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What can you do to help a brain injury heal?

On Behalf of | May 6, 2023 | Injuries |

Brain injuries are notorious for their difficulty healing. In some cases, because the brain cannot create new neurons, it can’t heal at all. In some cases, only partial healing is possible.

As a result, those who have suffered a brain injury may be wondering if there are any steps they can take to increase their odds of complete healing. What can you do to help?

Get medical attention

First and foremost, never put off seeking medical attention for a brain injury. You may need to have an MRI or an X-ray done. You certainly need to talk to a medical professional to ensure that you understand what condition you’re dealing with. Left untreated, some brain injuries can become fatal.

Get enough sleep

Sleep is one of the best things for healing. Make sure you get at least eight hours every night. Sleep can also be beneficial if your brain injury leads to sensory overload issues; a dark, quiet room can be very calming.

Consider your consumption

Everything you put into your body is also going to have an impact on how quickly you heal. You want to stay hydrated and ensure that you drink enough water. Eat foods that have plenty of vitamins and minerals, and that are healthy for your brain. At the same time, it’s wise to avoid things like caffeine, alcohol and other types of drugs. The one exception to this may be if you are taking prescription drugs, such as anti-inflammatory drugs that your doctor gave you to help with the injury.

Do you need compensation?

Brain injuries can be very expensive and they can change your life. If you need financial compensation because the injury was someone else’s fault, be sure you know what legal steps to take.