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Dr. Praveen M. Ganigi  - Neurologist, Bangalore

Dr. Praveen M. Ganigi

MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery

Neurologist, Bangalore

21 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Praveen M. Ganigi MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery Neurologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Praveen M. Ganigi is one of the best Neurologists in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Neurologist for 21 years. He has completed MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery . You can consult Dr. Praveen M. Ganigi at Northside Manipal Hospital in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Praveen M. Ganigi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer - 1996
MCh - Neuro Surgery - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) - 2003
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Hi this is Ben. I havenjoy stiff calf muscles on my left left and have knew pain when I squat. There I should also have numbness in the left toe and heel. Is this something to worry. . Is it due to weight. ?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi this is Ben. I havenjoy stiff calf muscles on my left left and have knew pain when I squat. There I should also ha...
It might be of muscle strain or of pathological reasons do take ust and laser therapy for pain relief 10 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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From 7 days I am not feeling the taste of any food. And on 4th day when I try to talk then my lips get one side not moving properly and then I ask a doctor foe this then I was said by him that I have a face paralysis. Give me a solution. Coz it occurs sudden.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It is common for a youngster to have facial palsy and Apart from taking symptomatic treatment take physiotherapy treatment till recovery
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As per MRI, I have small 6 mm calcification in right parental love. Please suggest what it is meant? What to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, how old are you and when was the first time you discover about calcification. I think you are talking about right parietal lobe (6 mm calcification), it may be just incidental finding or may be related to some underlining cause, for that I need detailed history of yours, why you need to MRI head done (did you have any recent history of head injury, any problem like seizures, as per if you don't have problem in day to day life then it may be just normal incidental finding. You can give me more details to relate clinically.
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I am 16 years old and I am suffering from a disease INSOMNIA for last 5 years due to which I am unable to fall asleep on my own. Now I want to sleep on my own I am taking medicines every night to sleep I want to cure this disease please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chandigarh
It's too small age for taking med. For insomnia. For non diabetic juss add 1-2 pieces of jalebi in hot a glass milk n boil it & process it for 10 min at low heat. Take it bed time for 5 days n then alternate day gv a strong head massage with pure herbal oils. Let me knw soon aftr results assured results.
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How to prevent migraine? Bcoz now I can't tolerate the migraine pain, or else I'll commit suicide, I don't want to live with this migraine, n yesterday I had removed wisdom tooth, coz of this wisdom tooth removal, there is a rapid increase in my head, Firstly only my right side of the head n body was paining, but now both the sides are paining, pls help me, I want to live.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings
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What are causes of headache and suggest what type precautions take during this? And also cause of migraine.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What are causes of headache and suggest what type precautions take during this? And also cause of migraine.
Here are some tips to prevent a migraine attack: 1. Identify and avoid migraine triggers. You can keep track of your headache patterns and identify headache triggers by using a headache diary. 2. Recall what was eaten prior to an attack to help you identify chemical triggers. 3. Manage stress to prevent or reduce the severity of the migraine attacks. 4. Follow a regular daily routine and get adequate rest. 5. Exercise (in moderation) regularly.
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I've Photosensitive Epilepsy. I've been treating with gabapentin 300mg bd for 2 years It doesn't work well Please tell me what should I do.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
-Medical treatment in form of sodium valproate is available to reduce the sensitivity in PSE, -avoid situations in which u might be exposed to stimuli that trigger seizures and/or take steps to diminish ur sensitivity (as by covering one eye) if unavoidably exposed. These actions together can reduce the risk of seizures to almost zero for many PSE patients.
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My friend 25 male suffering from migraine headache. He Always use painkiller and is not good. Sir please give another suggestion.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Dear Lybrate User, *A common neurological syndrome, Migraine is characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe pounding headaches, nausea and irritability. This pounding or pain usually begins in the forehead, the side of the head or around the eyes and gradually gets worse. Bright lights or loud noises can worsen the condition. The headache can last for two hours or even up to two or three days. *Avoid hot, spicy foods, fermented foods, white sugar, white flour products, and sour or citrus fruits, because they aggravate the Pitta in your body. *Drink more water and eat more fiber, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. *Avoid excessive sugar or salt, refined foods, animal products (meats and dairy), caffeine, tea, and alcohol, as these items will further lead to aggravation of Pitta. *Avoid direct exposure to the sun, as migraine headaches are predominantly a Pitta disorder and can be triggered by the hot sun. *Head massage with Bhringraj Oil is also beneficial. This massage gives a calming effect to your nervous system. *Headaches caused due to tension and worry can be alleviated through deep breathing and relaxation, especially in a lying down position in a quiet place. Inverted postures, or those where the head is lowered briefly, increase oxygen to the brain and can reduce headache-causing strain.
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I am taking amitriptyline 10 mg for migraine. What is the duration of the treatment?

MD - Orofacial Pain Headaches & Temporomandibular Disorders, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
The tryptomer is currently relieving your migraines by acting as a muscle relaxant for the neck muscles and the muscles at the back of your head. You will be able to stop the medication when you seek the exact nature of the headache and incorporate life style changes along with the correct medical treatment.
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My disease is migraine so I take medicine last 10 years. Give me solution to lose this disease.

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. You can undergo panchakarma treatment like nasya or shirodhara after checking with an ayurvedic doctor.
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I am suffering from epilepsy from 4.5 years. And I am taking medicine regularly as per doctor advise. Can I stop it now if I feeling good with out advise of doctor?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
No you should not stop it without consulting the doctor you will be required to undergo some investigations to see whether you need more medication or not.
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Migraine - Causes, Symptoms And its Ayurvedic Treatments

MD
Ayurveda, Pune
Migraine - Causes, Symptoms And its Ayurvedic Treatments

In modern days, migraine has become a common disease that affects the young and the old equally. Migraine as such cannot be cured, but improving lifestyle and Ayurvedic medication can help you keep this disease under control and improve your quality of life.

What is Migraine?
Migraine, commonly known as Sooryavarta in Ayurveda, is a medical condition in which the excessive stimulation of the blood vessels in the brain causes a throbbing pain on one side of the head and is associated with nausea, sensitivity and vomiting. This happens because the vomiting centre of the brain gets activated during an episode. These symptoms are the most common signs; however, it varies from person to person. 

What Causes Migraines?
These headaches worsen upon sunrise and it is at its peak at noon, when the sun is at its highest intensity and slowly subsides on sunset. This is one of the major factors in setting in an episode; it is not true in every case. 

The other triggers that cause migraine attacks according to Ayurveda are:

  1. Spicy and oily food
  2. Stress, anger, grief, jealousy
  3. Suppressed emotions or natural urges
  4. Indigestion
  5. Consumption of too much of dry, salty and pungent food
  6. Consuming polluted food

General triggers may include:

  1. Smoking and drinking
  2. Stress
  3. Fasting
  4. Physical stress and exercise
  5. Fluctuation in hormone levels during the menstrual cycle or the use of birth control pills
  6. Stopping intake of tea or coffee suddenly
  7. Stress to sensory organs in the form of bright noises, bright lights, strong perfumes or odours etc.

Certain foods or beverages may also trigger an episode of migraine. These include baked foods, chocolates, processed foods, spicy foods, onions, dairy products and peanuts. These kinds of foods are known to suddenly increase Kapha dosha or Pitta Dosha and as a result, trigger an attack.

Symptoms of Migraine-
It is usually characterised by a stinging, throbbing pain on one side of the head and is followed by nausea and vomiting. Some people may get visual aberrations called an aura- such as blind spots, blurred visions, distorted lines etc.

Ayurvedic medications that can help migraine are:

  1. Indian licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  2. Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  3. Hareetaki – Chebulic myrobalan-Terminalia chebula
  4. Amalaki – amala – Emblica officinalis
  5. Mallika – Jasminum officinale
  6. Hareetaki – Chebulic myrobalan-Terminalia chebula
  7. Bala – Sida cordifolia
  8. Kumari – Aloe vera
  9. Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus

Simple home remedies useful in migraine:

  1. Tender leaves of jasmine or tender leaves of pomegranate are taken along with a pinch of salt and crushed well to obtain fresh juice. Early in the morning, preferably in empty stomach, 2-3 drops of this fresh juice is instilled to both the nostrils. Procedure is repeated once again evening hours (6-7 pm). This reduces the severity of headache in migraine.
  2. One fist full of Doorva grass (cynodan dactylon) is taken and its fresh juice is obtained. To this, 2 pinch of licorice powder is added and mixed well. This is consumed during the noon hours. Procedure is repeated for 20-30 days. This helps to reduce the severity of illness significantly.
  3. Take coriander seed powder – 1 teaspoon. add it to one cup of water, leave it as it is at night, next day morning, drink it on empty stomach.
  4. Soak 5 raisins and 5 almonds in water at night, next day morning, eat them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda and ask a free question.
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Hi After high fiver there is a numbness in my left leg inside uo to ankel. Nurosergen gave me felicita -od and triplent 10 for one month od each after 10 days I feel no improvement advise that to do. I can walk but could climb stares by left feet. Please advise.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. It seems that there is some nerve compression at lower back region. I can advise you exactly if I have certain information from you: - 1) a detailed neurological (motor, sensory, deep tendon reflexes) charting done by a trained physical therapist - maybe neurosurgeon's prescription paper can be of advantage and he must have noted down your examination findings. 2) your mri images and reports in an attachment do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 45 years old. While doing household work my hands are getting numb. What should I do?

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Faridabad
I am 45 years old. While doing household work my hands are getting numb. What should I do?
Hands getting numb may be a feature of nerve involvement or some blood supply impairment. Patient needs to be checked first clinically and then certain investigations would help.
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My daughter has migraine and she always gets headache. She is going on with her medicines but its not working. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughter has migraine and she always gets headache. She is going on with her medicines but its not working. What s...
Hello, self-care measures can help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation techniques may include progressive muscle relaxation, meditation or yoga. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. Medication: take bakson's mig-aid tablet/ 1 tablet 3 times a day.
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Doctor I want 2 know that in brain injury or having pain the blood pressure fluctuate or not.

B.H.M.S., M.D. (Homoeopathy)
Homeopath, Surat
If you suffer from high bp, headache occurs. But if you have headache, that doesn't denote only high bp. Because there are many causes behind headache, high bp is one of them. Brain injury can affect blood pressure, but it depends upon type and site of injury.
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I am a 32 years male. I have a pain in my left leg for last more than one year. Further there is frequent burning sensation in outer thigh and it feels that skin has strongly stuck in outer thigh and feels it is numb. Further there is sound in knee while standing up from sitting position. All above problems are in my left leg. What should I do. If I have to see doctor to whom I should go neuor, ortho, general or skin?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
X rays of left knee & leg (digital) rule out high blood pressure or any other kidney problem do hot fomentation keep a pillow under the legs at night &/when resting. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days do knee exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. You will need other supportive medicines also. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don? t ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am having migraine problem how can I cure that. actually its hurt so bad so please heal this than so much.

M.D. (Ayurveda )
Ayurveda, Patiala
Take avipattikar churna powder, before meals, 1/2 spoon twice day with warm water. Regularly. Take sheerashooladi vajra rasa and praval pishti, two each, twice a day, after meals. Take pathyadi kshayam, 30 ml twice a day empty stomach, regularly. Take Sweets on regular basis. and sleep for 7 to 8 hrs at night. Relax. Continue the regime for 2 months. Good luck.
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My wife got head injury by an accident and she has stitches on her four hard please suggest me how it could be removed.

MBBS
General Physician, Indore
My wife got head injury by an accident and she has stitches on her four hard please suggest me how it could be removed.
Hello lybrate user as the stitches once removed then apply the ointment megaheal 2 times a day which will help to reduce the marks of stitches.
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