Here I got something to share about Bell's Palsy. first time I heard about it is about 2 months ago when my father complained that his left face can't move normally (mata susah kerdip, senyum senget sebelah dn kening susah angkat). I thought that ayah kene Stroke. bile jumpa doctor he said that it's just stroke kecik and ayah ade Hypertesion sikit (systole 153 mmhg). About 2 or 3 weeks after baru ayah sihat. alhamdulillah. tp, pemakanan dn persekitaran perlu dijaga.
Suddenly, sehari sebelum mak meninggal, my sister's face, Yam, senget at the right side. so weird. then the doctor said that, dia jugak kene Bell's Palsy. and now, dah dekat 1 bulan setengah, she's not recovered yet. she took some medicine and make physiotherapy everyday. Alhamdulillah, now she can move a little bit her eyebrow and lips. Ikhtiar. Tawakkal. Itu sahaja mampu. Allah is the only One who has the curative power.
Here it is. Wikipedia .
What Is Bell's Palsy?Bell's palsy is a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. These muscles are controlled by the facial nerve. Because there's a facial nerve on each side of a person's face, and Bell's palsy usually affects just one nerve, people with Bell's palsy will most likely notice stiffness or weakness on one side of the face.
When the facial nerve is working properly, it carries a host of messages from the brain to the face. These messages may tell an eyelid to close, one side of the mouth to smile or frown, or salivary glands to make spit. Facial nerves also help our bodies make tears and taste favorite foods. But if the nerve swells and is compressed, as happens with Bell's palsy, these messages don't get sent correctly. The result is weakness or temporary paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face.
What Causes It?Bell's palsy is most often connected with a viral infection such as herpes (the virus that causes cold sores), Epstein-Barr (the virus that causes mono), or influenza (the flu). It's also associated with the infectious agent that causes Lyme disease. Of course, this doesn't mean that everyone who has a viral infection or Lyme disease will develop Bell's palsy — most people don't. But in a few people, the immune system's response to a viral infection leads to inflammation of the nerve. Because it's swollen, the nerve gets compressed as it passes through a small hole at the base of the skull, which causes the symptoms of Bell's palsy.
Bell's palsy can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in adults. People with diabetes and pregnant women are more likely to develop Bell's palsy.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms?The symptoms of Bell's palsy usually show up about 1 to 2 weeks after a viral infection. The symptoms tend to come on quickly — usually Bell's palsy reaches its worst point within 48 hours. A few hours or days before Bell's palsy develops fully, some people may have a headache or feel pain behind or in front of their ears. A person may notice one side of his or her face droops or feels stiff. Some people may only notice a slight weakness, whereas others may not be able to move that side of their face at all.
Other symptoms of Bell's palsy include:
- difficulty closing one eye all the way
- dryness in one eye
- trouble tasting at the front of the tongue on the affected side
- changes in the amount of saliva or drooling
- hearing sounds that seem louder than usual in one ear
Gambar hiasan. Mcm ni lah rupanye org yg kene Bell' Palsy.