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How does brain trauma manifest?

After suffering from a blow to the head, it is possible for brain trauma to follow. Understanding different signs of manifestation is crucial for getting quick treatment.

But what sort of signs should you keep an eye out for?

Physical manifestations of brain injuries

Mayo Clinic looks into the emergence of brain injuries. In the earliest stages, many brain injuries in moderate to severe states will show right away. However, mild brain injuries often manifest in small ways that may worsen over time if the injury itself starts to go downhill.

For example, with mild brain injuries, head pain is usually manageable. It will often go away after taking over-the-counter painkillers and resting.

However, with moderate to severe brain injuries, head pain is often excruciating and does not respond well to over-the-counter pain medication at all. This pain will usually worsen with time, or at the very least maintain a strong level.

Other physical manifestations of a head injury can include things like nausea, vomiting, trouble with vision clarity, ringing in the ears, balance problems, and trouble with motor skills.

Changes in behavior and cognition

Behavioral manifestations may appear, too. This includes sudden memory loss, confusion, agitation and aggression. Many head injury sufferers will lash out at their loved ones without realizing what they are doing.

Many will also attempt to refuse healthcare despite the insistence of those around them. Of course, it is crucial that they see a medical professional regardless of the misgivings they may have about going. This is the best way to ensure that they get the care they need.

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