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Could hitting my head a lot result in dementia someday?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are current studies suggesting that even minor trauma to the head causes some sort of brain damage.
It has been well known the "dementia pugilistica" related to boxing. Although most people will not develope dementia it is preferable to prevent head trauma.

In brief: Yes

There are current studies suggesting that even minor trauma to the head causes some sort of brain damage.
It has been well known the "dementia pugilistica" related to boxing. Although most people will not develope dementia it is preferable to prevent head trauma.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Read the latest data from the National Football League. In order to minimize the long term effects they are looking at ways of redesigning helmets, rule changes on severity of hits, etc.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are several reports that head/brain trauma-like boxers may develop pugilistic dementia.
Also head trauma is at least a risk facture for alziehmers disease.

In brief: Yes

There are several reports that head/brain trauma-like boxers may develop pugilistic dementia.
Also head trauma is at least a risk facture for alziehmers disease.
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