Concussions: What You Need to Know

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by an impact that changes how the brain functions. It can be caused by a fall, a car accident, physical assault, or any other event that causes a blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can range from mild to severe.

Here is what you need to know about concussions:

  • A concussion can cause physical symptoms, such as headaches, blurred vision, nausea, and ringing in the ears.
  • It can also cause cognitive symptoms, including difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and changes in mood.
  • If you suspect that someone may have suffered a concussion, it is important to seek medical attention right away.
  • There are steps that can be taken to help prevent and manage concussions, such as wearing protective gear when engaging in activities that may put you at risk for a concussion.
  • It is important to know that a concussion can be serious and can even be fatal. It is important to take any signs and symptoms of a concussion seriously and to seek medical attention right away.

For more information about concussions, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.