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Sports-Related Concussions

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Recently a judge ruled that the 765 million dollar settlement still might not be enough for the over 20,000 former NFL players who have been a victim of the growing problem of concussions. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions are a growing problem in our world because of how it affects your health and how frequent it occurs; luckily many things are being to solve this problem.
There are many symptoms of concussions that can greatly affect people both physically and mentally. Most symptoms of concussions occur very earlier, usually in the first days or weeks. Headache, nauseas or vomiting, balance problems, blurred vision, and a lack of energy are just a few of the physical symptoms that occur in those with concussions ("Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury."). These symptoms not only affect those who have the concussion, but can also but others at risk because they cannot complete simple tasks safely (like driving). Many emotional symptoms also frequently in those who have a concussion. A few of the symptoms are nervousness, sadness, anxiety, and irritability ("Concussions Cause Long-Term Effects Lasting Decades."). Loss of consciousness can even occur briefly in those who are concussed. There are many different types of symptoms ranging from mild to severe but all of them can have major health consequences and are a big reason why concussions are becoming a growing problem.
Concussions have dangerous short term effects like nauseas or anxiety, but even more important is there long term effects. Many athletes are discovering that the concussion or concussions they received when they were younger ar...

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