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I have intracranial hypertension (can lead to blindness) and fasting is this safe I got save my eyes?

I have been on a low calorie diet for 2 months and I have lost 35 lbs in 2 months I also walked 3-5 miles a day to reverse the intracranial hypertension. This illness increases pressure on the optic nerve and causes it to become damaged and you can go blind. The most effective way to end this illness is weight lost. I am 25 and do not want to go blind! Any ideas!

Yes intracranial hypertension is a dangerous disease in the sense of blindness.

Losing weight should be done in a gradual manner, otherwise the sudden weight loss can also increase the pressure in your head.

It is also not healthy to lose weight so abruptly, amy also cause fatty liver leading to cirrhosis.  (+ info)

Has anyone with a pseudotumor/intracranial hypertension had vision problems?

I am having vision problems in one of my eyes. The vision is almost completely gone. Has anyone had these problems? Has it gotten better? Have they stayed blind?

You may please consult your neurosurgeon urgently for all necessary investigations and advice please. Very important.  (+ info)

Do you suffer from intracranial hypertension? If so what do you take for it?

What do you take for the headaches side of the condition?

Why don't you have a shunt?  (+ info)

Anyone have Polycystic Ovaries and Intracranial Hypertension?


I was diagnosed when I was 17 with Polycystic Ovaries and Intracranial Hypertension 2 years ago has anyone else and do you think there is a link, dos anyone know of Diet thats good for people with polycystic Ovaries???

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Can intracranial hypertension cause multiple brain lesions over time?

Yes. WebDM will have more info on this.  (+ info)

Does anyone have any info on Intracranial Hypertension?

My friend has this and is having a shunt put in to drain the extra cerebral spinal fluid.
I was just wanting some info from personal experience. Yes, I know there are websites to look this up.....

Yeah, I think its also called psuedotumor cerebri. Basically its an increase in the fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, that bathes your spinal cord and brain through the ventricles in your brain. The original artic explorers often got it from eating whale liver full of vitamin A but there are other reasons you'd get it beside hypervitaminosis A
They're probably putting in a vp shunt to drain the fluid into the abdomen.They block every now and then but I think they're sucessful  (+ info)

what affect does pregnancy have on idiopathic intracranial hypertension?

can it make headaches completely stop suddenly?

blood pressure, hormone changes, stress levels, eating habits, rest, all change during pregnancy and may effect your headaches. It may be as simple as you not being aware so much but focusing on your pregnancy and your stress levels, etc lower your BP and have lessened your headaches.  (+ info)

Is it possible for metabolism to stop. I mean STOP. + Head problems and others. Intracranial Hypertension?

I have felt full for the past 14 days. When I eat anything.. ANYTHING AT ALL... it hurts both my head and my stomach. I mean I ate a handful of peanuts yesterday and it felt like theres cement in my head blocking all movement. My senses are failing, as my sense of taste and smell have diminished since this all began. I have less peripheral vision and see those spots appear (the ones that appear in the shape of the object you just looked at) except they last for seconds more than they normally would.Sound seems kind of muffled.My body seems to get colder than it normally would expecially my arms and feet. I feel pressure in my head and have headaches. I feel the pressure behind my eyes sometimes and by my ears a lot. It seems like my stomach has been replaced with a jug of cold water because I have felt food sitting there for about week. Another symptom is my teeth always have that sugar/syrup feeling as thoug I just drank soda.I never read any connection between IH and metabolism stop

If you haven't been to a doctor to be evaluated, why not?  (+ info)

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension - i was diagnosed but I am still confused as to what it is, help?

from the words itself, idiopathic means whose origin is not known, intracranial, i am sure you know means within the skull, hypertension is high pressure. so you have a condition in which intracranial pressure is increased due to unknown reason. you may be getting or can experience blurring of vision, headaches, jerks or seizure disorders of body parts, blindness etc. you are at a risk of all these but doesnt mean you MUST get them all! follow the guidance of your doctors and you should be fine.  (+ info)

What is Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH)?

I am 24 years old and I suffer from migraines , but for the past three months my head has had alot of pressure, I'm dizzy , my neck is stiff and I fell confused, but I do not have a tempature. My eyes are very heavy feeling and I sleep alot with much fatigue. I did some research unlike my neurogist and came across BIH does anyone know about it?
How can you diagnose this disease just by looking at someone?
Also I am not overwieght.

BIH, also called psuedo-tumor cerebri, primarily affects females. There is no effective treatment for BIH, and any medical action performed is usually done to treat symptoms, and not the disease itself. BIH is linked to obesity, and weight loss reduces or even eliminates the symptoms in a majority of cases. Age, also, plays a role in BIH, with symptoms disappearing as the patient gets older.

The only medical test to prove BIH conclusively is a pressure testing spinal tap, although some cases of BIH test negative using this procedure.

Your symptoms could also be from tension, stress, or even TMJD. Not to say that you don't have mild BIH without the usual physical manifestations, but there is little your neurologist could do if you did, anyway.

If your overweight, lose weight. Also, try relaxation exercises to see if it helps your stiff neck, in case its really just muscle tension.  (+ info)

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