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Understanding

Bell’s Palsy

What is Bell’s Palsy?

Bell’s Palsy is a sudden and severe weakness to facial muscles. It can look as if half your face is droopy or drooping. This may affect your smile and the eye on the same side or is closest to the nerves affected. It’s also known as Facial Palsy and has been known to occur at any age.

 

causes

The exact cause of Bell’s Palsy is to date unknown. Here is what science does know. 

  1. Due to the swelling and inflammation of nerve that controls the muscles on your face; called the Central Nervous VII nerve, the Facial Nerve. 
  2. It could also be due to a viral infection, which is why the doctors like to give anti-viral creams to help. 

The great news is that it is temporary and you may find that symptoms start to reduce in just a few weeks and up to 6 months. Only a small few find the symptoms last long term. 

signs and symptoms

Symptoms that you will find are:

  • Unilateral (one sided) sudden weakness 
  • Paralysis of the facial muscles
  • You may not be able to close the affected eye. 
  • You may find your tastes goes 
  • Or you may get an intolerance to loud noises but this would only be present in severe cases. 

COMPLICATIONS

If you eye has been affected this can lead to corneal/conjuctiva damage 

Long term, your vacial nerve may not recover fully so you smile might be non symetrical. But as you can see from the celebrities this you can use to your advantage as your own uniqueness shines out.

    Celebrities that had bell’s palsy

    If you or your loved one have Bell’s Palsy, you are not alone. Take a look at who else had this condition and how they overcame it.

    1. Sylvester Stallone
    2. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber
    3. Pierce Brosnan
    4. Rosanne Bar
    5. George Clooney and more

    Here is the link to the article CLICK HERE

    what your doctor will offer you

    Dependent on the cause of the condition your doctor may offer you

    1 . Acyclovir, which is an antiviral cream. However these creams have shown no greater improvments when compared to a placaebo. Study Link.

    2. Cortisone, which is a corticosteroid and an anti-inflammatory that may be helpful in reducing the swelling of Facial Nerve (Cranial Nerve number 7) 

    It would only be rare cases that the doctor would recommend surgery, according to the Mayo Clinic. 

    Get educated!

    Learning from others can be very helpful to learning about this condition and how they handled their recovery. Do some more research to find out what you can do.

    Key areas to help yourself with are to:-

    1. Ensure there is no viral infection
    2. Reduce the inflammation
    3. See help from your medical practitioner

    Take the next step to preventing Bell’s Palsy

    Join Ultimate Health, Your Journey Starts Here!

    At Ultimate Health we look for prevention and treating the cause. We always start by wiping the slate clean with a Reboot and then looking to help support your body to heal using natural proven principles. Naturopathic solutions and a protocol that supports your body and every system that it runs. We help you to manage the many multifunctional influences that can cause conditions like this  in the first place. Detoxification is key, as well as reducing internal inflammation, getting conscious about your health and finding out what is actually healthy for you.  If you need a map we have the One Clear Path to support your entire journey to your Ultimate Health.

    Here are the Pathways we use to support you:

    1. Detoxification
    2. Group Support
    3. One to One consultations
    4. Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet
    5. Meal Plans that are done for you
    6. Education on the Real Truth about What is Actually Healthy, not just what the media tells you is “Healthy“.

    References

    1. Aclylovir Study –https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa072006

    2. College of Naturopathic Medicine – Biomedicine training

    4. Gould’s Psyhophysiology for Health Professionals, Hubert & Vanmeter,

    5. Celebrities with Bell’s Palsy – Click Here

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