Effects Of Lightning Strike Become Irritable And Easy To Anger

January 19, 2012 by staff 

Effects Of Lightning Strike Become Irritable And Easy To Anger, What Happens To A Person Who Has Been Struck By Lightning? Cardiac arrest, irreversible brain damage or delayed death, are just some of the possible effects one may suffer, when struck by lightning. Statistics show that the likelihood of this happening to you or a member of your family, is approximately one out of five thousand, according to the National Weather Service.

One third of all of those who are struck by lightning, are normally engaged in some kind of employment. Another third are involved in recreational or sports activities and the other third involves people in different scenarios, including those inside buildings struck by lightning.

Many people do not survive when they have been struck by lightning. Those who do survive may suffer immediate, short or long term effects, in terms of various kinds of health related problems.

Becoming aware of what happens to a person who has been struck by lightning, will help you to understand first aid options.

“Lightning tends to be a nervous system injury and may affect the brain, autonomic nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. While the brain is affected, the person often has difficulty with short term memory, coding new information and accessing old information, multitasking, distractibility, irritability and personality change.” (1)

When a person has been struck by lightning, initially he or she may complain of ringing in his or her ears. He or she may experience dizziness, nausea and vomiting, as well as experience other symptoms that one might expect following a concussion.

Sleeping problems may occur. Seizure activity may be noted, several weeks to months later. If frontal lobe damage has occurred from the lightning strike, a person may be irritable and become angered easily.

He or she may experience difficulty in doing certain things and lose the ability to communicate with others effectively and thus may seek to be isolated from them. Depression may occur, which may lead to suicide.

Fatigue or exhaustion may be evidenced, particularly when a person who has been struck by lighting, tries to return to his or her job and finds that he or she is not able to do the same kind of work, that he or she would have been able to do previously.

Drug or alcohol abuse or addiction may ensue, as a coping mechanism.

When a person has been struck by lightning, there may be anatomical damage to the human body, as he or she may have sustained a physical injury,

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