A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when your brain impacts the inside of your skull. The brain may become bruised and swollen, and it may lead to other complications if not promptly treated. Car crashes, slip and fall incidents, construction site accidents, and sports accidents are common causes of TBIs. Victims of mild traumatic brain injuries may recover in a matter of days or weeks with plenty of rest and anti-inflammatory medication. However, victims of more serious TBIs may suffer severe and long-term side effects.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury Include:
1. Physical Symptoms
Some physical symptoms are short-term, and will heal with the injury itself. Lacerations to the face and head, as well as headaches and nausea, may gradually heal with plenty of rest. However, other physical symptoms of a TBI may be permanent. These include changes in appetite, chronic pain, loss of stamina, sleep disorders, seizures, physical paralysis or spasticity, menstrual difficulties, loss of control of bladder or bowels, and changes in the regulation of body temperature.
2. Cognitive Symptoms
Victims of a TBI may also suffer several cognitive symptoms. These include the inability to speak or understand language, the inability to read and write, and memory loss. Victims may also have difficulty concentrating, and they may be confused and take a long time to process things. Cognitive symptoms may be permanent, but speech therapy and other forms of treatment may help a victim recover.
3. Sensory Symptoms
TBIs may also result in sensory impairment. This includes the lost sense of taste and smell, as well as tinnitus or hearing loss. Furthermore, victims may suffer partial or full blindness, involuntary eye movements, blurred vision, light intolerance, double vision, and difficulty judging distance. A TBI may also result in difficulty interpreting texture, temperature, movement, and limb position.
4. Behavioral/Emotional Symptoms
In severe cases, TBI victims have demonstrated changes in personality and behavior. They may become moody, anxious, depressed, irritable, aggressive, impulsive, and antisocial. Furthermore, victims of TBIs may have a lack of motivation, and may struggle with dependent behaviors and disinhibition.
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