Brain Injury Types

  • Closed Head Injury About 75% of the 2 million brain injuries yearly accounts for a closed brain injury. This means that nothing directly touches the brain. Not all brain injuries are the same; they differ from their severity. Others may appear minor but later on, significant symptoms can appear.
  • Frontal Lobe Damage A frontal lobe brain injury can cause a huge change in a person’s emotional control. An aggressive behavior is usually manifested. In some cases lethargy is experienced. Any damages on the frontal lobe can also impair complex movements such as preparing coffee.
  • Hypoxia A normal healthy human being like you can experience hypoxia. This happens you ascend to a high altitude. It can cause altitude sickness which can lead to fatal complications like high altitude cerebral edema.
  • Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury Diffuse axonal brain injury can vary from mild such as concussion to moderate and severe. It commonly happens during car accidents, falls and for some instances, assaults. It is called diffuse because this type is widespread affecting a larger area.
  • Open Head Injury Open head injuries are considered serious and traumatic. They require medical help immediately. Due to the open wound, patients can suffer from infection and contamination.
  • Anoxic Brain InjuryWhen brain cells die and the brain becomes irreparably damaged, this results in a condition called cerebral hypoxia or hypoxic-anoxic injury. The situation can create permanent disabilities and cognitive problems. In addition, it can result to physical and psychological disorders.