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Possible Causes of Abnormal Facial Droop

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Drooping facial tissues occur slowly due to aging and degenerative factors, but when it happens suddenly, it is a sign of an abnormal condition. The facial muscles allow you to smile, frown, wink, and make all types of expressions but they require healthy nerve function. If you have a drooping eye on one side or… Continue reading

Diagnosing and Treating Bell’s Palsy: What You Should Know

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If you or someone you know experiences sudden weakness or paralysis on one side of the face, it could be a sign of Bell’s palsy. This is a condition that affects the facial nerves, leading to facial muscle weakness or paralysis. While the exact cause is unknown, it is believed to be triggered by a… Continue reading

Damage to Cranial Nerve Number 7 and Facial Paralysis

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Cranial nerve number seven (the facial nerve) is responsible for a range of functions. As the more common name suggests, the movement of facial features are controlled by this nerve. Raising eyebrows, blinking, eye opening, smiling and moving the lips are just some of the actions controlled by the facial nerve. Movements associated with the… Continue reading

How to Achieve Relief from Trigeminal Neuralgia

Do you have persistent unexplained pain in your face? You may have trigeminal neuralgia, a painful condition that can severely affect your overall quality of life if left untreated. Besides facial pain, you may also experience debilitating headaches, numbness, sensitivity to touch and difficulty chewing or swallowing food. Here are three ways you may be… Continue reading

Facial Twitching: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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Facial twitching can be an annoying and embarrassing problem affecting many people at some point. Although facial twitching is not a severe condition, it can indicate an underlying health problem. While the causes of facial twitching can vary, the good news is that most cases can be easily treated. Causes of Facial Twitching Facial twitching… Continue reading

Addressing Facial Paralysis Caused by Damaged Nerves

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The nerves in your face are of essential importance when it comes to facial expression and natural movement. Damage to one or more nerves in the face can lead to a host of issues, up to and including facial paralysis. Depending on which nerves are damaged and how it happened, paralysis may affect one or… Continue reading

Synkinesis Can Impact Enjoyment of Life

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As a form of facial paralysis, synkinesis can lead to the involuntary movement of muscles. This often results from a damaged nerve branch regenerating incorrectly. However, the condition can also develop due to the sewing together of nerves during a repair surgery. The most common type of synkinesis is known as ocular-oral synkinesis, which occurs… Continue reading

Five Common Causes of Hemifacial Spasm in Adults

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You might be curious about the causes of hemifacial spasms if you have been diagnosed with the condition. Once you know what causes this condition and its symptoms, you can start considering your treatment options. What Are Hemifacial Spasms? Hemifacial spasms, also known as tic convulsive, occur when the muscles suddenly twitch on one side… Continue reading

The Stigma of Facial Paralysis

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If you find that facial paralysis is a source of embarrassment, you are not alone. Conditions that result in a drooping smile or eyes are highly visible. You may feel isolated and anxious, which will have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. Losing the ability to create facial expressions is also devastating. Your once… Continue reading

Is Your Hearing Loss Related to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?

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Ramsay Hunt syndrome may be present if you experience vertigo and hearing difficulties. NORD estimates that 5 of every 100,000 people in the United States develop Ramsay Hunt syndrome yearly. What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome? Ramsay Hunt syndrome is distinguished by a severe rash on the mouth, throat, face or ears. This condition leads to… Continue reading



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