By: Justin Owen  & Kathrine Blankenship
What Is Bell’s Palsy? <ul><li>Bell’s Palsy :  </li></ul><ul><li>Is a paralysis </li></ul><ul><li>Causes weakness of the mu...
Affects <ul><li>Affects one side of the face </li></ul><ul><li>The sense of taste </li></ul><ul><li>As well as the ability...
Causes <ul><li>Cause is not clear, some cases are linked to the herpes virus </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly caused by inflammati...
Symptoms <ul><li>Main symptom is drooping of the muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Eye not being able to close </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Diagnosis <ul><li>A  doctor  asks questions about how symptoms  were developed </li></ul><ul><li>Will go through a physica...
Evaluation <ul><li>Electromyography test </li></ul><ul><li>Nerve conduction velocity test </li></ul><ul><li>MRI’s </li></u...
Treatment <ul><li>Self Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>May be prescribed antiviral drugs </li></ul><ul><li>May be prescribed co...
Who is Affected  <ul><li>25 out of every 100,oo0 are affected </li></ul><ul><li>Equal numbers of men and women </li></ul><...
Different Types  <ul><li>Cerebral- Affects the whole body  </li></ul><ul><li>Bell- Affects the face </li></ul><ul><li>Brac...
Credits <ul><li>http://health.yahoo.com/nervous-overview/bell-s-palsy-topic-overview/healthwise--hw179179.html </li></ul><...
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Bell Palsy 2

  1. 1. By: Justin Owen & Kathrine Blankenship
  2. 2. What Is Bell’s Palsy? <ul><li>Bell’s Palsy : </li></ul><ul><li>Is a paralysis </li></ul><ul><li>Causes weakness of the muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Causes facial muscles to droop </li></ul>
  3. 3. Affects <ul><li>Affects one side of the face </li></ul><ul><li>The sense of taste </li></ul><ul><li>As well as the ability to make tears and saliva </li></ul>
  4. 4. Causes <ul><li>Cause is not clear, some cases are linked to the herpes virus </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly caused by inflammation of the nerve that controls the facial muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Some are linked to brain tumors or lyme disease </li></ul><ul><li>But is NOT caused by a stroke </li></ul>
  5. 5. Symptoms <ul><li>Main symptom is drooping of the muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Eye not being able to close </li></ul><ul><li>Drooling </li></ul><ul><li>Pain behind the ear </li></ul><ul><li>Numbness of affected muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitivity to sound </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in ability to taste food </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diagnosis <ul><li>A doctor asks questions about how symptoms were developed </li></ul><ul><li>Will go through a physical and neurological exam </li></ul>
  7. 7. Evaluation <ul><li>Electromyography test </li></ul><ul><li>Nerve conduction velocity test </li></ul><ul><li>MRI’s </li></ul><ul><li>CAT scan’s </li></ul>
  8. 8. Treatment <ul><li>Self Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>May be prescribed antiviral drugs </li></ul><ul><li>May be prescribed corticosteroids </li></ul><ul><li>Rare cases of surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment for underlying viral infection </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who is Affected <ul><li>25 out of every 100,oo0 are affected </li></ul><ul><li>Equal numbers of men and women </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly occurs at ages 15-40 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Different Types <ul><li>Cerebral- Affects the whole body </li></ul><ul><li>Bell- Affects the face </li></ul><ul><li>Brachial- Affects the arm </li></ul>
  11. 11. Credits <ul><li>http://health.yahoo.com/nervous-overview/bell-s-palsy-topic-overview/healthwise--hw179179.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell's_palsy </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bells-palsy/DS00168 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cerebralpalsyfacts.com/types.htm </li></ul>

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