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How do concussions affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Even though a concussion is a mild type of brain injury, it can still cause some major effects on the body. A person with a concussion may feel hazy and dazed for weeks, and sometimes even months, after the initial injury. A concussion can also cause headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Additionally, people who have suffered one concussion may be more likely to suffer a concussion in the future.

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