Commonly called and recognized as “water on the brain”Hydrocephalus is a condition in which the normal brain fluid causes pressure in the brain.
Our brains normally produce fluid, called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), every second of every minute of every day. We produce about a soda can worth of fluid each day. The CSF is produced in spaces called ventricles, and circulates around the brain and down the spine. It is also reabsorbed by the brain.
The fluid “pads” the brain and spinal cord, circulates nutrients, and helps control pressure in the brain and spinal cord.