Lip twitching is one of the most common facial expressions among humans. It occurs when there are no tears or saliva in the mouth. Some individuals experience it only during sleep, while others may have it at any time. There are many theories about what causes lip twitching and how to treat it effectively.
The following information will give you some insight into understanding lip twitching:
What Causes Lip Twisting?
There are several possible reasons behind lip twisting. One of them is due to hormonal changes. Other factors include stress, anxiety, anger, depression and other mental disorders. However, these explanations do not explain all cases of lip twistering. The reason why some individuals develop it even without any known cause is because they have a genetic predisposition towards it.
How Can I Prevent Myself From Developing Lip Twisting?
It is very difficult to prevent yourself from developing lip twisters. You need to take preventive measures. These may include diet, exercise, relaxation techniques and medications. If you suffer from any of these conditions then you must consult your doctor immediately for proper treatment. For example, if you are suffering from depression or anxiety disorder then it would be advisable to see a psychiatrist for proper treatment. Antidepressants may also be prescribed to you in some cases.
What Are The Common Treatment Options For Lip Twisters?
There are many treatment options for lip twisting ranging from surgical procedures and medical treatment to psychotherapy and relaxation. Let us have a look at some of the most common ones.
a) Medication: Antidepressant drugs are sometimes used to treat anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders and sleep disturbances. In some cases, anticonvulsant drugs are used to prevent any seizure conditions that may lead to a temporary facial tic.
In addition to this, anti psychotics can also be given to treat severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.
b) Anesthesia: It involves injecting anesthetics into the body in order to numb the specific nerve or area where twitches develop. This process is believed to get rid of most of the nerve activity within that area.
c) Botox: It is a popular and effective treatment option for those who suffer from severe twitching conditions. In this procedure, small injections are given directly into the muscles that cause the twitching.
The injection will stop the muscle from contracting. However, this treatment may only last for a few months at most.
d) Surgery: It involves cutting the nerve pathways that lead to the twitching muscle.
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