Hydrocephalus Awareness Month | Bestie Twin Nails3:00 PM
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Hello loves! Today I have a very special Bestie Twin Nails to share with you all. For those of you who don't know, September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.
Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles. Cerebrospinal fluid is produced in the ventricles and in the choroid plexus. It circulates through the ventricular system in the brain and is absorbed into the bloodstream. This fluid is in constant circulation and has many functions, including to surround the brain and spinal cord and act as a protective cushion against injury. It contains nutrients and proteins necessary for the nourishment and normal function of the brain, and carries waste products away from surrounding tissues.
Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. As the CSF builds up, it causes the ventricles to enlarge and the pressure inside the head to increase. This causes increased intracranial pressure inside the skull accompanied with painful side effects such as constant migraines, dizziness, swelling and numbness in the face and other extremities. And that's sadly, just to name a few.
The importance of this awareness is special to me because my nail bestie and sista from another mista Rose suffers from this condition. You all may know Rose as the super sweet and talented blogger over at www.manicuredandmarvelous.com. Guys, if you knew her the way I do and could see what she has to deal with on a daily basis you would appreciate her madd skills even more!
Everyday she has to live life like shes not in severe pain and everyday she does this with grace! I admire Roselynn for her strength and courage and her will to fight always reminds me that I am strong enough to fight my own chronic illness. She's a warrior, an inspiration and an amazing friend! So this mani is dedicated her! I love you sista!!! <3
For more info on Hydrocephalus please visit www.hydroassoc.org
Also don't forget to check out the giveaway collaboration, by Rose and I! You can be the first(aside from us) that owns a bottle of "Hydro Hope" made in honor all those who suffer from Hydrocephalus. A blue jelly with white and silver holo micro glitters. Shown below in two coats.