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Is there a cure for raised intracranial pressure?

Is there a cure for raised intracranial pressure?

Yes but...: There are several and very different causes of raised icp. The treatment and resulting durability depends on the cause first. Causes include high blood pressure, anatomical malformations, infections, and cancer. This is not a complete list though. ...Read more

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Raised Intracranial Pressure (Definition)

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 ...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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What is the best treatment for raised intracranial pressure?

What is the best treatment for raised intracranial pressure?

Reduce it!: True rise in intra cranial pressure is serious it is evidenced by headache, nausea and vomiting , swelling of the optic discs and sometimes altered mental status. There is a relatively benign condition called benign intracranial hypertension ( otherwise known as psuedotumor cerebri) with different causes that is relieved by taking cerebrospinal fluid through a lumbar puncture. ...Read more

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Could people with raised intracranial pressure actually feel head pressure?

Could people with raised intracranial pressure actually feel head pressure?

Intracranial pressur: A person with raised intracranial pressure will very definitely feel head pressure. Typically it is a bad headache and can proceed to nausea and vomiting - if the pressure is severe enough there can be loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Possible reason for a person with raised intracranial pressure complains of neck pain getting relieved by tilting head?

Possible reason for a person with raised intracranial pressure complains of neck pain getting relieved by tilting head?

Difficult to say: A possible explanation is that the nerve roots of the neck are compressed or narrowed. By tilting the head one way, this opens up the foramen (the exit ports for the nerve roots) on one side, thus taking pressure off them and decreasing the pain. ...Read more

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Is swelling of brain tissues due to a brain tumor the same as raised intracranial pressure?

Is swelling of brain tissues due to a brain tumor the same as raised intracranial pressure?

Similar: Brain tumors can cause an increase in intracranial pressure but there are other things that can cause this. Increased intracranial pressure is just the pressure inside of the skull. This pressure can be increased by tumors but also by injury, bleeding, swelling and fluid blockages. ...Read more

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Can a small benign brain tumor on cerebellum cause nerves to be inflamed without causing raised intracranial pressure?

Can a small benign brain tumor on cerebellum cause nerves to be inflamed without causing raised intracranial pressure?

Has an effect: The tumor would be unlikely to create much inflammation beyond the borders of the lesion, and if small, it would not be likely to cause obstructive problems. However, might be potential issue if enlarges, so have close followup with an expert neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Does prednisone respond to brain tumor symptoms even if there's no raised intracranial pressure?

Does prednisone respond to brain tumor symptoms even if there's no raised intracranial pressure?

Yes.: Prednisone descreases the swelling in the tissues surrounding the tumor and increases appetite, often suppressed in cancer patients. http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-treatment/treatments/steroids.html ...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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