What is the outlook for people with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)?
The chance of a good recovery from NPH is more likely if a patient is diagnosed and treated in the early stages. Some people do not need shunt surgery because the symptoms are not severe enough to affect daily life. People who do not need surgery should continue to have check-ups with a doctor to monitor the symptoms. If the symptoms worsen, the doctor may recommend the surgery. Those who get surgery, often find that their symptoms are manageable.