A concussion results from a sudden jolt or hits on the head or somewhere on the body apart from the head. It is also denoted as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and is common for players to experience concussions.
Proper care and medical treatment usually resolve a concussion within a week or ten days. However, some post-concussion patients have lingering symptoms that don’t go away even with adequate time and rest.
Learn all about the continuing effects of multiple concussions.
Understanding Multiple Concussions
Individuals who get severe concussions are not always healed. Even if they take medication and have proper time to heal, they are susceptible to another concussion in the same year. Moreover, it will take less force to get another concussion, referred to as multiple concussions, and it will take a while to resolve. It can occur due to repeated shaking or a hit on the head.
When an individual sustains a concussion, the bodily system instigates instant inflammation around the areas experiencing pain. The areas of your head that remain affected experience a brief failure across those brain cells. The affected neurons will not get adequate oxygen for the brain to function properly throughout this time. Thus, many individuals will experience difficulty doing their daily tasks.
People who recover can easily return to their normal routine; however, individuals who have experienced brain trauma multiple times and are still getting a lack of oxygen in that area experience suboptimal signaling. The brain fails to return to normal functioning and produces long-lasting concussion symptoms.
What Is Suboptimal Signaling?
Suboptimal signaling is referred to the many routes of brain functioning. They are different signaling that is required for an everyday task, say, for example, writing. If a recent blow to the head has impacted your cells, these cells won’t get enough oxygen to function and will require other cells to do their job. If your brain uses suboptimal signaling, it is easier for you to feel tired more often.
Long-Term Effects on the Body of Multiple Concussions
From disrupting your vision to hormone production, multiple concussions have several long-term effects on the body.
- Involuntary nervous system: It controls your digestion rate, blood pressure, heartbeat, and additional biological roles you can’t do without. We must live. However, a concussion can interrupt the subtle interaction between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.
- Vision and vestibular structures: Even a slight concussion can cause your brain to fog and not process visual information like it used to and cause difficulty in communication. Moreover, it can affect the motion of your ears, eyes, and brain, resulting in nausea, constant dizziness, or even spatial disorientation.
- Hormone dysfunctioning: One of the long-standing effects of multiple concussions is that it can lead to inadequate growth in your hormone levels. They can either become too high or too low.
Symptoms of Multiple Concussions
There are four types of concussions that individuals experience:
- Brain fog
- Difficulty reading
- Memory issues
- Concentration issues
- Less focus
- Failure to find things easily
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurry vision
- Change in smell or taste
- Constant sickness or nausea
- Easily irritated
- Zero energy to do things
- Overwhelming feelings
- Personality changes
- Feelings of pressure in the head
- Tired eyes
- Feeling sensitive to noise or light
- Inability to sleep
- Neck pressure
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When individual experiences multiple concussions, these can cause brain trauma, resulting in changes in the victim’s reasoning, vision, mobility, and concentration issues. In most cases, individuals suffering must endure these life-long effects (concussions) of an accident.
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