When it comes to taking care of one’s health and wellbeing, it is fair to say that sometimes no matter how badly one tries, they find themselves dealing with less than ideal circumstances surrounding their health and wellbeing. As ideal as it would be for us all to go through our lives living with the utmost health and wellbeing under our belts, this simply (and obviously unfortunately) is not the case for everyone. Some individuals go through their entire lives struggling with health issues while others experience health issues at some point throughout their life. Either way, it can be a terrifying and traumatic experience (to say the least).
Anyone who has ever dealt with health issues themselves knows all too well that they can be debilitating, changing one’s entire life from the inside out - and not for the better. There is a lot of readjustment and learning that goes into dealing with health issues and it is more than fair to say that all this readjustment and learning definitely goes hand in hand with the monumental learning curve that it takes to work through the issues as best as possible. This is especially true when it comes to health issues that surround the brain or the heart.
Brain injuries are especially traumatic
Injuries to the brain, for instance, are especially traumatic because the brain is the epicentre of the person in so many ways. Without the brain, the body does not function and thrive properly by any means. There is nothing more frightening than not having a solid grasp of your mind, regardless of how exactly your grasp might be slipping. Brain injuries are traumatic however (thankfully) they can often be worked through. This is a road that does not come without its challenges, of course, and in fact the challenges can present themselves quite prominently and quite often.
Understanding traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injuries (i.e. TBI) is defined as “brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head”. These types of brain injuries can be quite serious and thus quite traumatic in nature, making them more important to know how to properly treat. If the TBI is mild, then the impact on the brain cells is typically temporary, making it a little easier (though not easy by any means) to navigate the injury and the aftermath. However, if the TBI is more severe, then it can result in bleeding, bruising, damaged tissue and memory implications. If left untreated (or even just simply in the most unfortunate circumstances), TBI can result in lifelong consequences or even fatality.
Why the consistent research matters
The serious nature of these types of injuries mean that it is obviously more important than ever that active and consistent research is constantly given interest and investment so that we can continue to form a stronger and more whole understanding of TBI and exactly how it should be treated and dealt with. Consistent research is the key to keeping this very important channel open and it is the key to ensuring that we continue to work towards forming a strong understanding and ultimate commitment to assisting impacted individuals through the process of dealing with TBI.