Thread: Brain Damage
5/17/2012 6:23am, #11
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Well they actually can, fMRI and ****.. But you need to take a pic of the fighters brain in the start of his career like when you check his max Vo2 and cardiogram for example and maybe periodically test and compare. Could be a good idea. They say that MMA fighters suffer less because after a knock down they cant recuperate for ten secs, so their suffering is shorter....i don't know if i agree with that..someone laying on you and hammer punching your head after you were knocked down isn't beneficial to your arachnoid membrane either
5/17/2012 10:53am, #12
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Simple solution to that is to shave your head and condition it on a makiwara post from all angles. That way you can build enough callous to cushion the blows better than regular head gear would.
Jokes aside, this is a serious issue and the military is really getting involved as well in relation to battlefield explosions.
5/17/2012 12:18pm, #13
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5/17/2012 12:28pm, #14
Not making any medical claims here...this is all opinion, but there are mind supporting supplements which are available (Nootropics) and some believe that these may be a good safeguard against dementia related conditions, especially for people like Battlefields (seriously, man) who may have, though their sheer awesomeness, put themselves at undue risk.
Bill Romanowski, ex NFL player and sufferer of many concussions, developed Neuro1 to assist in cognitive health. I haven't tried this particular brand, but I hear good things: http://www.nutrition53.com/neuro1.htm
Joe Rogan is a contributor/spokesman for AlphaBrain, which I have tried and have experienced positive effects to my quickness of thought and processing: http://www.onnit.com/alphabrain/
Having said that, and nothing against the aforementioned products (as I said, I haven't even tried Neuro1), but I personally use Memoren: http://www.ruved.net/Memoren_p_167.html
This stuff makes me feel amazing. Better at work, better at training, better at everything. Like I said, I can't speak on these supplements' effect on long term brain health, but others have. I can say that the tangible results lead me to believe that my overall brain health and longevity would very likely be improved with any of these products.
5/18/2012 2:03am, #15
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5/18/2012 10:20am, #17
This is a pretty big issue. And I'm glad it is being brought up more in the media, with football players off-ing themselves left a right. It is also disturbing to me personally because like most of you, I've had a bunch of documented concussions. I played prop on my college rugby team for 4 years, including whoring onto men's teams, and playing in the all-star tournaments. Plus sevens in the summer! I had about 4 concussions that I remember. I also had one when I was in a head on collision.
I don't have any memory problems, but I did have drastic personality changes, and some of my co-workers claim that I am schizophrenic... I'm not, but they just don't think outside of the box like I do. Plus they think stick fighting is crazy.
But yeah, they can see brain atrophy, white matter disease, and inschemia on CTs and MRIs of the brain. They just can't atribute them to brain injury versus pre-existing conditions.
The cool thing is, though, that they can treat for it through neuro-psych testing and treatment or just seeing a mental health doctor. And awareness is a big step.
5/18/2012 10:37am, #18
5/19/2012 12:08am, #19
this post (if the anchor taking you to the specific post doesn't work, just hit Ctrl-F and look for the word creatine).
Health food stores make me sad :-(