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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can intracranial hypertension be caused in non-obese people. and if yes, then what are the causes?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
Yes, many causes: Intracranial hypertension (IH) can be acute or chronic. Acute causes include trauma, bleeding or infection. Chronic causes include tumors, blood vessel problems, imbalance in cerebral spinal fluid secretion/absorption, and hormonal imbalances. After testing to rule out treatable reasons, medications that you are taking are prescribed. Surgery is reserved for refractory cases.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Intracranial HTN: Primary Aldosteronism is one reported cause. So if you have high blood pressure ask your team to test for this. Need 24 hr urine for Na K and creatinine and plasma renin activity and plasm aldosterone test.
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Last updated Oct 28, 2015
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