05 Aug 6 Facts to Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries (Pt. 1)
Traumatic brain injuries occur as a result of some force impacting the head and damaging the brain (rather than some organic illness or disease damaging the brain). What can be just as tragic as the physical impacts of traumatic brain injuries is the fact that, in many cases, these injuries could have been prevented if some other person or party had not been acting recklessly or negligently.
In this blog series, we will take an in-depth look at some important facts to know when it comes to traumatic brain injuries, their causes and their impacts.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know…
Fact 1 – About 1.7 million new traumatic brain injury cases are diagnosed every year.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, approximately 1.7 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries each year. While about 52,000 of these people will reportedly suffer severe brain injuries and die as a result of their conditions, about 3 out of every 4 cases of traumatic brain injuries involve concussions or other less severe forms of TBI.
Fact 2 – Traumatic brain injuries often have physical and psychological impacts.
Despite the fact that many cases of traumatic brain injuries tend to be mild to moderate, these injuries can end up having significant (if not long-term) impacts on people’s physical and cognitive abilities.
In fact, depending on the area of the brain injured (as well as the severity of the injury sustained), mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries can end up causing very debilitating symptoms, only some of which can include:
- Physical symptoms such as:
- Persistent headaches
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Sleeping problems
- Drowsiness, disorientation and/or fatigue
- Dizziness and/or difficulty balancing
- Numbness in the extremities.
- Cognitive symptoms such as:
- Difficulty concentrating and/or remembering things
- Mood swings, which may be marked by sudden agitation, aggression or other unusual, unprovoked and dramatic changes in mood
Here, it’s important to point out that the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can be different in children, so it’s best to see a doctor immediately (instead of waiting for symptoms to arise) if you believe that a child may have suffered a brain injury.
For our continued discussion regarding important facts to know about traumatic brain injuries, be sure to check out the upcoming second and third installments of this blog series.
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