What Is A Concussion?

Contrary to popular belief, skilled sports athletes aren’t the only individuals who can experience concussions. Concussions take place from more than just a blow to the head, they can also occur when the brain or torso is strongly shaken. Usually from things like a car or truck accident.

A concussion is a very significant brain injury that may change the way your brain functions. Although generally, the effects of a concussion are temporary, if you are suffering from a concussion you may experience head ache, lack of concentration, forgetfulness, loss of sense of balance and coordination. In certain uncommon circumstances concussions can cause a loss of consciousness.

But what actually happens to the brain when you find yourself being affected by a concussion? First it is important to be aware of the composition of your brain. Your brain is a bundle of neural cellular material that create a mass. The mass has a tofu like consistency. The brain drifts around in cerebrospinal fluid inside of your cranium. The fluid gives it with security towards everyday activities. A violent hit to your top of your head, whiplash or another head trauma might cause your brain to slide backwards and forwards powerfully against the internal wall of your cranium. A concussion is when the brain begins to enlarge from the damage. Occasionally, concussions might cause your brain to bleed which can be deadly.

The drawback with concussions is the fact that warning signs don’t occur until the brain starts to get bigger. If you suffer any kind of head damage you need to be aware of the indicators of a concussion and go to the neurologist straight away whenever they emerge.

Some indications of a concussion can include head ache or sense of tension in the brain, short-term loss of consciousness, amnesia, confusion, buzzing in the ears, vomiting and nausea, slurred speech, tiredness and physical weakness. Some warning signs that could suggest that your concussion might be more serious is concentration and recollection problems, attitude changes, sleep disturbances, depressive disorders and nervousness, and taste and smell difficulties.

If concussions go undiagnosed as well as neglected, various nerve ailments can start to develop including Epilepsy. There are lots of research that indicate individuals who experience a concussion have a propensity to suffer from Epilepsy within a few years of the injury. Additionally, you can find research that point out that a individual who has suffered a concussion is much more likely to suffer from another one. Multiple concussions are documented to result in gradual reduce in intellectual function in the human brain.

There is no therapy for a concussion besides rest and relaxation. Many medical doctors advise having a rest from things that require a great deal of thought focus to permit your brain to rest.

It’s important for anybody who has experienced a head injury to be looked at by a neurologist in a day or two of the accident to ensure that there was not injury to the brain.


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