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Had concussion while playing football, loss of appetite. How long will it take to get cured?

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Hi i had a concussion playing football on the 16th of XXXXXXX about 3 weeks ago i didnt loose conciousness then about 2 weeks later i suffered another concussion i didnt loose conciousness again but started to sleep all the time lost appettite and felt like i was living in a dream world just starting to come right how long before i get back to normal and can play sport again? (i had a cat scan and there was no brain bleeding the doctor just said rest but getting bored with resting and i manage property and look after kids so need to get back to it) thanks XXXXXXX ( as i thought i was going mad with symptoms i bought a packet of mild ciggarettes i dont smoke often and have been having 1 per day will this hinnder my recovery? probably a no brainer
sorry just in case of confusion the cat scan was a mri scan where they check the brain. thanks Also any tips on recovery sleeping eating exercise mutlti vaitamins anything that could help thanks
thanks XXXXXXX
Posted Mon, 30 Jul 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 55 minutes later
Hello and thanks for the query.
Although one cigarette a day may not do much harm in short run but in long term the amount of smoking will definitely increase and will result in damage to your body from brain to toe.
Long term Ill effects of smoking on brain...
Smoking blocks the carotid artery. So, blood supply to the brain cells are cut off. This results in stroke, called cerebral thrombosis. Smokers’ risk of having a stroke is 1.5 times more than non-smokers.
Smoking also leads to thickening and clotting of the blood.
Smoking causes oxidative stress.

So please quit the smoking as early as possible.
Although your MRI is normal you must take rest til you become alright.
Get your blood pressure and sugar checked.
sleep well
Avoid alcohol
Take plenty of fruits and XXXXXXX vegetables
Take plenty of water.
Do some breathing exercises.
Go for long walks and avoid heavy exercises
Take some good multivitamin for couple of weeks.

You are most welcome to ask for any other query.
Best of luck
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Follow-up: Had concussion while playing football, loss of appetite. How long will it take to get cured? 3 hours later
thanks for that what about a return to social football when can i do this? I forget to mention first concussion was soccer ball to side of head and second concussion fist to side of head after fight different sides each time i think does this matter. Also since concussion i have been off the planet for about 3 weeks fog is just lifting i have upset my partner during this time 1st week i was really agressive and nasty 2nd week i just slept and this week i am up and down have moments of lucidy then out of it again (i am lucid 80% of the time) is this a normal part of recovery and how do i handle it do i just say nothing in case i upset my partner?
sorry forgot to ask how long until i am fully recovered and back to old self? roughly
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 53 minutes later
It is very difficult to put a exact time frame for such types of injuries.
You should return to the old activities only when you feel 100% fit.
Perhaps you should be fully fit in another 2 weeks time.
Till then have rest and relax.
Best of luck
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