A Description Of The Results Of The EEG (electroencephalography) Examination?
Good afternoon, I’m a 21-year-old college student. Not long ago I did an EEG on the doctor’s advice because it has been almost 2 years to feel dizzy constantly. And the results of the EEG are abnormal II (conscious / sleep stage II) and the impression of electrophysiological abnormalities on the left frontosentral. What do these results mean? Because I haven’t been to the hospital yet for control, so far I don’t understand what EEG is for .. Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Dizziness can occur due to problems in the brain or other organ systems (such as viral or bacterial infections, anemia, vertigo, hypotension, hypoglycemia, sinusitis, stress, hormonal fluctuations, etc.). If based on interviews and physical examinations a brain problem occurs that triggers dizziness, then confirmation can be done by supporting examinations, one of which is EEG (electroencephalography, or often referred to as brain record). In this examination, the brain's electrical activity waves will be recorded and then projected to the monitor. Primarily, EEG tests are useful for evaluating epilepsy or seizures due to other causes. But other than that, EEG can also be performed on patients with brain tumors, head injuries, encephalopathy, encephalitis, strokes, and sleep disorders. In some cases, an EEG can also be done to confirm brain death in people who experience prolonged coma. Some of the above conditions can manifest as persistent dizziness, which is why your doctor may recommend that you undergo an EEG examination.
At first glance, referring to the results of your EEG examination, found any abnormal electrical activity in the left front midbrain. This part of the brain plays an important role in the process of sequential thinking, imagination, creation, distinguishing between good and bad, also regulates the movement of limbs on the opposite side (right). This abnormality can be caused by one or more of the conditions above. To find out, of course consult directly with a neurologist who examines you is the solution. Because, EEG examination results cannot be interpreted on their own, but must also be confirmed by the results of interviews, physical examinations, or other supporting tests, such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI, laboratories, and so on. With a comprehensive evaluation, the diagnosis of the cause of your dizziness can be made accurately, and given appropriate treatment, for example by administering drugs, surgery, or maybe other therapeutic modalities.
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