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Common Signs You May Have a Concussion

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Concussions are a common condition, but you may not even realise you are suffering from one unless you know what to look for.

Here are just some of the symptoms that will signal the presence of a concussion and give you cause to consult a medical profession for assistance.

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Easily detectable symptoms

There are a few very obvious indicators that you have got a concussion, some of which will start very soon after you suffer the original head injury.

Post-concussion headaches are at the top of this list, and it is worth noting that they are especially conspicuous because they either fail to subside naturally like normal headaches and may also be unresponsive to standard painkillers.

Dizziness is another physical symptom of concussions, although you may also find that you have trouble maintaining your balance or are generally a little less deft with your movements than you would usually expect even if you do not feel actively dizzy

Vision issues

Head injuries which lead to concussions can often have an effect on your sight, so it is very important to keep a literal eye out for anything out of the ordinary in this area.

Blurred vision is one symptom which can be expected in many concussion cases, along with double vision and even the cartoonish-seeming but very real side effect of seeing stars or spots of light.

Even if you have no other symptoms of a concussion, any vision issues that arise should be taken seriously.

Behavioural changes

If you do not feel dizziness, sickness or pain following a bump on the head, there are still other signs that you may have a concussion which are a little subtler but still need to be on your radar.

Changes to your behaviour or mood that are uncharacteristic can occur after a head injury. For example, you might feel your temper flare up in situations that do not warrant such an irate response, or your mood might change rapidly for seemingly no reason.

Confusion is also something that can come in the aftermath of a concussion, and as with other changes to your behaviour this will typically come on suddenly and unexpectedly if you have not sought treatment or medical advice from your physician.

Unconsciousness & drowsiness

If the head injury you suffer causes you to fall unconscious, there is a high likelihood that you will suffer from the effects of a concussion.

You can still be concussed even if you are not knocked out, and another of the symptoms that should be on your watch list is out of place drowsiness. If you feel like you need to sleep suddenly, this could be concussion-related.

Memory loss

The final thing which will let you know if you might have a concussion is memory loss. This is often an acute issue, meaning that you might have forgotten events which occurred in the run-up to the head injury as well as what happened immediately afterwards.

These signs you may have a concussion are useful not only to look after your own health, but also to care for those around you.

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