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Normal pressure hydrocephalus. Is there any medical nutrition therapy that can be implemented?

Hi, I am a dietetic student. I currently have a patient with normal pressure hydrocephalus and am wondering if there is any medical nutrition therapy that can be implemented? Either now, post removal of CSF , or post shunting if it comes to that? Any credible websites (.orgs, .govs, or .edus that will have information on nutrition for this condition?
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a condition, that can be treated with surgery, called as shunt surgery. In this condition, the brain water (CSF) needs to be diverted, to reduce the pressure in the brain.

This leads to improvement in the patient's problems. Walking and gait improves the most. Other problems such as dementia and urinary incontinence improve only a little.

There is no role for any specific diet in treating NPH.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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