Consequences of head trauma

The consequences of a head injury are quite variable, and there may be a full recovery, or even death. Some examples of consequences of a head injury are:

  • with the;
  • vision loss;
  • convulsions;
  • epilepsy;
  • mental disability;
  • memory loss;
  • behavior changes;
  • loss of locomotion capacity and / or
  • loss of movement of any limb.

The severity of the consequences of this type of trauma will depend on the location of the affected brain, the extent of the brain injury and also the age of the patient.

Many brain functions are performed by more than one area, and in some cases the intact areas of the brain assume the functions lost due to the injury in another area, allowing a partial recovery of the individual. But some functions, such as vision and motor control, for example, are controlled by very specific regions of the brain and if they are severely damaged they can lead to a permanent loss of function.

What is a head injury

Head trauma is characterized by any blow to the head and can be classified as mild, severe, grade I, II or III, open or closed.

Common causes of head trauma are car accidents, pedestrians, pedestrians, falls, cranial perforation and during sports, such as in football matches.

Symptoms of head trauma

Symptoms of head trauma are:

  • loss of consciousness / fainting;
  • severe headache;
  • bleeding from the head, mouth, nose or ear;
  • decreased muscle strength;
  • somnolence;
  • difficulty in speech;
  • changes in vision and hearing;
  • memory loss;
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These symptoms can take up to 24 hours to appear and, therefore, whenever an individual hits his head strongly on something, or on someone, he must be observed carefully within this period, preferably in a hospital.

Here's what to do if this happens:

Treatment for head trauma

Treatment for head trauma varies according to the severity of the case. Mild cases should remain under hospital observation for up to 24 hours. Individuals in a more serious condition must remain hospitalized for a longer period of time, so they will receive all the necessary care for their recovery.

Medications for pain and circulation should be administered, as well as diuretics and the correct positioning in the hospital bed. Surgery to the face and head may be necessary.