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Dr. N B Kulkarni

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

33 Years Experience
Dr. N B Kulkarni MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, Bangalore
33 Years Experience
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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. N B Kulkarni is a renowned Psychiatrist in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. He has over 33 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has done MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine . You can consult Dr. N B Kulkarni at N B Kulkarni in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. N B Kulkarni on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - KMC Hubli, - 1984
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - NIMHANS bangalore, - 1996
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Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

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I 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?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there, I appreciate that you got the courage to have your question answered on a public forum. Dementia can greatly affect a person's relationship to food and eating. The behavioural, emotional and physical changes that take place as dementia progresses can all have an impact upon a person's eating habits and on their intake of food and drink. It is important to do what you can to make sure that the person you are caring for enjoys their food and eats a healthy, balanced diet. As dementia progresses eating can become difficult for some people. However, by making a few changes you can help keep mealtimes as enjoyable and stress free as possible. Proper nutrition is important to keep the body strong and healthy. For a person with Alzheimer's or dementia, poor nutrition may increase behavioral symptoms and cause weight loss. The basic nutrition tips below can help boost the person with dementia's health and your health as a caregiver, too. Provide a balanced diet with a variety of foods. Offer vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein foods. Limit foods with high saturated fat and cholesterol. Some fat is essential for health — but not all fats are equal. Go light on fats that are bad for heart health, such as butter, solid shortening, lard and fatty cuts of meats. Cut down on refined sugars. Often found in processed foods, refined sugars contain calories but lack vitamins, minerals and fiber. You can tame a sweet tooth with healthier options like fruit or juice-sweetened baked goods. But note that in the later-stages of Alzheimer's, if loss of appetite is a problem, adding sugar to foods may encourage eating. Limit foods with high sodium and use less salt. Most people in the United States consume too much sodium, which affects blood pressure. Cut down by using spices or herbs to season food as an alternative. People with Alzheimer's or dementia do not need a special diet. As with anyone, eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is important for overall health. As the disease progresses, loss of appetite and weight loss may become concerns. In such cases, the doctor may suggest supplements between meals to add calories. Staying hydrated may be a problem as well. Encourage fluids by offering small cups of water or other liquids throughout the day or foods with high water content, such as fruit, soups, milkshakes and smoothies. I hope this helps. I wish you a very quick and speedy recovery. Sincerely,
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For my anxiety problem my doctor prescribed me Inderal and Lonazep MD 0.25mg For 15days. Should I take this medicines? As I heard that these medication will be addicted to my health as soon as I'll stop taking this I may suffer from serious heart beats, breathing problem and also may increase my anxiety level. Please suggest about this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
For my anxiety problem my doctor prescribed me Inderal and Lonazep MD 0.25mg For 15days. Should I take this medicines...
Hi. Medicines for anxiety should be taken regularly and on time, besides this if stopped suddenly, can lead to withdrawal effects. Being a Homoeopath, can suggest you Homoeopathic medicine which are safe to take without even causing any side-effects! So, you can think of taking them. Here are few asanas which will help you in reducing the anxiety problem. -Sit in the meditation position (cross-legged or heel seat) and put the hands in the lap. The back is straight and the belly relaxed. Stop one minute every thought. Then remain in meditation, thoughts can come and go as they please. All feelings of anger, fear and grief appear and dissolve by themselves. -Dhanurasana: Lie on your stomach with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by the side of your body. Fold your knees and hold your ankles. Breathing in, lift your chest off the ground and pull your legs up and back. Look straight ahead Keep the pose stable while paying attention to your breath. Your body is now taut as a bow. Continue to take long deep breaths as you relax in this pose. But don’t get carried away! Do not overdo the stretch. After 15 -20 seconds, as you exhale, gently bring your legs and chest to the ground. Release the ankles and relax. -Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. Anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like Balasan, Setu Bandha Sarvangasan, Uttanasan, Garudasan, Savasana, Triconasana, Viprita Karani, Marjaryasana, Dhyana, Bhujangasana, Anulom-Vilum, Pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (Believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids). Medication: Take Bakson’s Calm Aid tablet/ 1 tablet daily once for 4 weeks. And do practice breathing exercises (Pranayam, Anulom-Vilum) and meditation.
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I am 40. For the last 12 years I am suffering from IBS, Headache, anxiety and extreme nervousness, weight loss and many more. What supplement should I take?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 40. For the last 12 years I am suffering from IBS, Headache, anxiety and extreme nervousness, weight loss and ma...
No artificial/synthetic food supplement is suggested. Take balance diet always. Ibs is a chronic disease and that needs to be treated for long time in order to get complete cure. Avoid sedentary life. Take five phos 4 tablets twice daily only.
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Suggest me to how to quite smoking and clean up my lungs. Suggest me I got like allergy on my chest.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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I have been addicted to smoking for last 10 years and drinking for last 5 years. Now I want to get rid of my addiction. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Why on earth would you still abuse these substances that can certainly lead you to an early grave? The symptoms are not encouraging either. There is only one reason, and that is, that you have not reached your ‘Rock bottom’ so that you will be stopped right in your tracks! Before that happens you must, on a war footing, exercise restraint and stop the use of all these substances. Since you have probably tried and found it extremely difficult I suggest you do one of the following: It sounds like you are in an advanced stage of alcoholism and tobacco use and need admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help deal with this problem. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by yourself because you have become addicted to alcohol and tobacco and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that you can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. you will have a serious reaction, if you consume even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that you do not only consume the medication but you are also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking in particular and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast. If you are not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick you up, after you are completely drunk, and admit you by force. This will however, require the family’s consent. Do not delay for any reason and stop fooling around with half decisions. This must be your last and final attempt and make it a successful one.
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Is it right to take allopathic and homeopathic treatment simultaneously for schizophrenia patient.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Better just go for homoeopathic medicine.Because homoeopath will prescribe medicine for a person as a whole whereas allopathy give medicine for tissue in body.Which isnt worth.So better go for homoeopathic treatment.
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I am 30 years old male I have habit of codiene like tossex rex cough syrups. I came to know that effects our kidney! so I need some pils or medicine for the same. Without stopping this codien.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, codein is as addictive as alcohol and you should quit this addiction. You may consult the nearest physician and he will help you quit it. Take care.
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I have pain in my full body and I am suffering from fever for two days sir please advise me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have pain in my full body and I am suffering from fever for two days sir please advise me.
Follow health advises given below: Measure your temperature and tell me reading 1. Avoid exertion 2. Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food (If No Drug Allergy) as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days 3. Lot of fluids to be taken 4. Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc. Get CBC checked and review with reports consult physician/me for further management and let me know what medicines you were taking and also tell me if you are having other symptoms like cough/ throat pain/ burning urine/ stomach pain so that we can confirm cause of fever.
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I have not Broken up with my gf but she is too much careless about me this days. For this reason I'm very much depressed, I am unable to concentrate on my studies. What should I do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Rajsamand
I have not Broken up with my gf but she is too much careless about me this days. For this reason I'm very much depres...
You are not in that age. You should not go for love n all. All things need time. Now jus forget all this things and do study and enjoy your teenage in playing game and study. Don't waste your time in love, gf, and other things. You can do all this things after few years.
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I AM SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION AND FEELING LOW. I ALWAYS FEEL INSECURE AND UNABLE TO TAKE DECISION EVEN IN VERY SMALL MATTERS. I AM VERY LAZY TOO AND WAKE VERY LATE AT AROUND 10 AM IN THE MORNING AND KEEP AVOIDING ALL THE TASKS AND GET DEPRESSED WHEN THE ACTUAL DATE OF THE SAID WORKS COME CLOSER. PLEASE ADVICE ME SOME MEDICATION SO THAT I COULD MAKE MY LIFE BETTER. I AM AGED 61 YEARS OLD.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, Before getting yourself prescribed for some medicines, I think you should consult a psychologist who are capable to assess your mental and emotional condition. You may progress further according to what the psychologist advises. Take care.
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How many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
How many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?
Dear lybrate-user, we understand your feelings you need counselling, counselling will help you to come out of your problem and many patients are cured and enjoying better life after counselling, but we need to talk to you to take full details in-person or audio (phone)/video before we suggest something to cure your problem. There is saying" it is known truth that counselling heal better than medicine"
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I am getting addicted to Mobile very much. I cannot concentrate on my studies what should I do?

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Use only when you require most to use phone, keep urself occupied in other goal directed activities.
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I feel depressed and down a lot these days. How do I overcome. I want to learn to meditate.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I feel depressed and down a lot these days. How do I overcome. I want to learn to meditate.
The reasons behind depression should be addressed and its symptoms treated, meditation is like thought diversion, may produce temporary relief, but does not cure depression. Also in some meditation can worsen occurence of negative thoughts in a silent/ blank mind.
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I am an engineering student and preparing for exam. What should I do to increase my mind and creativity.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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My wife has been feeling that something is moving in her body from her mouth to leg. That unknown thing is not paining but her concentration going loss. Due to which she feels weakness and laziness so much. She do not wish to do any work and always prefer to lay on bed. Also, she's going hyper and frustrated on small things, she forgets small small things and taking so much time to remember. When these problem has started she even not taking care of herself. Her face freshness has gone away, also facing hairfall problem. She is been going in depression now. I had visited so many Dr. but they have been told that is only acidity/ hyper acidity. Also completed all types of medicine course but still she is been not getting recover. Pls help me on this.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
My wife has been feeling that something is moving in her body from her mouth to leg. That unknown thing is not painin...
It happens due to dissatisfaction in the matters of life and relationships with you and her children. Please make it a point to spend quality couple time with her and let her feel comfortable. No need to prove that she is feeling wrong. Also if needed make a direct contact with an expert in relationship and Psychotherapist for having an open interaction, guidance, support and Psychotherapy if needed. If severity is more then even medicines can be advised. One to one meeting with expert either online or in person, either me or anyone nearby would work wonders.
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Sir, My age is 23. I have an over thinking problem, I over-think to its maximum. I feel demotivated, I don't feel easy. I feel overexcited.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Sir,  My age is 23. I have an over thinking problem, I over-think to its maximum. I feel demotivated, I don't feel ea...
Dear user. I can understand. Thinking is a complex mechanism and Your mind's job is to think. If you allow you to think without having control over it, it will always wander into negative territories. You should train yourself to keep your thoughts under your control. Cognitive therapy will help you in this case. Take care.
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Hi Doctor, Since morning I am suffering from fever, body ache and cough. Fever is around 101 and getting repeated in 4-5 hours. Have taken Paracip 650 thrice. Headache is also too severe. Just sleeping. Feeling hungry but not able to eat anything properly. Kindly advice. Male 35.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Hi Doctor, Since morning I am suffering from fever, body ache and cough. Fever is around 101 and getting repeated in ...
Hello, since you have fever and body ache, you should get investigations done. Investigations for complete blood count, dengue, malaria or typhoid. As these diseases are prevalent these days. After the reports, you should take treatment respectively.
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I suffer from severe mood swings and feel irritated all the time and have anger issues. Please prescribe me some anti depressant. I live in chandigarh.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
For prescription you need to see a psychiatrist. The reason is that you need a thorough evaluation of your problem before we start you on medicines.
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Hi I am 34 year old female. Sometime I have suddenly anger and that time don't know what I am doing Lots of time I beat my 4 year kid very badly, I don't want to do this but suddenly happens after Some minutes I realize. Please help.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Sudden anger outbursts could be a sign of something benign like poor stress management or something serious like depression. As a safety measure, visit a psychiatrist to rule out any mental illness. Most mental illnesses are curable. Beating up a helpless child in anger is very detrimental to the child's psychology and your relationship with him. Learn anger management. A lot of tips are available online. Get away from your child when you are angry. Take sips of cold water to calm down. Tell yourself out loud to calm down until you feel you are in control. Lashing out on your baby is setting a very bad example for him. He will mirror your behavior. Get help asap!
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Hi, This question is mostly related to a psychiatrist. My ex boyfriend met with an accident recently. He had got a leg fracture. He wants to talk to me. Presently I am engaged to someone else. If I talk to my ex even once then my ex will start calling me everyday. I just do not understand. Should I talk to my ex?

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
The answer to your question you only have. What you want to do, you want to continue with your ex-then go ahead, if you want to continue in a new relation say bye to your ex. At a time you can't ride two boats and think you can cross river. The choice is yours, how comfortable you want your life.
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