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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the brain has been damaged.

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What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

ForcefulBrain injury: Traumatic brain injury (tbi) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. The definition of tbi has not been consistent and tends to vary according to specialties and circumstances. ...Read more

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How does one get hypoxic brain injury?

How does one get hypoxic brain injury?

O2 & circulation: In general, if you can't get enough oxygen in your blood (pe, suffocation, lung disease, tracheal injury...) or cannot circulate blood to your brain (bad heart/acute or chronic, vascular injury, stroke, brain swelling...) you will suffer hopoxic brain injury in a short time. ...Read more

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Stroke (Tip)

Stroke

The initial and primary goal in treatment of stroke is brain injury prevention and reversal. ...See more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive vehicle, have someone drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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I get dizzy during a certain part of the day. Does this sound like a brain injury symptom?

I get dizzy during a certain part of the day. Does this sound like a brain injury symptom?

Sometimes dizzy: If the dizziness occurs at the same time of the day, does it relate to missing a meal, such as lunch. Is it happening just before a meal. Are you taking any medication which might have its maximum effect at that time of the day. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of brain injuries?

What are typical symptoms of brain injuries?

Multiple: Headache, dizziness, memory loss, confusion, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting. There are a few others but these are the most common. ...Read more

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Post traumatic stress disorder (Tip)

Post traumatic stress disorder

Ask your doctor to rule out brain injury and ask for a referral to an experienced ptsd therapist. ...See more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get seen by medical professional for testing as soon as possible
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Do not return to activity which caused injury until cleared by doctor
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Limit analgesics for headaches in the first 24-48 hrs
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Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Question is ?: Significant head trauma can possibly cause personality changes. I've never heard of sun- reactions initiating lasting mood changes. Perhaps your changes in mood are only created by worry. Best way to find out is to seek psychological or psychiatric help. At 19 you are vulnerable to worry and anxiety. Please seek help to alleviate your concerns which may have no basis in reality. You're normal. ...Read more

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How can a physician diagnosis mild traumatic brain injury?

See your doctor: This non precise diagnosis requires a physical exam, medical history, and possibly imaging such as ct or MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more

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