Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), an abnormal increase in cereobrospinal fluid in the brain, affects up to 375,000 Americans. The symptoms can be alarming—difficulty walking, urinary incontinence and mild dementia or memory problems—and they might resemble Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases.
Community neurosurgeons can treat NPH with a procedure that is quick and easy to do, and has minimal risk. The treatment allows patients to return to a full, productive life, with symptoms often diminishing within a few weeks. Even dementia, which is usually irreversible, can be lessened if it’s caused by NPH and has been treated properly. More about NPH diagnosis and treatment >>