Concussion awareness for athletes

Football Can Be Dangerous

Dangers of Hits

When someone takes a blow to the head, it can cause lots of damage. This typically results in a concussion which can inhibit brain function. Football players take extremely hard hits during games which makes them an easy target for a concussion. You need to be able to recognize the symptoms of a concussion early so that they can seek medical attention.


Some signs and symptoms may include:


  • Headache or pressure on the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response
  • Fatigue

How to Prevent a Concussion

Precautions

  • Wear protective equipment when playing a contact sport.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of a concussion.
  • Try to avoid areas that put you at risk of getting a concussion.
  • Know the dangers of a concussion.