Hydrocephalus (Water On The Brain)

About- Hydrocephalus also called water on the brain is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up in the cavities or ventricles of the brain and causes the brain to swell.
 
Symptoms-
The symptoms differ according to age
 
Infants

Hydrocephalus Bulging fontanel
Hydrocephalus Carefulness
Hydrocephalus Eyes fixed downward
Hydrocephalus Irritability
Hydrocephalus Large head size
Hydrocephalus Low muscle tone and strength
Hydrocephalus Poor feeding
Hydrocephalus Poor growth
Hydrocephalus Poor responsiveness
Hydrocephalus Seizures
Hydrocephalus Sleepiness
Hydrocephalus Vomiting  

Toddlers and older children

Hydrocephalus Altered personality
Hydrocephalus Balance disorder
Hydrocephalus Blurred or double vision
Hydrocephalus Changes in facial structure
Hydrocephalus Concentration problem
Hydrocephalus Coordination problem
Hydrocephalus Crossed eyes
Hydrocephalus Delayed growth
Hydrocephalus Eyes fixed downward
Hydrocephalus Headache
Hydrocephalus Irritability
Hydrocephalus Large head 
Hydrocephalus Lethargy
Hydrocephalus Muscle spasms
Hydrocephalus Nausea or vomiting
Hydrocephalus Poor appetite
Hydrocephalus Seizures
Hydrocephalus Sleepiness
Hydrocephalus Urinary incontinence  

Young and middle-aged adults

Hydrocephalus Balance disorder
Hydrocephalus Coordination problem
Hydrocephalus Difficulty walking
Hydrocephalus Frequent urination
Hydrocephalus Headache
Hydrocephalus Lethargy
Hydrocephalus Loss of bladder control
Hydrocephalus Memory or concentration problem
Hydrocephalus Vision problems  

Older adults

Hydrocephalus Balance disorder
Hydrocephalus Difficulty walking
Hydrocephalus Frequent urination
Hydrocephalus A gradual loss of thinking ability
Hydrocephalus Loss of bladder control
Hydrocephalus Memory loss
Hydrocephalus Poor coordination  

Causes-
This is caused by an imbalance of production of cerebrospinal fluid and absorption into the bloodstream. This imbalance can be occurred due to

Hydrocephalus Obstruction of the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid
Hydrocephalus Overproduction of cerebrospinal fluid
Hydrocephalus Poor absorption of cerebrospinal fluid into the bloodstream  

Risk factors

Hydrocephalus Abnormal development of the central nervous system 
Hydrocephalus Bleeding within the ventricles
Hydrocephalus Brain tumor
Hydrocephalus Head injury
Hydrocephalus Infection in the uterus during pregnancy, such as rubella or syphilis
Hydrocephalus Meningitis
Hydrocephalus Mumps
Hydrocephalus Spinal cord tumor
Hydrocephalus Stroke
Hydrocephalus Traumatic brain injury  

Specialists to visit
Neurologist Neurologist

Neurologist Neurosurgeon
Neurologist Pediatrician

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.aans.org
https://www.hydroassoc.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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