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How can you tell if you have a concussion?

| Jun 24, 2021 | Serious Injuries |

After a dangerous fall or a painful car crash, you may start to notice signs of traumatic brain injuries like concussions.  

A concussion may also signal that you are facing other more serious health concerns. Knowing what the common symptoms feel like can help you decide what to do next.  

Initial struggles

According to the Mayo Clinic, a few days after the accident, you could notice worrying problems like unclear vision or ringing noises in your ears. You may also experience odd changes in behavior or increased forgetfulness.  

Vomiting multiple times is common for people with concussions, as well as dealing with additional fatigue or tiredness. These health issues may not appear right away after an accident. In some cases, the intensity of the symptoms can increase over time.  

Outside opinions

People around you may notice problems before the idea of a concussion even occurs to you. If someone tells you your speech is increasingly slurred or that you appear dazed, it could signal that you need medical attention.  

Not responding to or answering questions is another worrying sign. Many times, concussions lead to lost consciousness and changes in mood or behavior.  

Extreme signs

An inability to fall asleep and a change in taste or smell can happen the longer you leave a concussion untreated. Many people experience depression and irritability for a long period after the initial accident. Severe memory issues can also leave you feeling confused and nervous long after the injury happens. 

Concussions are a serious health issue and knowing the signs of one may help you after a crash or head injury.  

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