There are a number ofcommonsense precautions you can take to reduce your risk of concussion.
These precautions include:
It is also easy to underestimate how many cases of concussion occur as the result of a Falls or slip at home or in the garden, especially in older people. Following some or all of thesuggestions below will help keep your home and garden as safe as possible.
For more information,visit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents website.
Concussion (minor traumatic brain injury) is the sudden but short-lived loss of mental function that occurs after a blow or other injury to the head.
Common symptoms of concussion include headache, nausea, loss of balance, memory loss and dizziness. Symptoms of concussion can be mild to severe.
Concussion occurs when a blow or impact to the head causes a sudden disruption to part of the brain known as the reticular activating system (RAS).
Concussion is often diagnosed in the accident and emergency (A&E) department, by a paramedic at the scene of an accident, or by another trained official.
If there are no signs or symptoms that suggest a more serious brain injury has taken place, most cases of concussion can be treated at home.
Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is the term used to describe a collection of symptoms that can last for several weeks or months after the concussion.