Fatigue After Brain Injury: BrainLine Talks With Dr. Nathan Zasler
Victoria Tilney McDonough, BrainLine
Tags: Fatigue, chronic fatigue, head injury, closed head injury, brain injury, effects of head/brain injury Dr Nathan Zasler, Brainline
BrainLine sat down with Dr. Nathan Zasler to talk about the issues of fatigue after a traumatic brain injury. Dr. Zasler is an internationally respected neuro-rehabilitation physician who specializes in brain injury.
BrainLine: Describe fatigue. What exactly is traumatic brain injury-related fatigue?
Dr. Zasler: Think about a car. It needs gas to run. If your tank is low, your car will start sputtering and then stop once you have reached the end of your reserve. It’s the same way with fatigue after TBI. Fatigue is caused by a decrease in physiological reserve, which includes a…
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