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Dr. Prathap Kumar Pani

MBBS, MS - Neuro Surgery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Bangalore

36 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Prathap Kumar Pani MBBS, MS - Neuro Surgery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery Neurosurgeon, Bangalore
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Dr. Prathap Kumar Pani is an experienced Neurosurgeon in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Neurosurgeon for 36 years. He has completed MBBS, MS - Neuro Surgery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery . He is currently practising at Sagar Hospital in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prathap Kumar Pani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa, - 1981
MS - Neuro Surgery - SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa, - 1985
M.Ch - Neuro Surgery - SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa, - 1991
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Neurological Society of India

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Dearest sir/madam I am a 26 years old man suffering from migraine. What are the tips to take proper care of the migraine.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, migraine means, prolonged, headache, caused by irregular life- style * avoid, junk food, smoke, dust, smoking alcohol. Stress, anxiety, * take your breakfast, lunch and dinner in time.+ * take, plenty of water, which you miss in your office. * go for meditation for30 mnts to lower down your stress. Take-homoeo-medicine* @ spigelia 1000-6 pills, once a wk. @ natrum mur 200-6 pill, thrice a day. Report wkly. Do not carry your office, home.
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My mother is now in coma stage , she was affected 2 times by brain stroke n now her condition is too sensitive her GCS is E4VM5. She is now ice tube feeding n tracheostomy. She is taking all medicine still her condition is not improving. And always she is getting cough.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
This is something which cannot be managed on an online platform. What she needs is a good nursing care, you can certainly ask doctors over therecto add cough medications and to check whether its infectious or allergic cough.
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Hello doctor. I am taking lithium for one yr. I have severe hand tremor. Everyone asking about my tremor. How to get rid of the tremor caused by lithium. than.

MD, DNB (Medicine) DNB ( Neurology)
Neurologist, Pune
Lithium toxicity caused tremors, get your serum lithium and creatinine checked. May be you need to stop or reduce dosage of lithium if its the reason.
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Since from a month am suffering from severe headache. How to conform whether it is a migraine or something else?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Since from a month am suffering from severe headache. How to conform whether it is a migraine or something else?
Hello, Before coming to any conclusion, first get your blood pressure checked, make a chart. Let me know about the readings, will give you medication accordingly. Medication: Meantime, can start with homoeopathic medicine - Bakson's Mig Aid tablet/ after every 2 hours.
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How to Deal With Epilepsy?

MD (Med) -, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
How to Deal With Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a relatively common disorder. Most cases of epilepsy can be controlled with a combination of drug therapy and healthy lifestyle. In some cases, surgery may also be advised. Epilepsy affects not only the lifestyle of the patient but also that of their caregiver. Each person reacts to epilepsy in a different way and hence the type of care needed also varies from person to person. While some patients have few seizures and require care only when they're having a seizure others need round the clock care. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if a loved one suffers from epilepsy.

  1. Know what type of epilepsy he/she is dealing with: Not all epileptic seizures are the same. Find out what type of seizures your loved one suffers from and what are the possible triggers associated with Involve yourself in their lifestyle. Epilepsy should not be a reason for your loved one to lock themselves in a room to stay safe. Participate in activities with them of you feel the activity may be a safety risk if they were to have a seizure; for example - swimming. 
  2. Notice seizure triggers: Often an epileptic patient may not remember the seizure after it has occurred. As their care giver, keep a seizure diary to track their seizures and its related triggers. Look for patterns in the triggers to their epilepsy attacks.
  3. Keep them safe during a seizure: When experiencing a seizure, the patient will lose consciousness, experience muscle convulsions and may grit his teeth. If the person is standing, hold them so that they do not fall. If they are lying down, try turning them onto their side. Do not put anything into their mouth.
  4. Take care of them after a seizure: After the seizure, people are most likely to be confused, tired and have a headache. Check for injuries and keep them calm till medical help arrives. Loosen clothing around their neck and ensure that there is nothing inhibiting their breathing.
  5. Medical identification: While someone who suffers from seizures often is likely to always have someone with them, others who have rare seizures may often venture out alone. In such cases, ensure that they always have medical identification on them. Also make sure that their friends, colleagues etc are aware of their medical condition.
  6. Help them maintain a healthy lifestyle: Staying active is essential for people with epilepsy. Avoid contact sports and pick low impact exercises like walking, running or swimming. Following a buddy system is essential when an epileptic person works out. If you wish to discuss on any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist and ask a free question.
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My friend is suffering from intense migraine and is unable to even sleep. What can help?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, take tab. Shirashooladi vajra ras 1-1-1 with ginger juice. Apply ginger paste on the forehead. Instill cephagraine nasal drops 2 drops to each nostril 3 time a day.
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Brain Damage: 5 Most Common Causes!

MBBS, Cerebrovascular and Micro neurosurgery fellowship, MS - General Surgery, MCh Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Jaipur
Brain Damage: 5 Most Common Causes!

Regardless of whether the cause is a tumor, trauma, stroke or any other illness, any injury which inflicts damage on your brain cells is considered to be a brain damage. 

There are two types of brain damage, both of which interfere with the standard functioning of the brain. 
They are:

  1. Acquired brain injury (ABI): Either resulting from a tumor or a neurological illness, for instance a stroke, this type of brain injury originates from the cellular level and is commonly linked with brain pressure.
  2. Traumatic brain injury (TBI): It results from any damage imparted to the skull usually from an external and physical force like a blow to the head or a head accident, which in turn damages the brain.

How severe the brain damage is depends largely on the type of brain injury. Mild brain injuries are temporary, causing headaches, memory lapses, nausea and confusion. On the other hand, severe brain injuries cause cognitive, physical and behavioral impairments which are often life-changing and permanent.

Causes:
Acquired brain injuries may be caused by:

  1. Poisoning
  2. Being exposed to toxic substances
  3. Choking, strangulation or drowning
  4. Heart attacks
  5. Infections
  6. Stroke
  7. Tumors
  8. Neurological illnesses
  9. Aneurysms
  10. Illegal drug abuse

Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by:

  1. Car accidents
  2. Sports injuries
  3. Physical violence
  4. Head blows
  5. Falls and other mishaps

Symptoms:
Whether acquired or traumatic, symptoms of brain damage can be classified under four major groups:

1.  Cognitive symptoms generally include

  • Having a hard time processing information or expressing thoughts
  • Difficulty in understanding others or abstract concepts
  • Indecisiveness
  • Memory loss
  • Short attention spans

2.  Physical symptoms generally include

3.  Perceptual symptoms generally include

  • Spatial disorientation
  • Smell and taste disorders
  • Heightened pain sensitivity
  • Changes in hearing, seeing, or touch sensations
  • Unable to perceive time
  • Balance problems

4.  Emotional or behavioral symptoms generally include

  • Decreased stress tolerance
  • Heightened or flattened reactions or emotions
  • Aggressiveness
  • Sluggishness
  • Impatience and irritability
  • Self-denial. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.
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DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, fellowship in interventional neuroradiology
Neurologist, Mumbai
Time is brain in case of acute ischemic stroke. Sooner you rush to the hospital, sooner you get the treatment leading to salvage of brain tissue from becoming permanently dead. So dont waste time visiting a general practitioners clinic if you have such kind of symptoms as it may lead to delay in treatment.
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I am suffering from peripheral neuropathy with numbness in legs and difficulty walking and climbing/coming down stairs. Is there any treatment ?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Shashtik shali swedana holds very promising place in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Do consult with a good panchakarma centre near you or call us on 9812229442.
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How to cure completely my head migraine? Any tablets? I am now using flunipar 10 mg. It gives me many side effects such as body pain, sleepy,no clear eye sight. So please suggest me a gud way to cure my head migraine.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Continous chronic migraine needs prophylaxis treatment for decreasing migraine attacks and remission. For management of migraine you need to follow following things. 1) avoid fasting, skipped or delayed meals, excessive chocolates or coffee. 2) Take proper sleep and timely diet Medication can be started Flunarizine Amitryptiline: sedation common side effects Topiramate: memory disturbances and risk of angle closure glaucoma and renal stone Divalproate: Weight gain You need to discuss with your treating neurologist about all these options and associated risk and side effects. The response to treatment comes in a month time with these medications. For instant pain control, pain killers may be taken. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries.
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Nerves weakness is my problem. I often getting this more When I swim. Even if I eat badam daily, this is happening. Why?

MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Neurologist, Delhi
Nerves weakness is my problem. I often getting this more When I swim. Even if I eat badam daily, this is happening. Why?
It is not clear what you mean by" nerves weakness" you may first consult a psychiatrist after checking your blood sugar levels (fasting/post-prandial) are normal. I do not appreciate you have a primary neurological problem.
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If there is a situation of brain dead to a person then what is solution to cure it ? Please reply us fast.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
IF A NEUROLOGIST HAS DIAGNOSED PATIENT AS " BRAIN DEAD , IT MEANS THAT MOST OF THE PART OF BRAIN HAVE STOPPED FUNCTIONING,BUT BECAUSE VITAL FUNCTIONS LIKE HEART BEAT AND RESPIRATION ARE STILL GOING ON.THIS MEANS PATIENT IS LIVING LIKE A VEGETABLE STILL THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY OF HIM BECOMING CONCIOUS AGAIN.SOME PEOPLE MAY CONTINUE LIVING FOR MONTHS AND YEARS. IT CAN NOT BE CURED.YOU WILL HAVE TO EXCEPT THIS REALITY THAT PRACTICALLY HE IS ADEAD PERSON WHEN BRAIN IS DEAD. ORGAN DONATION AND TRYING TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE IN NEED OF LIVE ORGANS LIKE 2 KIDNEYS LIVER HEART ETC HE CAN GIVE HEALTH TO 5 PEOPLE. CONTACT RENAL FOUNDATION OF INDIA IF YOU WANT THIS GOOD WORK DONE. MY CONSOLATIONS FOR YOUR LOSS.
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DEAR SIR, after acupuncture treatment vide wwwacu5solution since 12-09-15, pains, sprains, tightness, numbness all over body, tried Dr. ortho for 45 days, oils, balms, gels, home etc no relief, what to do? I am 66, male on insulin, lantus, amyral-m and madhu sanjeevani-02-0-02, bph on urimax d, regards---narasanna n.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
DEAR SIR, after acupuncture treatment vide wwwacu5solution since 12-09-15, pains, sprains, tightness, numbness all ov...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and for pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and also take physiotherapy treatment till recovery.
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I am suffering cough and my body temperature high and I feel weakness my body is vibrate.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am suffering cough and my body temperature high and I feel weakness my body is vibrate.
Gurgle with clauve water. Do not use salt. Take honey in warm water. Avoid milk and bread take food made of rice for 4-5 days. Take ors. U can take glucose water if you dnt have high blood sugar. With this you need proper homeopathic treatment. Soo you can contact me through Lybrate in private conversation. Where I can prescribe medicine also.
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I am diabitic,hypertensive,aged 64,male. I am having constant numbness in my toes.

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello, Diabetes - a condition where the levels of sugar in your blood are too high is a serious condition that affects numerous parts of your body. When it comes to the legs and feet, high blood sugar levels can cause damage to the nerves which leads to numbness in your legs and feet. This nerve condition is called "diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This condition affects up to 30% of all diabetics, Heat Therapy: Apply a hot compress on to the area that is numb, in order to relax the muscles and nerves there. You could use a heating pad, a hot water bottle or a piece of cloth dipped in hot water. Make sure that the heat is not too strong or you could burn your skin Herbs: Gingko Biloba can help to increase the circulation of blood all over your body, thereby reducing the problem of numbness. FOR ANY HELP CONTACT US
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I am 47 years old woman. I am suffering from joint pains. Big toe and heel pain, neck pain, numb fingers. Please suggest what could be the problem.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 47 years old woman. I am suffering from joint pains. Big toe and heel pain, neck pain, numb fingers. Please sugg...
Hi take hot water bath twice daily, sleep on hard and even mattress. Kindly rule out your diabetes, uric acid, calcium, vitamin d and other metabolic disorders. Best wishes.
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Sir one of my friend had got paralysis attack and his left hand fingers stopped working doctor said there was a clot in brain. Now he is fine. Can he drink alcohol.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
There is no justification to drink alcohol for any good reason. However if there are medications that he is taking that may interact with alcohol, so the treating doctor would be the best judge.
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What should we do in migraine. I mean how to improve health so the migraine dont come back. Or to reduce the ache in migrain. Which life style should be adapted. Please tell me.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep.....massage your hair with good ayurvedic oil like bhring ranj oil.....sprinkle water in eyes...take sootshekhar ras...kaparda bhasm and godanti bhasm with honey two times a day.....pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day with warm water.....avoid tea...coffee....junk food...oily food....fermented food....stress...eat green vegetables....drink fruits juices...and 7-8 glass of water.....do pranayama early in the morning....walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day....
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Sir I am 34 years female having numbness of both hands and feet since 3 days. I have done my whole body checkup that is normal. Sugar bp are normal. I am taking rupatidine 10 mg for 4 days. Is this a side effect of rupatidine or anything else.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
Sir I am 34 years female having numbness of both hands and feet since 3 days. I have done my whole body checkup that ...
You have morbid obesity bmi 43 please reduce diet by 20% & do regular brisk walk for 45 min and symptoms may subside as your all tests as stated by you are normal.
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