Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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What is Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), also known as idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH), is a condition characterized by the clinical features of hydrocephalus without significantly elevated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure as measured by lumbar puncture.

What is it like to have Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Ixel, Savella)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(MRI Back, MRI Brain, MRI Brain and Cervical Spine) 19 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, E-Mylan Naproxen) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Codman Medos Programmable Shunt)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0

Data from patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Ixel, Savella)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(MRI Back, MRI Brain, MRI Brain and Cervical Spine) 19 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, E-Mylan Naproxen) 8 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Codman Medos Programmable Shunt)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0

Data from patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 7
30s 3
40s 6
50s 8
60s 6
70+ 9

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

55% Females
45% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 5
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 30
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus patients who have completed their condition history
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