INTRODUCTION TO BELLíS PALSY
The face paralysis can also be known as Bellís palsy disease. Due to this disease paralyses of muscles of one side of the face occur. They happens because of the damage the facial nerve which controls muscles of face. This disease affect sense of taste, tear and saliva formation. This can occur suddenly but the face start healing in few weeks. Usually this disease begins with a numb sensation and the movement of lips cannot be controlled. It makes the patient unable to smile or talk, blink properly. This disease is limited to the certain localized area of the face or facial muscles.

CAUSES OF BELLíS PALSY
The cause of this disease is not completely known, but it is believed to be herpes virus. Also inflammation is another reason due to which the muscle nerve can be damaged on the one side of the face. Sometimes it has been noticed that cold wind or chilly weather can also be a reason of this facial disorder. Other related causes may be influenza, chronic middle ear infection, high blood pressure, diabetes, headaches, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, tumors and skull fracture or facial injury.

SYMPTOMS OF BELLíS PALSY
  • Immediate weakness on the one side of the face
  • It is the stage of face paralysis and can cause on side face drooping.
  • It shows effect on eye, which remains open through the day and night. Due to which the dryness can be observed in the eye.
  • The mouth remain open on one side of face which can cause drooling, in which saliva drivel from the mouth.
  • The sense of taste is changes
  • The hearing capacity is also affected


DIAGNOSIS OF BELLíS PALSY
The facial appearance is the first step towards the diagnosis Bellís palsy. The person suffering from this disease shows distorted facial appearance, also inability to move the muscles of face affected with this disease. This is the reason of facial paralysis. No laboratory tests are present to diagnose this problem. The lower and upper facial weakness can be examined to diagnose the damage caused by this disease. The affected area is analyzed by drooped mouth and open eye.
The technique used to confirm nerve damage and seriousness of the loss, is named as electromyography (EMG). To see the related problem like diabetes and some infections, blood tests can be done. To remove pressure on the facial nerve, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan is done.

PROGNOSIS
The term prognosis means the condition of Bell's palsy is generally improving very fast. The nerve damage is recovering gradually. Some patients start recovering very fast with or without treatment, within 2 weeks. These type of patients starts returning to normal function within few months.

HERBS USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF BELLíS PALSY
Kali mirch (Piper nigrum);
These are used to do water gargle. It is known for its property of rectifying toungue paralysis.
Lavanga (Syzygium aromaticum);
By adding 10 drops of clove oil into the quarter cup of water. Taken three times a day prevent the spreading of the disease in other healthy muscles.
Mulethi (Gycyrrhiza glabra)
This is very useful to prevent the partial paralysis to get converted into a complete paralysis. It shows positive results on eye, by stopping tears from the infected eye due to paralysis. If taken with bananas, licorine/mulethi will show very good results in treating Bellís palys disease.
Guggul (Commiphora wightii):
The balancing of vata, pitta and kapha is done by guggal in the body. It relives the pain caused by this disease and also repair the inflammation of the facial muscle.
Haridra (Curcuma longa):
It is an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory herb, removes the inflammation of the infected facial nerve and reduces the swelling of facial muscle.
Triphala {amlaki (Emblica officinalis); Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) }:
It is known for its laxative properties and known as bowel medicine. The presence of amlaki, which is richest source of vitamin-c and helps in opening the blockage of nerves. This herb helps in balancing the doshas, vata, pitta and kapha.

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