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What are the symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus?

Common symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus are:
  • Difficulty with walking
  • Slowed movements
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty making decisions and planning
  • Personality changes
  • Behavior problems
  • Apathy
The symptoms of a normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) consist of urinary incontinence, abnormal gait and cognitive changes. The patient may start experiencing hesitant gait which may resemble that of Parkinson's disease patient. Urinary incontinence usually occurs later in the course of the illness. It is important to recognize these symptoms as this condition can be potentially reversed with shunting.

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