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What is the normal treatment for hydrocephalus?

What is the normal treatment for hydrocephalus?

Shunting.: Ventriculoperitoneal shunts can be placed to drain the fluid build-up inside the head and relieve the pressure on the sensitive brain tissue. They are the standard of care for significant internal hydrocephalus. Seek neurosurgical care for additional details. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more


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Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Not really: Although there are medications that decrease spinal fluid production, they do not do enough to treat true hydrocephalus. There are many surgical options, such as a shunt or a third ventriculostomy, but surgery is required for active hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Has any medication been proven more effective as treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus?

NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, these patients with nph may represent misdiagnosed cases of parkinsonism. In patients who are poor candidates for shunt surgery, repeated lumbar punctures in combination with diuretics may be considered. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best treatment for hydrocephalus?

Yes: If you truly have hydrocephalus then surgery is the best therapy currently available. The only type of hydrocephalus that is controversial is normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph). The outcomes of surgery for nph are less consistent than for other types of hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What is extraventricular obstructive hydrocephalus and what is its treatment?

What is extraventricular obstructive hydrocephalus and what is its treatment?

Slow absorption: Cerebral spinal fluid is produced inside the ventricles, cycles through the ventricular system, and then passes out side the ventricles to be absorbed. Obstruction within the ventricles produces internal hydrocephalus. A defect in absorption outside the ventricles will also produce hydrocephalus which is external. This type is often referred to as external or communicating hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Help docs, has hydrocephalus treatment advanced any further than it was 10 years ago?

Hydrocephalus: I cannot really say there has been any significant advancement in the last 10 years. A huge difference from fifty years ago but the techniques we use now are pretty much the same as what was used 10 years ago. ...Read more

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Can any docs elaborate about the treatment and prevention of hydrocephalus?

Can any docs elaborate about the treatment and prevention of hydrocephalus?

Read this monograph: I have discussed this question in detail on my own blog. Go to http://surgeonwriter. Com/hydrolog/ and download the free monograph HYDROCEPHALUS: An Owner's Manual. It's free. This is written for the lay person. It's brief, interesting, and informative. It's not encyclopedic, but it will answer most of your questions. Enough anyway, so you will know what to ask your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, Karl-Emil has Hydrocephalus. We have MRI images. We would like a second opinion on prognosis and treatment (wait and see) or shunt. Who to contact?

A good option is: To contact the International Center Boston Children's Hospital at 1-617-355-5209 or international. Center@childrens. Harvard. Edu to arrange sending medical records & copies of MRI's electronically to Dr. Benjamin Warf, pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Warf has provided excellent care for a family member of mine with hydrocephalus; his colleagues are also great. Call someone soon to avoid an emergency. ...Read more

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Hydrocephalus - treatment options, what to do?

Hydrocephalus - treatment options, what to do?

Read my monograph: I have discussed this question in detail on my own blog. Go to http://surgeonwriter. Com/hydrolog/ and download the free monograph HYDROCEPHALUS: An Owner's Manual. It's free. This is written for the lay person. It's brief, interesting, and informative. It's not encyclopedic, but it will answer most of your questions. Enough anyway, so you will know what to ask your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus. After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?

I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus. After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?

Yes: Children with hydrocephalus can have a normal life. Some have brain issues because of the hydrocephalus. Shunt placement has at least a 10% incidence of shunt infection. Proper treatment usually results in resolution of the infection and shunt may need to be changed. ...Read more

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My 3 week old son has had a bleed on the brain and developed hydrocephalus as a result. What other treatment, besides a shunt, can be done?

My 3 week old son has had a bleed on the brain and developed hydrocephalus as a result. What other treatment, besides a shunt, can be done?

Depends on variables: The bleed can impair the absorption of spinal fluid from the brain surface where it goes after circulating in the brain and spinal cord. It is made continuously and when the surfaces or plumbing is blocked, pressure builds and can damage the brain. Pediatric neurosurgeons can sometimes open a blocked area or redirect flow without a shunt but the needs of each case determines the treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst & VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?

Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst & VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?

Pyogenic: Infection in the face of a VP shunt will inevitably require that the shunt be removed, the infection treated with antibiotics and then the shunt replaced. ...Read more

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My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus. Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus. Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

Further work up.: Cerebral atrophy occurs as part of the normal aging process and there is no treatment for this MRI finding. As part of aging, the ventricles may enlarge. However, hydrocephalus is not a normal radiographic finding. A consultation with a neurologist to determine if your mother has any symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus would be a reasonable next step. ...Read more

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Where is the best place to get Ayurveda treatment done?

Where is the best place to get Ayurveda treatment done?

Ayurvedic: Just do a search on google. You will easily find. Try also the international ayurvedic organization. There is a new interest in natural ways to heal and get better. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of Ayurveda in treatment of neurodegenerative disease?

What is the effectiveness of Ayurveda in treatment of neurodegenerative disease?

When talking about..: ...Treatments, "alternative" really means "effectiveness not demonstrated" - either never tested, or tested and not found to work. The herb promoted for cognitive health, withania somnifera, does seem to have some effect in animal models, but has not been well-tested in humans, so the answer is, we don't really know. ...Read more

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How much could Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

How much could Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

Not likely to help: Ayurvedic treatment is not likely to have any effect on disc prolapse and cord compression, as the symptoms are due to a part of the disc physically pressing on one's spinal cord or spinal nerves. Some sort of neurosurgical procedure is usually needed to move or remove the part that is compressing the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What amount of can Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

I do not know: It would be best to ask an ayurvedic practitioner what kind of success they have had. I am sure it would help in recovery if surgery were needed. I would suggest acupuncture as I know it can help with back pain. I have seen amazing results with bulging discs and acupuncture. And is it so bad that surgery is needed or still in a bulging position, not fully blown out? ...Read more

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Which has the best treatment options for psoriasis: ayurveda, alopathy, homeopathy?

Which has the best treatment options for psoriasis: ayurveda, alopathy, homeopathy?

Homeopathy: Although some of my colleagues consider this unscientific, there are studies using homeopathy with people suffering from psoriasis. And these studies are positive. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19192019 and http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17544862 conventional treatment dose not always work, and these are alternatives. Mindfulness meditation has also shown + results in psoriasis. ...Read more

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Iam a pcod sufferer and wanna reduce weight upto ten kg... I am into Ayurveda treatment but not able to reduce weight. Please help!

Depends on weight: I presume pcod stands for polycystic ovarian disorder. This is a challenging one. No one knows if the pcod causes obesity or if obesity causes pcod. Ayerveda sounds like a great complement to your overall weight loss goal. Why not add some yoga and exercise as a routine. Remember that a change in lifestyle is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term b. ...Read more

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Hydrocephalus (Definition)

A condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid or "brain fluid" within the brain which causes increased pressure inside the skull. It can ...Read more