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What increases your intracranial pressure?

What increases your intracranial pressure?

Intracranial pressur: Whenever there is an obstruction to the flow of the cerebrospinal pressure, there happens an increase in intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of high intracranial pressure?

What are symptoms of high intracranial pressure?

Varied: In the non-trauma situation, symptoms of increased intracranial pressure include headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred or double vision, depressed level of consciousness. In the acute trauma situation or in cases of hemmorrhagic stroke, high intracranial pressure can lead to coma, high blood pressure and low heart rate. ...Read more

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How to treat intracranial pressure?

How to treat intracranial pressure?

Depends on cause: Intracranial pressure is a serious condition that can cause brain damage if not treated promptly. If cause is temporary there are medications that can be used. If this is a permanent problem it is usually treated with a VP (vetriculo-peritoneal) shunt. That is a tube that runs from the ventricles in the brain to the abdomen. It lets the fluid drain out of the brain and prevents damage. ...Read more

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What's increased intracranial pressure?

Above 15 cm H2O: Normal intracranial pressure is 5-15 cm h2o. Anything above that is increased. ...Read more

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Just how high is increased intracranial pressure.?

Above 15 cm H2O: Normal intracranial pressure is 5 - 15 cm h2o. Anything above 15 cm h2o is increased. ...Read more

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What would happen if you have increased intracranial pressure?

What would happen if you have increased intracranial pressure?

Can lose your vision: Blindness can ensue, brain damage, weakness, lethargy, confusion- all bad things. There are obviously many more. ...Read more

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How is intracranial pressure (icp) monitoring done?

How is intracranial pressure (icp) monitoring done?

Manometer: Neurosurgeon inserts a small tube in the ventricle of brain (normal cavity in brain) other end is connected to a device which reads pressure. ...Read more

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In what way can intracranial pressure (csf) be reduced?

In what way can intracranial pressure (csf) be reduced?

Intracranial pressur: Reducing intracranial pressure is really based on what is causing the pressure. In some cases a spinal tap can be done, there are medications available that can reduce fluid pressure and if do to an obstruction then a tube can be place (a shunt) to bypass the obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the normal reference range of intracranial pressure?

What is the normal reference range of intracranial pressure?

7-15 mmHg: The normal intracranial pressure in an adult lying on their side is 7-15 mmhg, although pain and lying in a tightly contracted position can drive this up even in healthy people. ...Read more

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The first indicator of increasing intracranial pressure is.?

The first indicator of increasing intracranial pressure is.?

HA & papilledema: Headache, and papilledema or elevated edematous optic nerve are the first signs of increased intracranial pressure. 95% of cases are pseudo-tumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension, or "glaucoma of brain" same medication treats it. If in doubt we get the neurosurgeon to do a spinal tap. Real tumors are rare and usually have local signs, like dr. Chen has mentioned. ...Read more

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Why the increasing in the intracranial pressure causing bradycardia?

Why the increasing in the intracranial pressure causing bradycardia?

Pressure on brainste: Increased intracranial pressure if high enough, will cause pressure on the brain stem, which controls heart rate. ...Read more

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Why the increasing in the intracranial pressure causing bradycardia?

Why the increasing in the intracranial pressure causing bradycardia?

Parasympathetic resp: Part Cushing Triad/reflex: Caused by the increased intracranial pressure (ICP) that initially increases heart rate and cardiac output to improve cerebral ischemia but then the aortic barorreceoptors detect it and trigger a parasympathetic response via the Vagus nerve (second phase of Cushing response). Direct distortion of the Vagus by elevated ICP can also trigger bradycardia directly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: raised intracranial pressure?

What is the definition or description of: raised intracranial pressure?

Above normal: All persons have pressure in their brain fluid that can vary with position, respiration, bearing down, cough, etc. However, if the fluid pressure is very high, it can cause pressure on structures in and around the brain. The most sensitive test is the spinal tap with pressure monitor that can measure in mm of mercury or cm of water. For high pressures the cause determines the treatment. ...Read more

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Will fludrocortisone 0.1mg cause a lot of increased intracranial pressure? Just wondered.

Will fludrocortisone 0.1mg cause a lot of increased intracranial pressure? Just wondered.

May or may not: Fludrocortisone is mineralocortcoid helps body to retain sodium. It depends why one is taking this drud, if one has salt retaining hormone deficiency like addison disease and is taking right dose then no side effects. Excess of it can cause high blood pressure bu not increas intracranial pressure. This drug is also used for orthodtatic low blood pressure. In summary it can cause high blood press. ...Read more

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Can a osteoma, cause symptoms like intense pain. And aggravate the intracranial pressure?

Can a osteoma, cause symptoms like intense pain. And aggravate the intracranial pressure?

Various types: Osteoid osteomas are famously painful. There are new ways of treating them with focused energy. A common osteoma involving the skull may block the outlet to a nasal sinus and cause pain in this way. Don't forget that there are other possibilities. If you have increased intracranial pressure, be sure an explanation is found -- the mere concurrent presence of an osteoma proves little. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with craniostenosis to relieve increased intracranial pressure?

What can be done for someone with craniostenosis to relieve increased intracranial pressure?

Craniosynostosis =: premature fusion of one or more sutures, fibrous joints between the plates of bone in an infant's skull. Pediatric neurosurgeons perform minimally invasive surgery followed by helmet molding therapy for infants 3 months & younger. For older infants, they perform calvarial vault remodeling. Craniosynostosis is usually sporadic, but can occur in a variety of inheritable genetic syndromes. ...Read more

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What is intracranial pressure?

What is intracranial pressure?

Pressure on brain: Intracranial pressure relates to the contents of the skull, including brain, spinal fluid and blood. The pressure will vary with posture and an increase in any of the contents, such as brain swelling from trauma, bleeding or an excessive build up of spinal fluid or blockage in the normal path from formation to exit from the skull. ...Read more

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Could intracranial pressure be treated?

Could intracranial pressure be treated?

High or low?: Low CSF pressure is treated differently than high. Treat the underlying cause (eg CSF leak following lumbar puncture) Raised ICP if due to an imbalance of CSF production vs resorption is typically treated with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like Zonegran, Topamax (topiramate) or Diamox. Rarely is surgery (optic nerve fenestration or shunting done unless the increased ICP is due to a blockage of CSF flow ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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