Traumatic Brain Injury | Laredo Rehabilitation Hospital

Hello, my name is Xenia Guerra. I’m a speech-language pathologist at
Laredo Rehabilitation Hospital. I’m going to be speaking a little bit about
traumatic brain injuries. So a traumatic brain injury is a violent blow
to the head or body that affects the brain. And the most common causes of brain injuries
would be falling, followed by sports related injuries and motor vehicle accidents. And a brain injury can cause cognitive problems, it can cause physical impairments, as well as emotional problems. Cognitively, traumatic brain injury can cause
mental fogginess, as well as attention deficits and memory deficits. Physically, it can affect a person by causing
headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, as well as impaired balance and unsteady gait. And emotionally, it can cause depression,
irritability, and also anxiety in a person. It also causes sleep disturbances such as
sleeping too much, or not being able to sleep at all.

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