When Louisiana residents like you get into accidents, you may suffer from a head injury. Concussions are among the most common types of head injuries. But despite how common they are, they are also still dangerous.
It helps to know how severe your concussion is. This allow you to get the treatment you need. To help determine this, you can keep an eye on your own symptoms.
Severe concussions and physical effects
Mayo Clinic takes a look at concussive symptoms in head trauma victims. The more serious the concussion is, the more the symptoms tend to stand out. Physical symptoms are the easiest to notice. This includes things like:
- Periods of unconsciousness or difficulty sleeping
- Sensory issues like tinnitus
- Tingling or numbness in the toes and fingers
- Migraines or extreme head pains
Physical symptoms are sometimes strong enough to render a person physically immobile. This may also include swelling of the brain. If left unchecked, this swelling may create bruising on the brain or deprive it of oxygen. This can lead to cell death and brain damage.
The mental and emotional impact of concussions
Other symptoms include behavioral and emotional ones. For example, you may feel easier to agitate. Your may not have a firm grasp on your temper. You could find yourself lashing out at loved ones. You may also feel confused, or like you have brain fog. You can struggle to concentrate or focus. You may also experience memory loss. Forgetting the events surrounding the brain trauma is not unusual. Short term memory loss is also common. If you or loved ones notice these symptoms, seek medical attention. A doctor is the only one who can offer accurate diagnosis and treatment.