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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, is commonly caused by vehicle accidents, bad falls and violence. A TBI occurs when there is an external blow to the brain. Brain injuries are often classified by severity – mild, moderate or severe. Diagnosis of all head injuries should be done by a trained medical professional as soon as warning signs or symptoms appear. TBI patients experience complications from memory loss and sleep deprivation to internal hemorrhaging and possibly death. With early treatment for traumatic and severe brain injuries, the future quality of life can be improved.

Brain Injury Symptoms

Brain injuries often have a wide array of both physical and psychological effects. Additionally many TBI symptoms have a delayed onset, which makes diagnosis significantly more difficult. Mild brain injuries, or concussions, may include dizziness, sleep disturbances, headaches, and a loss of consciousness for a few seconds. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries include many of the same symptoms of less severe injuries, but usually more dramatic symptoms such as slurred speech, repeated vomiting, loss of bladder control and seizures are present.