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How does pseudotumor cerebri affect the body?

Pseudotumor cerebri affects the body by increasing the intracranial pressure. The cause is not known, but experts think this might happen as a result of too much cerebrospinal fluid around the brain. Too much pressure may then be put on the optic nerve and cause swelling. The swelling could lead to vision impairment and eventually blindness. Some other ways in which the pressure might affect the body include headaches, vision problems, feeling dizzy or nauseous, and ringing in the ears.

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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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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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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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