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What do severe concussion symptoms look like?

On Behalf of | Jul 24, 2020 | Firm News |

Mississippi motorcyclists like you understand the importance of wearing a helmet. Unfortunately, helmets do not prevent every single head injury. Even with proper safety gear, it is possible to suffer from a concussion. 

If you do develop a concussion, it is important to understand what the next steps are. To do this, you must know how severe your concussion is. 

Physical symptoms

Mayo Clinic discusses concussive symptoms of varying severity. Mild concussions are sometimes hard to notice due to the symptoms. You may only experience a headache, dizziness or trouble with your vision. By contrast, moderate to severe concussions have a much bigger impact. 

These concussions have symptoms that you can divide into three categories. The first set is physical symptoms. This is often easiest to notice. For example, you may lose consciousness. You might drift in and out of it. You may have trouble falling asleep or waking up. You could experience sensory disorders. This includes tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. It may also include a mixed sense of taste and smell. 

Mental symptoms

The second set is mental symptoms. You will likely experience confusion and brain fog. You may also suffer from memory problems. You might experience amnesia surrounding the traumatic incident leading to the injury. You might have short-term memory loss. This could result in you asking the same questions repeatedly. 

Behavioral symptoms

The third set is behavioral symptoms. This set often ties with your mental symptoms. You may have a harder time controlling your temper and impulses. You might find yourself lashing out at loved ones. The confusion and memory loss often agitate these symptoms. They make it even more likely for you to lash out.