Traumatic brain injuries or TBI carry with them a significant risk of premature death for a long time since injury actually happened. Traumatic brain injuries can occur due to serious sport’s injuries, accidents, or any injury that causes a sudden, violent blow to the head.
Studies have found a correlation between premature deaths in young adults and traumatic brain injuries. The most common reasons of premature death in TBI survivors were found out to be suicides and other injuries such as accidents and falls which turn out to be fatal.
A research conducted on siblings revealed that people who have suffered from TBI at some point in their lives have more than 2.6% chance of premature death, than their siblings who have never been affected by any head injury.
If the injury affects only one area of the brain, it is called focal injury. Diffuse injuries occur when the area is widespread. Certain injuries called primary injury have an immediate effect on brain, however secondary injuries can show effect after hours, days or even many weeks at times.
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