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Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar  - Neurosurgeon, Bangalore

Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar

MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery, Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Bangalore

35 Years Experience  ·  450 at clinic
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Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery, Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery Neurosurgeon, Bangalore
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Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar is one of the best Neurosurgeons in HAL, Bangalore. He has over 35 years of experience as a Neurosurgeon. He is a qualified MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery, Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery . He is currently associated with Fortis Hospital - Bannerghatta Road in HAL, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - J.S.S Medical College, Mysore - 1982
MCh - Neuro Surgery - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) - 1989
Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery - Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan,USA - 1986
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Epilepsy: What Should You Know?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Epilepsy: What Should You Know?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is characterised by recurring epileptic seizures. These seizures can be brief or can persist for prolonged periods. Vigorous episodes which last long can result in physical injuries such as broken bones. Mention that 6th February is International epilepsy day.

Causes of Epilepsy
The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, most medical practitioners attribute epileptic seizures to brain injury, tumours, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Bouts of fainting
  4. Short spans of blackout
  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing
  6. Panic
  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures an epileptic person usually encounters.

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause
  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cannot detect it
  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason.

Treatments

  1. Medication: Medication is the most common treatment in case of epilepsy. Drugs taken on a regular basis can stop the seizure partially. But in very severe cases, they seem to have no effect at all.
  2. Surgery: For symptomatic seizures which are caused due to abnormal brain function, surgery can be a way to get rid of seizures. In some minor cases, nerve stimulation in the brain and special diets can be prescribed to control the epileptic seizures.

Five facts about epilepsy you need to know:

  • Epilepsy is not psychosis or madness and can be treated easily 
  • Popular celebraties with epilepsy include Aristotle, Alfred Nobel, Alexander the great, Sir Isaacs Newton, Martin Luther and Julius Caesar etc. 
  • Woman with epilepsy can have a normal pregnancy 
  • Newer medicines for epilepsy are effective and very safe 
  • Surgery can cure epilepsy in some patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.
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I am 41 years old recovering from Gbs since 3 months. Unfortunately developed dvt 25 days back after stopping fragmin 2500 iu a week prior to that. I am moving with support couple of times a day. I am now on fragmin and Acitrom. I have two questions. 1. How long does the threat of PE last after the onset of dvt? 2. When can I start full fledged physiotherapy?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 41 years old recovering from Gbs since 3 months. Unfortunately  developed  dvt 25 days back after stopping  frag...
Do consult your neuro physician for opinion regarding on how long should last it's based on clinical assessment do consult neuro physio to check whether physiotherapy can be resumed at this juncture.
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I have a 36 years old brother who suffered from acute transverse myelitis on march 2013 where his entire lower body until his chest lost sensation. He only has sensation in his hands & above chest. Things have not improved in last two years except that he is able to sit with support now which he was not able to do for first 6 months. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
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. Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x 5days. Caldikind plus 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again.. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 30 years old male, I have migraine headache, what is the solution of this type of headache?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
You have not mentioned the age and since how long you have this problem. Avoid foods that aggrevate the problem. Don't take spicy fried food sour food during the attack.
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Hello. I want to know about migraine problem which is usually happened with, what I the instant solution or precautions for it please suggest me.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly Best Wishes
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Brain Stroke - Things You Must Know!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Brain Stroke - Things You Must Know!

A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. It can threaten major physical functions and can prove to be fatally dangerous at times. The brain stem which is placed right above the spinal cord controls the breathing, heartbeat and levels of blood pressure. It is also in charge of controlling some elementary functions such as swallowing, hearing, speech and eye movements

What are the different types of strokes?
There are three main kinds of stroke: ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes and transient ischemic attacks. The The most common type of brain stroke is the ischemic stroke is caused by narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain, which prevents the proper supplyof of blood to the brain. Sometimes it so happens that the blood clot that has formed elsewhere in the body have travelled via the blood vessels and has been trapped in the blood vessel which provides blood to the brain. When the supply of blood to a part of the brain is hindered, the tissue in that area dies off owing to lack of oxygen. The other variant of brain stroke is termed as hemorrhagic stroke is caused when the blood vessels in and around the brain burstor or leak. Strokes need to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible in order to minimize brain damage.

What are the common symptoms of a brain stroke?
The symptoms of the brain stroke are largely dependent on the area of the brain that has been affected. It can interfere with normal functioning, such as breathing and talking and other functions which human beings can perform without thinking such as eye movements or swallowing. Since all the signals from the brain as well as other parts of the body traverse through the brain stem, the interruption of blood flow often leads to numbness or paralysis in different parts of the body.

Who is likely to have a stroke?
Anyone is at a risk of developing brain stroke although ageing is directly proportional to the risk of having a stroke. Not only that an individual with a family history of brain stroke or transient ischemic attack is at a higher risk of developing stroke. People who have aged over 65 accounts for about 33 percent of all brain strokes. It is important to point here that individuals with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cholesterol, cancer, autoimmune diseases and some blood disorders are at a higher risk of developing brain stroke.

There are a few factors which can increase the risk of developing stroke beyond any control. But there are certain lifestyle choices as well which aids in controlling the chances of being affected by stroke. It is crucial to refrain from long-term hormone replacement therapies as well as birth control pills, smoking, lack of physical activity, excessive use of alcohol and drug addiction. A brain stroke is a life-threatening medical condition, and when an individual has symptoms that resemble that of stroke, it is crucial to seek immediate medical help.

Treatment for stroke:

  • Treatment depends on the type of stroke.
  • Ischemic strokes can be treated with 'clot-busting' drugs.
  • Hemorrhagic strokes can be treated with surgery to repair or block blood vessel weaknesses.
  • The most effective way to prevent strokes is through maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What is TPA?
TPA is a thrombolytic or a “Clot Buster” drug. This clot buster is used to break-up the clot that is causing a blockage or disruption in the flow of blood to the brain and helps restore the blood flow to the area of the brain. It is given by intravenous (IV). This can be given only within 45.5 hrs of the onset of symptoms

Time is brain

Remember Every second Loss means brain cells die.

Rush to the nearest Stroke Centre whenever you experience such symptoms.

You can save the brain cells dying if you reach within 45.5 hrs by the CLOT BUSTER. 

Endovascular procedures:
Another treatment option is an endovascular procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, strongly recommended, in whichtrained  trained doctors try  removing a large blood clot bysending sending a wired-caged device called a stent retriever, to the site of the blocked blood vessel in the brain

Stroke prevention:
The good news is that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. It startswith with managing keyrisk risk factors, including 

  • High blood pressure,
  • Cigarette smoking,
  • Diabetes Atrial fibrillation and
  • Physical inactivity.

More than half of all strokes are caused by uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure, making it the most important risk factor to control. 

Rehabilitation:
The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation ("rehab"). In stroke rehab, a team of health professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist.

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My sister 38 years old Cerebral aneurysm (avm) artery ruptured in back side brain 4 days passed in ITU Brain dead Help She has a abnormal smaller brother. Her mother is paralyzed Father is too old to perform. And utterly selfish big brother. Plz.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Treatment depends on the glasgow coma scale and if the value is very less than there are very less chance of survival and so I will suggest you to discuss the value with the neurologist.
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Hello sir/madam My hands and legs Full body automatically shaking And I do not have strength I am losing heavy potassium from my body Why? please tell me why.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
There could be a neurological problem or generalised weakness please try to check vitamin b 12 and in general you can go with sarvanga abhyanaga and vrulshasana you have to try performing few more medicines required depending on condition.
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I have epilepsy and had been taking oxetol 450 mg from past 2 yrs. But only seizure has vanished but I still speak in sleep. How to avoid that. Talking in sleep.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Follow sleep hygiene. Get a EEG done. Exercise daily and you should feel tired at the time of going to sleep. That will improve your sleep qualities and talking will reduce.
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Left side of my father does not working properly due to got a paralysis attack 4 year ago. Will my father came out from this illness ?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
No. Paralysis is permanent damage. Whatever recovery he could have made, he would have already made it within the first few months itself. Take precautions so that it does not recur again.
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I'm having sleep paralysis from time to time, please tell any remedy, its really scary.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is harmless and medicines are not useful Tips for improving your sleeping habits include: creating a restful sleeping environment that's quiet, dark and not too hot or cold ensuring your bed is comfortable exercising regularly (but not too close to bedtime) cutting down on caffeine not eating or drinking alcohol before bedtime giving up smoking (if you smoke) because nicotine is a stimulant
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I am told I have migraine. Past 2 months I have been suffering .First I had headache plus dizziness. Now headache has reduced but I still have kind of dizziness and my head is always heavy. Around my eye area ,i feel drowsy and lightheaded everyday. I was given selibium 5 mg which I took for 2 months ,but now I have been given ciplar 10 mg. Is it a good medicine? Can anyone help me as this condition is reducing my quality of life.

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
I am told I have migraine. Past 2 months I have been suffering .First I had headache plus dizziness. Now headache has...
Sibellium is known drug for migrain. Safe if used for short period like 2 or 3 months. Migrain is lifestyle disease. Take adequate sleep, rest and eat at right time. Join yoga class learn pranayama and meditation. Both are known to reduce stress. Intermittent medicine with lifestyle modification u can have good control.
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Hi I fell and my head was hurt on the top backside of the head. I had got a bump for a few days. I do not experience any pain now. I'm fine. I hope there is no problem in the future. Am I right?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
If there is no problem at present than there is surety that it will not cause any problems in future.
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Hey! My question is I have migraine so what kind of precautions I should take. And is migraine a big problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack, apply ice pack, massage scalp/temple 2. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation, exposure to loud noise, bright light, strong smell inadequate sleep, continuous use of cell phone since it precipitates migraine attack 4. Avoid salted /processed food, aged cheese, excess tea/coffee/alcoho (red wine)/caffeinated beveragesl. Don’t skip/postpone your meal, avoid hunger since it triggers the attack 5. Go for regular exercise, reduce weight if over weight 6. Practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis like propranolol/ vasograin after consulting physician
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Recently I getting head ace very much, I'm expecting migraine. Doubtly. The head ace will be around my head leaves me pain for some time then I will be okay. I usually spends over nights and wakes at 9 .May be I think this is reason .Help me out physcharit.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Recently I getting head ace very much, I'm expecting migraine. Doubtly. The head ace will be around my head leaves me...
hello.... take following medicine:- 1. natrum muriaticum 30 ( 5 drops twice a day before meal ) 2. spigelia 30 ( 5 drops thrice a day after meal ) take these for one week or 10 days... with medicine avoid night work... take good sleep.... Eat healthy..... revert be back with feedback.... you can consult me privately for any other help.....
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I has once side head I think it's migraine. How should I know it's migraine or not?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ghaziabad
Characteristics of migraine headache: •Usually occurs on one side of the head, typically at the front or side •Sometimes it starts on one side, and then spreads all over the head •Often described as throbbing or pulsating •In few individuals headache is preceded by aura, visual disturbances that appear as flashing lights, zig-zag lines or a temporary loss of vision •Other migraine symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, Stuffy nose, Scalp tenderness etc. •It gradually worsens and peaks after 2-12 hours, then gradually eases off. However, it can last from 4 to 72 hours.
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I am on medication for more than 15 years for Epilepsy. (Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy). Dosage: Encorate Chrono 500 MG. (Sodium Valporate. Valporate Acid)

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, Is CT scan/ EEG was done? can cause of seizure was detected ? I want to tell you that medicine as advised by your Doctor need to be taken regularly and must not missed dose even for single day You can Consult Good Neurologist for second opinion, i can guide you further
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Mother age is 70. Before 3 days she has paralytic attack on left side of body. She is admitted now in icu. Blood clots found in brain. She is semi conscious now. She understand if we talk to her. Please suggest some homeopathy or ayurvedic treatment. Now her BP is 130/95.3 days before her BP was 260 high.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Mother age is 70. Before 3 days she has paralytic attack on left side of body. She is admitted now in icu. Blood clot...
Hi. Your mother needs proper allopathy treatment care presently. You can go for ayurvedic or other forms of treatments once she is well and discharged for icu. You need to continue her allopathy medicinces as per your doctors advice. Take care.
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I have headache like migraine pain I don't want to use medicines, whether it is possible to get out of it any other ways possible?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am giving some health tips for Migraine headache •1.You can turn off light for some time •2.Apply hot or cold compresses to your head or neck. •Ice packs have a numbing effect, which may dull the sensation of pain. •Hot packs and heating pads can relax tense muscles. •3.Warm showers or baths may have a similar effect. •4.You can take Tea or coffee( but not excess) 5.Sleep well Here are some tips to encourage sound sleep. Establish regular sleep hours. •Minimize distractions. •Your eating habits can influence your migraines. •Be consistent. Eat at about the same time every day. Don't skip meals. Fasting increases the risk of migraines Avoid foods that trigger migraines Meditation This problem can be solved by Meditation, i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house Consult Physician/me for further management
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