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Ramsay Hunt, the disorder paralyzing Justin Bieber's face

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RHS is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox in children and shingles in adults. The virus can remain dormant for decades in a person who has had chickenpox as a child.

When it is reactivated, the carrier develops shingles and in some cases RHS. It is unclear why the virus reactivates and affects the facial nerves.

The virus is in the same family as the monkeypox virus and it's spontaneously reactivating.

Very odd indeed, experts are baffled.

It's quite astonishing to get Ramsay Hunt at Justin Bieber's age,

Quite astonishing indeed.

Are the "experts" truly investigating any and all possible causes, especially the healthcare choices Mr. Bieber made in 2021?

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As expected antivaxxers hinting that covid vaccines must have anything to do, millions of people vaccinated without having any problem but since one famous person gets face paralysis then it must have been the vaccine, and the site letting this disinformation remain as usual.

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Is it permanent?

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The virus is in the same family as the monkeypox virus 

That is incorrect, the VZV is related to herpes viruses not to pox viruses. It is not even in the same realm as monkeypox virus, much less the same family.

Very odd indeed, experts are baffled.

Uncommon as said in the article, but not something to be baffled about.

Are the "experts" truly investigating any and all possible causes, especially the healthcare choices Mr. Bieber made in 2021?

An unhealthy lifestyle (alcohol, smoking, poor diet, drug abuse) or an opportunistic infection by other viruses are common causes of a decrease of immunity. And for celebrities this is quite common. It would make unnecessary to search for other things that have not been related to decreased immunity.

Is it permanent?

If treatment begins before there is too much damage to the nerves it can go back to normal in a matter of weeks.

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"It's quite astonishing to get Ramsay Hunt at Justin Bieber's age," Davido said. "But an unhealthy lifestyle or excessive fatigue can contribute because they make you more prone to viral infections."

Shingles can also be brought on by stress. His wife Hailey had just suffered a mini-stroke on March 12, 2022. Helping her deal with her condition may have caused enough stress to bring on RHS shingles.

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What paralyzed his brain then?

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His wife Hailey had just suffered a mini-stroke on March 12, 2022

His young wife had a stroke too ?!?!

Yikes, that used to be totally unheard of.

What's going on?

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His young wife had a stroke too ?!?!

Yikes, that used to be totally unheard of.

What's going on?

Well, you see there's one thing they have in common...

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Here is a guy who let Hollywood do him in, but turned his life around to try to do good and has done good. This goes on to show you how the past misuse of your body will catch up with you when you age. I wish Justin well!

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Well, you see there's one thing they have in common...

Justin Bieber have a congenital malformation on his heart that causes clot problems too? any reference for this? Trying to force explanations for things that are already known evidence just personal bias.

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His young wife had a stroke too ?!?!

Yikes, that used to be totally unheard of.

> What's going on?

That's absolutely nothing unheard of. She suffered from a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack). Long before covid (and therefore also the vaccine) was a thing, there have been studies concerning younger people suffering from the very same. And yes, that also includes children. I hope that it's just the ignorance speaking and you're not purposely trying to attest her case to the vaccine in order to spin your favourite narrative once again.

There are several things that might be the cause of her TIA that happened recently according to her own statements. For starters she started birth control pills not long ago (which can cause blood clots). She just recovered from covid and she was on a long flight from Paris back to where she lives. All those happened in a small time frame.

And to show you that I'm not making things up as I go unlike some other people, here the titles of some articles on this topic.

Analysis of 1008 Consecutive Patients Aged 15 to 49 With First-Ever Ischemic Stroke from 2009 (https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.529883)

Predictors of Stroke After Transient Ischemic Attack in Children from 2015 (https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/strokeaha.115.009904)

Boston Children's Hospital site on TIA (https://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions/transient-ischemic-attack)

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BroncoJune 16  06:25 pm JST

His young wife had a stroke too ?!?!

Yikes, that used to be totally unheard of.

What's going on?

Approximately 15% of all ischemic strokes (IS) occur in young adults and adolescents. To date, only limited prior public health and research efforts have specifically addressed stroke in the young. Early diagnosis remains challenging because of the lack of awareness and the relative infrequency of stroke compared with stroke mimics.

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An unhealthy lifestyle (alcohol, smoking, poor diet, drug abuse) or an opportunistic infection by other viruses are common causes of a decrease of immunity. And for celebrities this is quite common. It would make unnecessary to search for other things that have not been related to decreased immunity.

Any reference for this? Trying to force explanations for things that are already known evidence just personal bias.

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Any reference for this? Trying to force explanations for things that are already known evidence just personal bias.

So you don't know who is Justin Bieber is? there is nothing forced in seeing evidence for all this on what has been reported about him over the years.

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virusrexJune 17  09:00 pm JST

Any reference for this? Trying to force explanations for things that are already known evidence just personal bias.

So you don't know who is Justin Bieber is? there is nothing forced in seeing evidence for all this on what has been reported about him over the years.

I think it's this line specifically that suggest some bias on your part.

And for celebrities this is quite common.

Even if the following is only accurate by half, it would still be kind of hard to pin the numbers on celebrities. Addiction and otherwise unhealthly lifestyles seem to cross all borders and boundries, celebrity and otherwise. We hear about the celebrity issues, because, well, because they are celebrities.

Every year, worldwide, alcohol is the cause of 5.3% of deaths (or 1 in every 20).

About 300 million people throughout the world have an alcohol use disorder.

On average, 30 Americans die every day in an alcohol-related car accident, and 6 Americans die every day from alcohol poisoning.

About 88,000 people die as a result of alcohol every year in the United States.

About 6% of American adults (about 15 million people) have an alcohol use disorder; only about 7% of those people ever get treatment.

About 130 Americans die every day from an Opioid overdose.

Since 1999, the sale of Opioid Painkillers has skyrocketed by 300%.

About 20% to 30% of people who take prescription Opioids misuse them.

About 10% of people who misuse prescription Opioids become addicted to Opioids.

Approximately 2.1 million Americans have an Opioid use disorder.

About 5% of people with an Opioid use disorder will try Heroin.

Men between the ages of 18 and 25 are most likely to binge drink and become alcoholics.

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