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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??
Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impact to head: Concussion is due to the brain absorbing force in either a direct or tangential force that causes the brain to "slosh" around inside the skull. This can cause neurological deficits that are usually temporary. Repeated concussions can lead to permanent brain damage, especially if they occur repeatedly before the effects of the prior concussion has resolved. Rarely in this situation death can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to answer: There are too many potential variables to give an answer that would be useful. However - most experts consider it to be a concussion if a head injury is associated with an immediate alteration in consciousness. That is either being "knocked out" or dazed or confused. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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