Do you have a head injury after a fall, or are you fine?
Whether it’s being born with only 2% of the brain, an accident, an injury, a fall or a blow on the head, brain damage still occurs. You may think that your head looks perfectly fine from the outside when one of the incidents happened, but the chances are that there may be bleeding or swelling inside your brain.
Why does this happen?
In a normal state, our brain is actually always floating in a protective suspension of cerebrospinal fluid. But when there’s a hit or a fall on the head that causes your brain to move inside the head and bump against the skull, brain neurons would be damaged and the brain may bruise at the site of impact (Nasrallah, 2018).
There are many parts of the brain that can be impacted by the brain injury but the most common part is the cerebral cortex, as it is the outermost portion of the brain. This part of the brain is utmost important for thought processes, reasoning, language, emotions, behaviors, movements and sensations (Denslow, 2022).
Composed of four lobes, the frontal lobe tends to be affected most frequently by the brain injury. This area of the brain is responsible for movements of the body and higher-level of cognitive functions such as concentration, problem solving skills, judgement, expressive language and emotional regulation (Denslow, 2022).
There are numerous symptoms of brain damage and they could be put into 4 major categories:
Cognitive symptoms of brain damage include losing the ability to understand, express thoughts, make decisions along with attention and memory problems whereas perceptual symptoms include problems involving our 5 senses such as inability to smell, taste, hear or having heightened sensitivity to pain as well as having balance issues. Apart from that, persistent headaches, slurred speech, extreme mental and physical fatigue are physical symptoms of brain damage. Last but not least, the behavioral or emotional symptoms include irritability, impatience, reduced tolerance for stress, increased aggressiveness and heightened emotions or reactions (Wright, 2022).
Figure 1: A comparison of blood flow before (left) and after (right) receiving oxygen
According to research, oxygen chambers are powerful healing tools for brain injuries. It has been found that frankincense has the ability to increase the oxygenation of the blood going to the brain which will in turn help with the absorption of oxygen (Cohen, n.d.). With more oxygen sent to the brain, it stimulates the production of stem cells for greater healing, prompts the growth of new blood vessels to wounded tissues and positively impacts emotions, learning, hormone balance, energy levels and the immune system.
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Every 23 seconds, one person in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury and most vehicle accidents contribute to 20% of the TBIs every year.
If you or anyone you know are experiencing any symptom mentioned in this article, it is time to take action. There is no knowing when’s the last time you could talk to someone.
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