A Concussion is a Traumatic Brain Injury that occurs when the head hits an object hard or a moving object hits the head. This commonly affects your brain function momentarily. It leads to severe headaches, loss of consciousness, or decreased alertness. Most of the time, the effects are temporary.
Most of the people with a concussion have suffered a serious injury with a loss of consciousness. The following symptoms may occur:
Unable to control emotions
Problems with sense perception (sight, smell, hearing)
Fainting, dizziness, nausea
Light and noise sensitivity
Disorientation or confusion
Amnesia and babble
Increased reaction time
Some risk factors are injuries that generate inflammation or bleeding, which can complicate and cause damage to the brain tissue of the affected person.
A doctor specializing in Neurology will be in charge of making a diagnosis based on a physical and neurological examination, taking into account your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history.
We have grouped some of the possible tests that might be done to confirm if you have a Brain Contusion:
If the bleeding is minor, the affected person will be kept hospitalized and under observation for a maximum of one week
If the bleeding is severe, affected people are usually admitted to an intensive care unit
Treatment can vary depending on the gravity of the injury.
Cases of severe bleeding are admitted to an intensive care unit. Doctors maintain stable vital signs and administer oxygen or supplements to help the person breathe.
Some people may need sedation since excess muscle activity can increase pressure on the brain and further damage brain function. In the event of seizures, anticonvulsants will be administered.
The doctor will use an intracranial pressure gauge or catheter to measure the pressure in the brain.
In general, the affected person is usually unconscious for a short time (for a few minutes) or for a longer time. When they wake up, they often find themselves sleepy, confused, restless, or restless. They may have vomiting, seizures, or problems with balance or coordination. The ability to think and control of the senses and emotions is usually affected.
We group the following recommendations:
Rest your body and mind
Follow all your doctor's instructions and recommendations
Attend all review visits
Call the doctor if you have headaches
Avoid exposing yourself to intense light or loud noise
It is possible to reduce the risk of suffering a concussion by following these tips:
Be sure to always use the seat belt and drive safely
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Wear appropriate protective equipment for your sport
Don't use a mobile phone while driving
Avoid fights and rough games
If you have suffered any of the conditions mentioned above or suffered a substantial impact on the head, rapidly go to a doctor, the Neurologist is the specialist in charge of treating this type of sufferings; You can go directly to the BlueNetHospitals Emergency Room in Los Cabos or call an ambulance at 624 1043 911. They will probably use a computed CT SCAN .
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