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Physical Symptoms of Brain Injury

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The brain oversees our actions and reactions. When a brain injury occurs, it can disrupt any of our regular functions and create a tremendous amount of confusion and difficulty. And in cases of serious traumatic brain injury, the physical symptoms can persist. They can affect almost any area of the body.

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The Pathology of TBI-Related Seizures
February 8, 2013
Dr. Amy Wagner talks about seizures — a common complication after a brain injury, especially one that is more severe or from a penetrating injury — and how and why they develop after injury.

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The Consequences of Shaken Baby Syndrome
By: Brainline | BrainLine Kids | July 23, 2010
An infant's brain is incredibly vulnerable to injury. The violent shaking of shaken baby syndrome can cause severe brain injury, disabling that child forever.

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Weight Loss After TBI?
March 16, 2010
Loss of taste or smell can cause a person to lose or gain weight post-TBI.

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Does it Hurt to Eat After Traumatic Brain Injury?
March 16, 2010
Pain while eating after a TBI is uncommon, but issues with taste and smell are not. 

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Changes in Taste and Smell After Brain Injury
By: Brian D. Greenwald, MD | Ask the Expert | January 1, 2010
Almost 25% of people with TBI experience changes in taste and smell.

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Increased Muscle Spasticity After Traumatic Brain Injury
By: Brian D. Greenwald, MD | Ask the Expert | November 1, 2009
What is muscle spasticity, why does it occur after TBI, and how is it treated?

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Is There a Window of Time for Developing Seizures Post-TBI?
October 1, 2009
Can you develop seizures after a traumatic brain injury?


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