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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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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What causes elevated intracranial pressure?

What causes elevated intracranial pressure?

Too much stuff: The skull is a tight box. The contents maintain a constant pressure most of the time, and all goes well. If there is too much stuff that develops, the pressure inside the box may increase. Sudden excess blood, excess brain water, excess brain tissue, tumor tissue, can all result in increased intracranial pressure. Brain swelling can occur from many causes. ...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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Whats 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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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