A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury caused by a forceful movement of the head, for example, a blow or jolt causing the brain to rapidly move inside the skull, resulting in chemical changes in the brain, which may cause stretching or damage to brain cells. Concussions may cause symptoms to interfere with school work, social, family relationships, and participation in sports. Each year it is reported that there are
It is highly contagious and can be transferred person to person via close contact such as touching something that is contaminated and proceeding to touch one’s eyes, nose or mouth. It can also be transmitted by respiratory secretions or droplet exposure ("Interim Guidance", 2010). People who are at high risk of getting infected by the H1N1 influenza virus include children under five years old, people 65 and older, people who have chronic illnesses, pregnant women and people who have compromised immune systems (Krause & Poceta, 2017). The symptoms of the H1N1 virus are very similar to symptoms of regular influenza and include nausea and vomiting, fever, diarrhea, coughing, sore throat and
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” - World Health Organisation, 1946. Although there have been a number of ground breaking discoveries in science as a whole I strongly believe more can be done within neurology. Epilepsy affects more than 500,000 people in the UK that is almost one in every 100 people. I wish to study neuroscience as I would like to look into conditions such as this but also explore into neuroaesthetics. Having a close family member being diagnosed with epilepsy, I have been exposed to the fundamental importance of how to deal with seizures. Despite the fact that watching the slow deterioration has been agonising, I have also found it very captivating as to how such a complex organ can change to a degeneration condition. As a result of this personal experience, my desire to study neuroscience has increased.
Killing about 1 out of 10 people. Pertussis, one of the most contagious diseases. Its caused by bacterium called Bordetella pertussis which makes children cough uncontrollably. This cough can be severe causing difficulty breathing and disturbed sleep. More violent effects include cracked ribs, blood vessel tares, and
Many varying kinds of head injuries can cause epileptic seizures, or other traumatic diseases, disorders and maybe even paralyzation. The most usual form of head injury is a concussion. A concussion can cause many forms of disorders of the brain that are potentially fatal. The most common way to receive a concussion is from contact sports, such as football, basketball, hockey, and even baseball. But the most prevalent sport that causes the highest amount of concussions is in football.
I knew something had happened, yet I couldn’t figure out what. But all of this is not happening to me, it is happening to my younger brother. At the age of 5, my brother was diagnosed with epilepsy, a disorder that causes high electrical activity in the brain. This hyperactivity leads to seizures, a brief period of time where a person may lose consciousness or express violent muscle jerks.
Many varying kinds of head injuries can cause epileptic seizures, or other traumatic diseases, disorders and even paralyzation. The most usual form of head injury is a concussion. A concussion can cause many forms of disorders of the brain that are potentially fatal. A concussion is a head injury which occurs when the brain hits the skull when contact is made or when the head is moved quickly and abruptly (Reynolds para 2). The most common way to receive a concussion is from contact sports, such as football, basketball, hockey, and baseball.
Concussion are created as a result of the brain being slammed against the skull. This can cause inability to think clearly, sleeping more than usual, easily upset, nausea & vomiting. After receiving a concussion it is extremely important to get lots of rest so the brain may have time to repair the injuries it has sustained. Head trauma would be treated similar to how a concussion would be handled. Whether it’s a concussion or head trauma it’s important to go to the doctors & have them confirm there is no serious injuries to the brain.
Influenza A virus is one of the most life threatening viral infection that cause respiratory illness. This virus usually affecting the nose, throat, airways and lungs. It is so contagious that it is easily spread by having contact with the saliva through coughing and sneezing. Influenza A virus can cause mild to severe illness such as fever, headache, sore, sneezing and nausea which accompanied with loss appetite, decreased activity and food intake. Apart of that, this infection is able to cause bronchitis and pneumonia.
Since the brain can 't give signals to specific parts of itself, the body starts to shut down some of its functions due to the decaying brain tissues that start to form as soon as the CTE takes over. The functions being shut down are the same signs and symptoms of when a football player has had reoccurring concussions during their football seasons. But again, the only to actually see the evidence is to look deep inside the brain and the only way to do that is to perform an autopsy on the body. Mainly scientists use deceased football players when viewing CTE at a closer viewpoint to get a better understanding of what they are
1. Introduction Absence Seizures have been a medical concern for a long time, and were first described in medical literature back in 1705 by Poupart (Temkin, 1971). According to The World Health Organization (WHO) at least 40 forms of epilepsy have been identified, and they are characterized by an abrupt and transitory synchronization of neuron activities, whose causes are not always well known. 2.
Introduction: Imagine sitting there and then suddenly an overwhelming sense of fear washes over you. All that is possible is sit there and be a distant spectator to your surroundings unable to interact for the moment. After seconds that feel like an eternity pass you then come to gaining back full awareness, but still lacking the ability to breathe or speak correctly. This is an example of what a seizure feels like and a significant portion of the population, about 1%, suffer from a condition known as epilepsy, or reoccurring seizures (10).
At first all that was happening was she got very nervous and she had problems with certain lights and sounds. Shortly after that was happening she started experiencing seizures. Her mom and step dad and boyfriend take her to a hospital but as soon