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What is the likelihood of bell's palsy?

What is the likelihood of bell's palsy?

Risk of Bell palsy: Bell's palsy is a rare condition. It affects approximately 1 in 6, 800 or 0.01% or 40, 000 people in usa. http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/b/bells_palsy/prevalence.htm#incidence_intro. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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What is bell s palsy symptoms from?

What is bell s palsy symptoms from?

Loss of nerve action: Bell's palsy is from dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which activates the muscles of the face. It usually occurs suddenly, rarely has pain, but causes the eyelids, facial side and mouth to droop. Most are self limited but can take up to 6 months to improve. A few last and need surgery to correct the changes in the eye and the eating problems from the droopy mouth. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cerebral palsy? Is there any hope on the horizon?

What is the cause of cerebral palsy? Is there any hope on the horizon?

Some do beter: CP is a broad term applied to a disorder of movement & posture related to brain injury occurring at any time from pregnancy to the 3rd birthday.If the muscle control centers of the brain have been damaged, those cells are lost.. Babies have some ability to re-wire some functions, so PT can help. Most improve some with age, some have major difficulties in life ...Read more

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What is bells palsy? And what are the symptoms

Facial paralysis: Bell's palsy is weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. It is thought to be caused by a virus but it is important to rule out other causes such a tumor growth. Most people will regain normal facial movement with time but a few may have permanent weakness or spasms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of progeria?

What is the cause of progeria?

Most new mutations: Progeria is a self limited process with most recorded cases appearing as new mutations in families that have other normal children. There are rare sibships reported indicating an autosomal recessive form exists.Most don't survive their teens. ...Read more

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What is bell s palsy signs and symptoms?

Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of alzheimers?

What is the cause of alzheimers?

Many causes: Try Alzheimer's.org - they have nice details. Abnormal levels of a bad protein called AB42 in oligomer form along with hyperphosphoryated tau. TDP-43 and abnormal progranulin levels and others may also play a role in some cases. Inflammation is pivotal. Genetics defects can be in coding for an enzyme that forms AB42, or one that helps clear it from the brain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of MS in boys?

What is the cause of MS in boys?

Complicated: Really don't know cause, but there are genetic susceptibility markers, and environmental events to trigger disease. Of interest is fact that there are 3.5 women to every male, and this is thought possibly secondary to hormonal issues. Also, the immunology is fundamentally different in men vrs women. Hope this helps, but we are making progress. ...Read more

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What is the physiotherapy of facial palsy?

What is the physiotherapy of facial palsy?

Smiling: The most common cause of facial palsy is bell's palsy. This involves the facial nerve. Recovery takes time as the nerve regrows. Use of the facial muscle should be normal and natural. Smiling and laughing use many facial muscles and are very good physiotherapy. Also try singing! ...Read more

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Is bell's palsy the result of a stroke?

Is bell's palsy the result of a stroke?

No: Bells palsy only refers to facial paralysis with an unknown cause although it may be due to a viral infection. A stroke can cause facial paralysis but this is not called bells palsy. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of bells palsy?

What are the possible causes of bells palsy?

Viral infection: Bell's palsy is one reason people develop facial paralysis. True bell's palsy is felt to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve leading to swelling of the nerve and damage to it caused by decreased blood flow. Steroids are very helpful in treating this. Some people incorrectly term facial paralysis "bell's palsy." this is not correct, you must exclude other causes of facial paralysis. ...Read more

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What is third nerve palsy and what happens?

What is third nerve palsy and what happens?

Double vision: The third cranial nerve, Oculomotor, comes from the midbrain and supplies most of the muscles that move and open the eye. Weakness, called "palsy", of the nerve gives double vision, and can also give a droopy eye and/or a dilated pupil. The most common causes are: diabetes, trauma, brain tumor or a brain aneurysm. An MRI or CT of the brain is usually the best diagnostic test to determine why! ...Read more

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What is the risk of cerebral palsy in one twin and what is the risk of CP in both?

What is the risk of cerebral palsy in one twin and what is the risk of CP in both?

Here are more : Articles to help you make your decision about your triplet pregnancy:http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/12193519/ & http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/12409512/. It varies from 3 x higher than singletons in full-term babies to 12 x higher than singletons in very low birth weight babies. Fetal demise of a twin or triplet ?es the incidence in the surviving fetus(es). ...Read more

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What is the name of this illness that could cause blindness in preemies?

What is the name of this illness that could cause blindness in preemies?

ROP: Retinopathy of prematurity. Happens in babies who were born prior to 32 weeks and have been exposed to oxygen. Increased incidence the more premie a baby is. ...Read more

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What is the cause of coldsoares?

What is the cause of coldsoares?

Virus: Cold sores arte a result of herpes simplex which you carry forever if you had chicken pox. The virus is activated by extreme weather such as hot sun or deep cold and stressful situations. There are antivirals which are especially helpful if applied at the prodromal stage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bell's palsy?

What are the symptoms of bell's palsy?

Please see below.: Sudden onset of one-sided facial paralysis, pain behind or in the ear, noise sensitivity, decreased tearing, and taste disturbances are all possible symptoms of bell's palsy. Anyone with these symptoms needs to see their doctor as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Bell's palsy?

Bell's palsy: Patients with Bell's palsy typically present with the sudden onset (usually over hours) of unilateral facial paralysis. Common findings include the eyebrow sagging, inability to close the eye, disappearance of the nasolabial fold, and drooping at the affected corner of the mouth, which is drawn to the unaffected side. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/bells-palsy-the-basics?source=see_link ...Read more

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What is the cause of bells palsy, how long will it last?

What is the cause of bells palsy, how long will it last?

Multiple: Facial nerve pressure, viruses such as herpes simplex, cold sores, herpes zoster, epstein-barr, rubella, (german measles), mumps virus, tumors and strokes, are all thought to be possible causes. It can occur overnight and it can go away in a short or long period of time. Many people show signs of improvement within the first two weeks. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fhand numbness?

What is the cause of fhand numbness?

Several causes.: Hand numbness is usually related to a problem with the nerves. There can be a pinch on the nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a pinch on the nerves as they come down into the arm from the neck (radiculopathy). Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more