Chronic Subdural Hematoma
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Prevention of chronic subdural hematoma requires
protecting the head from injury. One way to do this is to use
seat belts when in a car. Some head injuries can be avoided
by following sports safety guidelines for children,
Effective management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes
will further reduce the risk of head injury.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Chronic subdural hematoma can cause severe physical,
emotional, and cognitive impairments.
Relationships with family and friends can become disrupted. The
injured person may no longer be able to function well at work.
What are the risks to others?
A chronic subdural hematoma poses no risk to others.