Persuasive Essay On Concussions

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Does concussions lead to NFL players suicide ? Concussions and suicides are a prominent problem with current and ex-NFL players. Concussions lead to CTE and most players in the NFL have sustained one or more concussions. Multiple players have committed suicides because of CTE. The NFL has put more than $100 million into research for concussions. The NFL and doctors have still yet to find out if concussions factor into suicide. NFL has a moral obligation to strengthen the concussion rules and further research the link between concussions and suicide. A concussion is when temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. In the NFL every single play there is a lite blow to the helmet of another player. These blows are called subconcussive hit. Many players in the NFL take major or minor blows to the head multiple times in their career. There is many ways to tell if a person has symptoms of concussion, the player could have a headache, be nauseous, fatigue, confusion and even memory loss. With concussions symptoms aren't always recognized until days or weeks later. Concussions lead to long term health …show more content…

CTE stands for chronic traumatic encephalopathy and encephalopathy derives from Ancient greek meaning “in head suffering.” The only way to confirm a person has CTE is through an autopsy. Alzheimers and Parkinsons are mistaken for CTE, this makes it so players can get the wrong treatment. CTE is often found in athletes because of blows to the head that cause concussions. Even if a NFL player never sustains a concussion a build up of subconcussive hits can cause CTE. There are four stages of CTE; the first and second stage are considered mild and stages three and four are considered to be severe. The mild stages showed evidence of injuries to the brain cells and behavioral mood

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