Bell’s Palsy


Bell’s palsy is relatively uncommon, affecting an estimated 20-30 people per 100,000 in the United States each year. It can occur at any age, but is most common in people between the ages of 15 and 60.


Working with a functional medicine practitioner can assist in identifying the underlying cause, decreasing inflammation and regaining facial movement.

Bell’s Palsy


Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. It is believed to be caused by inflammation or damage to the facial nerve, which controls the muscles of the face.The exact cause of Bell’s palsy is not fully understood, but it is thought to be related to a viral infection, such as the herpes simplex virus. Other factors that may increase the risk of developing Bell’s palsy include diabetes, pregnancy, and a family history of the condition.

  • Drooping of the mouth or eyelid on one side of the face
  • Difficulty smiling or closing the eye on one side of the face
  • Loss of taste sensation on the front two-thirds of the tongue
  • Increased sensitivity to sound in one ear



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