A condition which occurs when pressure inside the skull increases without any reason is known as pseudotumor cerebri.
The symptoms of the condition are similar to that of a brain tumour, no tumour is present though. The condition is common in children and adults but it is most common in obese women who are at their childbearing age.
When the cause of increased intracranial pressure cannot be known, pseudotumor cerebri may also be called idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
The signs and symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri include:
The treatment for pseudotumor cerebri aims at improving the symptoms and prevent the eye sight from worsening. The doctor may prescribe medications to control your symptoms.
If the patient is obese, the doctor will provide them with medications for weight loss. A dietician may also be delegated to you to ensure your weight loss goals. Once you lose weight, your symptoms may improve. Some people who are abnormally obese may benefit from weight-loss program or gastric surgery to lose weight.
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