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Does A Concussion Always Cause Permanent Damage
No: Most concussions do not cause lasting damage. Concussions are a brain injury caused by a blow to the head. While the concussion is healing you should take it easy, avoid physical exertion, and may need to take a break from work or school. Avoid being hit again. Concussions are serious, you should see your doctor. The CDC has a website explaining them and how to manage them: www.Cdc.Gov/concussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a one time concussion cause permanent damage as articles all over the net suggest? I was knocked out for 5 seconds and had no lingering symptoms.
Research is underway: We're still learning about the long-term impact of concussion on the brain as we age. Given that you blacked out, that is concerning. However, the duration was 5 seconds and you didn't have any symptoms. Continue to monitor for now and see your PCP or a neurologist if you have new neurologic symptoms or concerns. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/concussion.html ...Read more
Got a concussion 9 weeks ago. Practically symptom free but I'm a tad bit "foggy", no memory issues though. Will alcohol cause permanent damage?
I have a concussion and smoke 2 cigs a day? I know nicotine decreases blood flow, will this cause permanent damage?
Yes but not that way: Smoking damages many body parts, &may be permanent. Smoking causes cell mutation in respiratory tract, which can be permanent &eventually lead to cancer. Smoking also damages circulatory system so eventually can cause stroke &heart attack, which again causes permanent damage. Smoking also damages lung tissue which leads to emphysema, also permanent. But won't affect a concussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a moderate concussion and had the worst rage fits all weekend. Will this anger cause permanent brain damage or cause aneurysms to form??
What is the best treatment ?
What is the best nutrition?
Is there something I could do to prevent permanent damage?
Can take months: CONCUSSION leads to cellular level injury to the brain and the injury requires that you really rest your brain well until completely back to normal. The best nutrition is that rich in the antioxidants including fruits and vegetables, and well balanced diet. Most important is resting your brain. That includes limiting cognitive as well as physical strain. Make sure to sleep enough and regularly ...Read more
5 consucutive hard blows to same spot in head. Diagnosed with concussion, did not lose consciousness, no amnesia. Permanent damage expected?
Hard to know: So much new information coming out these days on TBI, CTE, etc. that based on the limited information you've provided I don't think anyone can give you a definite answer. There are tests & testing that can be done to assess how you are NOW but nothing has been developed to talks about the future (definitively). I'm happy to talk privately with you as well. Write me: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
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