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    Concussion Symptom
    “Fatigue”

    Woman struggling with fatigue from her concussion

    Different Types of Concussion-Related Fatigue

    Physical Fatigue – Following a traumatic brain injury, many patients experience muscle weakness, which causes physical fatigue. It’s important to work on balance and to avoid overly sedentary behaviour.

    Psychological Fatigue – You will likely experience mood swings, anxiety, or depression with a concussion, often making it difficult to find motivation to do anything.

    Mental Fatigue – With a concussion, it may take more energy to focus because you can’t process information as quickly, leaving you mentally exhausted quicker and more often.

    How Can You Manage Your Energy Levels With a Concussion?

    Stay Active – Although you may feel weak or fatigued, it’s important to gradually increase activity levels throughout recovery.

    Get Good Sleep – A good nights sleep is crucial for helping your brain recover and to restore your energy.

    Plan & Prioritize – Plan your days out and prioritize your tasks to avoid overwhelming yourself with too much mental or physical stress.

    Get Treatment – A concussion specialist can address specific symptoms more accurately and effectively to make your recovery process both smoother and quicker. Check out our proven concussion treatments!

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