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
Gabapentin, Alprazolam
Naproxen Prescription, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol
Nothing reported yet
Nothing reported yet
Fluoxetine, Bupropion, Milnacipran

What do patients take to treat Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and its symptoms?


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Who has Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 51 patients have this condition
  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 37 say Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 6
30s 2
40s 6
50s 8
60s 4
70+ 6


Distribution of females vs. males

54% Females
46% 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 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 27
Not Diagnosed 12

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