To start with, let's be acquainted with a funny truth. Having a plastic bucket on the head as an helmet during riding could be the deciding factor between life and death for a person. In fact, anything other than direct contact of the head with asphalt on sudden impact. You must be thinking 'so much ado about helmets, to what end exactly?' The human head has always been a subject of historical, symbolical and religious fascination from time immemorial. This is reflected in the numerous adages and spiritual references to the head as 'the leader'. It's also a subject of immense medical value. It houses a couple of important organs of the human body, the human brain arguably being the most important organ of the body. Why so? It controls everything we do. Every single thought, effort and action, either conscious or unconscious is controlled by the human brain.
The brain is a delicate organ. Actually, nature did provide adequate protection for the brain in the form of the human skull. However, the skull does have its limitations. It is not built to withstand sudden destabilizing forces. Injury to the brain is known as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain. Mild cases may result in a brief change in mental state or consciousness, while severe cases may result in extended periods of unconsciousness, coma or even death.
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