How Can You Tell the Difference Between Bell’s Palsy and a Stroke?
What are Bell’s palsy and stroke?
Bell’s palsy and stroke are medical conditions that start in the brain. Bell’s palsy causes temporary paralysis of facial muscles while stroke is caused by a blood clot or ruptured blood vessel in the brain.
Bell’s palsy and strokes are two medical conditions that start in the brain. To the average person, the signs of Bell’s palsy look a lot like a stroke‘s symptoms, but they are vastly different. Bell’s palsy is caused by damage to a single nerve, whereas a stroke is caused by a lack of oxygen and blood to the brain.
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