Cause And Effect Essay On Concussions

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Many athletes suffer from concussions throughout their careers. A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by trauma or damage/force to the head. Immediately being active after a concussion can be detrimental to the health of an athlete. Since concussions are linked to permanent brain damage, can cause death, can deteriorate motor and cognitive skills, and increase the risk of getting more concussions, athletes that have gotten a concussion should sit out for longer periods of time to recover correctly and fully before being active in their sport again.

According to Article 3, "most athletes who experience a concussion can recover completely as long as they do not return to play prematurely" and "those athletes with previous history of concussion were
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There are many short term or immediate effects of getting a concussion. For example, concussions can lead in memory loss and mood swings. Other short term effects of brain injury include nausea, a slowed reaction time, irregular sleeping patterns, and headaches (Article 3). In very severe cases, a concussion can even lead to death if it is not treated completely.

Concussions also come with multiple long term effects and consequences. Concussions can also lead to depression, emotional distress, and suicidal thoughts (Article 3). They can cause changes in mood, personality, and affect judgment and focus (Article 2). Since there are no current devices or methods that can completely prevent concussions (Article 1), athletes should sit out for longer periods of time so that they can completely heal.

On the other hand, people may say athletes should not sit out for a long time. Some people may claim that symptoms will easily and quickly disappear. According to Article 1, some people assume that concussions are a part of sports and have no effect on an athlete's