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Saturday, April 19, 2008

"Facial Paralysis" and treatment opportunities

First let's know what is "Facial Paralysis" and which kind of treatment is available in this regard.


"Facial paralysis is the total loss of voluntary muscle movement of one side of the face."

About 75% of all cases of facial paralysis in adults are due to a condition called Bell's palsy, in which the facial nerve becomes inflamed.

Stroke may cause facial paralysis. In this case, the eye on the affected side may be closed and the forehead can be wrinkled. (Persons with Bell's palsy can not do this.) Other muscles on one side of the body may also be involved with a stroke.

Facial paralysis due to a brain tumor generally develops slowly and causes headaches, seizures, or hearing loss.

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Accroding to Wikipedia:

"Facial nerve paralysis is a common problem that involves the paralysis of any structures innervated by the facial nerve. The pathway of the facial nerve is long and relatively convoluted, and so there are a number of causes that may result in facial nerve paralysis. The most common is Bell's palsy, an idiopathic disease that may only be diagnosed by exclusion.

A thorough medical history and physical examination are the first steps in making a diagnosis. Paralysis is far more serious and requires immediate treatment. It must also be determined whether the forehead is involved in the motor defect or not. This is usually accomplished by assessing how well a patient can raise her eyebrows

There are many places where you can go for the diagnosis or treatment of facial paralysis. But you need to check all the facts and reputatuion about the clinic and of course the facial paralysis surgeon.

Treatment of facial paralysis is possible at "Facialparalysisinstitute" which has a good name in this connection.

Their surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh MD, FACS, who was appeared in "Oprah Winfrey show" for a segment about his patient, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, who garnered headlines in 1991 as the victim of a face-shattering gunshot wound.

Check the site for treatment of facial paralysis

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