Symptoms of intracranial pressure

The symptoms change depending on the severity of the disorder. A further distinction is made between overpressure and underpressure in the brain.

  • nausea
  • headache
  • neck pain, partly up to the back
  • Erbrechen im Schwall (up to several meters wide, with high pressure and without notice)
  • Disorders of coordination
  • Sleepiness
  • urinary incontinence
  • Ignorance
  • Double images
  • Changes in character (aggressions)

When the oxygen content and blood sugar decreases under CSF pressure, this initially leads to fatigue, irritability and drowsiness. If the pressure persists, unconsciousness occurs because the brain shuts down its functions.

It usually takes a while for the brain pressure to be recognized and treated accordingly. In the meantime, the impairment of the blood supply initially leads to the death of the fine blood vessels in the brain. If the pressure persists, this leads to progressive damage to the existing nerve cells in the brain and even to their destruction. This can no longer be reversed!


Difference between over- and underpressure

When there is excess pressure, those affected usually have a problem lying down and spend the nights sitting so often. Nausea and dizziness are the classic symptoms.

In the case of negative pressure, a longer lying phase is often necessary, and the affected persons predominantly have head and neck pain. Here one can try to compensate the negative pressure by a lot of fluid intake.

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