How To Treat A Concussion

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Overview Of A Concussion

  • Concussion is a minor form of TBI, also known as traumatic brain injury which disturbs the general functioning of your brain. The effects are generally short-term.
  • They can include loss of perception or awareness, headache, and complications with concentration, memory, decisions, sense of balance and coordination.

What Is The Cause Of A Concussion?

Concussion is a minor form of TBI, also known as traumatic brain injury which disturbs the genial functioning of your brain. The effects are generally short-term.

Concussion is a minor form of TBI, also known as traumatic brain injury which disturbs the genial functioning of your brain. The effects are generally short-term.

  • A concussion is generally caused by a head injury such as a direct force to the skull or face.
  • A concussion is expected in sport; mainly sports with a lot of contact such as rugby.

How Does A Concussion Start?

  • Your brain is a soft tissue that hovers inside your skull in a fluid known as the cerebrospinal fluid, which protects it from bumps.
  • Though, a direct force to your head can damage this protection and knock your brain against the cranium, resulting in brain damage.
  • This can also occur with an unexpected acceleration or slowing down, for instance, in a car accident.
  • Blood loss can be serious if not treated swiftly.

Symptoms Of A Concussion

  • Many individuals believe loss of awareness is the leading symptom of a concussion but concussions often take place without happening.
  • Other concussion symptoms might consist of headaches, amnesia (loss of memory), misconception, vomiting, head may feel light, and unclear speech.

Concussion Treatment

  • Physical and psychological relaxation is the best way to recuperate from concussion. An individual who suddenly becomes concussed while playing sport should vacate the field straightaway and be supervised closely.
  • If an individual with concussion has constant vomiting, a progressively painful headache or a seizure, is passed out, or their symptoms don’t seem to be getting better, then they should be taken to the emergency room immediately.
  • Professionals also suggest that you see a GP within one or two days if you have sustained an injury to the head, even if you do not need emergency assistance.

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