Headlines:

Mental Health Patients Reap Benefits of Psychoanalysis

Back Pain: Chiropractic Care First, Medicine Second, Surgery Last

Should there be state regulation of fast food chains?

Next Generation Supplements Make Menopause Less Stressful

Pediatric Cancer Landscape Calls for Global Outreach

Dietary Supplement Improves Cognition in Alzheimer’s

Effects Of Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, And Drug Abuse On Human Health

Whole New Way to Shop For Health Insurance Coming in October 2022

Autism: a disease or a variant of norm?

Diabetics Now Have More, Diverse Beverage Choices

Should Teens Be Able To Obtain Birth Control Pills?

Should there be state regulation of fast-food chains?

Medicare’s 5-star Special Enrollment Period for 2022 Underway

Company Steps Up to Keep Health Care Workers Healthy

COVID-19 Leaves Lasting Impact on Heart Health

Your Weight Matters: Take the Pledge to Talk to a Healthcare Provider

Alzheimer’s disease: is it possible to battle it?

Discover the Potential Immune-System Benefits of Vitamin D

Making Headway Against Traumatic Brain Injuries

Doctors Have the Highest Mortality Rate from Covid-19

What drives healthcare cost in the US in 2021 ?

International NASH Day Draws Attention to Severe Liver Disease

Should there be an opt-in or opt-out donor system?

Should the state provide free health care to homeless people?

Are You Ready? The Health Insurance Marketplace Is Coming

Should doctors quit their jobs not to deal with COVID-19 ?

Military Veterans, Here’s What You Need to Consider About Medicare

Traveling and Constipation

Who should decide whether to place an elderly in the elderly center? A person himself, children, or health care specialist?

Is the French doctor suggestions to test the vaccine in Africa is a sound strategy or an act of racism?

It’s Time to Decide: Which Health Plan Is Right for You?

An At-Home Study on Heart Health And AFib Detection

Stroke Survivors with Aphasia May Be Able to Recover Language Skills

How should the issue of obesity be treated?

5 Tips to Help Older Adults Stay Apart, Not Alone During COVID-19

Should people be encouraged to homeopathy first?

Doctors Have the Highest Mortality Rate from Covid-19. What are the ways to decrease it?

Medicare Open Enrollment Is Here

Students’ Mental Health Must Figure in Plans to Restart Classes

Chiropractic Care Has Its Place in Pregnancy

Yale OB/GYN Offers Helpful Tips to Prep for Pregnancy

Should the state refuse to import the products, obtained at the cost of someone’s health?

Oh, My Aching Head—Managing Headaches With Chiropractic Care

Can medical research pose a threat? If yes, what are the ways to mitigate it?

Should scientists research options for people to become immortal?

Should a doctor be able to provide medical care to a minor despite their parent’s wish?

Study Shows Older Americans Are Coping Best During the Pandemic

Should surrogate pregnancy be used on-demand or only for health reasons?

End Agonizing Mouth Pain the Natural Way

Using Subtypes to Guide Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

Non-invasive Screening Finds Liver Disease Early

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Lower Your Chances of Back Surgery

Should doctors be required to report cases of organ trafficking?

The impact of Corona virus on a specific vulnerable population: the poor, homeless, people with mental illnesses

A Dose of Knowledge About Medicine Safety This Cold and Flu Season

How to Safely Select Your 2021 Medicare Plan During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips to Stay Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

Has Corona Virus Given A Boost to Telemedicine? Is it A Viable Alternative to Traditional Consultations?

Should TV commercials for alcohol/fast-food chains be banned?

Care at Home or in the Doctor’s Office — Seniors Have Options

Should there be criminal responsibility for medical errors?

5 Easy Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart

The Typical Health Problems of Puberty

Bringing Chiropractic Care to the Little Leagues

The Treatment of Rabies. The Milwaukee protocol

The Role Of A Healthy Diet And Sport In The Overall Health Level Of Population

8 Tips to Help Seniors Conquer Stress

Should the state refuse to import the products, obtained at the cost of someone’s health?

Control Your Blood Pressure, Protect Your Health

Should US hospitals provide a free translator to non-English speaking patients?

Should animals be used in research?

How to Maximize Your Medicare Plan in 2022

Don’t Ignore Irregular Heartbeat

Avoid Body Drought — How to Prevent Dehydration

Dietary Supplements Can Support Your Immune System

Building a Better Bridge From Hospital to Home Health Care

Fitness Has a New Focus During Medicare Open Enrollment Time

Stem Cells Research

Cancer Center Finds Smokeless Tobacco May Help You Quit

Health Officials Still Focused on COVID, Despite Rise in Opiod Epidemic

Best Tips to a Health Lifestyle You Need to Understand

Do we need a dedicated global agency that would deal with covid 19 and other future pandemics?

Professional Diseases

About Palliative Therapies To Treat Mesothelioma

5 Tips to Practice Good Public Hygiene

Should animals be used in research?

Dry Eye: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Why Getting a Flu Shot Makes Sense

HIV/AIDS: What Methods of Treatment Can the Modern Medicine Offer?

New Treatment Shows Signs of Curbing Cancer Growth

Should the State Regulate Social Media Use to Prevent Its Negative Impact on Mental Health and Social Media Addiction?

Novel Cell Therapy May Improve Heart Failure Symptoms

Should unhealthy people be refused emergency organ transplants due to their lifestyle choices?

Homeopathic Medicine

Expand Your Self-Care Horizon with Quantum Energy

Yes, Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care

Artificial Coma

Is Your Eye Makeup Making You Sick? What You Need to Know

Should Abortion be Legal?

Understanding Cancer Research Studies and Evaluating Outcomes

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Brain Injuries and Their Consequences
Brain Injuries

Date

A brain injury is any sudden injury to the brain or skull.

Sometimes a hit on the head won’t cause any damage more serious than a bump or bruise, but if the damage is severe enough, it can cause traumatic brain injury. Damage to the head may be either open or closed. The latter is an injury that does not penetrate the skull while the former type breaks through bone and may reach the brain.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may be categorized as mild, moderate, and severe. The Center for Disease Control cites TBI as a major cause of death and disability. In 2019, around 61,000 cases of TBI resulted in deaths in the United States.

Causes

Closed head injuries may be caused by:

Falls . For adults over 65, this is the most reported cause of TBI.

Motor vehicle accidents. This is cited as the most common for young adults.

Child abuse. Children under the age of 4 are at higher risk for TBI caused by child abuse.

Sports injuries.

Injuries from explosions. Open head injuries, also known as penetrating injuries, may be a result of:

Intentional or accidental damage from a weapon, such as a hammer, gun, or knife.

Any injury that causes a fragment of bone from the skull to pierce through the brain.

Complications

Mild brain injuries may cause headaches, nausea and vomiting, sensory issues, dizziness, and cluttered speech patterns. These may resolve on their own or with the help of medications to reduce inflammation . Moderate to severe injuries may also cause the same symptoms a s mild injuries, but with other, more severe consequences. Complications of traumatic brain injuries include:

Seizures or convulsions. Seizures may occur immediately after the injury or may become more frequent as a result of lasting bra in damage.

Infections . A penetrating wound can introduce bacteria into the brain, which may lead to harmful infections if not addressed properly. If the meninges are affected, the infection could spread throughout the nervous system and cause meningitis.

Concussions . These are not life – threatening o n their own but may cause loss of consciousness which could lead to further injury. Symptoms of a concussion include headaches, memory and balance issues, sensitivity to light, and slowed reaction time. Brain damage may lead to altered states of consciousness. The affected individual may progress or regress through the various states as their condition improves or worsens.

Minimally conscious state. In this condition, there are signs of awareness and recognition, usually leading to recovery.

Coma . A person in a coma is unresponsive and unaware of what is happening around them. The person may awaken after some time or may transition into a vegetative state.

Vegetative state. The person may appear awake but is unresponsive and unaware of their surroundings. Some people remain in this state, but some can reach a minimally conscious state and, eventually, recover.

Brain death. This occurs when there is no longer any activity detected in the brain and brainstem. This state is considered irreversible and is usually followed by the removal of assistive breathing mechanisms.

The outlook for any brain injury depends heavily on the extent of the damage. The injured person may need rigorous therapy and medications to recover , and yet some may make little or no progress. Timely detection and treatment of brain injuries are vital for recovery.

Facebook
Twitter
Reddit
LinkedIn
Email

More
articles

Join DBN Today!

Let DBN help guide you to success!

Doctors Business Network offers everything new and existing health care providers need to establish and build a successful career! Sign up with DBN today and let us help you succeed!

DBN Blog