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What conditions increase the risk of having bell's palsy?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Several

People with diabetes have been shown to be at a significantly increased risk for developing bell's palsy - a dysfunction of the facial nerve causing paralysis in one half of the face.
Other conditions associated with increased risk of this condition include pregnancy, especially when pre-ecclampsia is present, and possibly autoimmune diseases and infections, particularly viral. Thanks to d. Jones.

In brief: Several

People with diabetes have been shown to be at a significantly increased risk for developing bell's palsy - a dysfunction of the facial nerve causing paralysis in one half of the face.
Other conditions associated with increased risk of this condition include pregnancy, especially when pre-ecclampsia is present, and possibly autoimmune diseases and infections, particularly viral. Thanks to d. Jones.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: None known

Bell's palsy is a condition where there is weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles.
It is thought that it might be due to a viral infection. There are no known conditions predisposing someone to bell's palsy nor is there any vaccine or other treatment to prevent it.

In brief: None known

Bell's palsy is a condition where there is weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles.
It is thought that it might be due to a viral infection. There are no known conditions predisposing someone to bell's palsy nor is there any vaccine or other treatment to prevent it.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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