Monday, May 29, 2023

Bell’s Palsy Resources

Find Bell’s palsy information sites.  Bell’s Palsy is a rare condition that is said to affect only one person in every 5000 and often results in paralysis of the face muscles on one side. Symptoms of Bell’s palsy vary from a weakness on one side of the face known as partial palsy to complete facial paralysis known as complete palsy.In most cases the condition will clear up on it’s own but medical advice is always recommended.

Bell’s palsy is names after Sir Charles Bell a surgeon from Scotland who studied the nerve affects on the facial muscles more than 200 years ago.  Find details in the sites listed below in this section of ABLEize including available treatments, diagnosis and a range of related Bell’s palsy information sites by clicking on the website title of your choice.

Symptoms of Bell’s Palsy include:

  • Weakness or total paralysis on one side of your face that develops within 2 days
  • Drooping eyelid or corner of the mouth
  • Drooling
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of taste
  • Eye irritation, such as dryness or more tears
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Information for teens and parents such as the signs of the condition, how it is diagnosed and treated. Includes details of how to look after yourself with Bell’s Palsy.

Official Bell’s palsy site highlighting this condition discovered by Charles Bell in the 19th Century. Includes research, treatment and facts details along with leaflets, readers comments and chat.

An information site offering answers to FAQ about Bell’s palsy with exercise and treatment details and a list of world treatment centres including the UK. Also includesd a discussion forum.

Personal story from 2012 from BBC reporter and Bell’s Palsy sufferer John Sudworth. Includes images, details of life with the condition and interesting facts.

An official NHS account of Bell’s palsy with details of the condition, how long it normally lasts with symptoms and treatment information and a video clip.

NHS Wales website offering extensive information about Bell’s palsy highlighting it’s causes, available treatment and the symptoms of the condition. Includes a section about when to seek medical advice.

Bell’s Palsy information, treatment details and prognosis provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Information from the Everyday Health website about the causes of Bell’s Palsy, associated symptoms, causes and diagnosis and available treatments.