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Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

As follows- falls35%: Cdc has this data: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%) link for the above is http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. ...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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Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Sort of...: Head injury can injure the brain in such a way that the symptoms mimic bipolar disorder with impulsivity, irritability and mood instabilty. It wouldn't be true bipolar per the dsm but we would essentially treat it the same way with mood stabilizers and possibly antidepressants. ...Read more

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What are typical behavior changes after a traumatic brain injury?

What are typical behavior changes after a traumatic brain injury?

Personality change: Brain injury can cause many changes in behavior. Patients may become more impulsive and short-tempered. They also can be forgetful, and slow-responding. ...Read more

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Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Yes: Brain injury, especially with damage to the frontal and temporal lobes can result in impulsivity, irritability and dysregulated behavior with excessive reactivity. ...Read more

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Why is traumatic brain injury not a common cause of upper motor dysarthria?

Why is traumatic brain injury not a common cause of upper motor dysarthria?

TBI is a cause: TBI is a cause of upper motor dysarthria due to damage to the brain areas responsible for stimulating the nerves in the brain stem that trigger the muscles of speech and swallowing. ...Read more

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What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

Unknown: Trauma has nothing to do with brain tumors, and there are not environmental toxins that correlate so far with brain cancer. There is a controversy about whether cell phones or electromagnetic radiation can cause tumors, but truly unproven so far. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a traumatic brain injury to C2 vertabra that has healed to have caused life long mucus, anxiety and gaggy feeling issues? thanks!

Is it possible for a traumatic brain injury to C2 vertabra that has healed to have caused life long mucus, anxiety and gaggy feeling issues? thanks!

Unlikely: You may have had a C2 fracture that was ACCOMPANIED by a TBI. More likely related to your ENT issues that appear to dominate the clinical picture in this setting. ...Read more

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Is it possible for numbness on your skin from a traumatic brain injury to cause an abnormal ecg?

Not directly: Numbness itself won't cause am abnormal eeg. However the damaged area of the brain will. Remember that having a brain injury doesm't mean you don't have other causes of numbness like a nerve compression. Then your eeg would only show changes related to the brain injury. ...Read more

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Traumatic brain injury patient(severe concussion)mostly recovered now just headaches caused by noise. legs now started jolting uncontrollably-am I ok?

Traumatic brain injury patient(severe concussion)mostly recovered now just headaches caused by noise. legs now started jolting uncontrollably-am I ok?

Postconcussive syndr: You may be suffering from a postconcussive syndrome which primarily includes headaches/dizziness following a strong blow to the head or traumatic brain injury. There are ways to control the legs with medication, however, have you gotten a CT/MRI of the head yet if this was a severe blow? Wanna talk about it? www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi Key Code to make virtual appointment: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Definition check: Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful. What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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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What's a traumatic brain injury?

What's a traumatic brain injury?

Brain damage: Tbi- traumatic brain injury is when the brain is injured from a strike, fall, accident, explosion or any other concussive injury to the head injuring the underlying soft brain tissue. They can be mild from concussion to severe such as persistent vegetative state. ...Read more

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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Depends on a lot: This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. ...Read more

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Could a traumatic brain injury be reversed?

Could a traumatic brain injury be reversed?

Depends on severity: Mild brain injuries can heal and be technically reversed. However, moderate to severe injuries often will have significant structural damage to neuronal structures that just will not heal correctly and once this occurs, there is very little we can do to reverse that damage. Most of the recovery then will be on improving function with the new normal cognitive baseline. ...Read more

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What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

Several: Acutely you have headache, pain at the trauma site, possibly memory loss, over time there can be has, mood symptoms, memory symptoms, behavioral issues. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

Go to ER !: Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects: no loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented •loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes •memory or concentration problems •headache •loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours •profound confusion •agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior•slurred speech. ...Read more

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Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

No: It's not about being politically correct. It is specific to damage from trauma (such as car crash, etc), rather than other types of damage (stroke, etc). ...Read more

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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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What are the effects of a traumatic brain injury?

What are the effects of a traumatic brain injury?

Variable: Many cases of tbi resolve to normal over time. Some are left with severe disabilities. Most common is epilepsy, mood and behavior disorders, and coordination and balance disorders. A good rehabilitation program can address these issues and provide a means for recovery toward normal. Permanent disability may result, but adaptation is possible. ...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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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