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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) | Head Trauma

TBI, also known as acquired brain injury or head injury, is a result of sudden trauma that causes damage to the brain. 

Depending on the damage to the brain, symptoms can range from mild to severe. A person suffering from mild TBI may experience: 

  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision or sleepy eyes
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Unpleasant taste in mouth
  • Disruption in sleep patterns
  • Mood swings
  • Forgetfulness or lack of focus 

 Moderate to severe cases of TBI may display the aforementioned symptoms, and may also include: 

  • A persistent and intense headache
  • Constant nausea or frequent vomiting
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Trouble waking up
  • Dilation of the pupils
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • No strength or feeling in the extremities
  • An increase in confusion, mood swings, and restlessness

Specialist

Neurologist 

Helpful Links

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tbi/tbi.htm