How does hydrocephalus affect my quality of life?

Hydrocephalus can affect your cognitive and physical abilities, which can impact your quality of life. Children may experience learning disabilities, behavioral impairment, and physical disabilities. Adults with hydrocephalus may have difficulty walking, breathing, and thinking clearly.

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What is the life expectancy of a child who has hydrocephalus?
Aria Fallah, MDAria Fallah, MD
Children often have a full life span if hydrocephalus is caught early and treated. Infants who under...
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Is there a cure for congenital hydrocephalus?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
No, there is no cure for congenital hydrocephalus. However, many cases can be treated effectively wi...
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What is the prognosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)?
Riverside Center for NeurosciencesRiverside Center for Neurosciences
The symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) usually get worse over time if the condition is ...
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How long does congenital hydrocephalus last?
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Congenital hydrocephalus is a lifelong condition and cannot be cured. However, effective treatment c...
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