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Are you suffering from a concussion?

| Jun 12, 2020 | Serious Injuries |

As a Florida resident who suffered from a head injury, you want to keep an eye out for concussive symptoms. Concussions can range from mild to severe. In the most severe cases, a concussion can lead to brain swelling. Serious afflictions require immediate medical treatment. 

For that reason, it is important to tell if you suffer from a concussion. Not all head injuries result in concussions. But if yours does, you want to get treatment as fast as possible. 

Physical concussive symptoms 

Mayo Clinic takes a look at symptoms of concussions. Some are physical and some are non-physical. You should note that symptoms do not always appear at the same time. Some may manifest shortly after the incident. Others can take 24 hours or longer to appear. The severity differs from case to case, too. For some, the symptoms are mild. You may not even notice you have a concussion at first. For others, the symptoms are debilitating and you cannot ignore them. 

Physical symptoms often include issues like nausea or vomiting. You may see stars or feel dizzy. You may lose balance or coordination. Some people lose consciousness, while others struggle with sleep quality. You may not be able to fall asleep or stay asleep for long. Your vision may blur and you might hear a ringing in your ears. 

Non-physical signs of concussion 

Non-physical symptoms include agitation or confusion. You may feel like you are experiencing the world in a fog. You could suffer from memory loss. This may be short-term, which could result in you asking the same questions over and over. It may be long term and impact the memory of your injury. You could also have smell and taste disorders. If you suffer from these symptoms, consider seeking immediate medical help.