A brain injury, or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) (link to TBI page) is a sudden injury to the brain that is caused by sudden force or impact to the head. They’re often unexpected and can leave the injured person with irreversible, life-altering symptoms, side effects, and complications. Brain injuries are difficult to medically treat and to deal with, as the conditions associated with brain injuries can occur suddenly, or take time to develop, and those who sustain brain injuries can face immense challenges of the mental, physical, and even emotional kind. Most brain injury victims need ongoing medical treatment and supervision, and without the appropriate medical care, they may never fully recover.
Common Brain Injury Side Effects and Symptoms
Brain injuries can be devastating, especially if they are TBIs (link). Of the approximate estimate of 1.4 million people who will sustain a TBI in the United States this year (and every year), nearly 50,000 of them will die. There are many side effects and symptoms associated with brain injuries, including:
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent headaches
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of mobility
- Mood swings
- Behavioral changes
- Loss of normal respiratory function
- Loss of memory
- Slurred speech
- Weakness in certain limbs
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