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PostSubject: 10 Myths About IH   Mon May 07, 2012 10:43 pm

10 Myths About IH

You must have a headache if you have intracranial hypertension
FALSE

Patients with secondary intracranial hypertension are often overweight
FALSE

If you don’t have papilledema, then your intracranial pressure is normal
FALSE

All vision loss is permanent with IIH

IIH It’s your own fault
FALSE

IH is on the decrease
FALSE

IH always goes away
FALSE

If you have IH, then every time you have a spinal tap, the opening pressure will be high
FALSE

You won’t lose vision if you have intracranial hypertension without papilledema
FALSE

Pseudotumor cerebri is an accurate name for idiopathic intracranial hypertension
FALSE

Why is the answer to all these questions false? For the the full explanation to each of these questions go to: ihrfoundation.org
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