• Sat. Apr 30th, 2022

Bell’s Palsy and its symptoms, causes, and risk factors

Bell's palsy

Bell’s palsy

Symptoms of Bell’s Rheumatoid Arthritis include sudden weakness in your facial muscles. In most cases, the weakness is temporary and increases significantly within weeks. Weakness Half of your face looks withered. Your smile is one-sided, resisting closing your eyes to that side.

Bells palsy, also known as acute peripheral arthritis of unknown cause, can occur at any age. The exact reason is unknown. It is believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of your face. Or it may be a reaction after a viral infection.

For most people, Bell’s argument is temporary. Symptoms usually begin to improve within a few weeks and fully heal in six months. A small number of people have some Bell’s Arthritis symptoms throughout their lives. Rarely, Bell’s argument can come back.


Symptoms of Bell’s stroke may come on suddenly and include:

  • Drooling
  • Headache
  • The rapid onset of mild weakness, until one side of your face, is completely paralyzed – occurs within a few hours
  • Difficulty in creating facial expressions and facial expressions such as closing your eyes or smiling
  • Pain around the jaw or in or after your ear on the affected side
  • Increased sensitivity to sound on the affected side
  • A loss of taste
  • Changes in the number of tears and saliva you produce

In rare cases, Bell’s palsy can affect the nerves on both sides of your face.


Although the exact cause of Bell’s stroke is not clear, it is often associated with a viral infection. Viruses associated with Bell’s rheumatism include the following viruses:

  • Cytomegalovirus infections
  • Mumps 
  • Flu (influenza B)
  • Cold sores and genital herpes (herpes simplex)
  • Chickenpox and shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Infectious mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr)
  • Respiratory illnesses (adenovirus)
  • German measles 
  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (coxsackievirus)

The nerve that controls your facial muscles goes through the narrow corridor of the bone on the way to your face. In Bell’s stroke, that nerve becomes swollen and inflamed – usually associated with a viral infection. In addition to the facial muscles, the nerve affects the saliva, saliva, taste, and a small bone in the middle of your ear

Risk factors

Bells palsy often occurs in the following people:

  • If pregnant, especially those in the third trimester, or the first week after delivery
  • There is an upper respiratory infection like fever or cold
  • Have diabetes

Frequent attacks by Bells Balzi are rare. But in some of these cases, there is a family history of recurrent seizures – indicating a possible genetic predisposition to Bell’s rheumatic disease.

When to see a doctor

Seek medical help instantly if you have any stroke as you may have a stroke. Bells’ argument is not caused by a stroke, but it can cause similar symptoms

If you experience weakness or sagging on the face, consult your doctor to find out the underlying cause and severity of the disease.