Physiotherapy Corner

Why Athletes On Doping Can Develop Facial Palsy

Before ‘we get at our mark, and get set’ for this important subtle topic, it will be cool to know a bit about facial palsy and it’s different from belly’s palsy.

Facial palsy is a condition that causes weakness of facial muscles; thereby affecting the normal function of facial muscles. Resultant effects are: half of the face looks droop and different in look compare to the other side, eye on one side resisting to close, difficult to whistle and frowning. Eating and drinking may sometimes difficult .

Belly’s palsy is similar but causes are different. Belly’s palsy can only develop when there are problem along the route of the nerve that supply the face; called facial nerve. This can happen when there is trauma to the face or inflammation or infection inside the ear.

But facial palsy is cause by temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain; lled stroke or mini-stroke.

A blood clot is the most common cause of facial palsy. Blood clots can form when blood vessels are damaged by high blood pressure.

Anabolic steroids causes increase in blood pressure. So athletes on doping with anabolic steroids can develop facial palsy.

What can someone with facial palsy do? It is advised to go for Physiotherapy, to restore the facial muscles strength.

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

2 replies on “Why Athletes On Doping Can Develop Facial Palsy”

Don’t give up dr. I have to this kind of problem my century athletics federation he note activist me I’m athletics to


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