Dallas Chiropractic Neurologist Comments:
I've been waiting for months to let this out of the bag....
It's a mouthful, I know. Basically, Pseudotumor Cerebri is chronically elevated pressure inside the skull (Intracranial Pressure). This can cause swelling of a part of the eye called the optic disc (papilledema) and can lead to progressive optic atrophy and blindness.(!)
Pseudotumor Cerebri most often affects women of child-bearing age who are overweight. (Hint at how this can be helped). Other known risk factors are (and a HUGE hint at how it can be helped):
- Menstrual Irregularity
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Cushing disease
- Lupus, Lyme Disease and Anticardioplipin Syndrome (all of these are autoimmune conditions and can be helped)
If those are risk factors, doesn't it make sense that working on THOSE areas could make a huge positive impact? I guess not--at least not from the mainstream model.
Most sufferers are prescribed steroids-which have horrible side-effects like liver damage and cartilage degeneration. If the meds don't work, a surgical shunt is what's next.
But what nobody even thinks about is treating these folks NATURALLY, WITHOUT DRUGS.
Functional Endocrinology, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and Functional Immunology are the PERFECT way to assess someone diagnosed with Pseudotumor Cerebri and find out...
This is what we did with Pam. She was diagnosed with Pseudotumor Cerebri in May of 2007. We did a full work up on her and started her on a treatment program.
Here she is just a few weeks into her program....
I"ll post the rest of her incredible story in the coming days.