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Some feel that the word “concussion” has become a common household term. With repetitive incidents occurring to high profile athletes there has been an effort to create a better level of awareness regarding this injury.
However, there still remains a lack of education towards recognition and treatment of this common occurrence.
A second blow to the head, even if it is a minor one, can result in a loss of control of the brain’s blood supply. It is important to prohibit athletes from returning to a game prematurely. Loss of control of blood supply leads to swelling of the brain resulting in increased pressure inside the skull, which can lead to herniation of the brain. The average time from second impact to brainstem failure is quite rapid, taking only two to five minutes.
Get educated about concussions. Raise your awareness and learn the signs and symptoms. Find out more about concussions LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers Wednesday December 28th at 7PM EST with guests Keith Primeau and Kerry Goulet Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question or join the online chat.
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