Protect Yourself From This Common Injury
- Impaired vision? Sleepiness? Memory loss? Maybe it’s time to see the doctor
- Don’t fall victim
- Five easy steps to keep your head up.
Traumatic brain injuries are an unfortunate yet fairly common fact of life.
In fact, they are so common that 200 of every 100,000 people will suffer a brain injury every year worldwide.1
However, experts think this is a gross underestimation — meaning millions more could be suffering from brain injury-related deaths or disabilities annually.1
In the United States, traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to a third of injury-related deaths.2
In 2010, there were 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by brain injury in America alone.
In the U.K., brain injuries are so common there were 566 brain injury admissions per 100,000 people — over twice the worldwide average.
As you can tell by these shocking statistics, brain injuries are more common than you might think.
And the scary part is you may suffer a brain injury and not realize it.
Below is an infographic to help you understand the symptoms, causes, and some prevention tips for traumatic brain injuries:
As you can see, falls are the second-highest cause of TBI.
This means preventing a fall may also prevent a traumatic brain injury. In addition to the above suggestions, a few other ways to prevent falls indoors include:
- Wear low-heeled shoes.
- Don’t walk in socks or stockings.
- Keep a flashlight by your bed.
- Add more light to rooms.
- Be sure to have a cordless or cellular phone you can keep with you in case you do fall.
If you think you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, seek medical attention immediately.
Managing editor, Living Well Daily Insider
Written By Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.
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