Even not common, hydrocephalus can be seen in patients with kidney disease. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a new treatment in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. Is this therapy effective? If so, how does it treat hydrocephalus?
What is hydrocephalus?
As the name implies, it is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. The “fluid” is actually cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) — a clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
What are the symptoms of hydrocephalus?
Symptoms of hydrocephalus vary with age, disease progression, and individual differences in tolerance to the condition. An infant might experience expanded head, vomiting, cramps, language and movement disorders, and hypophrenia.
While older children and adults may experience different symptoms. Symptoms may include headache followed by vomiting, nausea, papilledema, blurred or double vision, sunsetting of the eyes, problems with balance, poor coordination, gait disturbance, urinary incontinence, slowing or loss of developmental progress, lethargy, drowsiness, irritability, or other changes in personality or cognition including memory loss.
What is the current treatment for hydrocephalus?
Hydrocephalus is most often treated by surgically inserting a shunt system. This system diverts the flow of CSF from the CNS to another area of the body where it can be absorbed as part of the normal circulatory process.
Effects of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy
This therapy is an innovation of treatment for kidney disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for centuries. Now, by micronizing the medicines, the ingredients can be fully absorbed by your body, with the help of osmotic device. The have the function of expanding blood vessels, reducing inflammation and coagulation, and degrading extracellular filtration. These functions are to improve the blood circulation and kidney function so that excessive fluid can be excreted and relieve hydrocephalus.
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