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Can pseudotumor cerebri be prevented?

Pseudotumor cerebri cannot be completely prevented. Nevertheless, maintaining a healthy weight can significantly decrease the risk of the condition. Even if the symptoms seem to resolve themselves, it is important to seek immediate medical counsel because pseudotumor cerebri can lead to blindness.

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What is pseudotumor cerebri?
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Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure) in...
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Are there other names for pseudotumor cerebri?
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Yes, there are other names for pseudotumor cerebri. It can be referred to as idiopathic intracranial...
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How many people suffer from pseudotumor cerebri?
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About 1 in every 100,000 people will be affected by pseudotumor cerebri. It is most common in menstr...
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Is pseudotumor cerebri serious?
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Yes, pseudotumor cerebri is serious. It can lead to permanent blindness. It is very important that t...
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