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What are the symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus?

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At first, the symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus aren't very noticeable. They get worse slowly over time.

They can include:

  • Memory loss
  • Speech problems
  • Changes in behavior or mood
  • Hard time paying attention
  • Walking problems
  • "Getting stuck" or "freezing" while walking
  • Incontinence
  • Having to pee often or suddenly
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Hard time focusing your eyes

From: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/16/2018

 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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