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High Calorie Diet Could Help Treat Brain Injury

Brain injuries are some of the most devastating injuries, and for Atlanta brain injury attorneys, it has always been a matter of concern that there are such limited treatment options for these injuries. However, there have been some studies into the field of traumatic brain injury treatment that have yielded intriguing results over the past few years. One such study now indicates that a combination of calories and proteins, administered within 24 hours after a brain injury, could actually accelerate the process of recovery. While this is hard to imagine or to understand why, it is based on scientific evidence and appear to be peer-reviewed, which tends to lend credence to the results or conclusions of the study.

The study was based on an analysis of several previous studies into the use of nutrition to treat a traumatic brain injury. The analysis was conducted by the Institute of Medicine which had been commissioned by the U.S. military. The military has been especially invested in discovering new treatments for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, because of the large number of vets in Afghanistan and Iraq who are left with serious brain injuries. While the mechanism of the brain injuries are different for those suffered in the military vs. those suffered in car accidents and other incidents which involve the negligence of a third-party, the “take-away” is the same.

The analysis of the studies – none of which was more than 20 years old – indicates that an infusion of calories and proteins administered within 24 hours of an injury can actually help reduce inflammation significantly. The researchers found that the best results could be seen if this infusion of calories and proteins was administered for a period of two weeks after the brain injury. Reducing inflammation, as we are learning more and more recently, seems to the key in fighting a whole host of illnesses and injuries. Now, it appears that this is the way to mitigate the damages of a brain injury, so long as it done soon after the injury occurs.

Although this analysis is based on previous existing research into the treatment of TB using nutrition, it’s difficult to confirm whether nutrition therapy like this could help treat all forms of brain injury. As an Atlanta brain injury attorney, I am a little skeptical about the effect of nutrition on severe brain injury. However, such nutrition therapy can possibly be used in conjunction with other treatment options, to limit the extent of brain damage.

Attorney Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, automobile accident cases, personal injury cases, dental malpractice and medical malpractice lawsuits for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years in and around Atlanta, Georgia and its surrounding areas, including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured and would like quality legal representation, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.