“Revolutionizing Hydrocephalus Treatment: The Miraculous Power of Homeopathy”
Dr. Deepak Sharma
BHMS, MD, Ph.D. (Scholar)
Homeopathic Physician and Educator
Founder – Orbit Clinics
Hydrocephalus is a condition characterized by the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain’s ventricles. Cerebrospinal fluid is a clear, colorless liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, providing a cushioning effect that helps protect the brain from injury. When there is an excessive amount of this fluid in the brain, it can put pressure on the brain, leading to damage.
Hydrocephalus can occur due to various reasons, including congenital defects, infections, tumors, bleeding in the brain, head injuries, or other conditions that affect the normal flow of CSF. Some of the common causes of hydrocephalus include:
- Congenital defects: Hydrocephalus can be present at birth due to developmental abnormalities that affect the brain’s ventricles and its ability to absorb CSF.
- Infections: Infections such as meningitis or encephalitis can cause inflammation in the brain, leading to the accumulation of CSF.
- Tumors: Brain tumors can obstruct the flow of CSF, leading to hydrocephalus.
- Bleeding in the brain: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in premature infants or subarachnoid hemorrhage can lead to hydrocephalus.
- Head injuries: Trauma to the head can cause damage to the brain and lead to the accumulation of CSF.
Some of the risk factors associated with hydrocephalus include:
- Age: Hydrocephalus is more common in older adults and newborns.
- Congenital defects: Infants born with congenital defects are at a higher risk of developing hydrocephalus.
- Brain tumors: People with brain tumors are at a higher risk of developing hydrocephalus.
- Infections: Individuals with a history of infections such as meningitis or encephalitis are at a higher risk of developing hydrocephalus.
Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the production and absorption of CSF in the brain. Normally, CSF is produced in the brain’s ventricles and is absorbed into the bloodstream. In hydrocephalus, the production of CSF is higher than its absorption, leading to an accumulation of fluid in the brain’s ventricles. This accumulation of fluid can lead to an increase in intracranial pressure, causing brain damage if not treated promptly.
The symptoms of hydrocephalus depend on the age of the affected individual and the severity of the condition. In newborns and infants, symptoms may include:
- An unusually large head
- A bulging fontanelle (the soft spot on the top of the baby’s head)
In adults, symptoms may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty in walking
- Loss of balance
- Memory problems
- Urinary incontinence
If left untreated, hydrocephalus can lead to a variety of complications, including brain damage, seizures, intellectual disabilities, and even death. In severe cases, hydrocephalus can also cause the brain to herniate or push through the opening at the base of the skull, compressing vital structures and potentially leading to respiratory failure.
In the realm of homeopathic medicine, direct encounters with cases of hydrocephalus in clinical settings may not be a common occurrence. However, the efficacy of this holistic approach in treating hydrocephalus has been nothing short of remarkable. In my own personal experience, I have successfully treated more than half a dozen cases of hydrocephalus, each yielding positive outcomes. Among these, a particularly striking example involved an 18-day-old infant, who was referred to me by a hospital with the prognosis that the child would not survive beyond a month. Astonishingly, this same child, treated with homeopathic remedies, has now thrived to the ripe age of 20 years old.
It is noteworthy that homeopathy offers potential relief to those suffering from the distressing symptoms of hydrocephalus, such as headaches, nausea, and dizziness. The selection of specific remedies is tailored to the individual patient’s unique symptoms and overall health, with a focus on treating the whole person rather than solely targeting the disease.
Some commonly used homeopathic remedies for hydrocephalus include:
- Arnica Montana: This remedy is often used to help reduce swelling and inflammation associated with head injuries and trauma, which can cause hydrocephalus.
- Belladonna: This remedy is used to treat severe headaches and fever associated with hydrocephalus.
- Helleborus: This remedy is often used to help reduce pressure on the brain and alleviate symptoms such as dizziness and confusion.
- Natrum Sulphuricum: This remedy is used to help alleviate symptoms of nausea and vomiting associated with hydrocephalus.
- Silicea: This remedy is often used to help strengthen the immune system and support overall health, which can be beneficial for individuals with hydrocephalus.
I am honored to present one of my most remarkable cases involving an 18-day-old infant diagnosed with hydrocephalus, who, against all odds, continues to thrive without complications after receiving a minimal dosage of a Homeopathic remedy. This extraordinary case began in 2004, and the accompanying image, captured in 2013, serves as a testament to the efficacy of the treatment and the resilience of the child.
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