Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury Condition/Diagnosis Overview:

This condition occurs when a person has suffered brain dysfunction (irregular brain activity) from an object. This can include blows to the head or body and penetration of the skull. This condition can cause tearing or bleeding of the brain tissues, which can later lead to death.

Symptoms:

-Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours
-Persistent headache or headache that worsens
-Repeated vomiting or nausea
-Convulsions or seizures
-Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
-Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
-Inability to awaken from sleep
-Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
-Loss of coordination
-Profound confusion
-Agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior
-Slurred speech
-Coma and other disorders of consciousness

Treatments:
The initial steps in treating a Traumatic Brain Injury are to immobilize the individual in order to prevent any further damage. As for long-term care a surgery can be performed in order to restore normal blood flow and oxygen to the brain.