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Hydrocephalus

 

HYDROCEPHALUS

  • Treatment of Hydrocephalus
    • Homeopathic Treatment of Hydrocephalus
    • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hydrocephalus
    • Psychotherapy Treatment of Hydrocephalus
    • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hydrocephalus
    • Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus
    • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hydrocephalus
    • Other Treatment of Hydrocephalus
  • What is Hydrocephalus
  • Symptoms of Hydrocephalus
  • Causes of Hydrocephalus
  • Risk factors of Hydrocephalus
  • Complications of Hydrocephalus
  • Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus
  • Precautions & Prevention of Hydrocephalus

Treatment of Hydrocephalus 

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Hydrocephalus

Homeopathy can offer good support and treatment. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of hydrocephalus are:

  • Apis
  • Calc
  • Kali Iod
  • Zinc M
  • Lyco
  • Silicea
  • Hell
  • Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Hydrocephalus

Acupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

  • Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus

Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus involves one of the following surgeries:

  • Shunt – It consists of a long, flexible tube with a valve.One end of the tube is placed in one of the brain’s ventricles. The tubing is then tunneled under the skin to another part of the body such as the abdomen or a chamber in the heart where the excess cerebrospinal fluid can be more easily absorbed.
  • Ventriculostomy – In this surgical procedure, surgeon uses a small video camera to have direct vision inside the brain and makes a hole in the bottom of one of the ventricles to enable cerebrospinal fluid to flow out of the brain.

What is Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. It means “water on the brain.”

Symptoms of Hydrocephalus

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Poor appetite
  • Seizures
  • Sleepiness
  • A rapid increase in the size of the head
  • Headache
  • Delays in walking or talking
  • Loss of coordination or balance
  • Loss of bladder control or a frequent urge to urinate
  • Impaired vision
  • Decline in memory
  • Slower than normal movements in general

Causes of Hydrocephalus

  • Genetic defects
  • Certain infections during pregnancy
  • Injury or trauma
  • Bleeding in the brain during or soon after delivery
  • Tumors of the central nervous system

Risk factors of Hydrocephalus

  • Bacterial meningitis or mumps
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Bleeding within the ventricles
  • Infection in the uterus during a pregnancy, such as rubella or syphilis
  • Abnormal development of the central nervous system that can obstruct the flow of cerebral spinal fluid

Complications of Hydrocephalus

  • Developmental and physical disabilities
  • Significant decline in memory 

Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus

Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus involves the following tests:

  • Physical exam
  • Neurological exam
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI and CT scan of the brain

Precautions & Prevention of Hydrocephalus

  • If you’re pregnant, get regular prenatal care
  • Follow the recommended vaccination and screening schedules for your age and sex. 

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