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Dr. Avinash K M

Neurosurgeon, Bangalore

600 at clinic
Dr. Avinash K M Neurosurgeon, Bangalore
600 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Avinash K M is an experienced Neurosurgeon in Hebbal, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Avinash K M personally at Columbia Asia Hospital-Hebbala in Hebbal, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Avinash K M on Lybrate.com.

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My son is suffering from cerebellum atrophy from last 4 years I am using anti-epilepsy medicine and present is condition is he is bedridden he can fill pain, hot ,cold i.e skin sense rest all sense are not working. Kindly advice me what I have to do. Really we are troubling a lot. We are ready to give to research center.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am sad to hear this. But cerebellar atrophy is difficult to reverse, I guess the neurologist should have told you about the disorder and long term prognosis.
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My body shakes and feel imbalanced. Is it a neurological disease? suggest alternative medicine.

Unani Specialist,
Dear, are you having any illness like diabetes or thyroid problem, please mention. I also need your personal history like smoking, drinking liqor or any other addiction. As cerbellum involvement is an important cause of shaking and imbalance physical examination is must. If you are not taking liqor and not having any other major illness then here are altenative unani medicine for you; 1. Khamira gaozaban ambari jadwar ood salib wala 1 tea spoon morning.
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Hi, I am 28 years male. From few days my little finger and half of the near finger getting numbness. Fingers are active and I can feel pain. But I am struggling with numbness. Mostly edge of the little finger part more numbness. Can any one help me why I am getting this problem?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
It is because of nerve deficit, to rule out do nerve study and clear the problem and rule out if it is of vascular lesions if any for your numbness and also it can be of cervical spondylolisthesis the reason for your numbness of asympthommatic cause and do have examined by neuro musculoskeletal physiotherapist or neuro physician or orthopaedician asap.
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Hi this question is for my wife. From last few months she is feeling numbness in her wrist and that also few portion of her wrist (near palm, sometimes itching started and sometimes she feels that there is fluid and numbness. Please suggest.

Neurologist,
Hi this  question is for my wife. From last few months she is feeling numbness in her wrist and that also few portion...
Hi lybrate-user- it could be carpal tunnel syndrome- where a nerve is getting pinched in the wrist producing numbness/ tingling/ weakness in the hand (first three fingers are usually affected). An EMG/ NCS can diagnose appropriately.
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From 2006 I have migraine made my life hell please recommend me some good medicine and some tips to get rid of this migraine. I am 24 year old?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear , to treat your migraine we first have to know how bad it is. There is something called midas questionnaire. Answer the questions and get back for further treatment. P. S you can look for it or I can upload it for you.
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I have been suffering from migraine problem for the last 2 years, please suggest me a better treatment.

BAMS, PGFP
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
Migraine is completely curable by ayurveda. Avoid the things which you r do not like. Avoid spicy food. Do not sleep during day. Avoid late night dinners. Try to identify the common thing after which your headache comes. Improve your digestion. Do regular exercises.
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I am an epilepsy patient. I took medicine daily 3times, but sometime I face the shivering problem. Pls suggest why it's happening and when will I get rid of this problem?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Epilepsy is a chronic disease, and it needs medicines for a long time. This would keep seizures under control. Shivering can be a side effect of medication too such as sodium valproate.
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I m suffering from migraine what are the precaution of it and cure of this disease.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Shir shuladi vajra ras vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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Hi Sir. My mother suffering paralysis (blood clot in brain) she didn't able to talk and right leg, right hand not working from 15 October 2015 still condition are same. Treatment is going on daily medicine.

MD Medicine, DM Neurologist
Neurologist, Dehradun
Hi Sir. My mother suffering paralysis (blood clot in brain) she didn't able to talk and right leg, right hand not wor...
Now 6 months over which is usually end time for spontaneous recovery now no medicine to help her only advance rehabilitation will help medicine will continue for prevention of recurrence.
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Im 23 year old girl, recently my mother got mild heart attack so she is bit tensed. Doc told one nerve blockage is there. Is it she will be perfectly fine in some days?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Im 23 year old girl, recently my mother got mild heart attack so she is bit tensed. Doc told one nerve blockage is th...
You mean to say that one blood vessel is blocked (not nerve blocked?) that was the reason for heart attack recently? may be your doctor will suggest angioplasty which is different from open heart surgery. Recovery is good provided patients take care of health by eating right food, doing moderate exercises, keeping bp and blood sugar in control. Good luck.
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I have constipation problem how I can cure all so suffering from fisher some time.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have constipation problem how I can cure all so suffering from fisher some time.
Take 2-tab. Charcol at night before bed. Syp. Livoluk 10 ml at night.This can help cure in constipation. take green veg., salaad in meal.grapes at night,one apple daily in morning. Banana in morning, juice,whole grain ,oats,more fiber meal,digestive foods, plenty of water during day and 1 glass of water before meal, avoid bad habits...stress ,alcohol, smoking, non-veg.,avoid fatty meal,oily foods. To confirm cause of constipation you may go for tests stool r/m, stool c/s,lft,blood sugar,cbc,usg whole abdomen ,x ray barium meal for examination for rectum,sigmoid, best tests is endoscopy for large intestine . Do not eat papaya if you diabetic. go for walk daily in morning. use anovate cream for fisher.
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I have a Migraine headache from last 3 year. It happens once in two month. Any medicine or any other solution?

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Ice Packs: Always opt for cold rather than heat to stop migraine pain. "Ice is an anti-inflammatory, missed meal=" Fluctuations in blood sugar can cause a cascade of escalating pain that sets up your migraine response, so don't go longer than 3 hours without food. Include a lean protein whenever you eat to help keep glucose levels steady Flaxseed=Some headaches are caused by inflammation, which can be reduced by consuming omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed can help provide headache relief because it’s rich in omega-3s. Flaxseed can be used as a home remedy in several forms, including as an oil and ground or whole seeds. CONSTITUTIONAL HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT WILL GIVE U BEST RESULT kindly consult :)
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Sir, meri sister ko do saal se ppair m drd h, i am from haryana usko koi nerve ka koi pain h, wo bahut tklif m h.dr. Operation ki kh to rhe h pr operation sucessful hoga iske 50-50 chances bol rhe h wo chl b nhi pa rhi h.tablets leti h lekin raat ko 12 bje ke baad us tablet ka asr b khatm ho jata h.please request h aap se koi to ilaj btaye iska.

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.), Nutrition/ Diet planning, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Cosmetology, BHMS, DND, Pranic Healing
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Sir, meri sister ko do saal se ppair m drd h, i am from haryana usko koi nerve ka koi pain h, wo bahut tklif m h.dr. ...
Operation mat karwaiye. Kuch din aaram milega. Baad me wapas taklif shuru ho jayegi. Temporary hain. Isliye. Homoeopathic ilaaj karaye. 2 mahine me thik ho jayega. Take Homoeopathic medicines. Safe and effective. No side effects. Prescribe after taking brief history of the patient. Guaranteed results in just Two months. Diet consultation and diet planning according BMI consists of protein carbs and fats in proportionate form with calculated calories to achieve your goals in healthy mannerTake Homoeopathic medicines. Safe and effective. No side effects. Prescribe after taking brief history of the patient. Guaranteed results in just Two months Consult Privately on Lybrate.
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Learning Disabilities and Dementia

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Learning Disabilities and Dementia

Learning disabilities and dementia


Advances in medical and social care have led to a significant increase in the life expectancy of peoplewith learning disabilities. The effect of ageing on people with learning disabilities – including therisk of developing dementia – has, therefore, become increasingly important. This information sheetoutlines some of the issues concerning people with a learning disability who develop dementia.

The causes of learning disability are diverse. They include genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome, pre- or post-natal infections, brain injury, and general individual differences.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a general term used to describe a group of diseases that affect the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. The damage caused by all types of dementia leads to a progressive loss of brain tissue. As brain tissue cannot be replaced, symptoms become worse over time.

Symptoms may include:
Loss of memory
An inability to concentrate
Difficulty in finding the right words or understanding what other people are saying
A poor sense of time and place
Difficulty in completing self-care and domestic tasks and solving minor problems
Mood changes
Behavioural changes
There is no evidence that dementia has a different effect on people with learning disabilities than it does on other people. However, the early stages are more likely to be missed or misinterpreted, particularly if several professionals are involved in the person’s care. The person may find it hard to express how they feel that their abilities have deteriorated, and problems with communication may make it more difficult for others to assess change.

What are the risks?
Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s diseaseAbout 20 per cent of people with a learning disability have Down’s syndrome. People with Down’s syndrome are at particular risk of developing dementia.
Figures from one study (Prasher, 1995) suggest that the following percentages of people with Down’s syndrome have dementia:
30-39 years - 2 per cent40-49 years - 9.4 per cent50-59 years - 36.1 per cent60-69 years - 54.5 per cent
Studies have also shown that virtually all people with Down’s syndrome develop the plaques and tangles in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, although not all will develop the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The reason for this has not been fully explained. However, research has shown that amyloid protein found in these plaques and tangles is linked to a gene on chromosome 21. People with Down’s syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21, which may explain their increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Other learning disabilities and dementiaThe prevalence of dementia in people with other forms of learning disability is also higher than in the general population. Some studies (Cooper, 1997; Lund, 1985; Moss and Patel, 1993) suggest that the following percentages of people with learning disabilities not due to Down’s syndrome have dementia:
50 years + - 13 per cent65 years + - 22 per cent
This is about four times higher than in the general population. At present, we do not know why this is the case. Further research is needed. People with learning disabilities are vulnerable to the same risk factors as anyone else. Genetic factors may be involved, or a particular type of brain damage associated with a learning disability may be implicated.
How can you tell if someone is developing dementia?Carers play an important part in helping to identify dementia by recognising changes in behaviour or personality. It is not possible to diagnose dementia definitely from a simple assessment. A diagnosis is made by excluding other possible causes and comparing a person’s performance over time. The process should include:
A detailed personal historyThis is vital to establish the nature of any changes that have taken place. It will almost certainly include a discussion with the main carer and any care service staff.
A full health assessmentIt is important to exclude any physical causes that could account for changes taking place. There are a number of other conditions that have similar symptoms to dementia but are treatable: for example, hypothyroidism and depression. It is important not to assume that a person has dementia simply because they fall into a high risk group. A review of medication, vision andhearing should also be included.
Psychological and mental state assessmentIt is equally important to exclude any other psychological or psychiatric causes of memory loss. Standard tests that measure cognitive ability are not generally applicable as people with learning disabilities already have cognitive impairment and the tests are not designed for people without verbal language skills. New tests are being developed for people with learning disabilities.
Special investigationsBrain scans are not essential in the diagnosis of dementia, although they can be useful in excluding other conditions or in aiding diagnosis when other ssessments have been inconclusive.
What can be done if it is dementia?Although dementia is a progressive condition, the person will be able to continue with many activities for some time. It is important that the person’s skills and abilities are maintained and supported for as long as possible, and that they are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential. However, the experience of failure can be frustrating and upsetting, so it is important to find a balance between encouraging independence and ensuring that the person’s self-esteem and dignity are not undermined.
At present there is no cure for dementia. People progress from mild to moderate to more severe dementia over a period of years. New drug treatments seek to slow down or delay the progression of the disease and it is hoped that treatments will become more effective in the future. See the Society’s information sheet Drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease – Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl and Ebixa.
Strategies for supporting the person with dementia People who develop dementia are, first and foremost, human beings with individual personalities, life histories, likes and dislikes. Dementia affects a person’s ability to communicate, so they may develop alternative ways of expressing their feelings. By understanding something of a person’s past and personality we can begin to understand what they might be feeling and why they respond in the way they do.
Many practical strategies have been developed to support people with dementia and their carers. Here are some ideas:
Enable individuals to have as much control over their life as possible. Use prompts and reassurance during tasks they now find more difficult.
Help the person by using visual clues and planners to structure the day.
Use visual labels on doors to help people find their way around their home in the early stages.
Try to structure the day so that activities happen in the same order. Routines should be individual and allow for flexibility.
A ‘life story book’ comprising photos and mementos from the person’s past may be a useful way to help the person interact and reminisce.
If speech is a problem make use of body language. Simplify sentences and instructions, listen carefully and give plenty of time for the person to respond.
If someone is agitated, the environment might be too busy or noisy.
Relaxation techniques such as massage, aromatherapy and music can be effective and enjoyable.
If someone becomes aggressive, carers and professionals should work together to try to establish reasons for the person’s frustration and find ways of preventing the behaviour or coping with the situation should it arise.
Medication may be used if someone is experiencing high levels of agitation, psychotic symptoms or depression. It is important that any prescribed medicine is monitored closely and that other ways of dealing with the situation are thoroughly explored.

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Recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Solapur
There are certain foods that can help in avoiding onset of alzheimers dementia. Foods containing high levels of anti oxidants and omega acids are beneficial in general for nervous system. But in case of advanced cases of alzheimers, along with healthy lifestyle and good food habits, medications are necessary. Currently there is no evidence of complete cure of alzheimers either by medications or with use of any particular food items. Currents medications however prolong the progress of illness and improves quality of life for the patients.
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My left hand last to figers are not working fine m nt able to feel any pain in DAT fingers it feels as if der r totally naam

MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST
Physiotherapist,
It's an ulnar nerve compression. Please get your ULTT test done with a good Physiotherapist to benefit your concern. You shall be fine in 2-3 sessions
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Treatment of Migraines Using Homeopathy

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
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My wife aged 42 years is suffering from numbness in arms, back pain and pain in shoulders. Is this due to Gastric problems or else what ? Pl clarify , to which specialist I have to consult for her problems of numbness, pain in shoulders and back pain. Thanks in anticipation of right solution. Regards

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi, This is Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. You need to get hold of Orthopaedic surgeon who also handles spine. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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