A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, caused by a strike or blow to the head that causes the brain to suffer trauma. And, though every concussion varies in its severity, these types of head injuries should be treated immediately, regardless of how “serious” the problem may seem.
Scarily enough: many people afflicted with concussions don’t exhibit outward symptoms until days, or even weeks, after the traumatic event.
However, there are some concrete ways to determine if someone has a concussion. Here are the five signs of a concussion:
- Blurred vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Impaired speech
- Memory loss, or difficulty concentrating
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms after a traumatic event, it’s crucial to implore them to seek immediate medical attention. If gone untreated, concussions can lead to major mental health and brain-related issues. Even if you’re convinced that a concussion isn’t serious, it’s always a good idea to seek medical assistance, anyway. You can never be too careful when it comes to this type of traumatic brain injury.
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