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TBI Timeline Of Cascading Events

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  Published on March 31st, 2020
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  Last modified April 19th, 2021
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Traumatic Brain Injury is a neurological disorder characterized by brain damage that results in a disruption in neural functioning. It is often caused by blunt force trauma, typically due to a car accident or sports injury. TBI exceeds that of all other health diseases with an annual incidence of 1.7 million new cases and of those, 50,000 cases result in death. It is an extremely serious disorder that may result in a wide array of symptoms that may include: loss of consciousness, persistent headaches, seizures, nausea and vomiting, diminished cognitive functioning, behavioral changes, and neurodegenerative disease. Following a TBI, a cascade of events occurs. This timeline is as follows: Seconds: Tissue Damage Minutes: Possible Damage to the Nerves Possible Damage to the Blood Supply Possible Tissue Death Hours: Increased Inflammation Increased Swelling Increased Damage to the Mitochondria Increased Free Radicals Days/Weeks/Months: Tissue Damage Damage to the Cells Possible Tissue Death       Research suggests that following a ketogenic diet may provide numerous benefits during this cascade of events. Ketones may aid in protecting the…

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