I learned it as "went to bed with a bump on his head" which is harder to scan if you haven't known it since childhood, but makes more sense.
raining, pouring, snoring
Is it true you're not supposed to go to sleep if you have a concussion?
--Nick Bensema Mon Dec 17 18:05:38 2007
Don't play head gamesAs the dangers and damiagng effects of multiple concussions are becoming more understood and appreciated these days, it's important to be able to tell when a person has been concussed and when they've just got a bit of a bump on the head. Once considered just a bad headache, concussions are now recognized as they should be as a head injury. Before we go further, however, it's time for the Finders Free Legal Team Super Happy Fun Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, nurse, or any other sort of medical professional. I spent a few years as a NYS EMT-D a while back, but please consult with a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional or if you have any health or medical questions especially about something as important as your brain.What is a concussion?According to the , a concussion is defined as: a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that may result in a bad headache, altered levels of alertness, or unconsciousness.It temporarily interferes with the way your brain works, and it can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance, coordination, and sleep patterns.In short, it's a nasty bump or blow to the head that leaves you feeling crappy, for anywhere from minutes to months at a time. (.)Check your headFirst of all, the recommends that you see a doctor immediately if you suffer a blow to the head that renders you unconscious for more than one minute.From there, your doctor will evaluate you for a concussion this can be anything from a few simple questions orienting you to person, place and time to an MRI or CT scan if they feel it is warranted. (See a view of an MRI at the right here.)Of course, not every blow to the head that causes concussion will knock you out for more than a minute or at all. This doesn't mean the injury is any less severe or won't cause you problems. Let's look at some of the common signs and symptoms of concussion so you know what to look for.Headache or a feeling of pressure in the headConfusion or feeling like you're in a fog Amnesia surrounding the event not remembering how the injury happenedDizziness or seeing stars Ringing in the earsNausea or vomitingSlurred speechFatigueAdditionally, some of the following symptoms may manifest themselves immediately after being concussed or not show up for hours or days:Problems with concentration and memoryIrritability and other personality changesAbnormal sensitivity to light and noiseTrouble sleepingDepressionDisorders of taste and smellIf you (or someone you know) start showing any of these signs or symptoms, get thee to a doctor immediately.Top image courtesy US Department of Veterans Affairs Side MRI mage via National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
--Familia Mon Apr 23 21:40:04 2012
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