Turn Text Only Off

Page Utilities

 

Weight Loss After TBI? Weight Loss After TBI?

Comments [4]

Click on any phrase to play the video at that point.
There are some people who lose weight without the smell and taste, and as a physician, it's always something I'm looking for if people are losing weight-- the consideration that they just may not have an interest in the food. And I've had to start people on appetite stimulants to encourage their weight gain and to encourage their appetite when they've lose their taste and smell.

show transcriptShow transcript | Print transcript

Loss of taste or smell can cause a person to lose or gain weight post-TBI. Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King.

Related Content

Audio/Video
 

Comments [4]

You had your TBI earlier this year and you post this something that's perfectly legible ..but first off, having the cognitive ability to put out your weight-loss issue on such a forum?! Anyway, I've learned that as well as not have an apetite after a TBI -- James Cracknell OBE said eating was, a 'chore' -- many more calories and nutrients are directed to the brain for regeneration..a brain that has a low density and he consistency of a blancmange. An overactive thyroid could have also been triggered by a TBI (beta blockers to combat this can have side effects - so not advisable for someone who's had a TBI). A third reason could be a person subsequently has an inate physical tenseness in their life having a sub-conscious anxiety 24/7. Yes, I'm talking about myself who had a severe TBI arising from an RTA (a devastating Diffuse Axonal injury lying in a 24-day coma) ---- in, July 2007.

Nov 11th, 2014 6:49pm

I fell 12 feet onto tile and landed on the bottom back side of my head and suffered a brain injury. This happened in April 2014.  I lost some hearing for a period of months and some vision problems which has since recovered. It is now October of the same year and I have lost 60 pounds. I have not exercised and have not made dramatic improvements to my diet however, my food intake has dramatically decreased, the best way to explain it is that I don't get as much pleasure from eating as I used to. Is it possible that something was injured in my brain that changed the dopamine production in my brain in relation to eating, I just no longer crave or look forward to or experience pleasure from eating. Anyone else have an experience like this?

Oct 9th, 2014 12:30am

what is an appetite stimulant??? please message us!

Aug 28th, 2014 12:52pm

weight loss if someone has achieved it is amazing!

Thanks

weightloss5ws

May 23rd, 2014 3:26am

 

BrainLine Footer

 

© 2014 WETA All Rights Reserved

Javascript is disabled. Please be aware that some parts of the site may not function as expected!