Normal pressure hydrocephalus symptoms can include:
- Progressive mental impairment
- Problems with walking
- Impaired bladder control leading to urinary frequency and incontinence
- Slower movements or complaining that the feet feel "stuck."
Because these potential symptoms are similar to those of other disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the disorder is often misdiagnosed. Many cases go unrecognized and are never properly treated.
The symptoms described in this article account for the most typical ways in which hydrocephalus presents itself. However, it is important to remember that hydrocephalus symptoms vary significantly from person to person.
Also, these possible symptoms are not sure signs of the disease. Other problems can also cause these symptoms. Anyone with possible symptoms of hydrocephalus should see a healthcare provider so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.