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Post Concussion Syndrome
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Post concussion syndrome affects about 30% of concussion patients. It can last a year or more, and is worst in adolescents. The symptoms suffered worsen with each concussion. It is often characterized by headaches, memory problems and fatigue, leaving victims struggling to live normal lives.

Dr. Charles Tator at Toronto Western was interviewed recently to help highlight the long term effects of concussions. He says that the cause of the symptoms remains unknown, as does the reason why some people suffer from long term concussion symptoms while others don't. He is determined to highlight the dangers of head injuries. They are too common and they are potentially deadly.

“We want to prevent the long-term consequences of concussions, so it’s very important to be able to recognize when someone’s had a concussion and be able to provide appropriate management”

Young people often suffer concussions while playing sports or in car accidents. Failure to recognize concussion is a serious problem. Only one symptom following a head injury is required to diagnose a concussion. If there is any dizziness, nausea or headache following a head injury then you should immediately seek medical attention. You don't need to suffer a direct blow to the head to be concussed – anything that causes the brain to jiggle in the skull can cause injury.

For many teens with post concussion syndrome attending school for even a couple of hours a day can become a real challenge and the injury can set them behind for the rest of their lives. The only treatment for concussion is bed rest with little mental stimulation. It can be a very long road to recovery.


Posted on Monday, Jul 29, 2013 - 09:30:00 AM EST
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