What consequences may result from dropsy of the brain
As a rule, the accumulation of excess fluid between the meninges occurs after certain infections (e.g., meningitis), and also due to suffering a head injury or disease of the blood vessels that feed the brain. Sometimes the hydrocele is congenital.
Hydrocephalus may be accompanied by violation of the reflexes, poor coordination, gait, weakening of muscle tone. Often people suffering from dropsy of the brain, problems with vision. In a few (thankfully very rare) cases, the case may go to total blindness. Often there is numbness of the hands or feet, until the numbness of half the body.
Dropsy of the brain is manifested by symptoms characteristic of increased intracranial pressure: headache, nausea, sometimes – vomiting.
With a strong degree of dropsy may occur swelling of the brain, and mental disorders. Such patient should get professional help of a psychiatrist.
How to treat hydrocephalus
Treatment of dropsy of the brain may be both medical and surgical. In the first case, the patient is prescribed drugs that have anti-inflammatory and dehydratation action as well as tonic and sedative physiotherapy (for example, coniferous-salt bath). Practice shows that the most successfully treated hydrocephalus in older children.
If the patient has a mental disorder, he, along with the above mentioned procedures prescribed psychotropic drugs. Treatment should be under constant supervision of a doctor!
If drug therapy is ineffective, it is necessary to resort to surgical intervention. Before surgery it is necessary to consider the General condition of the patient and the severity of hydrocephalus.
Medicine can relieve the patient from troubles associated with manifestations of hydrocephalus, softening the symptoms. However, to completely cure the dropsy of the brain doctors have not yet learned.
To get rid of the dropsy with the help of folk remedies, although it is possible to alleviate the symptoms. To do this, use an infusion of Flaxseed or spring Adonis. You can also prepare a decoction of parsley by filling it with boiling water and unpasteurized milk.