Shunting is the most common treatment for anyone with hydrocephalus (excess fluid buildup in the ventricles of the brain). Hydrocephalus shunting involves the implantation of two catheters and flow control valve system to drain the excess accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain’s ventricles (or the lumbar subarachnoid space) to another part of the body where it can be absorbed... Another good publication for those learning about Hydrocephalus from square one!
If you think of the brain as a central computer that controls all bodily functions, then the nervous system is like a network that relays messages back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body. It does this via the spinal cord, which runs from the brain down through the back and contains threadlike nerves that branch out to every organ and body part. (www.kidshealth.org)
Hydrocephalus: also known as "water in the brain," is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain. This may cause increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and progressive enlargement of the head, convulsion, tunnel vision, and mental disability. Hydrocephalus can also cause death.
A diagrammatic vertical section through the brain showing the location of the ventricles and the direction of flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is formed by the choroid plexuses (CP), mainly in the lateral ventricles, and drains into the blood via the arachnoid villi and the spinal nerve roots
This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion
This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion | We've put together an explanation of what actually happens to these football players' brains — or anyone's brain — when they get a concussion. Right now your brain is perfectly balanced in your skull, suspended in cerebrospinal fluid that provides protection for the brain.
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Kundalini Shakti resides in a coiled form at the bottom of our spinal cord. Once the Kundalini Shakti gets “diksha”,it starts flowing from the bottom of our spine where the brain can completely alchemize its energy into vital hormones and higher spiritual energy.Once a full Kundalini has awakened,it completes the circuit from the genital parts to the brain through the spine.During this,all the seven chakras,experience a breakthrough opening after which the person possesses great…
This booklet from the Brain and Spine Foundation has information on subarachnoid haemorrhage for patients and carers. Read it online at http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/information/publications/brain_and_spine_booklets/subarachnoid_haemorrhage/browse_subarachnoid_haemorrhage_online/index.html
An aneurysm is an abnormal, weak spot on a blood vessel that causes an outward bulging or ballooning of the arterial wall. These weak spots can involve all walls of the blood vessel (fusiform aneurysm), form a sac from one wall (saccular) or separate the vessel walls (dissecting). An aneurysm can affect any vessel in the body but only those in the head can cause a serious medical condition, a hemorrhagic stroke when they rupture, which can lead to brain damage and death. It is estimated…
Receptor may aid spread of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s in brain: Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a specific type of receptor and suggests that blocking it may aid treatment of theses illnesses. The receptors are called heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs). (posted August 2013)
Explaination of how my shunt valve functions. It's programmable - made of plastic and magnets. Which means I get hassled at the airport but they can change the setting to drain more or drain less without cutting my head open, which is obviously what i prefer