Acoustic neuromas affect the cells that surround the vestibular nerve called the Schwann cell. This disease can cause hearing loss, ear buzzing, dizziness, and loss of balance. This can happen on one or both sides of your ear.
Acoustic neuroma generally affects adults between the ages of 30-60 years and is more experienced by women. Most of these benign brain tumors develop slowly and rarely spread to other parts of the body. However, acoustic neuroma can be a serious problem if tumor growth becomes very large and suppresses the brain stem. This condition can endanger lives because the brain stem regulates the vital functions of the body. Handling that can be done for acoustic neuroma is periodic observation, radiation, or surgery to remove the tumor.
Symptoms that can be caused by an acoustic neuroma depend on the size of the tumor. Small tumor size usually does not cause significant symptoms. Symptoms will be felt along with tumor growth that suppresses the auditory nerve and balance. In addition, tumors can also suppress the nerves that control the muscles and sensations in the face, suppressing the surrounding blood vessels or structures in the brain. Symptoms that generally occur are:
- Loss of balance.
- Gradual or sudden hearing loss. Usually this condition occurs in one ear.
Acoustic neuroma occurs along the acoustic or vestibular nerve, which is one of the nerves of the brain. This nerve controls hearing and body balance.
Acoustic neuroma is thought to occur due to the function of genes on chromosome 22 which cannot work properly. The gene controls the growth of tumors in Schwann cells that cover nerve cells in the body, including the vestibular nerve.
The cause of the chromosome 22 gene does not function properly is still uncertain. However, the risk of acoustic neuroma is higher for someone who has type 2 neurofibromatosis disorder.
Patients suffering from this disease can also experience dizziness and difficulty balancing themselves. In some cases, body imbalances often appear lost and are usually not too severe. Many acoustic neuroma patients complain of difficulty walking in the dark. They also experience visual stability abnormalities, which can cause dizziness and impaired proprioceptor performance in the brain.
THE TOLE’S WAY of Acoustic neuroma tumour care and herbs acts on smoothen the flow of Qi in the nerves and therefore recover the hearing loss and the balance and other complications.
An operation is NOT recommended because there is a high risk of getting facial and half body paralysis. You may have to stay in bed or at home for the rest of your life after a bad operation.