Concussion Symptoms Exposed

Concussion Symptoms are multiple, and this article will talk on the most common signs of concussion.

Concussions refer to injuries to the brain that are severe enough that it changes the way the brain functions. Concussions are not serious enough to cause death, but it can result in long-term issues. Concussions usually are usually caused by impact to the head, such as a car accident, sports injury, hitting the head, or falling. When there is impact made to the head, the soft tissues inside the brain can bruise, blood vessels can tear, and even nerve damage can occur! One concussion symptom is losing consciousness.

Concussion Symptoms Exposed

Concussion symptoms

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The most common symptoms that can occur include dizziness, confusion, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), amnesia, and a headache. Sometimes, the person won’t be able to tell you where they are or what time of the day it is. They may also lose consciousness, experience nausea or vomiting, have slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss (such as forgetting how the accident happened).

Concussions may be subtle or very easily observed. At times, a seizure may even follow a concussion, but this doesn’t relate to how serious the injury is. 

Throughout the next several days or hours, the individual may start to experience additional problems. They may have trouble sleeping, sudden mood changes, problems concentrating, remembering things, and they may also be sensitive to lights and sound.

Concussion symptoms tend to last only less than a day, and they even usually go away in a few hours. However, if an individual fined that their symptoms are lasting longer than a day, it means that their condition is more severe.

Sometimes, younger children may not have the vocabulary to express what they are feeling. Parents should keep an eye out for unsteadiness, listlessness, and changes in eating and sleeping patterns, and as well as changes in mood.

It is very important to note that if the individual loses consciousness for more than two minutes or if the injury is severe, make sure to call 911 immediately and to not move the person. Be sure to not let the individual move his or her neck, because it can worsen spinal cord injuries. If the individual needs to vomit, gently roll him or her to their side without turning the head. If the individual vomits while they are on their back, they may choke.

If you are unsure if there is long-lasting brain injury, it is a good idea to get the concussion symptoms checked out by a medical professional.

How to Identify Symptoms of a Concussion

REFERENCE LINKS:

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/concussion/article_em.htm#Concussion Overview
http://www.medicinenet.com/brain_concussion/article.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concussion

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