Monthly Archives: February 2013

Facial Palsy UK Charity

The launch of the charity Facial Palsy UK brings new hope to people affected by facial paralysis. The charity aims to raise awareness, educate health professionals and set up much needed support groups across the UK. This new charity also has implications for people across the world, because it aims to raise funds for vital research into new treatments, the various causes and maybe one day even a cure! Currently there is a misconception that facial palsy is purely a cosmetic condition when in fact it has far-reaching effects on mental health and inhibits various facial fuctions which we all need in our normal everyday lives.  Bell’s palsy is another often misunderstood condition and the charity wants to ensure that anyone diagnosed with Bell’s palsy has access to information and is treated appropriately within the recommended timeframe, therefore giving people a greater chance of full recovery.  One of the unfortunate after-effects of Bell’s palsy can be synkinesis, there is treatment and help available, but people often don’t know how to access it, the charity aims to change that. Continue reading