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Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis And Bell 's Palsy

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Neurological Abnormalities
Jessica Schultz
Brigham Young University – Idaho

Neurological Abnormalities
Bell’s Palsy
Bell’s palsy is a condition that affects the muscles of the face. The muscles become weak and slow for an impermanent period of time. This disorder occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles, cranial nerve VII, becomes inflamed or swollen. The cause of the damaged is not officially known, but researchers believe that is could be the result of a viral infection.
The following are some questions the nurse could ask a patient to help diagnose this condition: have you had trouble eating or drinking? have you had difficulty making facial expressions? have you experienced muscle twitches, dry eyes or a
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The third factor that may play a role in the development of multiple sclerosis is that it may be brought on by a viral infection.
The following are some questions the nurse could ask a patient to help diagnose this condition: have you been experiencing any vision problems? tingling or numbness? pain or unusual spasms? weakness or fatigue? balance problems? dizziness? have you had any problems with your bladder? any sexual dysfunction problems? have you experienced any other symptoms relating to your cognitive function?
Multiple sclerosis shows some commonalities with Meningitis. Both disorders affect the brain and spinal cord, and can be a result of a viral infection. Similar symptoms are also seen with Multiple sclerosis and Meningitis such as, vision impairments, and a feeling of weakness or fatigue. The two disorders differ because Multiple sclerosis affects the myelin sheath on the central nervous system cells, and Meningitis specifically affects the meninges that cover the brain and spinal cord. Another difference is that Multiple sclerosis can be associated with genetics, and Meningitis is contracted from others.
(June Halper and Steven Kim, 2015)

Meningitis Meningitis is best described as an inflammation of the meninges in the brain. Meninges are membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis often occurs when the fluid surrounding the meninges is infected. Meningitis is most commonly caused by viral
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