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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. John Landi
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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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How is head injury treated?

How is head injury treated?

Variable: Depending on type of damage to brain treatment is planned from nothing to surgery. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a head injury?

How can I deal with a head injury?

Head injury: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or ...Read more

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What are the tests for head injury?

What are the tests for head injury?

CAT SCan: Computerized tomography (ct) scan of the head allows the brain to be imaged and examined for bleeding and swelling in the brain. It can also evaluate bony injuries to the skull and look for bleeding in the sinuses of the face associated with basilar skull fractures. Ct does not assess brain function, and patients suffering axonal shear injury may be comatose with a normal ct scan of the head. ...Read more

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What to do if emergency head injury!?

What to do if emergency head injury!?

Emergency Room: If you consider the injury to be severe, lost consciousness or have a severe headache, go to the Emergency Room where they can evaluate you and depending on the magnitude of the injury and symptoms do a Head CT scan. ...Read more

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Question: what is head injury really?

Question: what is head injury really?

Head vs brain: Head injury implies damage to any structure in the head. Brain injury is one aspect of head injury--the most important. Many head injuries do not involve the brain. Almost all brain injury implies head injury. ...Read more

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Can a head injury stop growth in a child?

Possible: If the pituitary gland is damaged in a head injury production of growth hormone as well as other hormones could not only stop or slow growth ...Read more

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Husband suffered head injury, what to do?

Husband suffered head injury, what to do?

Head injury: Treatment is based on the severity of the injury - with a skull fracture, significant loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting and other findings the patient would need an extensive inpatient workup. Head injury without loss of consciousness and external signs of trauma other than scalp bruising is normally just followed. If no new neurological symptoms occur then no intervention is needed. ...Read more

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Could a head injury make someone feel sick?

Could a head injury make someone feel sick?

Yes: Nausea and vomiting can be caused by head injury and is generally a sign of more serious head trauma requiring medical evaluation. ...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