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Alternative Treatments For Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, these patients with nph may represent misdiagnosed cases of parkinsonism. In patients who are poor candidates for shunt surgery, repeated lumbar punctures in combination with diuretics may be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) affects nearly 500, 000 people in the U.S. As its name implies, the pressure the brain "feels" is normal. Ct scans or MRI scans show dilation of the cerebral ventricles. The classic symptoms are memory problems, trouble with walking, and urinary incontinence and frequency. This typically affects patients> 55years in age. It is very treatable ...Read more
NPH: Though the classic triad includes cognitive deficits, urinary incontinence, and gait problems, many patients do not present with all 3. Because other conditions can cause similar problems, most neurosurgeons perform additional testing prior to offering ventriculoperitoneal shunting, which is the conventional treatment of choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal fluid dysfnct: Spinal fluid circulated in and out of brain ventricles, and when there is an obstruction, intracranial pressure can increase, but the normal pressure process is one where the fluid mechanisms do not cause pressure. Symptoms involve dementia, a peculiar gait, (apraxia), urinary incontinence, and may respond to shunting. May be a sequela from prior hemorrhage or infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NPH: It really depends on how long the hydrocephalus was causing symptoms and whether there are any other medical issues that may be contributing. Dementia and other symptoms from nph is due to pressure on the brain structures from the increased fluid in the ventricles. If the hydrocephalus is treated soon enough, cognitive symptoms from the "squished" tissue may resolve partly or entirely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What symptoms would an adult with hydrocephalus have? Not talking about normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetic what sort of diet would help?
Normal Pressure hydr: The source of what causes nph has not been really determined. It is a disorder that occurs more in the elderly population and is a situation where the patient has normal pressures within the brain yet has clinical symptoms of hydrocephalus or excessive water/pressure on the brain. ...Read more
I fell down some stairs and now have venticular dilation, etiology includes hydrocephalus or normal pressure hydrocephalus. I am dizzy unstable have memory loss and incontinant how long will this last. I also have ongoing headaches , how long will these
Possibly: Normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) is usually not associated with headaches although it is associated with the gait, memory, and bladder problems. You may also have post-traumatic hydrocephalus from your fall. This should be worked up further by a neurologist/neurosurgeon. Further scans with an MRI can determine if there is a blockage or obstruction leading to the hydrocephalus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe for someone who has shunt for normal pressure hydrocephalus to get brain MRI for suspected pituitary adenoma? If no, is cat scan used instead?
Check with neurosurg: Check with the neurosurgeon as to the type of shunt in place. With normal pressure hydrocephalus, it is very common that the shunt is a programmable shunt that allows the neurosurgeon to change the amount of drainage with a special magnet. There are some that are MRI resistant and some that aren't(these need reprogramming soon after mri). If it is non-programmable, you don't need to adjust it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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