Head Trauma

Head trauma is very serious condition. Common head trauma symptoms will manifest as follows: dizziness, loss of memory, black outs, fainting, nausea, vomiting and headache. Head trauma symptoms will differ from patient to patient depending on the injury and you may experience all or just one of the symptoms described. The sleep pattern of the person may change. The person may not feel like eating anything. He may also lose memory; it may be partial or complete. The patient may also suffer from paralytic attack.

The majority of patients with head trauma can be classified as having mild head injuries while the rest may have severe to moderate injuries. Society has to pay a staggering cost – both in economic as well as emotional terms - and almost all those that have suffered severe head injuries, and the great majority (two-thirds) of those with moderate injuries may become permanently disabled.

Even children are affected from head trauma. It is believed that trauma is the leading cause of death in America’s children that are above one year in age, and head trauma in children accounts for eighty percent of all injuries. It is believed that in as many as five percent of head trauma in children cases, the patient will die at the site, and head trauma has an attendant high emotional, psychosocial as well as economic impact due to the fact that it entails the patient having to put up with extended stays in hospitals, and it is believed, that as many as five to ten percent of these cases require admission to long-term care facility. These statistics justify the fact that head trauma can be injurious to your body and may lead you towards temporary or permanent disability.

The US pays an estimated over US$25 billion to take care of head trauma costs and this figure does not include inpatient care, and the impact is far greater when one considers that most severe head injuries occur in adolescents as well as young adults. Furthermore, the US with a population of approximately 300 million has about 600,000 new head trauma cases per year with ten percent of these cases being fatal and causes 550,000 people to be hospitalized each year with head injuries.

Though head trauma does affect the head, it may not always cause damage to the brain and is a common cause of childhood hospitalization. The most common cause of head injuries is traffic accidents, home as well as occupational accidents, falls as well as assaults. The incidence of bicycle accidents causing head-injury-related deaths and disability is also very common among children.

Head injuries can affect both the brain as well as other parts of the head including the scalp and skull, and they may be closed or open. The closed or non-missile head injury is one that does not cause the skull to be broken. The penetrating head injury happens when an object will pierce the skull and also breach the dura mater. In fact, epidural hematoma in which there is rapid accumulation of hematoma between the dura mater and the cranium will see many such patients having head trauma that entails loss of consciousness, followed by lucid periods and then loss of consciousness, once again.

Head trauma symptoms can be easily known if there are injuries on the head that can affect the brain are: skull fracture, which usually happens when you fit your head accidentally against a hard object; linear skull fracture occurs usually in babies when they fall accidentally from the bed or crib and the skull breaks on a straight line; depressed skull fracture occurs when a hard object was hit against your head and depending on the seriousness of the injury it may require immediate surgery.

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