Do not underestimate the headache, especially if accompanied by symptoms of blurred vision. It could be caused by high pressure in the fluid in the head which if left unchecked could trigger a protracted permanent blindness in the future.
Headache accompanied by blurred vision often indicates increased pressure on the head or that suppress the nerves or referred to as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). At first glance, the symptoms are similar to the tumor and blockage of blood vessels in the head.
This condition is actually rare, estimated that only affects 1 in 100,000 people. But precisely because it rarely, then this condition is often ignored and continues to lead to permanent blindness due to damage to the nerves of vision in the brain.
“Most patients with IIH were young women who are obese. Men and thin people who rarely experience it,” said neurologist eye of Mount Sinai Hospital, Prof Janet Rucker as quoted by NY Dailynews.
Prof. Rucker adds, the real cause of IIH is not known for sure. However, increasing the risk is proportional to body mass index (BMI), which means that if someone getting fatter then the risk for experiencing IIH also higher.
Several triggering factors including genetic and hormonal conditions is still limited to the allegations, until now no studies that prove it. However, the use of certain drugs known to trigger IIH, such as minocycline is used to treat acne.
Prof. Rucker suggested, headache accompanied by blurred vision should be immediately sent to the doctor. Meanwhile, to reduce the risk of IIH, the easiest way you can do is maintain ideal weight remains or not too fat.
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