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How successful is weight loss in treating Pseudotumour cerebri / IIH?

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In brief: Can be successful

Weight loss, especially when someone is very much overweight, can be a miracle cure in some people.
However, I have patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH; new name for pseudotumor) who are thin as rakes and they still have the problem even though they're not overweight at all. So, while it's NEVER A BAD IDEA to lose weight if over, there's no guarantee dropping kilos= cure.

In brief: Can be successful

Weight loss, especially when someone is very much overweight, can be a miracle cure in some people.
However, I have patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH; new name for pseudotumor) who are thin as rakes and they still have the problem even though they're not overweight at all. So, while it's NEVER A BAD IDEA to lose weight if over, there's no guarantee dropping kilos= cure.
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