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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Common symptoms
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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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Treatments taken by people with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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Treatment name(s)
Type
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
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(Savella)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(MRI Brain)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
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(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
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(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
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0
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Treatment name(s)

(Savella)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(MRI Brain)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0

Data from patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • 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 8
50s 7
60s 6
70+ 10

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

57% Females
43% 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 2
60-69 years 5
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 31
Not Diagnosed 11

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