Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury – Mild/Regular
According the CDC Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S. A TBI is the result of a physical incident that can cause disruption of normal brain functions. This can be temporary or severe, lasting with lifetime complications.
There are over 2.5 million cases of TBI a year in the United States, this is not just regular or severe injuries but also include fatalities.
- TBI from Falls: Over 40% of TBIs are from falls. Falls most commonly happen in the workplace and senior citizens aged 65 and older have the most common cases from falls.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Car accidents account for around 20-25% of TBIs in the United States. TBI’s are more severe in car accidents.
- Hit against: This is the result of when a person hits or has an object hit their head unintentionally. These are also common in the workplace and account for about 16%.
Symptoms of a TBI
- Cognitive: Hard to speak, mental confusion, amnesia
- Behavioral: abnormal laughing, anger, crying, impulsiveness
- Whole body: trouble balancing, fainting, fatigue, nausea, vomitting
- Mood: anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness
- Eyes: odd shaped or dilated pupils
- Sensory: light, sound sensitivity
- Speech: trouble speaking, slurred speach
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