After criticism, Father Fábio de Melo reveals that he has Ménière’s syndrome; understand the disease

Fr Fábio de Melo took part in the “Altas Horas” show on June 4, 2022 (Image: Reproduction / TV Globe)

participation of Father Fabio de Melo He appeared on social media last Saturday (4th) on TV Globo’s Altas Horas show. The netizens paid attention to his swollen face, often suggesting that he would make a face.

Before long, a bunch of memes took over Twitter. Religions have denied the allegations and this Monday (6), in an interview with the newspaper O Dia, he was diagnosed with Ménière’s syndrome – a chronic disease that affects two thousand people and leads to increased fluid pressure. the labyrinth, the part of the ear that is responsible for balance and hearing.

Other common symptoms include dizziness of varying duration, hearing loss, a ringing sensation in the ear, as if full of water, and vertigo.

In the case of the priest, who was diagnosed 10 years ago, he told O Dia newspaper that his only symptom is hearing loss in his left ear in severe areas. Melo also reported that the use of some medications enhances fluid retention, leaving the face swollen. In addition, as there is no cure for the disease, treatment should be continued.

“I used to [corticoides] For almost two years in a row, with breaks in the body, in very high doses: 60 ml per day, ”he told the newspaper, noting that“ at the height of the crisis ”he used 80 ml per day.

On Twitter, network members compared the appearance of religious people to evil cartoonists and singer Joelma, who also changed their appearance due to health issues.

“I received a photo from Father Fábio de Melo and I’m horrified that he harmonized … Jesus should do something,” said a microblog user.

“Boys, morally, what sin did Father Fábio de Melo face in his face? His harmonization is like the relationship between Cain and Abel. Jesus is merciful,” another person said.

“Boy, Fabio de Melo’s father lost his hand in harmonizing his face … it looks like his face was sculpted with bricks, help #altashoras,” wrote another.

Among the criticisms leveled at the priest’s face were those who criticized the demand for aging characters, always appearing beautiful and young.

“The problem is not the botox of Father Fábio de Melo, the problem is that no one can grow old in peace. The only compliment of an old man is to look young,” a user posted on Twitter.

After echoing on the networks during his appearance, Melo denied making the couple easy and, in a comment on an Instagram message, explained that he was taking anti-sinusitis medication at the time of recording the show.

“It simply came to our notice then [harmonização facial] he would have no problem taking it. The recording lasted for a month and a half coinciding with the end of the sinus crisis. For 15 days there were very strong antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. I have the ability to retain fluids. But thank God I’m fine now. The face is normal now, “he said.

The priest has also released a video in which people respond to the need for “emotional healing” so that they do not “despise” each other.

“We heal emotionally after losing the need for contempt,” the priest said. “The reality that we have overcome contempt may be a sign that we are still interested. When we actually do the emotional cleansing that drives us away from the harmful effects of our relationships, we lose the need to insult, to speak ill, to despise. When we are truly healed, we offer our silence to the other, the elegant attitude of one who knows how to follow life without looking back.

According to otolaryngologist Felippe Felix of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the diagnosis of Ménière’s syndrome is clinical based on the patient’s symptoms and tests that rule out other diseases. The ideal, he believes, is to do it as soon as possible, because the disease is progressive.

– People experience more dizziness and hearing loss. This is why it is important to control the disease, with a change in lifestyle and, in some cases, with medication, to prevent it from progressing and to prevent the person from developing a chronic disability, both in terms of balance and hearing, which is declining. damaged ear, “said Felix.

The causes of the disease are still unknown, but Felix said it is common for patients to have a family history and that the most common is between 30 and 50 years old.

Although there is no cure for Ménière’s syndrome, treatment is recommended to prevent the symptoms from progressing, as well as to reduce the retention of body fluids.

– There are ways to control crises, such as lifestyle changes. In general, we recommend a low-salt diet to prevent fluid buildup in the body. Excessive sugar can also help in this retention. But you may also need to use diuretics or other medications.

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