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Everything You Should Know About Bell's Palsy Illness.

What is Bell's Palsy Illness?

Bell's Palsy illness or idiopathic facial paralysis is a condition in which the muscles in the face go through paralysis and temporary weakness.

Sometimes the nerve which controls the facial muscles gets swollen and inflamed and this causes drooping and stiffness on one side of the face, and it makes it difficult to show emotions through your face, like closing the eye, smiling, etc.

In India alone, more than 50,000 to 1 lakh people every year suffer from this disease. And this number reaches above a lakh in many developed and underdeveloped nations. In this blog, we have covered in detail everything you need to know about Bell's Palsy Illness.

What are the Causes of Bell's Palsy Illness?

There are various causes for Bell's Palsy illness : It can occur by getting infected through various viruses, like -

  • Herpes Simplex - causes chilly sores and genital issues.

  • HIV - which can fully damage the immune system.

  • Sarcoidosis - causes organ infection and inflammation.

  • Herpes Zoster Virus - causes chickenpox and shingles, Etc.

  • Cytomegalovirus.

  • Epstein-Barr virus.