Traumatic Brain Injury

About- Traumatic brain injury also called craniocerebral trauma is a brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow or jolt to the head.
 
Symptoms-

Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects.

Physical symptoms
 Loss of consciousness (Faint) for a few seconds to a few minutes
 Dizziness, confusion, or disorientation
 A headache
 Nausea or vomiting
 Fatigue or drowsiness
 Speech difficulty
 Sleeping difficulty
 Balance and coordination disorder
 Convulsions or seizures
 Mydriasis
 Fluids draining from the nose or ears
 Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
 
Sensory symptoms
 Blurred vision
 Tinnitus
 A bad taste in the mouth or changes in the ability to smell
 Sensitivity to light or sound
 
Cognitive or mental symptoms
 Memory or concentration problems
 Mood changes or mood swings
 Depression​
 Anxiety disorder
 Confusion
 Agitation, combativeness or other unusual behaviors
 Slurred speech
 Coma
 
Causes-
Traumatic brain injury is usually caused by a blow or other traumatic injury to the head or body. This may happen due to
 Fall from a higher position
 Vehicle-related collisions
 Violence such as gunshot wounds, domestic violence, child abuse, and other assaults
 Sports injuries including soccer, boxing, football, baseball, lacrosse, skateboarding, hockey, and other high-impact or extreme sports.
 Explosive blasts and other combat injuries
 
Specialists to visit
 Neurologist
 Neurosurgeon
 Critical Care Doctor

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
http://www.traumaticbraininjury.com/
https://www.cdc.gov

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