Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury)
What Should I Do if I Have a Concussion?
The seriousness of a concussion and damage to the brain may take days weeks, months to show common deficits, such memory loss, anger and frustration issues, Depression is the most common issue after few weeks post head trauma from concussion.
Seek medical attention in doing an online Neuropsychological concussion test, which will give you a personal insight to what you are thinking and feeling.
Can I Prevent a Concussion?
By its very nature, a concussion is unexpected, so it is tough to prevent. But there are several common-sense precautions you can take to lessen the possibility of traumatic brain injury.
Wear protective equipment. Participation in high-contact, high-risk sports such as football, hockey, boxing, and soccer can increase the likelihood of a concussion. Skateboarding, snowboarding, horseback riding, and roller blading are also a threat to your brain's health.
Wearing headgear, padding, and mouth and eye guards can help safeguard against traumatic head injuries. Wearing a bike helmet can lower the risk of traumatic head injury by 85%. Ensure that the equipment is properly fitted, well maintained.
Brain Injury Center 2015