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Can you prevent normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)?

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There is no known way to prevent NPH. A healthy lifestyle, including not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and regular exercise, may help avoid conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke that might contribute to NPH. Wearing a seatbelt and safety helmet when indicated can help avoid head injury, another cause of NPH.

From: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/16/2018

 SOURCES: American Stroke Association. Hydrocephalus Foundation. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

 SOURCES: American Stroke Association. Hydrocephalus Foundation. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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