Minnesota residents who suffer from head injury may develop a concussion. Concussive injuries can lead to other issues. This can include brain swelling or clots forming in the brain. Because of these potential complications, you cannot take a concussion lightly.
It is important to identify the symptoms. This way, you can get immediate medical treatment or attention if needed.
Physical warning signs of a concussion
Mayo Clinic examines the symptoms of a concussive injury. You can divide them into physical and non-physical symptoms. Some are easier to spot than others. The physical symptoms may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Drowsiness and fatigue
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to light
- Disturbances in your sleep
Non-physical concussive symptoms
As for non-physical symptoms, they often involve changes in mood, mentality or senses. For example, you may find yourself feeling more irritable. You may have trouble with concentration or remembering things. You could suffer from depression or other psychological adjustment problems. You may find yourself with disordered senses of taste and smell. You might experience amnesia surrounding the event that injured you. Your speech may suffer delays. It is also possible for short term memory damage or forgetfulness. This can lead to you asking the same question over and over.
Concussive symptoms have different onsets. Some appear right away. Others may take a while to manifest. Some symptoms are severe while others are more mild. But whatever degree of symptom you suffer from, you may wish to see a doctor. They can offer help if you need it. If you need extra medical attention such as with brain swelling, they can provide that, too.