A beautiful women in Dr. Oz’s audience today said that the left side of her face was paralyzed and she was recently diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. She wanted to know what causes Bell’s Palsy and how long it lasts?
Dr. Oz said that Bell’s Palsy is the paralysis of a facial nerve which can be caused by a virus or an attack on your immune system. It causes a temporary paralysis of your face and sometimes you lose your ability to taste too, but the good news is that you will recover eventually (it usually takes over 6 months). But if you have symptoms like this, you must see a doctor to be sure that you didn’t have a stroke and that there is no tumor or auto-immune disease causing the facial paralysis.