How a Veteran's Daily Life May Be Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury

You're not the only veteran who worries about the impact a traumatic brain injury will have on your life. Robert Anetz was sent to Iraq in 2009 and experienced extreme strain. People looked for blood since he appeared to be numb. Six months after Robert thought everything was OK, he experienced a grand mal seizure. In the present, Anetz, a college student and volunteer fireman, has decreased his prescription dose from 15 to 3. But regrettably, he continues to get migraines.

To find out how traumatic brain injuries influence a veteran's daily life, a recent research looked at the electronic medical data of over one million veterans. Researchers discovered that patients with moderate or severe TBI were 2.45 times more likely to kill themselves by suicide and were twice as likely to do it with a firearm. But how can traumatic brain injuries in veterans be adequately diagnosed? Getting them the right medical attention is the first step.

While moderate traumatic brain injuries can not result in permanent brain damage, they can nevertheless create minor issues including headaches and sleep problems. Traumatic brain injury symptoms might include everything from mood swings and a lack of drive to personality, behavior, and sleep pattern problems. Since these symptoms can persist in veterans for years after the injury, it's critical to have a diagnosis as soon as possible. A TBI can also have an impact on a veteran's day-to-day activities and family ties.

 

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