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Post Concussion Nutrition

27 December 2017
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In the last blog article we covered a number of different topics related to concussion and its management. We will focus on nutrition and sleep in this article.

 

Post Concussion Signs & Symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Blackout
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty in remembering things or people
  • Lack of Focus

 

How to Improve Recovery with Nutrition: 

  • Omega 3 Fish Oils are important in cognitive function of the brain, they will also act as anti inflammatories for the brain during the recovery phase of the concussion
  • Creatine helps to increase water retention in the body which will in turn increase fluid levels supporting the brain during healing.
  • Turmeric is a powerful natural anti inflammatory which can also aid in the recovery phase

 

Improving Sleep:

The majority of post concussion patients will need to increase their number of hours of sleep as this is essential for the brain to recovery from injury. It is also important to decrease the time spent on mobile devices as the blue light from the screen can have an effect on melatonin levels which help to regulate sleep cycles. Most devices and computer now come with blue light filter or apps can be downloaded if not included on your phone, tablet or computer.

 

Yours in Health,

The Lawlor Clinic, Portlaoise

Chiropractic | Golf & Sports Injuries | Active Release Techniques (ART®)



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