Physical

Managing fatigue

Fatigue is a common and very disabling symptom experienced by people with a brain injury.

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Sleep Issues

Lack of sleep has a negative effect on our cognition, mood, energy levels and appetite. The average person needs eight hours of sleep a night or will suffer from decreased concentration, energy and many other problems. These effects are multiplied many times by a traumatic brain injury, stroke and other types of brain disorder.

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Headaches

Headaches are a common and often persistent problem after acquiring a brain injury.  Headaches can arise after damage to different structures both inside and outside the head.

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Epilepsy and Other Seizures

Epilepsy is recurring brief episodes of abnormal electrical activity in the brain leading to uncontrolled convulsions and unconsciousness, or a momentary loss of awareness.

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Sensory and perceptual problems

Sensory and perceptual problems can arise from damage to the right side of the brain or the parietal and occipital lobes of the brain.

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Balance problems and dizziness

Dizziness and balance problems are common after a brain injury. This can result in problems with movement even when there is no loss of function in the limbs themselves.

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Hearing Impairment After a Brain Injury

A brain injury can damage both mechanical and neurological processes and result in a variety of hearing difficulties.

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Sexual changes

Acquired brain injury (ABI) can have a number of consequences for an individual's sexual functioning. Talking about sex can be embarrassing, but it is important for the person with brain injury and their loved ones to discuss the various issues.

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Communication Disorders After a Brain Injury

A brain injury can affect a person’s ability to communicate by impairing their hearing, speech and cognitive processing.

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