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Why is there facial droop on stroke?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: If the stroke has

Affected the area of the brain that normally sends signals to a part of the face, then the muscles in that part will not get the message to contract.
The relaxed part then droops with gravity.

In brief: If the stroke has

Affected the area of the brain that normally sends signals to a part of the face, then the muscles in that part will not get the message to contract.
The relaxed part then droops with gravity.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Muscles

Muscles losing control and tone.

In brief: Muscles

Muscles losing control and tone.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Brain injury

For the same reason that there is frequently weakness on one side of the body.
The area of the stroke effects the part of the brain that controls the muscles of the face. The droop is a manifestation of that weakness.

In brief: Brain injury

For the same reason that there is frequently weakness on one side of the body.
The area of the stroke effects the part of the brain that controls the muscles of the face. The droop is a manifestation of that weakness.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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