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Dr. P.t. Acharya

Neurologist, Bangalore

300 at clinic
Dr. P.t. Acharya Neurologist, Bangalore
300 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. P.t. Acharya is a renowned Neurologist in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Sidvin Hospital in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. P.t. Acharya and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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When to Seek Medical Help for Epilepsy

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
When to Seek Medical Help for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a form of chronic disorder and it is characterized by recurrent seizures. The episodes of epileptic seizures may differ from person to person. These seizures could be a result of genetic disorder or a result of trauma or stroke. During a seizure, a patient may also experience symptoms of neurological disorders and sometimes lose consciousness.

Medical help for epilepsy
Epilepsy itself cannot be cured using medication, but proper medicines help in eliminating recurrent seizures. These medicines stabilize the electrical activity within the brain preventing seizures.

How effective is the medication for epilepsy?
The success of controlling seizures using medicines depends on the type and severity of the epilepsy. Medicines for epilepsy are usually very effective and may fully keep seizures under control. However, controlling seizures caused due to brain problems may be more difficult. Usually, epilepsy medicines can control seizures for a long period of time when they are taken regularly.

When is medical help needed?
The decision about when to start medicines for epilepsy is a tricky one. This is because a first seizure cannot confirm whether a person has an on-going epilepsy problem. A second seizure may occur after many years or may not happen at all. Prediction of seizures is also quite difficult.

The severity of seizures also indicates when to start medicines for treatment. In case a first seizure is quite severe, medication should be started at once. Some people have very mild seizures even though they may be recurring in nature, and medication can be avoided in this situation.

All the pros and cons must be thought over before starting medications for the treatment of epilepsy. It is advisable to wait for a second seizure and then start medications for treatment. In most cases, medication is started after a second seizure occurs, twelve months within the first seizure. You should always consult a doctor to know when you need to start taking medicines to treat the condition.

For making the most out of the medicines to control seizures, you should follow certain steps:

  1. You must take medications exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
  2. Before switching to generic versions of your medicines or before taking other prescribed medicines, you must consult your doctor.
  3. You should never stop taking the medicines.
  4. In case you experience enhanced depression, mood swings and suicidal thoughts, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
  5. In case you have migraine, you should let your doctor know so that he can prescribe you anti-epileptic medicines, which also prevent migraines.

Medicines cannot treat the underlying cause of epilepsy, but these help in controlling seizures and this is the most common symptom of epilepsy. Medication should be started at a proper time and must be continued without stopping.

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My husband father having Parkinson's disease. Now I am pregnant ,it affect my baby? If possible to baby born with any neurological problems?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
My husband father having Parkinson's disease. Now I am pregnant ,it affect my baby? If possible to baby born with any...
Dear lybrate-user, Parkinson disease is usually a age related illness. It usually occur after 60 years of age. So do not worry your baby will born healthy. Please avoid medicine not prescribed by doctor. Please avoid alcohol, cigarettes during pregnancy. All d best!
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I feel tiredness on occipital lobe of the head like it goes heavy. kindly advise?

BAMS, YIC, DEC
Ayurveda,
Hi this may be due to work strees, are due to night outs, less sleep are may be due to injury in occipital area better you get eeg once.
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Sir my hands are shivering without tension at am doing to cure from that one so please cure method to me sir.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
This may be due to 1. Severe anxiety 2. Medical problem like thyroid disorder get your following test done and review with reports 1. Cbc 2. Thyroid function test (fasting) consult privately.
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What is meant by mild changes of cerebral atrophy in MRI Brain scan .My dad age is 56 yr.PLease tell.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What is meant by mild changes of cerebral atrophy in MRI Brain scan .My dad age is 56 yr.PLease tell.
Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain. Atrophy of any tissue means a decrement in the size of the cell, which can be due to progressive loss of cytoplasmic proteins. In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of neurons and the connections between them.
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I am having sleepiness problem all time. Feel like most inactive person. Like an insomniac. What should I do?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am having sleepiness problem all time. Feel like most inactive person. Like an insomniac. What should I do?
If you continue to feel sleepy and drowsy during day, that means you donot get quality sleep at night. This can be due to various reasons including a sleep disorder, osa etc also people with thyroid dysfunction or depression may feel lethargic and inactive. I would advise you to consult a physician and psychiatrist nearby for a detailed evaluation.
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My hand and feet feel numb when I wake up after sleeping. Why is it so?

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Due to lack of vitamin c in your body numbness will be prone. Consume spinach juices with sugar to be added regularly.
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I am a 28 y old male and have a muscle weakness for long time. What should I do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist,
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. I need to understand what do you actually mean by muscle weakness? have you got it checked somewhere and a proper motor charting is done or is it a feeling which you have? also please tell me whether you are suffering from any long term illness for which you take medicines or have previously taken. If not, then my advise to you is to get some blood tests done: cbc, esr, crp, serum electrolytes, serum vitamin d levels and then see whats the reports. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 20 years old I am suffering neck nerves meri nerves dab gyi hai or yeh kafi time se h.

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
It is a problem of disc prolapse get mri done to find out which nerves are compressed and visit a good physiotherapist.
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I got Frequently ache in head. I am bot able to listen loud sounds like horns ,alarm clock etc doc said that may be its because of stress and it can cause migraine .sir I dont know what to do to avoid that please help me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I got Frequently ache in head. I am bot able to listen loud sounds like horns ,alarm clock etc doc said that may be i...
Dear Neha, Please go to a doctor and get diagnosed. If it is migraine there is a standard treatment for avoiding headache in future. In the meanwhile, get into stress management techniques.
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I cant feel the taste of water as usual from a week. What should I do?

I cant feel the taste of water as usual from a week. What should I do?
You must clean your tongue with tongue cleaner. If you use any mouthwsh having composition chlorhexidine stop that 3- take neurokind more tab od for 7 days after meal.
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I am 35 years old and I have a nerves problem on my leg for the last 4 to 5 months.

MBBS
General Physician, Barabanki
Hello. Check blood glucose level for diabetes ensure proper sitting posture indulge in stretching exercise avoid heavy weight lifting and shoulder turning of trunk moderate exercise is advocated consult physician/orthopaedic doctor for further evaluation ct/mri spine.
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Is modalert 100 a brain enhancer tablet? One MD doctor said if you take 2 tabs of modalert 100 it works as brain enhancer. But I've read on govt site that it is used to treat sleepiness how can it stimulate brain? Also please suggest me some diet, exercises or any drug that can be used for temporary period to stimulate brain.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
Modalert is of questionable significance even in drowsy states. There is no drug to stimulate brain. Please eat healthy diet have positive thoughts and do exercise in fresh air.
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I'm patient of epilepsy, ye sleep me hota h.I always taken ox maxetol medicine. Can I live in life just like others.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Raigarh
If you're seizure attacks are on control then you can live like a normal person with some precautions.
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Is there any permanent cure for migraine. I am a student and these attacks are so severe that I can't focus on anything.

MD Medicine, DM Neurologist
Neurologist, Dehradun
Lybrate-user migraine is a chronic disease which can be prevented with life style modifications, diet change and yoga meditation. In modern medicine no cure available.
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My son is a patient of cerebral Palsy. Do you have any treatment for the CP for assured results. We are taking homeopathy for his treatment.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
CP is a neurological illness affecting since childhood. Apart from physical disabilities there may be associated MR, seizure or behavioural problem. Kindly tell me his IQ. homeopathy can not treat such illness.
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I have been diagnosed for migran and doctor told there is no cure for it in allopathy. Can it be cured using any other science like aayurveda or homeopathy or unani ad if yes what measures to be taken.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes
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My wife aged 39 years, suffering from migraine while going out under sun or in summer season. Please advise for permanent remedy for it ?

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
Avoid going in sun. Keep well hydrated if going out cannot be avoided, you can try preventive treatment.
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What are the symptoms of migraine? Is it curable? How can we avoid migraine attack?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
The typical symptoms of migraine include, headache, nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and noise. Proper medications can help relieve the headache and also avoid headache attacks in the future.
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