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I have to have a brain wave test and a sleep study can anyone tell me what to expect and what all they test for?

I have to have a brain wave test and a sleep study can anyone tell me what to expect and what all they test for?

Many things: Seizures, sleep apnea, periodic limb movements of sleep, how low and high your heart rate goes, how low your oxygen drops, whether you have any bizarre night time sleep behavior and how your sleep stages occur and for how long, how many times a night you wake up or have arousals, what your sleep efficiency is, whether apnea is worse on your back or sides or in rem sleep, abnl heart rhythms.+ more. ...Read more

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What is brain wave?

What is brain wave?

Electricity: Nerve cells operate (signal) electrically. On the small scale (e.g. One neuron) electrical activity can be measured with very tiny instruments applied close to the nerve cell, which is invasive. The combined electrical activity of many neurons is recordable with non-invasive means, usually on the scalp, the tracing of which is "the brain wave". ...Read more

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Please offer your opinion: do you think after two months brain wave activity is gone?

Please offer your opinion: do you think after two months brain wave activity is gone?

Gone in what context: Brain waves are generated by the building blocks of your brain -- the individual cells called neurons. Neurons communicate with each other by electrical changes.We can actually see these electrical changes in the form of brain waves as shown in an eeg. When one dies-brain wave activity ceases. Injuries/seizures, medication, fatigue, emotional distress, pain cause brain wave activity imbalance. ...Read more

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Is brain wave entertainement safe for childrens?

Is brain wave entertainement safe for childrens?

Only in moderation: but sure of it yet , limit it to 15-30 min/per day , what is good is reading ...Read more

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Is brain wave therapy safe?

Is brain wave therapy safe?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by "brain wave therapy". Transcranial magnetic stimulation alters brain waves, as does biofeedback and even cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. ...Read more

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I am a student at comsumnus high school and I am doing a report on the p300 brain wave could you give me a bit of information?

I am a student at comsumnus high school and I am doing a report on the p300 brain wave could you give me a bit of information?

P300 brain wave: I'm certain if u use google or bing or other search engine, u will find more than adequate information on p300 brain waves. Good luck with your report. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I'm one of the patient that suffer in this, I had long term medication - 12 years but EEG scan still shows that my brain wave is abnormal?

Hi Doctor, I'm one of the patient that suffer in this, I had long term medication - 12 years but EEG scan still shows that my brain wave is abnormal?

Depends: EEG's can be "abnormal" for a variety of reasons, some of which are variants of normal, or caused by medications. Suggest you speak with your neurologist who ordered the EEG in order to determine if there is anything in specific that is being identified as abnormal. ...Read more

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Can someone maintain a steady brain wave. Been on lithium for 15yrs. Would i ever be able to go without it. I have bipolar disorder. Also take paxil (paroxetine)?

Can someone maintain a steady brain wave.  Been on lithium for 15yrs. Would i ever be able to go without it. I have bipolar disorder. Also take paxil (paroxetine)?

Brain waves: In bipolar disorder it's not brain waves that are the problem -- it's a problem with unstable mood. Lithium ; some others can keep mood stable. Antidepressants can destabilize bipolar disorder; most psychiatrists avoid using antidepressants in this condition unless absolutely necessary. Currently, conventional psychiatry has little else to offer bipolar disorder but lithium and anticonvulsants. ...Read more

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Head shakes and right hand shakes i had a brain wave not seizures what else can it be i'm only 25 I have had seizures in the past as a child though?

Tremors: Could be due to familial essential tremor, unlikely early parkinson's, and possible hyperthyroidism, or even wilson's disease. Just some thoughts, not a final diagnosis, so see a neurologist and get this answered. ...Read more

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What tests are involved to determine brain death while one is in a coma?

What tests are involved to determine brain death while one is in a coma?

Physical exam: I agree with dr. Singer. There are certain aspects of the neurological exam that can also be done which can help determine if the brainstem is functioning. But the confirmatory tests are outlined by dr. Singer. ...Read more

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Im afraid i might have a brain aneursym. What kind of tests should I get done?

Im afraid i might have a brain aneursym. What kind of tests should I get done?

CTA MRA brain: Cta/mra brain, circle of willis. If you have one, these studies should find it. Need complete neurologic exam plus above studies. Go see neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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I had a TIA in 2010, also one in 2011.Tests showed an increase in (large) white brain matter from one to the other.Should i be worried?

I had a TIA in 2010, also one in 2011.Tests showed an increase in (large) white brain matter from one to the other.Should i be worried?

No: Worry will only cause stress, which is never a good thing. Prevention of future tia's or stokes include medication to help thin your blood, keeping regular doctor appointments to assure your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are managed well, as well as overall staying healthy with dieting and exercise to prevent conditions like diabetes, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?

I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?

No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying: -make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap -avoid hunger or thirst -avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain abscess?

What are the tests for brain abscess?

MRI or CT scan: Mri or ct scan of the brain, preferably with injection of contrast into a vein in your arm. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain bleeding?

What are the tests for brain bleeding?

Imaging and CSF: Depending on the clinical circumstances, imaging by ct scan or MRI is the usual test for bleeds in the brain. A spinal tap will disclose the bleed if it has reached the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What brain test can pick up brain tumors?

What brain test can pick up brain tumors?

CT OR MRI: A ct scan of the head or an MRI of the brain can pick up brain tumors. An MRI is a more sensitive test but takes longer to do. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain injury?

What are the tests for brain injury?

Neuroimaging: The most widely used tests are neuroimaging - CAT scan and MRI scans of many forms. Other tests include electroencephalogram, evoked potentials and most important, the clinical neurological examination. ...Read more

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What causes abnomrmal brain waves without epilepsy?

What causes abnomrmal brain waves without epilepsy?

Many entities: Includes prior head and neck trauma, migraine headaches, medication effects, sleep disorders, metabolic influences, chemical imbalances, to name a few. ...Read more