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What Happens To The Brain When Someone Gets A Concussion
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/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2nd mild concussion in 3 months. What happens to the brain after a 2nd concussion and when they are so close together? scared I won't be the same!
Still symptomatic?: If you are still symptomatic I recommend rest, both physical and cognitive until symptoms subside. If you are no longer symptomatic do not worry. The brain has cerebral reserve which can accommodate. Remember concussions can be cumulative. Avoid the activities that have caused your head injuries ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2nd mild concussion in 3 months. what happens to my brain after a second concussion? afraid I will have no brain left, they were so close together.
Brain chemistry: After a concussion, the common symptoms include headache, difficulty with concentration, memory problems, increased irritability. It is known that there is a change in the brain metabolism. The neurons are thus much more sensitive to insults. This is why patients with a concussion are more susceptible to a head injury (the second impact syndrome). ...Read more
Possibly: Repeated concussions within a short period of time are bad because of the cumulative effect of the concussions. It is well known that the brain is hypermetabolic after a concussion. Thus, it is more sensitive to the effects of additional concussion, particularly if there has not been sufficient recovery time (usually 6 weeks minimum). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can being slapped several times in the face very very hard cause brain damage in the short term and/or long term? At the time it happened, I did not have any noticeable symptoms but am concerned now because of all the recent press on concussions.
I have a concussion and was in the car with someone who had to decelerate quickly from 60 to 10 mph by slamming on breaks. Could this hurt my brain??
Any concussion -: -is defined as loss of consciousness, & this does injure the brain, but it usually recovers. But repeated such injuries is of concern. If you were not unconscious & are doing well,you should be OK. Sometimes there's a thing called post concussive syndrome where head aches are common, but it is usually after a severe blow to the head. ...Read more
I have a concussion and have been getting really angry a lot more often, and my blood pressure gets really high. Can/does this raise in BP hurt brain?
What could have happened if i went back to sleep 7 min after i woke up from the severe concussion that they found a little bit of blood on the brain.
Concussion : Don't wait. See a neurologist right away. ...Read more
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