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The medical term palsy refers to different types of paralysis characterized by weakness and loss of body movements.

Palsy is broadly classified into six major groups:

  1. Bell's palsy or partial facial paralysis
  2. Bulbar palsy or impairment of cranial nerves
  3. Cerebral palsy or intracranial lesions
  4. Conjugate gaze palsy or inability to move the eyes
  5. Erb's palsy or brachial palsy which involves paralysis of arm
  6. Spinal muscular atrophy or wasting palsy

Bell's palsy is also known as facial paralysis or facial palsy that can occur at any age. It causes sudden weakness of your facial muscles. Exact cause is not known but its due to swelling and inflammation of nerve that controls the muscles on one side of your body, may be after viral infection or so. Half of the face gets affected in bells' palsy where functions of affected side of face are loosed. Some people are cured with in few weeks to months but for some its life long and in some who gets cured, may get it again in future. Chances are there.

Causes of Bell's palsy

  • As said, exact causes of Bell's palsy are not known but it may be die to
  • It may be a complication of viral infection.
  • Other viruses or conditions which can be a cause of this diseases are - genital herpes, cold sores, rubella, mumps, flu and hand, foot and mouth diseases. This disease affects saliva, tears and taste as well.
  • Nerve that serves and nourish the facial muscles gets inflamed and due to swelling symptoms take place.

Symptoms may include

  • Pain on half of the affected side of face.
  • Loss of facial functions of affected side like smiling, eye movements.
  • Changes in amount of saliva and tear production.
  • Drooling.
  • Facial droop.
  • Inability to bear sound on affected portion.
  • Headache.
  • Reduced sensation of taste.
  • Mild weakness.

If we talk about Risk Factors, it occurs mostly in

  • Women in pregnancies in third trimester or a week later after giving birth,
  • People with diabetes and
  • Family history also contribute a lot.

Diagnosis and tests

  • To determine other medical conditions or medical history for tumor, lyme disease, stroke.
  • Physical examinations of neck, head and ear.
  • Electromyography (EMG) to determine the extent of nerve damage and its location. The electrodes are placed on the face to measure the electrical activity of nerves and muscles in response to stimulation.
  • MRI, X-rays and CT Scans are very helpful to detect the other underlying conditions such as fracture, tumor, and bacterial infection.

Is there any Ayurvedic Treatment for Bell's palsy?

One can find easily a number of herbal remedies in herbal stores claiming successful herbal cure for Bell's palsy. No doubt there are very good results of ayurvedic treatment in this case but make sure you pick the best and authentic one for better results. Always look for herbal remedies which are packed with standardized extracts and which undergo quality, quantity and potency check.

What are Planet Ayurveda's Natural Supplements for Healthy Facial Nerve?

1. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with pure extract of best quality Brahmi. Brahmi is known as Bacopa monnieri scientifically.

Pack Size: 1 Bottle 60 Capsules

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with pure extract of best quality Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is Withania somnifera scientifically.

Pack Size: 1 Bottle 60 Capsules

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

3. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with standardized extract of Curcumin, an active compound of turmeric.

Pack Size: 1 Bottle 60 Capsules

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

4. Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha Vati is a classical natural formulation, blend of many ingredients which are explained in ayurvedic texts. Some of them are Vacha (Acorus calamus), Mustak (Ciprus rotundus), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vidanga (Emblia ribes) etc.

Over all Chandraprabha Vati maintains healthy body functions.

Pack Size: 1 Bottle 120 Tablets

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals

5. Nirgundi oil

Nirgundi oil contains Nirgundi (Vitex nigundo) with other ingredients like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Manjista (Rubia cordifolia), Kalihari (Dichrostachys cinerea).

Pack Size: 1 Bottle 100ml

Dosage: for external use. Apply on affected area once to twice daily and massage gently.

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