If an athlete has multiple concussions is can damage ones brain to the point of losing intelligence. A human’s brain is the vault of all the memories, knowledge, and unconscious actions. If this vault is constantly battered it can ... ... middle of paper ... ...one unlucky blow to the head could cause a person to change forever. Injuries in physical activities are not the only threat for an athlete to be cautious of, Performance enhancing substances and stress can also take a harmful toll on the body. Substances containing ingredients that are hardly researched are allowed into drinks, powders, and pills to assist athletes.
Concussions occur time after time throughout different sporting events and many are familiar with the word concussion, but what really is a concussion? A concussion is a head injury that can leave damaging effects on athletes of all sports and ages. Concussions are regularly caused by a hard hit to the head or body that causes the brain to shake inside of the skull. While there is fluid within the skull to protect the brain, when an athlete is hit hard enough, the brain moves to the point of hitting the skull, causing a head injury otherwise known as a concussion (“Concussions”). Terry Adirim, a medical doctor who writes articles for Clinical Pediatrician Emergency Magazine, says that an individual may have many different symptoms after receiving a concussion.
Scientists have found that concussions and head trauma lead to CTE and ALS, but to start off what is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or violent shaking of the head and body. The brain will bounce around or twist in the skull causing chemical changes in the brain as well as stretching and damaging of the brains cell. When the balance of ions and chemicals are altered in the brain it leads to the loss of consciousness. Most importantly, when the nerve fibers are seriously injured the person can lose their ability to send signals and communicate with other brain cells permanently.
What is a concussion? A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. More times than not, it is caused by temporary unconsciousness due to a blow to the head. Experiencing a traumatic blow to the head it affects the brain. Since the brain is made up of soft tissue surrounded by the skull, the brain can jolt to a point where it moves around.
Everyone’s recovery process is different (“Injury and Pain Care”). Although concussions seem minor, they are very serious brain injuries that may result in severe damage to one’s brain. A concussion is a temporary loss of normal brain function, and can be described in three different ways: mild, moderate, or severe (Schafer). The worse one’s concussion is, the more dangerous the effects of it are. People usually get a concussion when they are playing high intensity sports.
There is currently limited data present on the incidence of this emerging public health concern, primarily because these figures “vastly underestimate total TBI burden, because many individuals suffering from mild or moderate TBI do not seek medical advice” (Daneshvar et al, 2011). Over the past decade participation in organized sports by children, adolescents, and adults have greatly increased. It is estimated that nearly 44 million children and adolescents participate in athletics. This increase in overall participation is “associated with an increased risk of traumatic brain injury” (Daneshvar et al, 2011). Data collected by the Electronic Injur... ... middle of paper ... ...e Epidemiology of Sport-Related Concussion.
The concussion rates among high school, collegiate, and professional athletes is increasing at an alarming rate. The United States alone reports 1.6 to 3.8 million cases of sport-related concussions per year2-4, 9, 12. The 1.6 to 3.8 million does not account for the large number of concussions that remain unreported by athletes2-4, 9, 12. According to McCrory et al., a concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process that disturbs the brain, which is prompted by traumatic biomechanical forces 10. Sports- related concussions are one of the most complex injuries, which makes them difficult to assess.
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Football is a dangerous sport because it can lead to problems with the head like: concussions, brain damage, and head trauma. People may wonder, "out of all the sports there are, how can football be the most dangerous? Research has shown that many football players suffer from head trauma while playing. Football can cause these young boys and men to have health issues dealing with their brain which can led to mental health problems. A concussion is simply brain damage.
A concussion is a bruise to the brain caused by the contact of your brain hitting you skull with significant force. Too many concussions can cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and CTE. The effects of concussions can be seen through former NFL players causing major universities and organizations to work towards limiting the number of concussion in sports. “A concussion is a bruise to the brain caused by sudden a sudden blow to the head,” (Powell). Symptoms within a few minutes of a concussion are fuzzy images, seeing two of everything, seeing a bright light, memory distortion, and there can be a huge amount of throbbing pain.