The Dangers Of Concussions In Sports

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Recent studies show that concussions are very common in every sport in today 's world and not a single person is doing a thing about the problem. Concussions should be taken very serious because if not they can become fatal if not treated right away. Concussions can also lead to ALS or CTE and CTE can lead to more fatal diseases. It 's hard for doctors to tell if you have any of these diseases until you start to show symptoms of any of the diseases. Once diagnosed with one of these diseases it 's just a matter of time of when your going to die. People do not just get these diseases in sports, you can also be diagnosed if your parents had it you would probably get it too. Doctors and NFL and high sports are also taking action in these diseases to help prevent it from claiming more lives. Millions go into researching and help people who already have this disease. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. A fast moving process that affects your nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This comes from a greek language “A” means no, “Myo” refers to the muscles and “trophic” means nourishment. Nourishment means no muscles movement. Lateral are the areas in the spinal cord that make your muscles move. Sclerosis is also located within the spinal…show more content…
The sports world right now is helping with the bills and helping with money and in the game itself they are adding more rules and they are adding more padding and other sports are being more protective with what their players do after they get a concussion. Doctors clear that player either to go back into the game or he has to go the hospital. Doctors recommend that you don 't do anything but rest for a few weeks. It can affect you in the long run if you don 't what the doctors tell you to do. What needs to be changed is that 4 out of 10 of players will get ALS. This is a high number which needs to be changed. Players should be more informed of the risk is when they play the sport. Playing football has a very
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