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Weight Training After A Concussion
I suffered from a concussion 6 weeks ago but still feel a little foggy. Is it alright to resume weight training?
Concussion: No. Lifting weights will increase pressure in the brain. Until the fogginess resolves it is best to rest. See a concussion expert and consider an MRI of the brain to check for injury related to the concussion. Neuropsychological testing may be required also to identify any cognitive damage and to start exercises to improve thinking. ...Read more
Entered triathlon. Had bad bike accident and concussion. Wife doesn’t want me to try again. Training without problems. What should I do?
Be careful: As long as all concussive symptoms are gone you should be fine but the more concussions, the more risk for long term issues. ...Read more
Post concussion syndrome for 7 months on Ned's for headaches will I be allowed to start non contact rugby training in 2 weeks, can I figure skate too?
It depends: If increased physical (or cognitive) activity leads to a return of symptoms you are not ready to resume these activities. I'm curious, how does one simultaneously engage in figure skating and rugby without, of course, transitioning to ice hockey? ...Read more
Triathlete in training accident. Concussion. Broken bone in face. Should I plan on doing any more cycling?
Individual: Bicycling is a lot more dangerous than it seems, but it is overall an extremely gratifying and rewarding sport. If you can get yourself back on the bicycle, by all means try. The risk is there, but so is the reward! ...Read more
Easy does it: After a concussion, its best to slowly ease back into your routine. Don't overdo it. You have to re-train yourself to tolerate the same amount of activity you previously were capable of. If your symptoms return, then you need to stop the exercise. Its best to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Would the weight of a laptop falling over on it's side be enough to give someone a concussion? Can't tell if I had one or If I am just overly anxious.
Possibly: A concussion typically causes feeling dazed, headaches, impaired balance and slowed thinking. The weight of an object is not the only variable. It depends on whether it just impacted your head/skull, or if it actually "jolted" your brain to the point of experiencing brain symptoms. Monitor to see if you have the above symptoms. If yes, then avoid mental and physical strain and seek medical care. ...Read more
I've lost 5lbs since I fell and landed on my head last week. My Dr diagnosed me with a concussion. Losing weight due to the concussion? Still eating.
How long after a concussion is it ok to start working out? Runing, lifting weights, not to intense. Generally how long? What happens if you start too soon?
Wait: Until all symptoms resolve. And when you restart, go slowly and build back up to full activity. ...Read more
Headache from Post-Concussion. Should I exercise (lift-weights) anyway? Or any kind of exercise? Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to not have headaches while work out?
Please: Don't lift weights or engage in exercise requiring significant effort until you have been medically cleared. ...Read more
How long after a concussion can I lift weights? I fainted and fell flat on my face causing a cut on my forehead, nose & right below bottom lip where my tooth went through, my teeth are fine. I'm sure the reason for me fainting was exaustion & my wife s
Post concussive: After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting better slowly, I wouldn't worry too much. If increased activity worsens the symptoms, slow down and see if doing a little less helps improve your symptoms. It may take 4-6 weeks to get back to normal. If you are getting worse, go see your doctor!! ...Read more
Homeopathy is safe and effective in cases like yours. If the concussion was severe you can start with ONE dose of Homeopathic Arnica 200C. Take 4-5 pellets dissolve under the tongue 20 minutes away form food, followed by Arnica 12c, 1-3 pellets three times a day for two weeks. The sooner after the concussion the better.
If symptoms do not improve or getting worse be sure to see your physician ...Read more
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 more
How do you feel?:
Look for any differences in how you act and feel. Sometimes, you can't tell on your own, so ask a family member if they notice anything different. Do you have dizziness, headache, blurry vision, concentration or memory difficulties, or feel clumsy and awkward?
If you do, or if you're not sure, see a doctor or clinic who deals with concussion (traumatic brain injury). ...Read more
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 more
Altered awareness: The concussed person is an unreliable historian. Most often they want to get back into the game and will negate their symptoms so they can continue playing. We, in florida, are moving to hold concussed players out for at least a week to measure (as best we can) their injury. ...Read more
Temporary only: By definition, a concussion is a head injury leading to loss of consciousness, loss of memory, and/or a combination of both. It is no more or no less. It is what it is! Brain injury beyond this is a very different process, and may involve permanent loss of cognitive fnctns. ...Read more
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
1) you cannot account for a period of time following the event-even if your friends or other observers say you acted awake
2) you have difficulty concentrating, easily distracted, bit irritable, sleeping is off, mild headache
3) if you hop on one foot, trying to stay on a floor target, you find you cannot stay on the target for ten hops. ...Read more
Brain injury: The medical dictionary defines concussion as a traumatic event resulting in loss of consciousness, temporary amnesia, or a combination of both. Vision can be blurred for a few days, and sometimes it is difficult to focus. If the concussion affects inner ear connections, the visions seems to jump around a bit. Most of the above should resolve within 5-6 weeks. ...Read more
Concussion: REST mentally and physically. Avoid any triggers causing concussion symptoms like headache, dizziness, Nausea, balance problems, light/noise sensitivity etc. Treat the Headache with Naproxen twice a day as this seems to work better for concussion headaches. 4 grams of Fish Oil highly recommended for 30 days as well. Follow up with physician 48-72 hours after initial concussion evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more stain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. ...Read more
Depends: While one can recover from multiple concussion, it certainly increases one's chances for another one with less intense trauma. Moreover, having adequate and specific treatment is needed to best recover from such injuries. Care through physicians/teams with experience in this area is required for best outcome. ...Read more
Various: Post-concussive syndrome (pcs) can be from mild to severe. It can include a range of symptoms including (but not limited to) headaches, dizziness, nausea, poor concentration, irritability, anxiety, noise or light sensitivity, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, memory problems. Some people get no symptoms at all. ...Read more
Several weeks: The effects of concussion, meaning the symptoms may last for several weeks. Generally, the symptoms (may include but are not limited to: headache, dizziness, slowed mentation,) abate by about 6 weeks. If they don't go away, you should have your primary care physician check it out. ...Read more
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