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What Causes Elevated Intracranial Pressure
Too much stuff: The skull is a tight box. The contents maintain a constant pressure most of the time, and all goes well. If there is too much stuff that develops, the pressure inside the box may increase. Sudden excess blood, excess brain water, excess brain tissue, tumor tissue, can all result in increased intracranial pressure. Brain swelling can occur from many causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Sjogren's is an autoimmune disease that can affect the brain.There have been reports of its effects on peripheral nerves and also reports of multiple sclerosis type lesions seen on MRI scans suggesting an autoimmune effect on cerebral tissue.There are also some alterations of the inteleukins in the csf. Although not proven, perhaps in some way this leads to impedence of CSF absorption/icp issues. ...Read more
ICP: Cerebral tumor, hydrocepahlus, intracranial bleed.Get a more detailed answer ›
May or may not: Fludrocortisone is mineralocortcoid helps body to retain sodium. It depends why one is taking this drud, if one has salt retaining hormone deficiency like addison disease and is taking right dose then no side effects. Excess of it can cause high blood pressure bu not increas intracranial pressure. This drug is also used for orthodtatic low blood pressure. In summary it can cause high blood press. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it does not: Increase intracranial Pressure is the increase pressure inside the skull and thereby in the cerebrospinal fluid and brain itself. But it is not caused by Systemic Hypertension ...Read more
Generally no: HR has a reflexive response to BP and not ICP. The intracranial space is somewhat self-contained in that it consists of blood, CSF, and the brain. An expansion of one (as in increased ICP) is compensated by reduction in another. If compensation is insufficient, ICP rises and if chronic, leads to dec cerebral blood flow and may lead to herniation. You may see HR and BP changes during chronic phase. ...Read more
Can people w/o hydrocephalus have CSF pressure increase or headaches caused by intracranial pressure?
Not sure: Increased pressure in the brain/skull is often associated with vomiting. We don't know exactly how the pressure triggers the vomiting center in the brainstem, it just does. Since sudden onset of headache and vomiting can be a sign of a serious condition see you doctor immediately. This is especially true if the vomiting occurs during the night while sleeping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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