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Angelina Jolie's new diagnosis: What to know about Bell's palsy

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In a newly released interview with Vanity Fair, actress Angelina Jolie opens up about her struggle with Bell’s palsy, a rare and often mysterious neurologic condition.
The Oscar-winning actress, who split from longtime husband Brad Pitt in late 2016, expressed concern that in caring for her six children post-divorce, she let her own health decline. Jolie reported turning to acupuncture for relief from Bell’s palsy and noted that she has since made a full recovery.
Here's what you need to know about the rare neurologic disease.

What is Bell’s palsy?

Bell’s palsy is a condition that leads to paralysis of the facial nerve, the peripheral nerve responsible for facial movement. Sufferers develop one-sided facial weakness -- generally over a matter of hours or days -- that can result in eyebrow sagging, inability to close the eye and drooping at the corner of the mouth. Other symptoms may include sensitivity to loud noise, ear pain on the side of paralysis and an impaired sense of taste. Because of the physical abnormalities the condition causes, many affected people experience significant psychological distress and restrict their social activities. The condition is relatively rare, affecting only about 40,000 Americans each year.

Are certain people at higher risk?

Pregnancy is the most well-established risk factor. Bell’s palsy occurs three times more frequently in pregnant women than in the general population, particularly in the third trimester and the first week after delivery. People with diabetes also appear to be disproportionately affected by the condition. But when it comes to race and gender, there are no apparent differences in risk.

What causes Bell’s palsy?

The exact cause of Bell’s palsy is unknown. Most scientists believe there is a strong link between Bell’s palsy and viral infections such as influenza, herpes simplex or respiratory tract infections. Conditions that have been associated with Bell’s palsy include high blood pressure, immunodeficiency, sarcoidosis, tumors, Lyme disease and trauma, such as skull fracture or facial injury.

What’s the most common treatment?

The treatment of Bell's palsy may vary based on the severity of symptoms. Bell's palsy generally has an excellent prognosis, and recovery -- even without treatment -- is fairly common. However, sometimes medications and other therapeutic options are necessary. The goals of treatment are to improve facial nerve function, reduce nerve damage and protect the eye. Most common treatment includes prednisone, antiviral agents such as acyclovir -- normally used to treat herpetic infections -- and eye care to prevent corneal drying, abrasion and ulcers.
Other therapies such as facial massage or acupuncture may provide improvement with facial nerve function and pain, albeit to a small degree.
On rare occasions, surgery may be needed to help relieve symptoms.
Devika Umashanker, M.D., is a recent graduate of the Obesity Medicine fellowship at Weill-Cornell Medical College. Nicole Van Groningen, M.D., is a hospital medicine fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.

2 comments:

  1. Angelina Jolie Was Diagnosed With Bells Palsy & Credits Acupuncture As The Cure
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    It's been a while since the world heard much from Angelina Jolie about her personal life, but the actress recently opened up for a Vanity Fair cover story, and she shared some surprising details about her personal life. Chief among them? Last year, Angelina Jolie was diagnosed with Bell's palsy, and she said that the health scare wasn't entirely a surprise. "Sometimes women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health,” she told Vanity Fair.

    Bell's palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis that can result from nerve damage, and symptoms can range from slight weakness to complete facial paralysis. The condition affects about 40,000 Americans a year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, but its exact cause remains unknown.

    Jolie did not say much about her diagnosis, but said she was fully recovered from the condition thanks to acupuncture. According to the NINDS, therapies such as acupuncture, facial massage, and physical therapy can potentially provide sufferers with a small improvement in nerve function and levels of pain.

    Many cases of Bell's palsy will disappear on their own, while others require treatment with certain medications. However, regardless of treatment, most people with Bell's palsy recover fully within three to six months.
    The fact that Jolie put herself last for a time wouldn't exactly come as a surprise to many. In September, the mom of six filed for divorce from her husband, Brad Pitt, and she and her children only moved into their newly purchased home recently. Jolie had also been hard at work on the Netflix original First They Killed My Father, which she directed and which was only released earlier this year.

    Jolie told Vanity Fair that she had also suffered from hypertension last year, and that she was currently dealing with drier skin and grey hairs. "I can’t tell if it’s menopause or if it’s just been the year I’ve had," she said. (Jolie entered forced menopause when she had surgery to remove her ovaries in 2015, a procedure done to reduce her risk of cancer.)

    Facing health issues, Jolie said in a New York Times op-ed in 2015, certainly isn't easy. "But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue," she wrote at the time. "You can seek advice, learn about the options and make choices that are right for you. Knowledge is power."

    So here's to Jolie and her continued ability to empower women to take care of themselves and speak openly about their health issues. Because the more we know and the more we share, the easier it all becomes to deal with.
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  2. Good morning, Fussy, hope you are having a wonderful day.

    Love ABC's video coverage on Angelina's Bell's Palsy revelation:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/angelina-jolies-diagnosis-bells-palsy/story?id=48870459

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