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Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

(HealthDay News) -- Traumatic brain injury, most often a concussion, is caused by a sharp and sudden blow to the head. It may be stem from a car accident, football tackle or an unfortunate fall.

If you suspect a TBI, you should seek immediate medical attention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. A doctor may conduct a neurological exam to evaluate thinking, movement, sensory function, coordination and reflexes.

The FDA says typical symptoms of a mild TBI include:

  • Headache.
  • Confusion.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Behavior changes.

The agency says these additional symptoms indicate a more serious brain injury:

  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Weakness in the arms or legs.
  • Problems with thinking.

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