Dr Louis, Dr Lewis, Personality Change discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
And so we're back with Dr Louis, hopefully. And Dr Lewis. Yep. You do I haven't haven't run away yet. Good. Thank you. So we have some more questions for you. I cut him off line, right? When we were leaving for. I cut you off because we had one more commercial break there that I blamed on hope over there on the other side of the screen. What was that conversation that I interrupted now I forgot? We were talking about like what are well. The question was more about mood change. Thank you. Concussions know, which kinda wanted to lead me down the line of talking about you know, what? Yeah. So look I always kind of not pick on kinda target teenagers and particularly not just the teenagers. But moms, I 'cause I'm convinced moms and wives can change the world. So. Oh, really? Josh bath. But you know, so what are look for, you know, the obvious ones. Absolutely hell that somebody had a big blow to the head and all that. That's that's obvious. But sometimes you don't know sometimes it happened at practice and the kid didn't tell anybody. And now you've got a teenager who's become moody in your edible, and maybe even a personality change and that should be a red flag. The other red flag is kid is doing really well on schooling straight a student who now all of a sudden struggling in class and or even failing classes another big red flag. But I'll say, you know, typically what I say when we're looking at you know, what the? One of the issues with chronic. Getting better. Then it's really three big ones that kind of stand out a lot headaches are really common, but even more common is just sorta overwhelming fatigue and rainfall just think always describe it is like having a head cold without the word. He knows when you don't feel like doing it. And you just want to crawl back in bed. You can't think you don't wanna thank you. So it's like a head cold without the runny nose is the way I describe it. So. No, I just in reading your biography and things I I really, and I know Dr does to appreciate your passion to bringing awareness to the general public of you know, of these signs to look forward to about the dangers of concussions and brain injuries. One thing. We haven't talked about yet that you point out in your book is that traumatic brain injury is the number one cause of future dementia. That's a little unsettling. Even more even more settling. There's reason research that comes out that says that, you know, having a concussion doubles the risk of somebody committing suicide. Okay. And you have done, of course. Because that's I'm sure where your heart lies you've done a lot of work with veterans. Did you kind of piece this together? And look at it. Because I've often just had the discussion with family are acquaintances that the the suicide rate among veterans is high. And why didn't we see that as much, you know, after World War One or something like that? Do you think there's this link with poor eating habits? So we start out with a brain. That's not all that great. Then they go to battle. They get the concussion. Nobody really pays enough attention to treating it properly. And now, they're more prone for depression, and and suicidal thoughts. Is there a big link there? I think there's two things that that kind of intersect. There one is that you know, you're talking about battlefield injuries. You know, what we're able to serve the survival rate of the last twenty thirty years on on the battlefields in the Middle East. And and so on. Are so much improved from World War One World War, Two Korea. Vietnam now, we get to the Gulf wars. And and and you know, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the the body armor, protection so much better and were and the evacuation procedures so much better that people are surviving that previous wars never would've survived..