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A closed head injury I feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

A closed head injury I feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

Approach: The first thing is to get a proper diagnosis. Contact your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rehabilitation specialist. If there is any question in your history, an MRI may help the diagnosis. If a brain injury is suspected after these steps, a neuopsychological evaluation is called for. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Does marijuana get in the way of recovery from a closed head injury?

Does marijuana get in the way of recovery from a closed head injury?

MARIJUANA MEDICAL: It is quite surprising the usa has 2.3 million in prisons, the most in the world. One part of this besides terrible law for poor, is illegal herb pot. This is a clear and exceptional medical herb for many things. Like all treatments, if used legally, one must monitor anxiety, depression, sleep and brain pressure. I have never touched it personally. ...Read more

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Can smoking (nicotine) hamper recovery from a head injury?

Can smoking (nicotine) hamper recovery from a head injury?

Yes: Smoking cigarettes impairs optimal blood flow into capillaries and other blood vessels, thus impairing repair.. ...Read more

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Does going back to work right away after a head injury slow your recovery?

Does going back to work right away after a head injury slow your recovery?

No: If a person can work and are able to perform their task it would benefit for them to work and keep a routine. ...Read more

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How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

Basically the same: There are several other terms for concussion that mean basically the same thing, including closed head injury and tbi (traumatic brain injury). "closed head injury" is as opposed to an open head injury, which includes a skull fracture. ...Read more

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What happends if you give a patient, with a closed head injury hetastarch?

What happends if you give a patient, with a closed head injury hetastarch?

Agree w Dr. Gitelman: Hetastarch (Hespan / hydroxyethyl startch) is a starch that is used to expand plasma. It has been used to ^ plasma volume related to shock (trauma, surgery, severe bleeding, etc). It may be useful in some situations related to closed head injury. Use of Hetastarch may be contraindicated with kidney disease, congestive heart failure or a bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone remain unconscious from a closed head injury (blow to the head)?

For what length of time can someone remain unconscious from a closed head injury (blow to the head)?

Could be permanent: A blow to the head can result in permanent coma, even death. This is why blunt force trauma from punches and kicks can be so threatening. ...Read more

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A closed head injury I feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

Approach: The first thing is to get a proper diagnosis. Contact your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rehabilitation specialist. If there is any question in your history, an MRI may help the diagnosis. If a brain injury is suspected after these steps, a neuopsychological evaluation is called for. ...Read more

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Is therapy for closed head injury patients in the first year imporant?

Is therapy for closed head injury patients in the first year imporant?

Extremely: Most healing occurs in the first 12-18 months. Rehabilitative efforts are most effective during this time as well. ...Read more

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I wear hearing aids and suffered a head injury months ago. Could the injuries have caused my hearing to get worse?

I wear hearing aids and suffered a head injury months ago. Could the injuries have caused my hearing to get worse?

Hearing loss: This is a potential source of damage to your ears, but without knowing the extent of your head injury or what else may have been involved it is impossible to determine whether in fact your hearing has worsened or there are other issues. Strongly suggest you consult with an ENT doctor and be reevaluated. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get head injury?

How common is it for somebody to get head injury?

Relatively uncommon: Each year in the United States: at least 1.4 million people sustain a tbi. Of these, about 50, 000 die, 235, 000 are hospitalized, and 1.1 million are treated and released from an ed. Approximately 475, 000 tbis occur among children ages 0 to 14 years. Falls are the leading cause of tbi; rates are highest for children ages 0-4 and adults ages 75 or older. ...Read more

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Could I get a head injury from jerking my head too hard?

Could I get a head injury from jerking my head too hard?

Yes: Think shaken baby syndrome. Usually something else causes the shaking (car wreck or sports injurty). ...Read more

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Why do I get startled so easy is because I had a head injury?

Why do I get startled so easy is because I had a head injury?

Hard to say...: Easy startling could be more pronounced in someone with a prior head injury. It also could be due to stress or just within normal variation. If it is really concerning and bothersome, I would seek out the opinion of a health professional. ...Read more

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Memory loss after head injury, wil I get it back?

Memory loss after head injury, wil I get it back?

Recovery cont for 2y: Depending on the type of injury, spontaneous recovery from head injury can occur for up to two years. Speech/cognitive therapy is helpful for 'exercising' the neural pathways and doing activities to rebuild cognitive skills. ...Read more

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Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Depends on severity: Memory loss from a head injury will not return. Some patients may have retrograde amnesia (loss of memory for incidents preceding the trauma) and some may have memory loss for events during and following the trauma. Neither will return. However, subsequent memory is usually normal. ...Read more

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Could symptoms of a head injury get worse after exercise (50 minute run)?

Could symptoms of a head injury get worse after exercise (50 minute run)?

Yes: Brain still swollen some after exercise. Recommend careful continuation of all sports activities, will watch out for brain swelling etc. ...Read more

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If a head injury causes memory loss. How long does it take to get it back?

If a head injury causes memory loss. How long does it take to get it back?

Varies with severity: The extent and duration of memory impairment vary depending on how severe the initial injury was. Mild injury usually produces temporary symptoms, while more severe cases with damaged brain tissue will cause permanent loss of function. Much will depend on the location of the damaged tissue. ...Read more

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What kind of closed head injury would cause a specific language impairment?

TBI: One that causes injury to superior temporal or inferior frontal lobe in the dominant hemisphere. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

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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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more