Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms can vary depending on the severity and location of the injury. There is a chance some symptoms will show up immediately following the injury, while others might not surface until days or weeks later.
Some of the most common signs of traumatic brain injury include:
Headache, dizziness, loss of balance, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or noise, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, and seizures are a few physical symptoms that traumatic brain injury victims may encounter.
Possible cognitive signs of TBI may include confusion, disorientation, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, slowed thinking, and difficulty with problem-solving and decision-making.
Behavioral and emotional symptoms
A person’s behavior and emotions may change after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Some examples include irritability, fluctuations in mood, anxiety, depression, aggression, impulsive behavior, and social isolation.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause a variety of sleep issues, such as excessive sleeping, insomnia, nightmares, or changes in sleep patterns. Sleep disturbances can have a significant impact on your quality of life and wellbeing. They can impair one’s ability to focus, to remember things, and to carry out daily tasks at work or school. These sleep changes can also potentially lead to mood swings, irritability, and depression.
People with a TBI may have difficulty with communication, including slurred speech or difficulty finding the right words. They may have difficulty understanding what others are saying to them, or they may have issues interacting in a socially appropriate manner.
Sometimes people with TBI report altered senses of taste, smell, touch, and hearing. They may become more sensitive to sensory input, feeling bothered by things that did not bother them before, or they may become less sensitive, not noticing things that they used to notice. They may occasionally have sensory distortions, perceiving sounds, sights, or sensations that are not present.
The severity of symptoms can range from mild to severe, with mild injuries often resulting in only brief symptoms, while severe injuries can cause permanent disability or death. It is important to seek medical attention if any of these symptoms occur after a head injury or if there is any suspicion of a traumatic brain injury.
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