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March 1-7 Facial Palsy Awareness week watch

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    http://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/

    http://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/personalstories/

    https://www.hellomagazine.com/health...sy-what-is-it/
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    (Original post by cookiemunch)
    Had you heard of it?
    Yes. Well, I've heard of Bell's Palsy. Don't know anything about it though.
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    (Original post by cookiemunch)
    Had you heard of it?
    Don't believe I've ever heard of it or know anything about it. I'd love to change that though. Do you have any links or information to share?
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    Don't believe I've ever heard of it or know anything about it. I'd love to change that though. Do you have any links or information to share?
    Yes I do! thanks for asking I totally forgot to add the links

    http://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/help-u...wareness-week/
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    (Original post by cookiemunch)
    Yes I do! thanks for asking I totally forgot to add the links

    http://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/help-u...wareness-week/
    Cool thanks. So basically it's like a (hopefully temporary) weakening or paralysis of muscle in the face? I'll be honest I think I've seen some people who could have this before in TV and stuff and assumed it was stroke related. I had no idea about this so you've officially educated one person at least.

    Oh and I always forget things like links or attachments on emails.
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    Cool thanks. So basically it's like a (hopefully temporary) weakening or paralysis of muscle in the face? I'll be honest I think I've seen some people who could have this before in TV and stuff and assumed it was stroke related. I had no idea about this so you've officially educated one person at least.

    Oh and I always forget things like links or attachments on emails.
    hmm not quite... it's temporary when its bells palsy, that's one of the causes. However, in many cases, it's not temporary such as if the nerve which provides facial movement is damaged due to trauma e.g accidents (or getting shot in the head like Malala)or even things like tumours which can destroy the nerve or have to be removed as the tumours are wounded around the nerve, some people are also born with it. Plus 3 in 10 don't recover from facial palsy at all.

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    (Original post by cookiemunch)
    hmm not quite... it's temporary when its bells palsy, that's one of the causes. However, in many cases, it's not temporary such as if the nerve which provides facial movement is damaged due to trauma e.g accidents (or getting shot in the head like Malala)or even things like tumours which can destroy the nerve or have to be removed as the tumours are wounded around the nerve, some people are also born with it. Plus 3 in 10 don't recover from facial palsy at all.

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    Consider me double educated.
    That really sucks. And apparently it's not just cosmetic like a saggy cheek, but can also affect things like how your mouth or eyes work?
    I'm really glad you shared so I (and hopefully others) know about this now.
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    Consider me double educated.
    That really sucks. And apparently it's not just cosmetic like a saggy cheek, but can also affect things like how your mouth or eyes work?
    I'm really glad you shared so I (and hopefully others) know about this now.
    yes, it's quite troublesome especially the eye(s) you can't blink on the affected side which means the tears dry out and the eyes get itchy, in the sun you can't look properly as you cant squint and in the cold it's a total bother because the wind dries the eye out even more.

    The other less stressful problems are being unable to pronounce certain words, continuously biting on the inner cheek and difficulty in eating and drinking.
    One of the major side effects is mental health as it does often make you feel low
 
 
 
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