Pseudomotor Cerebri

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Definition

Pseudomotor cerebri, also known as intercranial pressure, is the severe headache a person suffers for no specific reason. Sudden pains occur in the different parts of the skull, which is due to pressures happening inside the brain.

Diagnosis

The disease is diagnosed when one is suspected of papilledema. It can also be observed under a CT scan or MRI.

Treatment

Medications for pseudomotor cerebri include acetazolamide, but it can give off side effects such as an upset stomach, tingling of toes and fingers, fatigue, and kidney stones. Weight loss procedures are also recommended to obese patients.

Symptoms and Signs

Among the symptoms of pseudomotor cerebri are severe headache, brief blindness, and dimmed vision. The symptoms may get worse during physical activity. Vomiting and nausea may also occur.

Causes

The main causes of the ailment is unknown, but studies show that it may be because of the excess amount of cerebrospinal fluid that acts a cushion of the brain inside the skull.

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