Concussions In Football

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In the world of football there are a lot of things that can have a long term effect on your body. But in the last few years the major concentration of all the injuries in the game of football has been concussions. As it was found that concussions have a lot more of a long term effect than we originally thought. So with that being the problem from medical professional to the NFL all the way down to little league teams have been making adjustments to the game that we all know and love. Trying to make it a safer sport for people to play with the same excitement, but without the long term effects. The concussion is the epidemic of the sports world. It is not the torn knees and bruised elbows that we as a whole are concerned. A concussion is when someone take a big hit to the head or to the body that causes the brain to move around and hit the inner skull. When this happens some of the tell tale signs are: memory loss, slurred speech, vomiting, weakness, and severe headaches. It is said that 53% of high school athletes have suffered a concussion before high school. And 36% of collegiate athletes have an history of concussions. When major trauma to the brain is happening at such a young age it is hard to prevent it from happening when they get older in sports. Once you have a concussion it makes you more likely to have another one. If there is constant trauma that is done to the brain it causes permanent damage to the frontal lobe of the brain.
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