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Traumatic Brain Injury


While you may be enjoying the summer, it is also a period when brain injuries are more likely to occur. Many sports and hobbies increase your risk of being involved in a brain injury.

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a form of acquired brain injury from a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.

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The Symptoms of a Brain Injury May Include:

Losing consciousness for some time

Double or blurred vision

Slurred speech

Headache

The pupils may not dilate as they normally do

Nausea and/or vomiting

Changes in Behaviour

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If a person starts to show symptoms, get them medical attention immediately.

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Some mild TBI and concussion symptoms may appear right away, while others may not appear for hours or days after the injury.

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Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) occurs when a patient experiences persistent symptoms three months or more after a head injury.

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Is that you?

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Do you experience symptoms of PCS?

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