With skiing and snowboarding season in full swing, both kids and adults are susceptible to serious brain injury on the slopes. According to Dr. Kornel, it’s important to wear a helmet to protect yourself from injury. You also need to be able to recognize the signs of a serious brain injury:
· Any symptom that is getting worse, such as headaches, nausea or sleepiness
· Nausea that doesn’t go away
· Changes in behavior, such as irritability or confusion
· Dilated pupils (pupils that are bigger than normal) or pupils of different sizes
· Trouble walking or speaking
· Drainage of bloody or clear fluids from ears or nose
· Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
Get professional medical help if you have any of these conditions!
See News 12 Connecticut reporter Gillian Neff interview Dr. Kornel after his speech on “How Minor is a Minor Head Injury” at Greenwich Hospital by clicking here.