Recognize the Signs of a Concussion in the Early Stages

ConcussionIf you believe that you or someone you know is suffering from a concussion, you may feel lost as to where to turn next. Whether the injured person has sustained a blow to the head, or even the body, the following signs may help you to catch serious brain damage in the earliest stages. At TryMunity, we always recommend immediate contact of medical personnel for advice and treatment when a traumatic brain injury has been sustained.

Three key concussion symptoms include changes in each of the following categories:

  • Mental Capabilities
  • Physical Wellness
  • Sudden or Dramatic Emotional Changes

Mental Capabilities

An individual’s change in mental capacity may be as marked as having difficulty recalling information, not being able to think clearly, or having difficulty concentrating.

Physical Symptoms

A concussion is often accompanied by physical signs of injury. Aside from visually apparent injuries like cuts, bruises, and scrapes, other physical symptoms include severe headache, blurred vision, dizziness and nausea.

Emotional Changes

A serious blow or rattling of the brain can cause more than just physical pain and mental changes. Emotional changes are also commonly associated with this type of injury. Signs of emotional disturbances include a change in sleeping patterns, like extreme exhaustion or difficulty falling asleep. Other emotional changes may include a short temper, nervousness, anxiety, or other unusual behaviors.

We invite you to join our online TryMunity community to find answers to your questions and join other people facing similar struggles and challenges. We believe some of the best ways individuals can find help with cases of serious brain damage are to become educated and surround themselves with the support and advice of others.