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?

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Who has Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 7
30s 2
40s 6
50s 7
60s 5
70+ 8


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 2
60-69 years 5
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 28
Not Diagnosed 11

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