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What are the signs of a TBI?

It is essential if you or someone you know suffers from a traumatic brain injury that you know what signs to look for. Any brain injury needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent more serious injury and to start healing. If you notice any TBI signs, you should head to an Arizona hospital for care. 

The Mayo Clinic notes a TBI can be mild, moderate or severe. The symptoms vary based on which type it is. In addition, symptoms may not show up right away. It can take weeks sometimes for symptoms to appear. This is important to note because it is common to watch for signs right after an injury and then if nothing comes up to forget about it. With a brain injury, though, you have to be diligent for a few weeks.

Mild TBI symptoms include headaches, dizziness, confusion, nausea, sleeping issues and fatigue. They may also include mood changes, memory issues and sensitivity to light or sound, along with blurred vision and other sensory changes.

Moderate and severe TBI symptoms include many of the same as mild TBI along with coordination issues, seizures, fluid draining from the nose or ears, weakness in hands or feet and speech problems. 

A doctor will not know by symptoms alone whether a TBI is mild, moderate or severe. That requires medical testing. However, at the first signs of any issues, including loss of consciousness, you should seek medical help. This information is for education only and is not intended to be legal advice.  

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