Traumatic Brain Injury. Even just reading or hearing those three words is enough to send shivers down your spine, expecting the very worst case scenario possible. However, not is all as it seems; Traumatic Brain Injury has a wide variation as to effects and outcomes, causes and symptoms. If someone you know has been diagnosed with a TBI, it doesn’t necessarily mean a lifetime of care.
While TBI is very serious, there are differing stages but your physician should explain the exact nature of the injury and expected prognosis. Of course, it is nearly impossible to give a definitive answer to any questions relating to the TBI, every person is different and as such, they will respond differently to injury or treatment. But there are some key indicators that they look for.
Mild or Severe
As you may imagine from those two (very) key words, the consequences of such injuries depend largely on what type of injury has been sustained; mild – loss of consciousness and disorientation for less than 30 minutes, severe – loss of consciousness for over 30 minutes or loss of memory for over 24 hours.
A traumatic brain injury can be caused from something as simple as a minor knock to the head, something like banging your head on a cupboard door for example or something as serious as an automobile accident. Statistics show that young men are more likely to be treated for TBI than other group of people.
Whatever the cause, however severe, getting support should be a priority. Here at TryMunity, we have a whole host of people who can help you get through this trauma, either as a sufferer of a TBI or as someone who cares for a sufferer. Supporters range from medical experts to people that have (or are) going through the same.
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