Slow Brain Bleed
Although public awareness of brain injury is slowly increasing, there are still many misconceptions about impact and recovery. A lack of knowledge can have serious consequences and can also leave people in danger when they don’t know what to look out for.
An unrecognised slow brain bleed can cause death or further tissue damage following a head injury. The more awareness there is, the more lives will be saved.
The best information you can have is qualitative medical advice. We have provided links to the UK National Health Service website. The information is very clear. Please share this to increase general common knowledge and take the time to read through both links. Head injury is so common that you will need this information at some point. People need to be made aware of what to do if symptoms worsen.
Head injury and concussion
- When to go to A&E
- When to call emergency services
- How to treat a minor head injury – what to do and what not to do
- When to see a GP – see the link below for information to take with you
A lack of awareness about the possible serious implications of brain injury can mean that people accept incomplete advice without questioning it. Do follow your instincts and ask doctors questions. All head injuries, including those classified as minor, can have serious consequences.
Without knowledge, you may unwittingly be at a disadvantage because of unknown pitfalls, which can jeopardise the chances of receiving treatment. Please, do what you can to educate yourself and others.
At a time when people are vulnerable, they rely on diagnosis, information and follow-up support from medical services. For many people, these things do not happen because they are dismissed or discharged from medical care without seeing a neurological specialist.
Be persistent. If you are worried, ask to speak to a neurological specialist.