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Why does hyperventilation reduce intracranial pressure?

Why does hyperventilation reduce intracranial pressure?

Reducing CO2: Carbon dioxide (co2) opens up the cerebral blood vessels and increases the volume of blood in the head, increasing intracranial pressure (icp). Hyperventilation is used acutely to reduce the co2 and therefore the icp. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Davant
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Hyperventilation (Definition)

Hyperventilation is a clinical finding in which a person breathes at a faster rate than is normal. This can occur due to breathing conditions, ...Read more


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In what way can intracranial pressure(csf) be reduced?

In what way can intracranial pressure(csf) be reduced?

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

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What drugs are advised fofr someone with a brain tumor to reduce intracranial pressure when flying?

What drugs are advised fofr someone with a brain tumor to reduce intracranial pressure when flying?

Brain tumor: I am not aware of any drugs given routinely for a patient with a brain tumor to reduce pressure for flying. In a situation like this best to discuss with the neurosurgeon their feelings about the safety of having a brain tumor and flying. ...Read more

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In what way can you measure your intracranial pressure?

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ICP: Intraventricular drain connected to an external pressure transducer, ventricular microtransducers, Transcranial ultrasonography. ...Read more

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How can you feel after intracranial pressure measuring?

Intracranial pressur: This type of monitoring should not affect you after the procedure unless there was an unexpected complication from the procedure ...Read more

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How to treat intracranial pressure ?

How to treat intracranial pressure ?

Depends on cause: Intracranial pressure is a serious condition that can cause brain damage if not treated promptly. If cause is temporary there are medications that can be used. If this is a permanent problem it is usually treated with a VP (vetriculo-peritoneal) shunt. That is a tube that runs from the ventricles in the brain to the abdomen. It lets the fluid drain out of the brain and prevents damage. ...Read more

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Whats increased intracranial pressure?

Above 15 cm H2O: Normal intracranial pressure is 5-15 cm h2o. Anything above that is increased. ...Read more

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What are early signs of intracranial pressure?

What are early signs of intracranial pressure?

Headache: Elevation of intracranial pressure will cause headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and, in severe cases, coma and death. Early signs are usually headaches. ...Read more