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Dr. Archana Purushotham

MBBS, Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, PhD - Neuro Ma...

Neurologist, Bangalore

29 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Archana Purushotham MBBS, Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neuro... Neurologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Archana Purushotham is a renowned Neurologist in Yelahanka, Bangalore. Doctor has been a practicing Neurologist for 29 years. Doctor has completed MBBS, Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, PhD - Neuro Magnetic Resonance . You can consult Dr. Archana Purushotham at People Tree Maarga in Yelahanka, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Archana Purushotham and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 1988
Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson - 2009
PhD - Neuro Magnetic Resonance - University of Minnesota Medical School - 2009

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I have the problem of dark circles. I have also skin pigmentation with the aging. I want to get rid of these with a good advise. I am suffering from insomnia and lack of sleep for the stress in my life. I want to make me free from sleepless night and go for a good night sleep. Please I shall wait for your advise.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I    have  the   problem   of   dark   circles.      I   have   also    skin   pigmentation      with   the   aging. ...
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea, coffee and cola in late evening and after. 8 hours sleep is ok . 10 pm to 6 am is perfect timing. take rtest and balanced diet.
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Brain Tumor In Children - Understanding It In Detail!

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Brain Tumor In Children - Understanding It In Detail!

Though childhood brain tumor is a rare disease, still, many children of any age all over the world suffer from this condition. Unlike the brain tumors in adults, brain tumors in children is a bit different. Brain tumors are probably the most common form of solid tumors affecting children. However, having knowledge of the symptoms, probable treatment of the disease can help the parents in coping with the situation in a better way and taking the right decision at the right time.

What is a brain tumor?
A group of abnormal cell growth in the brain is referred to as a brain tumor. The types of brain tumor depend upon the structure of the tumor cells, their rate of growth, composition and several other characteristics. However, two most common types of brain tumor affecting children are primary and secondary. In primary brain tumor, the tumor cells develop in the brain, while in secondary, cancerous cells invade the brain from other parts of the body.

Symptoms that determine the presence of tumor may vary in every child. The variation is due to certain aspects including size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, how the tumor is affecting the brain, etc. Some of the most common symptoms of childhood brain tumor are severe headaches, occasional seizures, feeling of sickness and vomiting, eye problems such as blurred visions, feelings of drowsiness without any reason, etc. Some children suffering from brain tumour may also experience difficulty in maintaining balance when walking or behavioral changes in children.

Treatment
While for some, surgical removal of the tumor may be the only treatment solution, for some sessions of radiotherapy and chemotherapy turn out to be really helpful. To control or reduce the effects of the brain tumor symptoms, taking regular medications may also be necessary for the affected children. Doctor may devise the best treatment plan despending on the condition of a child. As the treatment completely depends on the severity of the problem.

Prognosis
Depending on the grade, location, and type of tumor as well as the treatment, the overall health of children can be determined. While a significant number of children often successfully recover from the brain tumor, for some, the treatment needs to be continued for many years. As the nervous system of a child is in its developing stage, sometimes, children may develop some kind of learning or behavioral or physical disability as a result of the brain tumor treatment. If a child has any of these symptoms mentioned above, his or her parents should consult a medical professional right away. The sooner it is diagnosed, the better are the chances for the child to recover from a brain tumor. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.
 

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What happens if lopamax tablet to prevent and control seizures (epilepsy) is eaten with SB tablet to clean stomach.

MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Hi and thanks for asking a question dear user sb tablet have cleaning property ot removes toxin and other materials from body and also treats skin disorders. So if lopamax is already crossed gut and liver then it will do its functions. And the current dose for sb tablet is 1 tablet at night after some light food and I suggest you to take lopamax before eating sb tablet there should be timegap. Thanks.
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My feet get numb and severe tingling sensation. I hav diabetes avg 200. My leg hold me from daily office job. Guide please.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My feet get numb and severe tingling sensation. I hav diabetes avg 200. My leg hold me from daily office job. Guide p...
This may be due diabetic neuropathy,,soo u have to control ur diabetes,,do regular walking,yoga ,, jogging,take protein rich food,, fruits,,avoid sugar and sugary items,,and u need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure ur problem
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Hello, Doctor. My father is 46 years old, a BP and diabetes patient. For about 2 weeks now, he is facing Tinnitus in his left ear. The right ear is fine. Now, recently, he has started having severe hypnic jerks due to which he is unable to sleep. He faces those jerks sometimes even when he is awake and sitting. His body has started twitching due to jerks. He has been taking nurokind for past 4 months now as he had cervical spondylitis in his neck. He is presently taking clonazepam and other medicines for vertigo as prescribed by the ent doctors. Are there any chances of him having brain tumor, or is it just because of stress or aging.

Neurosurgeon, Kochi
Hello Mr. lybrate-user. It's very uncommon for 46 years old to have such tinnitus and vertigo in d background of spondylitis (as you mentioned) with limb jerks. your suspicion is appreciated. Slow growing benign tumours of brain can present like dis in early stages. Nd you cannot rule dem out without an imaging. All this aging and secondary to risk factors comes later. For further queries nd suggestions, you can contact me.
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Sometimes I get up in the night because my body suddenly takes a severe jerk. What could be the reason.

B.Sc., B.A.M.S., C.C.Y.P., M.D. (Ayurveda)
Ayurveda, Aligarh
Hello Jerk may be due to muscular cramps. It occurs due to electrolyte imbalances. Go for electrolytes investigation.
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I am 61 and taxi driver. After 2 hours of drive I feel numbness in my legs. What I should do? what medicine I can take?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of ls spine. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days. Bio d3 max 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am a 57 yrs old male & diabetic. Feeling acute numbness at the side of both the thighs. What do I do? please help.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am a 57 yrs old male & diabetic. Feeling acute numbness at the side
of both the thighs. What do I do? please help.
Do consult neuro physio and learn mobilisation and strenghening exercise do continue diabetic medications as advised by your physician.
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How to keep brain active even after 60+. Does brain stop developing after certain age?

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Listen to mild music. Follow your hobby. Be creative. Tats enough to keep our brain active. It gives you happiness along wid clear thought n good decision. Moreover confident.
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I have a problem with head ach and its symptoms are the pain is coming after my bath when I take head bath after bath head ach is coming and its paining very much what is the problem is there any chance to came migraine it's my doubt please help me abt this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a problem with head ach and its symptoms are the pain is coming after my bath when I take head bath after bath...
Migrane- It is characterised by one sided headache which is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura and your headache seems to be due to sinusitis
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I am 24 year old female and recently for last 2 months I have been suffering from Insomnia. Sometimes I am able to sleep for 8 hours and the very next day I stay awake the whole night. I had anxiety earlier but now I am fine and have started to enjoy things too but still I am not recovered from this problem. How come if a person is happy can suffer from sleeping disorder? Can someone please help me! I don't want to go on any medication but natural therapies are not working.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 24 year old female and recently for last 2 months I have been suffering from Insomnia. Sometimes I am able to sl...
Set a schedule. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you stick to a regular bedtime routine. ... Eat well to sleep well. ... Cut the caffeine. ... Say om to yoga. ... Pop some natural supplements. ... Eat cherries. ... Stop using the Mobiles or iPad. ...at night Do exercise.
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I have pain in my brain in vein are blinking and pain will be increase daily not but some time suddenly so what should I do.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Do you mean headache you can take (if no drug allergy): 1. Tablet crocin (paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ent problem or may be migraine headache follow advises given below: adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day get check eyes for refractive error complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis it may be due to stress this problem can be solved by meditation consult physician.
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I have been suffering from Bell's Palsy since september 2015 (approx 8 months). After prolonged treatment I feel like the left portion of my face is still little unconscious. I want my face just like it was before. Please help me!

Master in Physiotherapy (MPT), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), CMT-Diploma in Osteopathy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I have been suffering from Bell's Palsy since september 2015 (approx 8 months). After prolonged treatment I feel like...
You need to do facial exs as much as you can. You can do blowing, whistling, facial massage, froning, smiling movement.
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I have bell's palsy. One side of my face is not working properly. So please give me suggestion what should I do next?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Delhi
I have bell's palsy. One side of my face is not working properly. So please give me suggestion what should I do next?
If you know that it's a bells palsy, then rest assured it will resolve by itself. Avoid splashing cold water on your face or any such aggrivating factors. Some do prescribe steroids and similar medications, to hasten the resolution. Now you be the judge.
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I am suffering from a terrible headache since last 3 years. It seems to be migraine. What should I do to get rid of this?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.
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I am an 23 year old male. My question is a bit too long so please have patience. I went to neurologist for migraine pain in 2013 but he prescribed me antidepressants as well. I took the following meds for 6 months÷ 1) Provanol SR 40 2) Newcita plus 3) Headset 4) Dicorate ER 250 5) Zanocin OD 400 As a result of taking these medicines for 6 months my health fell down. I suffered from many side effects. How can I now build up my health? And stop side effects?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
1.no alc 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more water for medicine contact on private chat .with details of medicne presently taking and present problems good luck.
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Hello Sir, I am 25 years old male. And I have been suffering from severe back pain, neck stiffness, sometimes headaches too. I got my mri ct scan done but no bone deformity appeared in it. This pain n neck stiffness is there from last 2 years. and condition has now worsened as there are some kind of movements in my nerves. Sometimes on cheek. Sometimes on shoulders. Sometimes on thighs. Sometimes on my palms too. Actually there is a very rapid movement of nerves below my skin and it happens anytime. I am not able to bend for more than 5 mins to iron my clothes or even I can't sit for more than 5-10 mins without a back support. Can you please tel me what's the main problem that's troubling me.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Hello Sir, I am 25 years old male. And I have been suffering from severe back pain, neck stiffness, sometimes headach...
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back. The spine's bones (vertebrae) may grow or fuse together, resulting in a rigid spine. These changes may be mild or severe, and may lead to a stooped-over posture. Early diagnosis and treatment helps control pain and stiffness and may reduce or prevent significant deformity.
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