EEG Examination For Headaches?
Good afternoon. I want to ask, my relative had an EEG examination. Is there any effect on the EEG results if the patient has a headache when the EEG is recorded?
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EEG or ElectroEncephaloGram is a medical test procedure used to measure the electrical activity of the brain. An EEG is done by attaching electrodes to the head, and is known as a brain wave test. In addition to diagnosing epilepsy, EEG can also be used for cases of sleep disorders, head injuries, brain infections, brain hemorrhages, Alzheimer's, stroke, brain tumors, brain death, hormonal disorders that affect the brain, metabolic disorders.
EEG examination must be in a state of sleep, or silent may not speak. Patients who will be checked EEG, should not take drugs that contain sedative or drowsy effect, drink coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate. in severe headaches, it will not affect the results of the EEG examination, in fact the EEG examination will also cause headaches.
The results of the EEG examination if the waves spike sharply may indicate a brain tumor, epilepsy, stroke, infection. if the spike is average the patient is likely in a coma. If you have a headache during an EEG, chances are:
You should consult a neurologist for the results of the EEG examination in the condition of your headache, because the doctor will analyze the results of other examinations such as a physical examination, and a head CT scan.
Some suggestions for your EEG check
Avoid using hair oil or other when going to do an EEG pemeriksaan
Reduce the length of sleep during the EEG examination, so that during the EEG examination you fall asleep
Avoid stress or anxiety, so that when the examination is calm.
Thank you, hopefully useful. dr.Nurmarwiyah