On the afternoon of September 14, on his personal page, male singer Lou Hoang made many people bewildered when he shared the information that he has paralysis of the 7th nerve.
The news that Lou Hoang has paralysis of the 7th nerve is making fans worried. So what is nerve palsy and how dangerous is it?
1. What is 7th nerve palsy/peripheral facial paralysis?
The 7th nerve is the nerve that controls movement of the facial muscles. 7th cranial nerve palsy, commonly known as peripheral facial paralysis, is medically a condition in which partial or complete loss of movement of the muscles of the face. The cause is damage to the facial nerve.
2. What causes paralysis of the 7th nerve?
There are many causes leading to 7th nerve palsy. In which, it is mainly due to sudden cold in the body and directly affects the peripheral 7th nerve.
There are also a number of other possible causes of 7th nerve paralysis such as complications from mastoid trauma, people with otitis media but not definitive treatment, traumatic brain injury in the atrioventricular region. positive…
3. How dangerous is 7th nerve palsy?
People with 7th nerve palsy may face other serious complications such as keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulceration, and eyelid droop. To avoid these complications, you should regularly use eye drops, partially or completely sew eyelid cartilage, wear glasses …
People with 7th nerve palsy may experience involuntary muscle contractions such as a pulled edge when the eyes are closed. In this case, rehabilitation should be performed to relieve discomfort.
Severe 7th nerve palsy can cause hemifacial spasms.
People with 7th cranial nerve palsy may suffer from tearing when eating, also known as crocodile tear syndrome.
Some other common symptoms such as pain in the ear, difficulty laughing, headache…
4. Typical signs of 7th nerve palsy
The clinical manifestations of 7th nerve palsy are tinnitus, feeling like there is always a ticking sound in the head.
Hearing is gradually reduced or even completely lost and there are many cases of deafness in one ear.
There will be vestibular disease with the expression of unsteady walking, dizziness, loss of balance…
Or face pain, numbness, difficulty swallowing, difficulty speaking… If it is severe, the tumor can spread, leading to bed paralysis, even falling into a coma, or death.
Therefore, when noticing the above symptoms, people need to quickly go to medical examination and treatment facilities for timely examination and treatment, to avoid serious changes in the disease.
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