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A 21-year-old female asked:

is it safe to smoke weed with a minor concussion?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: No, it is not safe to smoke weed after a concussion. The smoke is toxic to the human body, and may cause changes in blood pressure and in blood vessel tone (the tightness of the blood vessels).
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
No: Introducing any drug into a brain that has been damaged is not a good idea.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there a link between concussions and dementia?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Some types, yes: Yes, head injuries including those that cause concussions increase the risk of demenita. Dementia pugilistica is even named for this type of dementia.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

I'm still seeing stars a week and a half after concussion. Should I seek medical help?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Yes.: If you are still seeing stars a week and a half after concussion, you should see your doctor if you haven't already. You need a neurological examination by a physician.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can I drink after a minor concussion?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
No: Concussions are a type of brain injury. Your brain needs rest. While it is healing it is very sensitive to stress, such as drinking. Allow your brain to heal completely before resuming drinking alcohol.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens to the brain when someone gets a concussion?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Brain cells injured: Concussions, a form of mild traumatic brain injury (tbi), are usually caused by a blow to the head which causes the brain to move within the skull. The force of the brain moving suddenly, often bumping the skull, causes chemicals to leak out of the brain cells. It is important to rest to allow the brain to repair the damage to these delicate cells. www.cdc.gov/concussion/.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Could getting several concussions have caused my dystonia?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Maybe: Repeated trauma to the brain can result in memory issues, movement disorders (ie mohammed ali). This usually does not occur if there have been only a few concussions, but rather repeated injuries over extended periods of time. However, one bad brain injury can be life threatening and change your life forever. Protect yourself from head injuries, especially when involved in high risk activities.

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