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How to Treat Intracranial Hypertension?

Medical Treatment:
Following things are the main treatments for idiopathic IH:
  • If you are overweight, lose weight
  • Stop any medicines that may cause your symptoms
  • Medicines to remove excess fluid from the body and to reduce the production of cerebrospinal fluid in your brain
  • Steroid medication to relieve headaches and reduce the risk of vision loss
  • Regular lumbar punctures to remove excess fluid from the spine and help to decrease the brain pressure
  • If treatments do not help, may be considered surgery (such as optic nerve sheath fenestration, shunt surgery)