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What Is The Difference Between A Concussion And A Coma
Yes: A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that typically results from a blow to the head, and may or may not result in the loss of consciousness. A coma, on the other hand, is a state of unconsciousness in which people do not interact with the environment. The causes and outcomes of coma vary.See 1 more doctor answer
Differences: Coma is a state of unconsciousness unresponsiveness. Contusion is a bruise with a bit of bleeding concussion is a state of altered mental status, confusion, disorientation, clouded thinking, difficulty with vision and walking. The individual may have a feeling that they do not recall what happened to them.
Sleep is no problem: People lose consciousness as a result of concussion. It is not the apparent sleep, but what is happening to the brain trigging loss of consciousness. The concept of keeping someone awake is to monitor the course of brain injury. If the person falls asleep they can be awakened periodically to monitor their course. If they cannot be aroused, the injury is progressing needing intervention.
After 12 concussions, the last few resulting in coma (of various lengths) what will the repercussions be?
Avoid more concussio: Concussions cause cumulative brain damage. Repeated concussions have been assdociated with early onset of dementia, memory difficulty and slowed speed of mental processing of information. These complications may not be felt for several years or they may represent post concussion symptoms that take longer to resolve or may become permanent. You should avoid future concussions.
Yes: There are other reasons for coma of course.
Yes: But if you are able to write out this question it seems you have recovered.
What's the difference between a concussion and basiclar skull fracture. Also does a drip always in back of throat normal with concussion?
Concussion v BSFx: A concussion happens when the brain is rocked (shook) in the cranial cavity. A basilar skull fracture is when the bones at the base of skull actually get fractured. People will have a bruise behind the ear or bruising around both eyes. The drip at the back of the nose could be a Cerebral Spinal fluid leak if it is salty constant and associated with headaches. Check with your doctor.
As follows: Shock is usually a diffuse dysfunction in bodily organ systems due to vascular collapse, associated with low blood sugar or low blood pressure, and secondary complications. Coma merely implicates loss of consciousness and lack of responsivity to stimuli, and can be caused by mainly disorders, including trauma.
Unconscious: With a knock out, there is a definite loss of consciousness. With a concussion, there may or may not be a loss of consciousness. Frequently with a concussion, the patient may be awake during and after the incident. They may still have a dazed appearance and not be able to answer questions appropriately (the sidelines test).
Awake versus not: A coma is a state of unconsciousness. A person in coma does not open eyes, or respond to the environment beyond reflexes. In vegetative state there may be eye opening, and even the patient may follow objects with their eyes, yawn and appear more "awake" but do not speak, follow commands or move purposefully. Both involve significant brain disorder. Prognosis can vary based on cause, .
Death vs coma: Coma is a state of unconscious unresponsiveness. The person is still alive but unable to respond. An electroencephalogram will show electrical activity indicating the brain is functioning although at an impaired state. Brain death the person is no longer alive. An electroencephalogram would show no brain activity.See 2 more doctor answers
Big difference: Persons in a coma that is not induced by medication typically have damage to a part of their brain that governs sleep-wake cycles called the reticular activating system. They do not respond to the natural processes that wake us up after sleep. They cannot be awakened by loud noises or change in light. There are different levels of coma. Even people sleeping deeply have a normal nervous system.
What is the difference between acute renal failure and end-stage renal failure? What is asthma? Can you tell me if someone is put on life support do they induce a coma or can that person b awake just.
A lot of information: acute renal failure when the kidney get insulted right now, and it has the potential to turn around, and becomes normal again. End stage renal disease is when the kidney are no longer working, to the point it required dialysis, and there is no hope of turning around, beside dialysis, patient might need a kidney transplant. not everybody on life support required induced coma, unless the problem in brain.See 2 more doctor answers
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