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Blood Test Tells How Long Concussion Symptoms Will Last

The Sunday after Thanksgiving last year proved tragic for family and friends of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge. The defensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes was found dead that day after apparently shooting himself in the head. Looking for a cause for this terrible event, his family noted that he had suffered several recent concussions, which had left him confused, disoriented and emotional.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

I believe the best marker of concussion severity is the AA/EPA ratio as it indicates the levels of neuroinflammation.  Once you reduce the AA/EPA ratio to under 3, you generally see a rapid resolution of the symptoms.

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