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Displacement of the mouth towards the unaffected side is also apparent. The patient may have difficulty closing his eyelids too hence it is very important to provide eye care to protect the cornea (Stein, & Miller, 2000). Pain behind the ear is also present. Interestingly, the patient may also experience crocodile tears, an excessive eye tearing on the onset of the disorder and at the time of recovery especially during chewing.
Physical examination includes determination of muscle weakness. The physician may ask the patient to lift and lower eyebrows, tightly closing and opening of eyelids, and smiling to the ears. Although, a patient may be diagnosed with presenting muscle weakness, diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scan, electromyography (EMG), and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) are still required to rule out other underlying causes and illnesses. The cause of Bell’s palsy is unknown but it is believed to be preceded by respiratory infection like influenza and common colds. Diabetes is less likely a cause. A possible culprit is a viral agent particularly herpes simplex. This makes it possible to treat the disorder with corticosteroid drugs such as prednisone and dexamethasone together with acyclovir, an antiviral
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Damage to the nerve creates weakness in face muscles. Every year 30,000-40,000 people in the US are affected by the disease in the US. Symptoms Symptoms of Bells's palsy are many and varied and those can be described as per the following (WebMd, 2011). 1.
The symptoms of the disease appear within the early years of life, which makes care and attendance of children suffering form it very difficult for parents and caretaking siblings. My sister got affected with the disease because of German measles infection during my mother’s pregnancy (“Cerebral Palsy” n.
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Quality of life (QOL) is significantly impacted when children struggle with symptoms of Cerebral Palsy, impacting their independence (autonomy) and the struggles with daily living impact family members charged with the responsibility for caring for these children.
The primary symptom displayed by one inflicted with this disease is the retardation of movement and muscle development resulting in the patient's limited ability to perform many simple activities involving basic motor functions. Frequently outward affects of Cerebral Palsy are exhibited through: disturbances of sensation, cognition, communication, perception, and or behavior, and/or by a seizure disorder.
Although statistics may show a positive drop, continuous efforts for awareness and prevention are conducted to lessen the number of children that would suffer the chronic, lifelong, incurable condition.
Cerebral Palsy is defined by CDC (2010) as “a group