Intracranial hypertension

Patients with medical problems related to their inner ear may have elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), the pressure inside the skull (ca. 25% of SCDS patients). The pressure makes the symptoms worse, and therefore it is advisable to take action to reduce it by means of diuretics and diet. Reducing sugar, salt and caffeine has proved successful for many, lessening the symptoms. High pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid is often a secondary condition to SCDS and needs to be treated, as it is likely to worsen the patient’s symptoms.