Concussion and Brain Injury – Short Term Memory Loss Cause

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, a fall, or another injury that physically shakes or quickly rotates the brain inside the skull. Although there may be cuts or bruises on the head or face, there may be no other visible signs of a brain injury.


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A number of high profile cases involving the long term risks of concussions in contact sports has spurred school sports programs to implement concussion management guidelines. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has suggested the following concussion symptom markers for sports teams:

Concussion Signs and Symptoms


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In the United States, the leading causes of concussions and brain injuries are:

    – Falls (35.2%)
    – Motor vehicle-traffic crashes (17.3%)
    – Struck by/against events (16.5%)
    – Assaults (10%)

Reduce your chances of concussion and traumatic brain injury:

– wear a helmet in cycling, motorbike, and ATV activities,
always wear a seatbelt when riding in a moving vehicle
– put a non-skid mat or surface in bathrooms and showers/bathtubs