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What are the health concerns from multiple concussions?

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In brief: Eventual outcomes

Repetitive head injuries can cause Post-Traumatic Encephalopathy, with Alzheimer-like dementia, but also, might promote Parkinson's issues.
So, best to avoid multiple concussions, especially by avoiding sports at high risk, such as football, boxing, hockey.

In brief: Eventual outcomes

Repetitive head injuries can cause Post-Traumatic Encephalopathy, with Alzheimer-like dementia, but also, might promote Parkinson's issues.
So, best to avoid multiple concussions, especially by avoiding sports at high risk, such as football, boxing, hockey.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Short vs long term

Short term concerns include acquired attention deficit, memory problems, fatigue and behavioral changes such as increased impulsivity and learning problems.
The long term concerns include recently described chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson disease.

In brief: Short vs long term

Short term concerns include acquired attention deficit, memory problems, fatigue and behavioral changes such as increased impulsivity and learning problems.
The long term concerns include recently described chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Parkinson disease.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: Many

Chronic symptoms and signs from repetitive concussions include: headaches, memory problems, depression, insomnia, difficulty learning, etc.
Some now are linking multiple concussions to even more serious brain conditions such as dementia.

In brief: Many

Chronic symptoms and signs from repetitive concussions include: headaches, memory problems, depression, insomnia, difficulty learning, etc.
Some now are linking multiple concussions to even more serious brain conditions such as dementia.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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