Any massive blow or jolt to your head can result in a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury is responsible for many deaths and serious injuries every year among adults and children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. in 2019, approximately 61,000 people. After an accident, it is important to understand some of the common symptoms of a TBI so you can receive appropriate medical treatment.
Some of the physical symptoms of a brain injury include excessive fatigue and drowsiness, loss of balance and dizziness and persistent nausea and vomiting. You may also experience a headache that does not go away or gets worse over time.
You may have a hard time remembering things or concentrating on tasks, if you incurred a brain injury in aor another type of accident. Other cognitive symptoms include problems sleeping, loss of consciousness, extreme mood changes and feelings of nervousness and anxiousness.
Blurred vision, a ringing sound in your ears or a bad taste in your mouth are all sensory symptoms of a brain injury. You may also feel abnormally sensitive to lights and sounds if you have a TBI.
The symptoms of a brain injury vary greatly from person to person and while some may appear right after the initial trauma, others may take several hours or even days to occur. Seek emergency medical treatment if you cannot stay conscious or your symptoms suddenly get worse.