A blow to the head, in an accident, or from any cause may have caused more damage than you think...
Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
Online health problem information resource AgingFit.com has released new traumatic brain injury comprehensive information in a campaign to bring attention to the public related to head injuries and TBI going undiagnosed. The website reviews the signs and complications associated with the condition, resources for sufferers, and reveals a guide on how to prevent brain damage.
"As we continue to develop the site into a premier online health resource, this type of information will benefit an increasing number of trauma victims. While everyone may understand that brain injuries are to be avoided, we hope to bring more awareness of the severity of the issue," said Glen Greenbaum, representative with AgingFit.com.
It should be pointed out that those who are most at risk of sustaining brain trauma include:
- Young children from birth to 4 years old
- Young adults from 15 to 24 years old
- Senior citizens over 65 years old
While most people think of TBI stemming from a single blow to the head, danger is also present for those who are in professions where repeated head blows are common. This was highlighted dramatically in an ESPN article that talks about permanent disabilities among players who had repeated head injuries. The article details how one neurosurgeon who evaluated players for damage has said he was; "impressed and maybe horrified by ... the degree of injury" in the players he examined.
The CDC brain injury estimates that every year 1.7 million Americans sustain some form of TBI. Furthermore, nearly one third (30.5 percent) of all injury related deaths include a component of TBI. It is estimated the direct and indirect costs of traumatic brain injuries in 2000 totaled $76.5 billion in the U.S. alone. Many injuries could have been avoided through the use of proper safety equipment and through education.
"Education is one of the keys to avoiding a damage to the brain," said Mr. Greenbaum, adding, "people aren't always aware of the activities to avoid, or when an average blow to the head, or concussion, is something much more serious. We hope that the addition of the comprehensive information resource on AgingFit.com will educate people about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries and bring further public attention to this very important public health matter."
Achieve a better quality of life through up-to-date information on mental health problems, diseases and conditions one suffer from. Find out about the symptoms, treatments and options being faced. To learn more about the impact on TBI, click here to visit: http://www.agingfit.com/traumatic-brain-injury/