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What causes hydrocephalus (Water on the Brain)?

Healthline | 08/01/2022 07:00 PM | Click to read full article

Hydrocephalus is a condition that occurs when fluid builds up in the skull and causes the brain to swell. The name means “water on the brain.”

Hydrocephalus mainly occurs in children and adults over 60, but younger adults can get it too. Hydrocephalus can cause permanent brain damage, so it’s important that you recognize the symptoms of this condition and seek medical attention.