Intracranial Hypertension

Intracranial hypertension is the result of the increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure in your skull. The condition can be both painful and debilitating. Often, those with intracranial hypertension will have three characteristic symptoms:

  • Severe headache
  • Visual changes that are caused by swollen optic nerves
  • Tinnitus, or a pulsating sound in the ears

Intracranial hypertension can also cause other symptoms which can sometimes make the condition difficult to diagnose. These include:

  • Pain in the arms, legs and back
  • Severe neck stiffness
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness and balance difficulties
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Spinal fluid leakage from the nose
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Head pain during physical activity

At the Stroke Center, we offer the most advanced diagnosis and treatment of intracranial hypertension. 

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