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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Nph
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
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
What kind: I am unfamiliar with also pressure hydrocephalus- did you spell the type correctly? For most causes of hydrocephalus, the type determines the treatment and forecast. The diabetes-how long, level of control, other vascular issues, and meds also figure in to the forecast you are seeking. Too complicated for this format. ...Read more
Can one have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension& have normal LP opening CSF pressure? If severe headache, pain behind eyes and pulsatile tinnitus?
Not unless you are..: .....comfortable with violating the very DEFINTION OF THE DISEASE process. The whole reason it's called IIH is because some people's opening pressures are so high the column of CSF can squirt from the tube. I know cuz i've seen it happen. If you'd like more information or advice on this let's set up a 1-1 appt.: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Blood pressure lot lower since.Diagnosed as postural hypo tension.Worried.Thanks.
Symptoms?: If you have no symptoms or mild dizziness when standing, put it out of your mind. If it's very troublesome, try eating more salt and drinking 4-6 liters of fluid daily. You don't list your meds, but if you're on any, have your doctor review them carefully to be sure you're not inadvertently taking something that's aggravating the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are hypertension and idiopathic intracranial hypertension related? Bp elevates suddenly (i'm sitting quietly reading). Ct-partially empty sella?
Typhoid Fever: Thyphoid fever is a febrile illness assciated with fever and loose stools and if successfuly treated the outcome is good.If the BP is normal with a normal temperature with a bradycardia which is sinus bradicardia, there is no problem and needs to be moniterd with serial ekgc and rhythem for any evidence of heart block and bradycardia gets below 40 and the rhythem shows av dissociation then pace i. ...Read more
Baby 9 months fits and subdural effusion in frontal,temporal region and mildly dilated ventricular chain.eeg normal csf exam normal milestone delayed?
Pediatric neuro: Seizures are very common with subdural effusions, effusions, especially blood, can be very irritating to the brain, and the significance of the dilated ventricles is unclear without further history and examination. It sounds like the baby may have been premature and these findings can lead to delay of milestones. Highly recommend seek care from a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
Uncontroled blood pressure 222/12o mmhg normal condition no headache no vomiting no abdomen pain ECG normal blood investigation normal he is driver?
Not for long: Needs to see dr or urgent care to get prescription to start lowering BP to normal, which should occur over a few weeks to prevent feeling weak/drained/poorly from the change. Cannot drive (us) commercial vehicle with this bp, and is called the "silent killer" because it is often asymptomatic until stroke or heart issue. Get treatment started asap. ...Read more
Specifies cause: The kidneys are integral to the control of blood pressure. This is why kidney (renal) diseases involving the kidneys themselves or the blood vessels feeding the kidneys can cause hypertension. When your doctor identifies the kidneys as the culprit, he may refer to it as renal hypertension. There are many other causes of high blood pressure, & optimal treatment may depend on the cause. See your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome cause fast hr if the blood pressure stays normal? Doesnt make normal physiological sense.
How can ct/x-ray determine blockage of a vp shunt in intracranial hypertension (not hydrocephalus ) there is no change in ventricle sizing in iih?
They can't: A shunt blockage will not show on either ct or xrays. Useful methods to assess for blockage include 1. Radionucleotide shunt study 2. Shunt interrogation by your neurosurgeon, or 3. Dilated ophthalmological exam to check for papilledema. If in doubt circle back with your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Fluctuating blood pressures range from 130 to 200 systolic. recent onset of seizures. EEG came back normal. 4 months postpartum. Can it be eclampsia?
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