Symptoms brain contusion

What are the symptoms of a brain contusion? A brain contusion is a severe brain concussion. What are the consequences of a brain contusion? Is there a treatment for a brain contusion and what about rehabilitation?

Symptoms brain contusion

Symptoms of a brain contusion are basically about the same as the symptoms of a concussion. You will suffer from unconsciousness, nausea, vomiting, hypersensitivity to sound, but also light and temporary amnesia. You can also be dizzy.

Consequences brain contusion

A brain contusion has more severe symptoms and consequences than a concussion. A brain contusion can lead to a coma, trouble speaking, hobby's, household chores, work, etc. Below are some symptoms of brain injury divided into cognitive disorders, emotional problems and physical symptoms.

Cognitive impairment by brain contusion

Consequences of a brain contusion can include cognitive impairment, which refers to problems in the intellectual / mental area. Cognitive impairment symptoms of a brain contusion may include:

  • Slower thinking than before
  • Problems with orientation
  • Problems with language
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lower intellect
  • Recognition problems of issues

Emotional disorders due to a brain contusion

A brain contusion can also lead to consequences in the sense of an emotional disorder. A brain contusion can damage areas in the brain that control emotions. Which symptoms can you encounter?

  • Depressive moods
  • Feelings of fear
  • Sensitive to external stimuli
  • Sexual changes
  • Sensitive to stress

Behavioral changes with brain contusion

For family and friends the changes in behavior will be the worst. The brain contusion can result that the behavior of the victim of the brain contusion changes. Here you can think of:

  • Ill behaved
  • Impulsive
  • Apathetic
  • Rushed
  • Euphoric behavior
  • Socially unacceptable behavior
  • Emotionally unstable
  • Unrestrained in behavior
  • Require lots of attention

Physical signs and symptoms brain contusion

There are also physical symptoms and consequences of a brain contusion. These may include:

  • Movement coordination problems
  • Loss of sensation in limbs
  • Loss of strength in limbs
  • Equilibrium disorders
  • Paralysis

Rehabilitation after brain contusion

After a brain contusion you can go into rehabilitation. There is no treatment for a brain contusion. You can not cure a brain contusion. In rehabilitation there is looked at from which signs and symptoms a patient suffers, and then to identify which activities or adjustments the patient needs after their concussion. With rehabilitation there is also explained how the patient can deal with their limitations because of the brain contusion. There are many different kinds of therapists involved in rehabilitation. Think of:

  • A rehabilitation physician
  • A psychologist
  • A physiotherapist
  • An occupational therapist
  • A speech therapist
  • A Cesar remedial therapist
  • A social worker

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