Medical Topic of the day:
Today's Topic: Bell's palsy. Nuff' said. Let's do this.
- Raises eyebrows
- Wrinkles your forehead
- Closes your eyes
- Draws your lips together
|The Joker might have Bell's palsy.|
No one is entirely sure what causes Bell's palsy but many medical scientists think that there is some connection between Bell's palsy and herpes. Herpes is what causes cold sores, fever blisters, chicken pox, and shingles.
|And Paris might have herpes.|
Treatment is typically with a steroid like prednisone and sometimes an antiviral like Valtrex or Zovirax to combat any evidence of herpes. The goal is to reduce swelling in the nerve causing the issue. Treatment may last several weeks depending on results.
People with facial paralysis for extended periods of time may need physical therapy to prevent their facial muscles from becoming shortened and causing permanent deficits. In rare cases you can decompress the swollen nerve by drilling into the bony passageway that the 7th cranial nerve passes through.
Enough for tonight. Have a good one and stay out of trouble.
Quest to 180:
Current Weight: Not weighing myself
Activity Today: On mah bike for 10 miles. Plus 10K steps cause that's what bosses do.
Diet today: So many vegetables I can't count them on just one hand.
Comments: Feeling good today. Got my new office chair which is a balance ball to improve my posture and core strength. Typing on it right now actually.
Confidence Level: Better
Social Engineering Tactics: Confidence
Comments: Right now I'm feelin like the man.
Listening to: Chingy - You could... roll... wit... me...
Watching: Nothing today.
Reading: Didn't read today.....yet.
Something fun: Mati Hara Absinthe - It is pretty good.
Bell's palsy is named after Sir Charles Bell the surgeon that studied the 7th cranial nerve and its innervation of the facial muscles over 200 years ago.
Disclaimer: I am not a health care provider, any information presented in this blog should not be considered advice, it is mealy an outlet to slake my curiosity. You should always consult your primary medical provider for any concerns or illness. Unlike Tylenol, I am not approved by the FDA or American Medical Association to treat or provide relief for any ailment.