Brain pressure or increased intracranial pressure is a serious health concern. In addition to headaches, pressure in the brain can damage the organ or the spinal cord. Some people experience disruptions to vision, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, and changes in behavior. The sooner one can receive treatment for suspected or confirmed brain pressure, the better to prevent permanent injury.
Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluids deep inside the cavities of the brain, occurs most typically in infants and adults over age 60, but it can affect people of any age. As fluid increases, the brain's ventricles also increase in size, and this expansion puts pressure on the brain. Although cerebrospinal fluid typically flows through these ventricles, too much can damage brain tissue and cause impairment.
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