Can I fly if I have hydrocephalus? I have a VP shunt. I also have vertigo

Yes can fly. All aircrafts are pressurized and do not alter the function of the VP shunt. It is safe for you to fly in a commercial aircraft.
You should be able. You should be able but best to check with your physician. The dizziness needs clarification. It may be related.

Related Questions

I have a vp shunt for Hydrocephalus and if I have shunt malfunction and if I don't get treated right away what would happen to me?

HEADACHE. will be the first thing you notice with a shunt malfunction. Then you will loose coordination, vomit, have visual problems, lose consciousness and if you continue to be untreated you will build up enough pressure for your brainstem to be pushed through the base of the skull and your breathing will stop. Read more...

I have a vp shunt for hydrocephalus and I sometimes zone out duing the day. What does this mean? Is this normal?

ZONE OUT means what? Please specify if the person asking this question is the patient and are you 16 years of age? If so, we will need a parent or guardian to ask the question on your behalf or giving permission to use this service since it is typically for those 18 or older unless your state recognizes 16 as the age of parental emancipation. But I can tell you that NO, not normal to zone out. You need to be examined. Read more...

I have a VP shunt for hydrocephalus and I have high pressure in my brain they say the shunt is possibly working so why is the high pressure there?

VP shunt. Most VP shunts today have the ability to control flow using an external device that regulates the flow in the shunt. I would speak to the surgeon and the manufacturer of the shunt. As long as you do not have symptoms like severe headaches, nausea then you should be good. Read more...

So I have hydrocephalus and I was wondering if I go on roller coasters with high g forces will it mess up my vp shunt?

Risky. It may be risky and not recommended, but you should discuss with the Surgeon or neurologist who follows you to get the full and definitive answer as to what they tell you. Best wishes. Read more...

How likely is it for someone who has a vp shunt (due to acqired communicating hydrocephalus) to not be dependent on it anymore?

Depends on the cause. Most acquired hydrocephalus does not usually resolve itself. This is true for the more common causes, such as normal pressure hydrocephalus, subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain tumors, and others. The easiest way to test this is to gradually increase the opening pressure of a programmable valve. Read more...

What isitthat causes svs &overdrainage due to vp shunt? Why does this occur? If it changes answer vpshunt is for idiop. Intrac. Hypert not hydrocephalus.

Low pressure effects. Idiopathic ich is usually treated with lumbar shunt, not ventricular shunt. Treatment can be difficult due to drop in pressure that can cause severe headache and stress effects. These symptoms may be so severe that shunt has to be revised or taken out. Read more...
Read this monograph. For more infö on hydrocephalus and shunts in general, read this brief, informative, and free monograph: http://wp.me/s382os-hydrolog You can download it as a pdf. Read more...

I was just wondering can a person with a vp shunt for hydrocephalus develop epilepsy or seizures?

Not necessarily. With a properly working shunt, and well controlled hydrocephalus, the risk of epilepsy is truly rather very low. And would have expected this to occur at or before the time the shunt was indicated. Read more...