Tips on how to prevent concussions
How concussions are caused
Concussion can be an easy diagnosis when the athlete gets knocked out on the field or is slow to get up, but often, concussions are subtle and even the athlete isn't aware that the brain has been shaken. Being unconscious is not a requirement for diagnosis of a concussion, and symptoms can be delayed by many hours from the trauma that has irritated the brain. Recurrent headaches and dizziness are more easily recognizable by parents or friends.
Tips to prevent concussions
- Wear the right protective gear during sports and other recreational activities.
- Use caution in and around swimming areas
- Buckle your seat belt