Oh, My Throbbing Head

Source: News 5 Cleveland

Common signs and symptoms of a concussion include:

  • A headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Memory loss surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Appearing dazed
  • Double vision
  • Fatigue

5 Ways Concussion Is Different in Women:

  1. Women Experience Longer and More Severe Symptoms Than Men.
  2. Women Sustain More Concussions During Practices and Games Than Men in Similar Sports.
  3. Weaker Neck Muscles in Women May Result in More Brain Injuries.
  4. A Woman’s Hormones May Affect Her Health Outcomes Following a Concussion.
  5. Women Are More Likely to Report Their Symptoms Than Men.

Source: The Tucker Center

Information was used from The Tucker Center, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins Medicine, and Everyday Health.

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