A 22-year-old female asked:
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if i lose weight, stick to a strict diet, and take my medication, will i successfully avoid further idiopathic intercranial hypertension symptoms?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Generally yes: Although the cause(s) of "benign intracranial hypertension" or "pseudotumor cerebri" or iih are not known, it is clear that losing substantial weight can reverse the syndrome in many. I have even had one patient undergo weight loss surgery to prevent loss of eyesight. Good luck and good health!
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher commented
33 years experience Neurology
Clarification: INTERcranial hypertension is when talking to your mother drives up your blood pressure.
Oct 2, 2014

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