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How can you tell the difference between slight and transient brain injury?

How can you tell the difference between slight and transient brain injury?

TIA: You mean transdient ischemic attack, this a pre-stroke syndrome.This need to be treated as soon as possible before it developed into a completed stoke.Other name is acute. Brain attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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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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What's the difference between brain injury and brain damage?

What's the difference between brain injury and brain damage?

Not too much: They are used interchangeably since even mnor. Juries can lead to significant damage over time like multiple concussions. People sometimes say only permanent injuries are damage but we now know that even minor injuries can cause damage even if one cannot see the damage initially. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between brain injury and traumatic brain injury?

Cause: An eventual brain injury can be due to decreased blood flow (stroke), or an aneurysm (hemorrhage), or low blood sugar or low oxygen (hypoxia). When the term traumatic is used, the cause is a physical injury like being hit hard over the head after falling. Unfortunately any severe brain insult could affect future fnctn quite severely. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how mild, moderate and severe brain injury differ?

Can you please tell me how mild, moderate and severe brain injury differ?

See details: The extent of the injury and the deficits caused by that injury. ...Read more

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Slight and transit brain injury?

Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more

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What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

Erroneous assumption: The concept of "minor" brain injury is misplaced. All brain injury is serious. Exact need for rehabilitation recommendations depends on type of injury, extent of disability and patient's pre-existing level of function. ...Read more

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Can you tell me things to keep in mind about a brain injury?

Can you tell me things to keep in mind about a brain injury?

Recovery takes time: It takes time to recover from a brain injury. The more severe, the more time it takes. The older the patient, the more time it takes. Recovery may not necessarily be full and back to complete normality. If it is a mild brain injury or a concussion, the important thing to remember is to avoid repeated concussions. There is a cumulative effect. Finally, there are long term effects:20-30 years later. ...Read more

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Why does everything feel surreal to me since my brain injury its like everything that happens is like ive dreamt it all can someone please tell me why?

Why does everything feel surreal to me since my brain injury its like everything that happens is like ive dreamt it all can someone please tell me why?

Possible Deja vu: You seem to be describing a phenomenon which has been called Deja Vu. Sometimes it is a manifestation of temporal lobe seizures. Seizures are frequent sequel of head injury. See a neurologist. A therapeutic trial of antiepileptic drug could be helpful. ...Read more

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Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Common problem: This is a common problem after TBI. Speak to your doctor about an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. From the results of that evaluation, appropriate management can be developed. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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 ...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