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Traumatic brain injury or TBI, often leaves people with cognitive as well as physical problems. These can include difficulties with decision-making, insight, also the integration of thinking and feeling, which understandably affect communication and personal relationships.
Brain injuries continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year, from minor concussions to severe traumatic brain injury. Frequent causes are car accidents, falls and assaults. However the answer to preventing some minor brain injuries may be found in blueberries.
Our earlier article, World Cup Head Injuries, highlighted serious concerns about how in practise football does not seem to treat concussion seriously. Unfortunately, this was highlighted yet again on football’s biggest stage, in last night’s World Cup final.
Despite England’s early exit, we have been able to enjoy good football and plenty of goals in this year’s World Cup. However, one aspect of the World Cup that has not been to football’s credit, is the apparent continuing disregard for the safety of players who suffer head injury.
Many thousands of people who suffer chronic fatigue and pain in the UK, may in fact have undiagnosed hypopituitarism, a type of brain damage.
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