Effects Of Harsh Side Effects In Contact Sports

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Harsh Side Effects In The Sports World CTE and ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy are both two bizarre life changing brain diseases. CTE and ALS are infamously known to be found in contact sports like football, soccer, rugby, and hockey. There are some people suggesting to add new rules and regulations to prevent the spread of the two brain disease, that kill athletes at an alarming rate. An example of a regulation in football would be, In this case if the defending team player hits the offensive player head the defending team will receive a fifteen yard penalty. CTE and ALS are both caused by repetitive blows to the head, but one is found after the victim dies. There should be new rules to prevent …show more content…

During a concussion the brain hits the skull and causes a protein called Tau. The protein goes around the brain and slowly kills it, some diseases caused by ailments lead to Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and Huntingtons disease. Some symptoms of CTE are impulsive behavior, depression, short term memory loss, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and emotional instability. It is also very common in football players, roughly around ninety-nine percent of football players are diagnosed with CTE. Football players experience many concussions throughout their career which is a big part of why they are more likely to get the disease than average joes. The competitive sport which is football is based upon physical contact, although they have some rules to stop head injuries and concussions. That does not stop the fact that almost all the players that have been in the NFL have gotten the brain disease. This is another reason for the sport to have serious regulations to stop and aid the disease. ALs and CTE are both contracted when a player has had multiple concussions. Head trauma has a big deal to do with TBI, or Traumatic Brain Injuries, which are caused when a person has obsessive blows to the head. In competitive sports 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions are reported yearly. Risks of concussions include headaches, trouble with memory prior to the concussion, dizziness, and personality changes. Two major signs of a

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