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Facts about Concussion

By on July 11, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments

 

What is a concussion?

A concussion is an injury to the brain that can cause various symptoms. It usually is caused by a blow to the head. Most of the time, without loss of consciousness.

The shock in sports can happen during the exercises, practices and games. Injuries during practice can be as serious as those that occur during competition.

What are some signs of shock?

After taking a blow to the head, talk to your doctor if any of the following signs of shock:

  • Headache.
  • Impaired vision.
  • Dizziness.
  • Loss of balance.
  • Confusion.
  • Loss of memory (called amnesia).
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Nausea.
  • Feeling dazed or confused.
  • Sensitivity to light or sound.

What should I be aware of?b 

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Stiff neck.
  • Difficulty walking, talking or using their arms.
  • Severe headache.
  • Repeated vomiting.
  • Increasing confusion.
  • Seizures.
  • Unusual sleepiness.

Do the drugs help?

The treatment for concussion is rest. If you have a concussion, should be relaxed mind and body to heal itself. If you have a headache, you usually can take acetaminophen (brand name: Tylenol). If you have had a shock, always ask your doctor before taking any medication. If you suspect that you have had a concussion, your doctor may advise you not to take aspirin, ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs may increase the risk of bleeding.

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