Is pseudotumor cerebri curable?

Welcome, dear reader, to this hilarious and informative masterpiece on the curability of pseudotumor cerebri. If you’re suffering from this condition or just have a general interest in it, then strap in! We’ll take a dive into everything that pertains to this disease.

What is Pseudotumor Cerebri?

Pseudotumor cerebri is also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), which means “increased pressure inside your head with no obvious cause.” Now, if that isn’t straight-up funny enough for you already…just imagine trying to fit such an extensive phrase onto one line at Starbucks when ordering your morning latte.

But all jokes aside, pseudotumor cerebri is NO laughing matter. It can lead to vision loss and other life-altering symptoms if left untreated.

Signs and Symptoms

The most common symptoms include:

  • Headaches (ouch)
  • Ringing in the ears (tingly)
  • Nausea/vomiting (yuck)
  • Double vision/hazy vision (everything’s blurry now)

These signs and symptoms can appear at any time but are usually more noticeable when lying down or upon waking up.

Who Gets Pseudotumor Cerebri?

Who among us wouldn’t love to win the lottery instead of being chosen by fate for some severe health problem? Unfortunately for those who suffer from pseudotumor cerebri – there is virtually no way out of it since nobody knows exactly how they got struck with it in the first place!

It mainly affects overweight women between 20 -50 years old; however, anyone could develop this condition regardless of gender age and weight.
So ladies if you thought “no pain no gain,” why not try changing things up with “no experience without brain pressure”?


The good news is that diagnosing this condition isn’t a game of “Where’s Waldo?” Yeah, we all love playing hide and seek; however, this situation calls for something much advanced. Simply collect droplets of cerebrospinal fluid from the spine and evaluate it to conclude whether or not you’ve got pseudotumor cerebri—easy as pie! Actually wait… reviewing cerebrospinal fluid might be more complicated than baking a cake.

It may also require additional testing like an MRI (mute each time the machine makes any sound at all) or CT scan (beep beep).

Treatment Options

Finally, some hope in sight! Various treatments can cure pseudotumor cerebri—and by various methods, I mean popping pills more likely than surgery. The specific choice depends on your symptoms severity.

  • Weight loss – Let go of those fried chickens.
  • Medications – These keep the symptoms under control
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Surgery (CFSS) – Basically jamming plastic tubes into your head because ‘its sunny up there’.

Now if none of that sounds fun to you my friend—you’re in luck! Pseudotumor Cerebri has been known for spontaneous improvements-“See? Life always finds a way”, take out from Jeff Goldblum’s research notes was apparently helpful who knew!

Can Pseudotumor Cerebri Be Cured?

Here’s where things get real awky: There is no permanent “cure” for pseudotumor cerebri so far (shocker). However, with weight management (less fried chicken less guilt), regular doctor visits (yay) along with medications as suggested by them pseudo tumor could be managed successfully.

On top of that maintaining an active daily routine without overexertion could significantly reduce headaches & other issues associated with it …so don’t skimp on cardio and yoga, bud.


In conclusion (we know that some of you stopped reading to jump straight to this part) like many situations in life even Pseudotumor cerebri can be controlled. Thanks to advances in medicine & proactive habits people who suffer from it just need proper management continuously rather than miserable day after another. Nevertheless keeping an upbeat approach while also taking the condition seriously would be quite a challenge for anyone involved with it. But as always” When there’s humor found in health-war, nothing else matters”.

Until next time amigos!

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