not ill and not having lack of sleep. But eyes are much darker than rest of the face.

Please recommend me some creme to remove eye dark circles, I am not ill and not having lack of sleep. But eyes are much darker than rest of the face.

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more