Nearly 1.4 millions sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. What many people don't know is that symptoms of traumatic brain injury may not be evident for week or even months following an injury.
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Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center BrainandSpinalCord.org Marcy Newsome Hi, I am Marcy from the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center at BrainandSpinalCord.org. Today, I am bringing you some basic facts on traumatic brain injury. Be sure to check our website for our relevant links and a re-cope of this article. The time falling a traumatic brain injury is both physically and emotionally difficult as the patient and his/her family struggle to make sense of what is happened and think about what the future holds. Many questions are raise. It is helpful if the both the survivor and his family have some general information about traumatic brain injury. It is not uncommon for survivors or traumatic brain injury to feel completely align. But what many survivors do not realize that it is approximately 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Of these, 1.1 million are treated and release from the emergency room. A 23,500 are hospitalized and 50,000 die. Follows of the leading cause of traumatic brain injury those who suffer from a brain injury as a result of fall are commonly under the age of 4 or over the age of 75. Other common causes of traumatic brain injury are motor vehicle traffic accidents, being struck by or struck against by moving or stationary object and assaults and other physical violence. Well motor vehicle traffic accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury, they are cause most likely to result on hospitalization. How did you know if you suffer from a traumatic brain injury? Well the signs can be obvious or they can be settled. In some cases, symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not be evident for weeks or even months following an injury. However, the most common signs of traumatic brain injury are: 1. Head aches and neck pain. 2. Difficulty remembering or concentrating. 3. Issues with thinking, speaking, acting or reading. 4. Fatigue. 5. Lack of energy 6. Decrease motivation. 7. Changes in sleep patterns. 8. Dizziness or lightheadedness. 9. Nausea and vomiting. 10. Blurred vision 11. Increase sensitivity to noise. 12. Light or destructions. 13. Loss of the senses, such as smell or taste. Survivors have traumatic brain injury frequently have lots of questions regarding the long term outcome of their injury according to the Center for Disease Control about 5.3% of Americans, that is 2% of US population, need help performing every daily activities as the result of the traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury can also cause as use as effect, thinking, emotions, and sensational language and in some cases traumatic brain injury can cause epilepsy which increases the risk for age related brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. These conclude are segment on basic facts about traumatic brain injury. Remember to check our website for the most update information including resources and tips regarding brain and spinal cord injuries. Thank so much for watching.

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