Intracranial Hypertension is when there is pressure on the brain caused by a build up of CSF fluid. The build up of fluid causes major migraines/headaches, nausea and vomiting, vision loss and tinnitus just to name a few.

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Intracranial Hypertension life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with Intracranial Hypertension?

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Is Intracranial Hypertension contagious?

Is Intracranial Hypertension contagious?

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ICD9 and ICD10 codes of Intracranial Hypertension

ICD10 code of Intracranial Hypertension and ICD9 code

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Is Intracranial Hypertension hereditary?

Is Intracranial Hypertension hereditary?

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INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION

Synonyms:
Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC)

Types:
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
Secondary Intracranial Hypertension (SIH)
Benign Intracranial Hypertension (BIH)
Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC)

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Digestive system
Digestive system
Nervous system
Nervous system

Symptoms

  • Migraines/headaches
  • Vision Loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Double vision (diplopia)
  • Ringing in the ears that pulses in time with your heartbeat (pulsatile tinnitus)
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness

Treatments

  • Shunt surgery or stents
  • Diuretics
  • Lumbar punctures
  • Specialist who treat it

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    Natural treatment of Intracranial Hypertension

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    Stories of Intracranial Hypertension

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    Intracranial Hypertension stories
    In July of 2005, I had what I thought was the mother of all Migraines, which I have suffered from since I was 4 years old. I actaully lost my visoin for 2 days! That triggered an Emergency Room visit, where they directed me to a Neurologist for furth...
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    Hi, I'm Shellie! I am a former RN, Director of Nursing and Legal Nurse Consultant. In all my 25+ years of nursing, I have never heard of Intracranial hypertension until I was dignosed. Like you, I have to research this little known condition. I ...
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    Hi I am Pam, I am from Wales in the UK.  Back in 1984 I gave birth to my first child, a 9lb6oz son called James.  After about 3 months I started to get headaches, I originally thought they were just due to tiredness and being a new mother, ...
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    I start having haedache since I was 15 years old but I never pay any attention to it untill I was 25 I was living un kentucky And I when to México for vacations I gain 25 pounds so when I come back to kentucky my headache were worse And I star...
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    Diagnosed at 12 at an AVERAGE weight, was not overweight. Allergic to diamox, topamax. Also diagnosed with migraines Now doctors arent even sure I have IIH It was due to an injury (we're assuming from trauma at young age) 3 spinal taps, none of ...

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    Question 359
    hi everyone. Is anyone here from Wales suffering with intercranial hypertension? 
    Question 381
    Just wanting to know others with IIH.  I had stent surgery in July 2016 to prevent blindness.  
    Question 555
    Has anyone else with this condition lost the ability to smell?  I can only smell really really strong smells.   

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    Statistics of Intracranial Hypertension

    153 people with Intracranial Hypertension have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Intracranial Hypertension is 1279 points (36 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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