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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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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 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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Intracranial pressure at night, what do I do?

Intracranial pressure at night, what do I do?

See doctor: Things that increase pressure in your brain typically get worse with laying down, such as too much spinal fluid (hydrocephalus) or some brain tumors. You ought to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Will standing up relieve intracranial pressure?

Will standing up relieve intracranial pressure?

Not if bad: Pressure inside the head can change suddenly with coughing, holding the breath, or standing on the head. This rapidly improves to normal with normal positioning and breathing. Blood flow to the brain can decrease suddenly if you stand up too fast. Serious increase in intracranial pressure will not improve with standing or breathing normally. Rapid breathing is used to help in the icu. ...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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In what way can you measure your intracranial pressure?

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ICP: Intraventricular drain connected to an external pressure transducer, ventricular microtransducers, Transcranial ultrasonography. ...Read more

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How can you feel after intracranial pressure measuring?

Intracranial pressur: This type of monitoring should not affect you after the procedure unless there was an unexpected complication from the procedure ...Read more