Concussion and TBI: Have Your Hormones Checked

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Today we will be discussing an important and little discussed topic relative to Traumatic Brain Injury and concussion sufferers.  New research is demonstrating significant hormonal disturbances in upwards of half of brain injury patients, and that these alterations in hormones can be correlated with post concussion symptoms.
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