As per statistics, there are about 5.3 million people in the United States of America who suffer from the impact of brain damage and around 1.5 million of them are dealing with some type of brain injury or the other. The most heart-rending of these facts is that around 50,000 die of this disorder on an average. Needless to mention here, a brain injury disturbs the normal functioning of the brain and can broadly be categorized in to two main types, namely, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The Acquired Brain Injury is primarily related to cells. It occurs at the cellular level and is most often linked to the pressure linked to the brain. A neurological sickness or else a tumor can most probably be considered to be a possible source of the disorder.
The Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI is generally caused by some external force. A sudden blow or a hit on your head might cause your brain to slip inside the skull thereby damaging it. Patients suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury might have problems with taste, sight, sense, cognition, communication etc and might have to deal with depression, aggression, anxiety, unresponsive behavior even if he/she is capable of feeling acute pain.
The standard definition of brain damage does not, however, include the birth trauma or the genetically triggered brain damage. This type of injury is known as congenital brain damage.
The most interesting aspect of brain injury is that there are varying levels of this disease that might have different types of impacts on victims or patients. Severe brain injuries might result in life-shattering problems whereby there are some patients relegated to coma as well. A patient in coma generally depends entirely on others for the rest of their lives. Both mild and moderate brain injuries imply specific problems- again- in varying degrees. Mild injuries, here, might lead to confusion, altered sleep pattern, mood swings, nausea, lethargy, memory loss, headaches, fatigue, inability to focus, light headedness etc. The moderate brain injury might find the patient with similar symptoms but, definitely, in a more pronounced fashion.
Speaking about Brain Injury Treatment, it should be remembered that the disorder (be it traumatic or acquired) should be reported immediately. Medical intervention is a must in case of traumatic brain injury since its effects can be real fatal if not attended to, without delay. The damage sustained by your brain cannot be reversed. But, physicians can ensure that the effect of the damage is duly reduced. The patient is generally supplied with oxygen and his blood pressure circulation is closely monitored as well.
Trying out some therapy brain injury can also turn out to be real helpful.
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