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I have bilateral transverse sinus stenosis and iih. doctors say weight loss will help with this. how? stenosis in the neck affected by fatness? thanks

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Dr. Austin Mackens
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Weight Loss helps: Multiple studies have shown improved IIH symptoms and clinical findings with low-salt diet with weight reduction. The reason's why this helps are theoretical as a specific causal relationship has not been established. It is believed that it decreases venous pressure in the body which helps alleviate pressure in the brain. The transverse sinus is part of the brain venous system

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