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Hydrocephalus (Water on the Brain)
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) | Symptoms & Treatments | mbatrak.com
Find Your Walk. Normal pressure hydrocephalus NPH is a brain disorder in which excess cerebrospinal fluid CSF accumulates in the brain's ventricles, causing thinking and reasoning problems, difficulty walking, and loss of bladder control. Normal pressure hydrocephalus is called "normal pressure" because despite the excess fluid, CSF pressure as measured during a spinal tap is often normal. As brain ventricles enlarge with the excess CSF, they can disrupt and damage nearby brain tissue, leading to difficulty walking, problems with thinking and reasoning, and loss of bladder control.
Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities ventricles deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid normally flows through the ventricles and bathes the brain and spinal column. But the pressure of too much cerebrospinal fluid associated with hydrocephalus can damage brain tissues and cause a range of impairments in brain function. Hydrocephalus can happen at any age, but it occurs more frequently among infants and adults 60 and over.
Hydrocephalus is a condition that occurs when fluid builds up in the skull and causes the brain to swell. Brain damage can occur as a result of the fluid buildup. This can lead to developmental, physical, and intellectual impairments. It requires treatment to prevent serious complications. Hydrocephalus mainly occurs in children and adults over 60, but younger adults can get it too.