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Effective treatment for hydrocephalus in Mindheal Homeopathy clinic ,Chembur, Mumbai,Maharashtra,India.


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"Hydrocephalus-In this condition there is excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. It results in the abnormal widening of spaces in the brain called ventricles. This widening causes …

"Hydrocephalus-In this condition there is excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. It results in the abnormal widening of spaces in the brain called ventricles. This widening causes harmful pressure on the tissue of the brain. Mindheal homeopathy boosts the immune system and provides effective treatment in the case of Hydrocephalus"/>

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  • 1. Effective treatment & remedies for HydrocephalusDefinitionAs the name implies, it is a condition in which there is excessive accumulation ofcerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. It results in an abnormal widening of spacesin the brain called ventricles. This widening creates potentially harmful pressure onthe tissues of the brain.The ventricular system is made up of four ventricles connected by narrowpassages.. Normally, CSF flows through the ventricles, exits into cisterns (closedspaces that serve as reservoirs) at the base of the brain, bathes the surfaces of thebrain and spinal cord, and then reabsorbs into the bloodstream.CSF has three important life-sustaining functions: 1) acting as a cushion or "shockabsorber"2) to provide nutrients to the brain and removing waste; and 3) to flowbetween the cranium and spine and compensate for changes in intracranial bloodvolume (the amount of blood within the brain).The balance between production and absorption of CSF is critically important.Since CSF is made continuously, medical conditions that block its normal flow orabsorption will result in an over-accumulation of CSF. The resulting pressure of thefluid against brain tissue causes hydrocephalus.Hydrocephalus affects approximately 1 in every 500 children.Different types of hydrocephalusIt may be congenital or acquired.Congenital hydrocephalus: present at birth and may be caused by either events orinfluences that occur during fetal development, or genetic abnormalities.Acquired hydrocephalus: develops at some point afterward. This type ofhydrocephalus can affect individuals of all ages and may be caused by injury ordisease.Hydrocephalus may also be communicating or non-communicating.Communicating hydrocephalus: flow of CSF is blocked after it exits theventricles. This named because the CSF can still flow between the ventricles,which remain open.Non-communicating hydrocephalus – ("obstructive") - the flow of CSF is
  • 2. blocked along one or more of the narrow passages connecting the ventricles.There are two other forms which do not fit exactly into the categories mentionedabove and primarily affect adults: hydrocephalus ex-vacuo and normal pressurehydrocephalus.Hydrocephalus ex-vacuo: occurs in stroke or traumatic,(brain tissue may actuallyshrink.)Normal pressure hydrocephalus: can happen to people at any age, most commonamong the elderly. It is due to subarachnoid hemorrhage, head trauma, infection,tumor, or complications of surgery. However, many people develop normalpressure hydrocephalus even when none of these factors are present for reasonsthat are unknown.Common causes• "Aqueductal stenosis." (narrowing of the aqueduct of Sylvius, a small passagebetween the third and fourth ventricles in the middle of the brain.)• Inherited genetic abnormalities (such as the genetic defect that causes aqueductalstenosis)• Developmental disorders (such as those associated with neural tube defectsincluding spina bifida and encephalocele).• Complications of premature birth : intraventricular hemorrhage• Diseases : meningitis, tumors, traumatic head injury, or subarachnoid hemorrhageSymptoms of HydrocephalusThe following are some of the symptoms of Hydrocephalus:It varies with age, disease progression, and individual differences in tolerance tothe condition.For example, an infants ability to compensate for increased CSF pressure andenlargement of the ventricles differs from an adults.The infant skull can expand to accommodate the buildup of CSF because thesutures (the fibrous joints that connect the bones of the skull) have not yet closed.In infancy:• Rapid increase in head circumference or an unusually large head size.• Vomiting• Sleepiness• Irritability• Downward deviation of the eyes (also called "sunsetting")• Seizures.
  • 3. Older children and adults:• Headache followed by vomiting• Nausea• Papilledema (swelling of the optic disk which is part of the optic nerve)• Blurred or double vision• Sunsetting of the eyes• Problems with balance• Poor coordination• Gait disturbance• Urinary incontinence• Slowing or loss of developmental progress• Lethargy• Drowsiness• Irritability or other changes in personality or cognition including memory loss.Symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus:• Problems with walking• Impaired bladder control leading to urinary frequency and/or incontinence• Progressive mental impairment and dementia.• General slowing of movements or complain that his or her feet feel "stuck.Diagnosis:• Brain scans (CT and/or MRI)• Spinal tap or lumbar catheter• Intracranial pressure monitoring• Neuropsychological testsHomeopathic treatment for HydrocephalusCurrent treatments:• Hydrocephalus is most often treated by surgically inserting a shunt system.• A limited number of individuals can be treated with an alternative procedurecalled third ventriculostomy with neuroendoscopePossible complications of a shunts:• Mechanical failure• Infections• Obstructions• There is need to lengthen or replace the catheter.
  • 4. • It require monitoring and regular medical follow up.• Over draining or under draining.Document Source: http://www.mindheal.orgMindheal Homeopathy is a leading homeopathic treatment center in Mumbai, India.