Concussions

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What is a concussion?



A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull,stretching and

damaging the brain cells andcreating chemical changes in the brain.

Signs of a concussion

Headache: can be persistent or severe

Whole body: blackout, fatigue, or poor balance

Cognitive: amnesia, disorientation, or mental confusion

Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting

Also common: irritability, mild depression, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, or sleepiness

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Why concussions are a problem

Concussion symptoms are not the easiest thing to spot, also people think that they are okay to play concust and just play through it and they’re only making it worse.

Affects of a concussion

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head.
  • Temporary loss of consciousness.
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog.
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event.
  • Dizziness or "seeing stars"
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
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Citation

Miller, Janna. "Wrap Your Head around This." Head Case. HeadCaseCompany, 1 Oct. 2013. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.