Football Players Risk Concussion and Brain Disease

Repetitive head injuries and concussions caused by multiple head blows have been proven to result in brain diseases such as chronictraumatic encephalopathy which often lead to suicidal thoughts, memory loss, depression, dementia, and premature death.

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Football is a very aggressive sport, and it is one of the leading causes for several sorts of brain injuries as is ice hockey and wresting. Thus, extensive measures to ensure players’ health and safety should not be overlooked, and the seriousness of brain damage should also not be ignored and considered a minor issue.

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Even a small hit can cause major damage, but players are often encouraged to continue playing in these situations, and they continuously disregard the symptoms of greater injuries including drowsiness, confusion, headaches, blurred vision, and nausea in order for them to continue playing.

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http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/football-player-concussions#1

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