Approximately 50% of Bell’s palsy cases clear up on their own within 1 month or less. For those individuals that do not find themselves so lucky, it’s important to begin a treatment regiment immediately to avoid potential long term nerve damage and prolonged facial paralysis. With so many treatment options currently available, it’s important to understand the positive and negative benefits of each and to choose the one that best suits you.
One way to treat Bell’s palsy is to do nothing.
That’s right. Absolutely Nothing.
It may be hard to believe but many doctors will tell individuals suffering from Bell’s palsy to do just that. “Wait and see” if the Bell’s palsy disappears. However, as anyone suffering from this terrifying and emotionally traumatic disorder will tell you, “doing nothing” as you “wait-and-see” what will happen is simply not an option.
Aside from waiting for the disorder to disappear on its own, common treatment options include the use of corticosteroids, antiviral drugs, and in rare cases, surgery.
Corticosteroids, such as Prednisone, function as anti-inflammatory agents. Because the inflammation and swelling the seventh cranial nerve (facial nerve) along its passage to the brain is thought to lead to the facial paralysis, doctors try to reduce this swelling with corticosteroids. In some cases corticosteroids are able to reduce the swelling so that the nerve fits into the bony corridor that surrounds it. However, some side-effects of using these corticosteroids include indigestion, nervousness, insomnia, weight gain, and restlessness. Also, corticosteroids only treat one aspect of Bell’s palsy, inflammation, and fail to address underlying viral or bacterial infections.
Antiviral drugs are sometimes used if a doctor suspects that a virus like the herpes simplex is responsible to inflammation of the seventh cranial nerve. Some antiviral medications include Acyclovir and Valtrex. The effectiveness of these antiviral drugs in treating Bell’s palsy is controversial, with some patients experiencing much more improvement than others. Aside from being expensive, these antiviral medications include possible side-effects such as: nausea, vomiting, weight gain, memory loss, abdominal pain, and depression. Antiviral drugs also fail to treat the inflammation that is responsible for the facial paralysis.
Surgery is attempted in very rarely in treating Bell’s palsy, but may be used in some cases to relieve pressure on nerve tissue, or in some severe cases, for reconstructive work on drooping facial features.
Vedic Relief is an all-natural Bell’s palsy support protocol utilizing some of the most powerful Ayurvedic medicine available. Unlike corticosteroids and antiviral drugs, it doesn’t rely on synthetic chemicals, but on the healing properties of herbs and spices used in traditional medicine for over 1,000 years. Vedic Relief capsules include 8 powerful medicinal Ayurvedic herbs and spices, with no synthetic ingredients and no harmful side effects that will provide your body with the same anti-inflammatory and antiviral potential as prescription medication.
By taking just a couple easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsules of Vedic Relief, your body’s natural defense system is supercharged to combat several of the problems associated with Bell’s palsy.
In addition to the positive effects of actually taking Vedic Relief, the supplement itself is more than 40% less than the cheapest antiviral or corticosteroid drugs prescribed to treat Bell’s palsy.