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Why Does Hyperventilation Reduce Intracranial Pressure
What drugs are advised fofr someone with a brain tumor to reduce intracranial pressure when flying?
Intracranial pressur: Reducing intracranial pressure is really based on what is causing the pressure. In some cases a spinal tap can be done, there are medications available that can reduce fluid pressure and if do to an obstruction then a tube can be place (a shunt) to bypass the obstruction. ...Read more
Varied: In the non-trauma situation, symptoms of increased intracranial pressure include headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred or double vision, depressed level of consciousness. In the acute trauma situation or in cases of hemmorrhagic stroke, high intracranial pressure can lead to coma, high blood pressure and low heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICP: Cerebral tumor, hydrocepahlus, intracranial bleed.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
High or low?: Low CSF pressure is treated differently than high. Treat the underlying cause (eg CSF leak following lumbar puncture) Raised ICP if due to an imbalance of CSF production vs resorption is typically treated with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like Zonegran, Topamax or Diamox. Rarely is surgery (optic nerve fenestration or shunting done unless the increased ICP is due to a blockage of CSF flow ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICP: Intraventricular drain connected to an external pressure transducer, ventricular microtransducers, Transcranial ultrasonography. ...Read more
Not if bad: Pressure inside the head can change suddenly with coughing, holding the breath, or standing on the head. This rapidly improves to normal with normal positioning and breathing. Blood flow to the brain can decrease suddenly if you stand up too fast. Serious increase in intracranial pressure will not improve with standing or breathing normally. Rapid breathing is used to help in the icu. ...Read more
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