The Dangers and Causes of Repetitive Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in Athletes

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ngd- The takeaway is that it is repeated hits to the head not concussion that produces the highest likelihood of CTE.

Professionals in sports and the medical field have only recently started to recognize the long-term implications of repeated concussions resulting in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Even though the health risks in many high impact sports have been identified. Many psychological problems have been pushed aside and misunderstood until now. Now there are new ways for people to understand quicker and faster than before. “You get a concussion, and they’ve got to take you out of the game. So if you can hide it and conceal it as much as possible, you pay for it the next day, but you’ll be able to … stay in the game.” Said Washington Redskins fullback Mike Sellers. A concussion is summarized as a mild traumatic brain injury; it either doesn’t knock you out, or it tends to knocks you out for about 30 minutes or less. The short-term symptoms most of the time appear at the exact time of the injury, but can sometimes develop days or weeks later. Symptoms are very hard to identify if you don’t take the time to understand what they are and if you might have them.

The top accessible proof that tells us consecutive hits cause CTE to the head that occurred over a period of years. However, this does not mean that all people that get concussions end up getting CTE. Most people that are diagnosed with CTE have ended up suffering from more than hundreds or thousands of head impacts over the period of many years. Things such as playing contact sports or serving in the military can cause head impacts. Moreover, it is not just concussions that are the leading cause. The best available evidence tends to point to before impacts or the hits to the head that don’t necessarily cause complete concussions or concussions at all.

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