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Brain Health post Traumatic Injury (e.g. concussion)

There are 30-50 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) a year world wide (most of which are classified as mild in nature) and 1 in 5 individuals will have symptoms persisting beyond 1 month. Acute trauma requires immediate medical attention by a primary health practitioner. Your GP or emergency care team are able to provide necessary screening, investigations to ascertain the severity of your injury and treatment required. Most individuals will recover within 1-3 months. Post-concussion symptoms may include: - Headache - Dizziness - Fatigue - Irritability and distress - Forgetfulness - Vision disturbances - Sleep disturbances - In general any new or worsened physical, emotion, and/or cognitive symptoms There are ways that you can support your recovery: - Eat an anti-inflammatory wholefoods diet - Avoid alcohol - Ensure you are eating a good amount of polyunsaturated fats (omega 3) - Ensure you getting enough sleep - Address any nutrient deficiency (e.g. vitamin D) - Manage and limit stress - Move regularly but at graded intensity - Ensure you have positive social support and especially, people you feel safe and comfortable sharing your process with Nutrients and herbs that have some compelling research:** - Lions mane - Choline - Creatine - Magnesium - N-acetyl cysteine - Omega 3 fatty acids **when taking supplements or herbs it is important to speak with a qualified health practitioner. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.10.179 DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2022.977728 DOI: 10.3390/ijms222111313

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