How do diffuse brain injuries affect other illnesses?

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Diffuse brain injury, which is a type of traumatic brain injury, can affect other illnesses by increasing your risk for them. Specifically, traumatic brain injuries can increase your risk for Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. The more severe and frequent your traumatic brain injuries are, the higher at risk you are for Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

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