Saturday, 11 May 2013

Protect your brain... Wear a helmet

Wear helmet while riding bike
The most important organ of our Human body is the 'Brain'. The brain performs an incredible number of tasks like controlling body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate; it handles the physical movements when walking, running or standing; it lets you think, memorize and emote. If any damage is cause to this vital organ, then the entire system will be collapsed leading to the end of the life.

The most common among the traumatic brain injuries is the Concussion. A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a sudden blow to the head. A blow can produce a brief loss of consciousness, headaches and impaired cognition. Symptoms can last for days or sometimes longer.

When the Brain gets rattled
The skull and the brain it protects proceed at the same pace when a person travels at great speed. Any sudden impact causes the brain to accelerate against the skull, a movement called a coup. The organ then decelerates rapidly and hits back to the rear of the skull, a jolt called a countercoup. A collision may also produce rotational forces that twist the brain inside its casing of bone.

It's up to us to take care of our own internal organs. Like smoking damages the respiratory system, an injury to brain in turn shut downs the entire system. After the brain death the respiratory system is shut down and all the organs begins to collapse.

When you are driving a vehicle you're moving yourself at the same speed as the vehicle moves. That means your brain is also moving at that speed along with your body as well as the vehicle. In case of any unforeseen event (like an accident or an unexpected skid of the vehicle), the helmet may act as a protective shield for your brain. It prevents the brain from getting hit by any object or the ground. Remember, you have chances of surviving if you break your limbs, but that is not the same with the brain injury. Unless you're lucky enough, you can't survive. Why take chances when you've an option to protect yourself? Wear helmet while driving your vehicle (two wheeler), also wear seat belts when you're traveling in a four wheeler.


  1. Nice and Very Informative..But in India wants to be a Hero and to show Herogiri they just ignore to protect themselves.. :-)

    1. well said :) also ppl r more cared about their hairstyle than protecting the one responsible for its growth :D

  2. Well written Ashwin and a very thought provoking post!

  3. Good article. Keep continuing your good work Mr.Writer ashwin!!! :)