Posted on Jun 27, 2008 | Comments 0
Did you ever experience any violent blow to your head? Have you ever heard about traumatic brain injury? When your head violently hits any huge object or when any object suddenly pierces your skull and enters into your brain tissue, then it results in traumatic brain injury!
The severity of brain injuries can greatly vary from one individual to other, depending on the part of the brain affected and the extent of the damage caused to brain.
A mild brain injury can affect you by creating a temporary confusion and headache. But, sometimes certain serious brain injuries can possibly turn fatal for your health and often leads to death.
Identify whether the injury caused to brain is mild or moderate!
Most of the symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury appear immediately after any traumatic incident such as a sudden blow on head.
However, in many cases, the symptoms are actually mild and become quite easy to miss after treating the injury. Some of most the common mild symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury include:
- A brief period of unconsciousness.
- Headache, dizziness, frequent mood changes, confusion are also certain manifestations involved with traumatic brain injury.
- Certain sensory problems like blurred vision, uncertain ringing in ears or bad taste in mouth.
- Concentrating levels and memory can also get affected with the injury to your brain.
If the injury caused to your brain is either moderate or severe, then you can observe these particular symptoms.
- Constant headache
- Extreme weakness
- Slurred speech
- Inability to awake from sleep
- Loss of coordination
- Frequent vomiting
Be aware of all sort of health complications associated with traumatic brain injury!
Some of the most common health conditions associated with most dangerous traumatic brain injury can mainly include:
- Cognitive disabilities: Reasoning, information processing, memory, thinking, problem solving are certain cognitive skills that are present in everyone. When a person undergoes any severe brain injury in life, then due to injury his cognitive skills get affected and he can possibly experience several cognitive problems in his routine life. One of the most common impairments experienced by person with traumatic brain injury is short term memory loss.
- Sensory problems: With severe traumatic brain injury, you can experience a persistent ringing in your ears or you can also feel difficulty in identifying objects. The coordination between hand and eye can be possibly impaired.
- Coma: A person, who experiences unconsciousness and unresponsiveness, is said to be in coma. This state of unconsciousness typically lasts for only few weeks or days. After certain period of time, some of you gradually awake, while others can eventually enter into vegetative state or at times they can even die!
So, these are only few, but most complicated and serious health problems associated with traumatic brain injuries. Try to know more about other critical health conditions associated with this serious situation of your brain and follow necessary steps to avoid those situations in your life.
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