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Pseudotumor Cerebri Medication
What are the chances pseudotumor cerebri goes away through medication and weight loss? And what is the reoccurrence rate?
Good chance: Recurrence of pseudotumor is directly related to your weight. Weight increases in the chance that you may come back is high. ...Read more
I am a 22 year-old obese female with pseudotumor cerebri. My symptomps aren't that severe. Can losing weight solve my problem without any medications?
Options: Treatment of pseudotumor cerebri can include serial spinal taps, medications, weight loss, treatment of medical conditions predisposing to pseudotumor, and ultimately if all else fails a shunt is placed to lower high pressure. The primary risk is damage to the optic nerves if left untreated. ...Read more
Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri is a relatively common neurologic illness and may be an important preventable cause of blindness in obese young women. As far as incidence i would imagine 1 per 100, 000 to as many as 13 in 100, 000 based on the abstracts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pseudotumor: Pseudotumor cerebri or benign intracranial hypertension is a disorder characterized by elevation of intracranial pressure. Clinically, there is a vascular headache followed by blur rinses of vision. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination, neuroimaging and spinal tap. Usually is treated with medication, but sometimes surgical procedures need to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pseudotumor cerebri: This is a condition when pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure) increases without an obvious reason why. It's calle "pseudotumor" because the symptoms can mimic those of having a tumor or something compressing the brain. Headaches and visual problems tend to be among the more common symptoms. Often diagnosis can be made or suggested by noting changes in the eye with an ophtalmoscope ...Read more
Pseudotumor cerebri: In most cases the cause of pc is not really known. There are however some drugs that have been know to induce the disorder but in most cases the cause is not often found. ...Read more
See below: There have been studies, and women with psuedotumor cerebri have no more complications than women without. Should discuss with your ob. ...Read more
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