Limp, Tired And Often Mistaken Relationship Among Papilledema Sufferers?

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Hello. My mother was diagnosed with papyedema. But my mother complained every day her body was tired, there was always no energy, talking was also often wrong, could not speak properly. Why do you think? Is vision related to the symptoms I mentioned earlier? thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Tiiastaa,

Papilledema is a swollen optic nerve condition. The optic nerve is very important for the function of vision, which is to transmit the light impulses that have been captured by the retinal layer of the eye to other parts of the vision pathway and then to the brain for processing so that we can see an object. Papilledema is a condition that can arise due to increased intracranial pressure (pressure in the skull cavity).

Papilledema is a symptom that can occur in the following diseases:

 Head trauma with bleeding in the intracranial cavity Brain tumor Stroke Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) Malignant hypertension Hydrocephalus Brain abscess Side effects of treatment or stopping certain drugs Patients with symptoms of papilledema may complain of blurred vision, excessive glare, headache, nausea and vomiting. Papyedema can be found from eye examinations, especially the fundus, for example using an indirect ophthalmoscopy or photo fundus examination.

Patients who are on physical examination of the eye found papiledema signs, require physical examination and further support to determine the presence or absence of intracranial abnormalities, for example by CT-scan, MRI, cerebrospinal fluid analysis to diagnose the diseases mentioned above. Abnormalities in the brain are very likely to cause impaired memory, impaired speech, impaired movement of one side of the body, disturbance of consciousness, seizures, and other neurological disorders.

Treatment must be done according to the diagnosis found from the examination. Therefore, you should do further tests with your doctor, especially a neurologist to determine the underlying disease of your mother's complaints. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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