MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH
Our Social Media campaign focus for the month of March is on Brain Injury and Nutrition. In recognition of March as Brain Injury Awareness Month we support The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA’s) nationwide education and advocacy campaign. It is of utmost importance to keep in mind that head injuries can have a force of impact that affects the entire brain; not just the site of impact. According to research, Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are common after concussion and are typically transient, often resolving in 7 – 10 days. In some cases, NPS persist for months to years and cause cognitive impairments, emotional disturbances and/or behavioral problems , (Rao, V., Syeda, A., Roy, D., Peters, M.E., & Vaishnavi, S. (2017). Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Concussion: Acute and Chronic Sequelae. Concussion, (0), CNC29.)
GOOD NUTRITION = GOOD BALANCE
March is National Nutrition Month
March is also National Nutrition month and we have joined the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to create awareness through a Nutrition and Balance education campaign. Patients with dizziness and balance dysfunction often complain of stress. Some studies (Peters E.M. et.al. 2001) have shown a benefit of vitamin C supplementation on reducing cortisol, one of the stress hormones: “In conclusion, oral supplementation with vitamin C at 1500 mg daily attenuated the increases in the production of the immunosuppressive adrenal hormones, cortisol and adrenaline, which accompanies intensive exercise, as well as the production of the anti-inflammatory polypeptides.
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