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How does a severe concussion affect you?

When Kentucky residents get into accidents, what injuries are the most common? Head, neck and back injuries. Head injuries are sometimes the most serious. Among the type of head injuries you may suffer from, concussions are the most common.

Concussions can range from mild to severe. Each level affects the body in a different way. For severe concussions, you may find yourself exhibiting many different kinds of symptoms.

Severe concussive symptoms broken into three categories

Mayo Clinic takes a look at symptoms of concussions among head injury victims. Among the most severe, victims often exhibit symptoms in three main areas. This includes your behavior, your mental state, and your physical state.

Behavioral symptoms

With behavior or personality, you may end up aggressive and irritable. Depending on the location of the concussion, you could also end up making rash decisions. You may have trouble controlling your reactions. These reactions may also end up disproportionate to the situation at hand.

Mental symptoms

For your mental state, you may experience confusion. This confusion is sometimes very severe. You may also experience memory loss. Some people cannot remember the circumstances surrounding their injury. Others suffer from short-term memory loss. This often comes in the form of forgetting things in the middle of conversations. You may repeat the same question multiple times. This has some relation to personality issues. Irritation levels may end up increased due to memory loss.

Physical symptoms

Physical symptoms are often the first ones noticed. You may suffer from a severe migraine. You could also have trouble with your senses. You may experience tinnitus, or a ringing in the ears. You could have trouble tasting or smelling things. You might feel nauseous or get sick. Your balance could end up impeded. If you notice any of these signs, you may wish to see a doctor quickly.