Brain injuries can create devastating effect on the cognitive system. Critical conditions have been reflected where patients have gone to coma stage with mere chances of recovery. In case of recovery, one of the important factors is the age. Chances of recovery are absolutely low in case of adults and aged persons. However, for a child at his growing stage there are possible chances of recovery. But there is no guaranteed recovery it’s all in the midst of all the “ifs” and “buts”.
There may be many reasons behind brain damage. Accidents resulting in severe brain damage are the frequent cause behind such critical phenomenon. In addition, limited supplies of oxygen, cerebral infection are other factors aggravating the damaged brain.
In case of mild injuries the most common symptoms that one may notice are lost consciousness, memory loss soon after the accidents. In critical situations, these injuries have proved deadly because during an accident the brain tends to ricochet inside and cause heavy damages.
There are cases of localized damage where the brain bounce in the human skull and get dislocated. Brain stem which performs the regulatory functions is at the base of the brain. This part of the brain causes disorientation, irritation and anxiety. The limbic systems linked with the temporal lobes are responsible for the cognitive functions of the brain. Damage or brain seizures in this particular region leads to physical and behavioral complicacies. Being larger in size the frontal lobe performs most of the mental functions; damage to this part will affect your judgmental ability.
Symptoms of internal injury may appear at any point of time. In situations when the patient don’t realize the fracture in the skull on the temporal bone, a pressure is build which pushes the brain, making it swell. Results are lack of room inside the skull and the continued pressure which ultimately leads to excess blood loss.
In some cases, a subdural bleeding, developed in region between the brain and the dura, may compress the brain. Symptoms are seen later and once symptoms set in the repercussions may be life threatening.
Even medications can risk one with hemorrhages, at times causing a minor bump which later takes the form of tumor. Tumors are grave health issues. Research has shown the rise in number of brain tumors caused due to brain injury in the earlier part of life have claimed many lives.
In case you get immediately admitted to the hospital there are chances of recovery otherwise danger looms large for your survival. So always be careful and carry precautions, while riding a bike. Do use a helmet and obey the traffic rules.