be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head; result in the rapid onset of short-term impairment of neurological function that resolves spontaneously (but may evolve over hours); result in neuropathological changes, but the acute clinical signs and symptoms are largely a functional disturbance rather than a structural injury and cannot be imaged effectively; produce clinical signs and symptoms that may or may not involve loss of consciousness. So, concussive injuries don’t require head contact, produce deficits that arise quickly and are usually brief, can’t be seen using conventional imaging, and don’t need to involve getting "knocked out." But do people active in combat sports, where concussion risk is quite high, actually know any of this? Recently we published a study called ‘Understanding concussion knowledge and behaviour among mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, and … [Read more...] about The Vicious Cycle of Concussion Ignorance in Combat Sports
The most vulnerable regions of the brain to concussion injury are the frontal and temporal lobes. Injury to the temporal lobes can lead to dysregulation of emotions such as frustration, anger, and unfortunately, violence. Other related symptoms are depression, and feelings of despair. When combined with poor frontal lobe activity, primitive emotional responses may be disinhibited, and can lead to poor decision making which lead to all kinds of trouble. … [Read more...] about Balancing Precarious Emotions in Sport Concussion Protocols
The diaphragm is a flat muscle between the chest and stomach. It moves downward and allows the lungs to fill the air for breathing in and moves upwards to force out air from the lungs. When diaphragm gets irritated due to some factors, it forcefully moves backwards, allowing a lot of air to suck through the throat thus, hitting the vocal card that producing 'hic' sound. … [Read more...] about Natural Remedies And Simple Tricks To Stop Hiccups
Rest and take responsibility! Adding my own single best piece of advice, concussions do not discriminate. Concussions occur at epidemic levels, so everyone must have a basic level of knowledge of the injury. It’s not OK for onlookers to see a massive clash on the field, notice unusual reactions by the athlete and do nothing. The sports culture needs to shift from “it’s just a ding” to “it means everything” to take concussions seriously. … [Read more...] about The Best Advice For Handling Concussions
6. Sugar Craving Now and then, most of us crave to eat something sweet or indulge in comfort foods, even though we know that it is unhealthy. However, if you feel like you have been craving for sugary foods all the time, it could also be an indication of a slow metabolism. Slow metabolism causes your blood sugar level to drop, causing this particular symptom. Sugar craving can also be a symptom of diabetes and tests must be conducted to determine the exact cause. … [Read more...] about Do You Have These 9 Silent Signs Of A Slow Metabolism?