Updated on December 19, 2018. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
Hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to build up within the brain’s cavities, creates a range of symptoms that can leave patients in daily discomfort — even after having surgery. With medical cannabis, you can ease your chronic symptoms with a natural medicine that offers strains cultivated for your specific symptoms.
While many patients with hydrocephalus undergo surgery, many experience insomnia due to chronic headaches.
Strains of medical cannabis that can ease hydrocephalus-related insomnia include:
To discover more strains for insomnia, talk to your local budtender.
Because hydrocephalus allows fluid to build-up in the brain, it can result in partial or primary generalized seizures. Medical cannabis strains that can help with hydrocephalus-related seizures include:
Your medical marijuana doctor and local dispensary staff may have additional recommendations on strains to treat your seizures.
Pain is a daily issue for hydrocephalus patients because of chronic headaches and cranial pressure. Some popular choices for treating hydrocephalus-related pain include:
If your local dispensary doesn’t stock these strains, see if your budtender has anything similar available.
Headaches are a frequent debilitating symptom among hydrocephalus patients. Medical pot strains that can help with hydrocephalus-related headaches include:
Many other strains are available for headaches, so consider sampling them to see which one works best.
With intense headaches and insomnia, many patients develop chronic nausea, which makes eating difficult. Three medical cannabis strains for hydrocephalus-related nausea are:
If you need advice on which strain is the best for you, talk with your physician.
Everyone responds to medical cannabis strains in diverse ways and develops unique preferences. That’s why it’s essential to work with your medical marijuana doctor to create a personalized treatment plan. Make an appointment with a physician near you today, or stop in at a local dispensary to browse their selection.