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Raised Intracranial Pressure (Overview)

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.


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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

Raised Intracranial Pressure (Overview)

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.


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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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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
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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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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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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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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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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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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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