For many years, people have assumed that concussions only affected male athletes, and soldiers. During my research on women that suffer from traumatic brain injuries, I learned that women suffer different symptoms from concussions than do males. Researchers have discovered that even a mild concussion can cause infertility, memory loss, slowed thoughts and reflexes, light and sound sensitivity, fatigue and poor sleep, problems with vision and hearing, as well as gastrointestinal problems, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), impulsivity, confusion, and impaired judgement.
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Concussion in sports touches more and more athletes in sports; from young to old athletes. Concussion is dangerous; it can start from a little headache to a sever disease. But this issue comes from the bottom, where the bodychecks are not necessarily well educated by the Minor hockey coaches and especially misused.
The first article is about the links and differences between bodychecks in National Hockey League (NHL) and minor hockey. It give statistics and explain what a bodycheck it suppose to be. Almost 25% of the NHL players get at least one concussion in a season! That’s huge! Plus,... [+] Read more
Concussion is affecting too much athletes. Voluntary or not, a hit to the head can have several consequences on a life. In hockey, football, soccer, boxing, football, swimming, gymnastic and others sports, there is always a danger to caught a concussion. Even at house or anywhere. The issue is that most of the people do not know the several consequences of a concussion, and especially the time they have to rest. Generally, a “normal” concussion takes ten days to get off. Athletes get the spirit of competition and they want to come back as fast as possible; consult a doctor before.
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It’s horrible. More than 35% of child who come to hospital get diagnostic of concussion. Athlete or not; symptoms of nausea, headaches, and eyes intolerant at light get the children way more easily than the adults.
It’s recognize; child are full of energy, adore playing around, jump, run, move all day long. But this is not the issue; they surely still have their liberty. The objects around them are the problems, and as child, they do not pay attention to them. Most of the time, they will hit those objects, even if the parents repeats and repeats it’s dangerous for them and they will hit... [+] Read more
Most of the time, in Canada, Quebec, especially, we talk of the dangerous hit in hockey. It’s normal; the number one sport is hockey. But in the instance of USA, the sport number one is football and here, we do not talk that much of the concussion in football, which are probably more present in this sport than hockey.
Actually, more than 45% of the National Football League (NFL) players admitted have got an official diagnostic of concussion. A little less than the half… it’s huge! The worst is that most of them will or already got more than 2/3 other concussions. Why? Because after getting... [+] Read more
A growing problem in the world of today's athletics is the injury known as the concussion. Concussions are a problem at all levels, from the youth leagues all the way up to the professional sports leagues like the NFL and NHL. From my point of view, concussions are extremely important and need to b e focused on more by medical professionals and other specialists in head injuries. My interest lies in what people are doing to cut back on this looming problem in athletics. Being an athlete myself, concussions are an issue that I would like to be looked at more and more. I have been... [+] Read more
In April 2010, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) created a policy that regarded the treatment of high school athletes that sustain concussions. The policy focused on two main areas of discussion: the education on concussions for all parties involved and what it takes for a student-athlete to return to play. This policy was done in conjunction with the high schools that are a part of the NJSIAA, and the NJSIAA recommended that each individual school come up with their own concussion management policy as well. The first focus was on educating... [+] Read more