Adibah Noor opens up about being diagnosed with Bell's Palsy
Writer: Heidi Hsia
Ever the professional, Adibah was disappointed that her condition affected her ability
to give her clients the best result
24 Dec – Adibah Noor recently opened up about her experience with Bell's Palsy, a month after she was diagnosed with the condition.
The singer, who spoke to Astro AWANI about her situation, stressed that it did not hurt at all, but that the nerve problem caused the left side of her face to droop down and is affecting her speech.
"There are two reasons for it, according to the neurologist. It could have been caused by a viral infection which can be healed in one or two weeks through antibiotics and physiotherapy. But there is also another cause, which could have been what happened to me, which is my blood sugar level was very high," she said with a laugh.
Adibah stated that she panicked when the doctor said that the second cause might take her six months to finally recover, as she was worried that it would affect her many projects.
Adibah says she was worried her condition could affect her projects.
"So I was determined to undergo physiotherapy every day for the whole month, and praise be to God that it did not worsen because the doctor did say that it could droop even further down after a week," she said.
Adibah said that many people asked her how to prevent from getting Bell's Palsy, but that she doesn't have the answer except to watch what they eat. She added that she has quit eating sugary food after she was diagnosed to speed up her healing process.
Asked if she felt down after being diagnosed, Adibah said that she only felt frustrated because she had jobs to be completed and that her condition affected her ability to give her clients the best result.
Adibah loves to share pics of her cats on social media
According to healthline.com, Bell's palsy is a condition that causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face, and can occur when the nerve that controls your facial muscles becomes inflamed, swollen, or compressed.
Cinema Online, 24 December 2020
(Photo Source: Adibah Noor Instagraam)