5 Ways Concussion Is Different in Women

5 Ways Concussion Is Different in Women

For many years, doctors treated concussions in men and women the same. A ding on the head was a ding on the head regardless of whether or not you had one X chromosome or two. But new research is disproving that notion. It turns out that traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, or mild TBIs (mTBIs), affect women differently. Recent studies have shown that women take longer to recover from TBI, report more symptoms, and receive more concussions than men in similar sports. Hormones and the physiology of women’s necks and upper bodies are two possible reasons why women experience...

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