What May Lead to Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia?

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Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition which usually affects the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia is more common among women than in men, and it is more likely to occur in people over 50. There are two kinds of trigeminal neuralgia: typical trigeminal neuralgia and atypical trigeminal neuralgia. It should be noticed that trigeminal neuralgia can occur in one side or both sides. Bilateral trigeminal neuralgia is rare, accounting for about 3% of trigeminal neuralgia cases. The possible causes of bilateral trigeminal neuralgia include mental irritation, aging, tumor, severe injuries and facial trauma. Besides, some pungent foods and certain medicines may lead to the disease. If you have some possible symptoms of bilateral trigeminal neuralgia, you should consult your doctor for immediate treatments. Keywords: bilateral trigeminal neuralgia