The number one killer in the United States today is heart disease or also known as cardiovascular disease (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2015). As death rates begin to rise due to cardiovascular disease, in 1948 the Framingham Heart Study became a joint project of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Boston University to pinpoint the most common factors that play a role in cardiovascular disease and strokes (Framingham Heart Study, 2015). Over several years, the Framingham study has identified several risks factors that are believed to increase the likelihood of a person being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, obesity, diabetes, and physical
When you receive your very first concussion you must follow the steps and you have to know what's wrong. The reason you got your concussion is because your head violently crushed into your skull and became bruised. It's just like newton's first law because an object that is in motion stays in motion. As you experience your first concussion you may symptoms and not feel 100% for a while. To help your recovery your concussion you may need to do some of the following: rest, no phone, do not watch tv, refrain from work, do not read, etc because this will cause the recovery stage to be longer and could cause brain damage. The chances of you making a full recovery are pretty good and you should be able to return to activities. When going back to your activities be careful because a second concussion could cause serious brain damage.
One hard blow to the head, Zack Lystedt’s helmet bounced right off the turf. He laid there but, he soon got up to his feet and to the sideline. The next 15 minutes he was back in the game and playing like a star. During the last play of the game, the other team was about to score and win but he makes a head to head tackle to save the game. This was the second hit which changed his life. Zack faced second impact syndrome and was sent to a hospital in Seattle on the edge of death. He was in a coma for 3 months and could not talk for 9 months. Zack still has to be in a wheelchair (Tarshis). Concussions have occurred in football for decades and players like Zack still risk their lives when they step on the field. Many players ignore the injury
Many have heard about concussions especially in the NFL. As of today, the NFL, a professional football league, has become the number one spectator sport in the United States. Despite its popularity, one out of the biggest problems occur to players are concussions. A concussion is a brain injury involving a head-on Collision. The brain inside the head literally bounces back and forth when a head on collision occurs. Another way concussions occur is through the shaking of the head and body. The effects of a concussion are headaches, problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination, all leaving the brain vulnerable. Athletes when concussed are told not to practice or play in games, and are supposed to stay home and rest. As people who are concussed
Marty Smith is a 67-year-old male who has called 911 after experiencing chest pain and dizziness. The paramedics arrive and notice a bottle of nitroglycerin on the table. The patient states he has angina and is to take the medication as needed for chest pain. He took one pill an hour ago and a second pill 10 minutes prior to calling 911. Prior to this evening’s chest pain, he ate at a buffet and consumed 4 whiskey drinks. His ECG is not indicative of a myocardial infarction.
Monti Jones is a 2-year and 7-month-old male. He was born on 8/31/2012 at 26 weeks gestation weighting 1Ibs. leaving him hospitalized for 3 ½ months due to his premature delivery. Monti's premature birth history significantly impacted his early development where he endured chronic lung disease, was incubated 1-½ months due to a bleed in the cerebellum, received oxygen at home for one month, and experienced developmental delays. After sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2014 from a fall Monti was hospitalized and received rehabilitation for 4 ½ months. Surgical history include a craniectomy and craniolasty performed where a portion of Monti’s skull was removed for a three month period and g tube placement lasting for a year. No history of seizures, allergies or infections was reported. Monti currently receives swallow studies to monitor the continuous intake of oral substances, and blood work is conducted for suspected blood clots, and presents with a left side visual neglect. Past medical evaluations includes
A Cerebrovascular accident, a brain attack, or more commonly known as a Stroke, is the most common disabling neurological disorder (Aminoff, Greenberg and Simon, 2015), which affects 1.8% of the Australian population, this is an estimated 381,400 people(Abs.gov.au, 2015) . The World Health Organisation (2015, para 1) states that a stroke is an “interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue”, which can result in lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death. What makes a stroke so unique, is that the outcome of a stroke is different for every person. This essay will be focusing on
In the world that we live in, sports are a big part of our entertainment. Football, being the biggest sport in america, is one of the many sports that involve physical contact with one another every single time the whistle is blown. The most known level of football is the NFL; this is where you will find the best of the best, the hardest hitting, over-aggressive players. So you know there is a ton of injuries. Concussions are one of the worst sport injuries you could possibly have. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Symptoms may include headaches, problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
For this paper I researched strokes, more specifically, transient ischemic attacks or TIA’s. The difference between a transient ischemic attack and a stroke is that the blockage with a TIA is transient, or in other words temporary. A transient ischemic attack is what occurs when the blood flow to part of the brain is either blocked or reduced. This usually happens because of a blood clot. After some time the blood begins to flow normally again and the symptoms dissipate. According to WebMD, “people call a TIA a mini-stroke, because the symptoms are those of a stroke but don 't last long”. This is a very important health concern because most often a TIA is somewhat of a warning and means that you are very likely to have a stroke in the future.
A 19 year old black male patient (Siyabonga Nkosi, from Tembisa) was admitted to SBAH Internal medicine with history of syncope (2 episodes on different occasions), now occurring for the third time, it is associated with loss of consciousness and
I have experience the things that can occur from a brain injury first hand. In September of 2012, my daughter Deja Mason was injured and has been suffering for the last 3 years. Upon entering the 6th grade my daughter was on an 8th grade math level and a 7th grade reading level. During the third week of school, another student was playing and joking around in the school yard pushing children from behind. Deja was pushed into a metal basketball pole. As a result of that push my daughter suffered from a fractured collar bone, a concussion, loss vision in the right eye, and a loss of memory.
Four major blood vessel supply blood to the brain. They join together at the circle of willis at the base of the brain. Smaller arteries leave the circle and branch out to supply brain cells with oxygen and nutrients.Artery junction points may become weak causing a ballooning of the blood vessel wall to potentially form a small sac or aneurysm.Cerebral aneurysms are common but most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally at autopsy.