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After having a stroke some develop a facial droop on one side of their face. Why?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Damage

Permanent damage to brain cells that control the tone of those facial muscles.
The brain is divided into halves, and strokes usually occur on one side of the brain or the other, hence people show symptoms on one side or the other.

In brief: Damage

Permanent damage to brain cells that control the tone of those facial muscles.
The brain is divided into halves, and strokes usually occur on one side of the brain or the other, hence people show symptoms on one side or the other.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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In brief: Need more info

During stroke pt.
May have facial droop. After some time those weak muscles of paralyzed face shorten in length making angle of mouth more prominent compared to normal side, this can be misleading to inexperienced person that other side(health) side is drooping.

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During stroke pt.
May have facial droop. After some time those weak muscles of paralyzed face shorten in length making angle of mouth more prominent compared to normal side, this can be misleading to inexperienced person that other side(health) side is drooping.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Facial droop

Is from involvement of the part of the brain that specifically controls the facial muscles which is the 7th cranial nerve.

In brief: Facial droop

Is from involvement of the part of the brain that specifically controls the facial muscles which is the 7th cranial nerve.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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