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Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Bangalore

37 Years Experience  ·  300 - 400 at clinic
Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology Neurologist, Bangalore
37 Years Experience  ·  300 - 400 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya is a trusted Neurologist in Race Course Road, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Neurologist for 37 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology. You can meet Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya personally at Mallige Medical Centre in Race Course Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai, - 1979
MD - Medicine - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai, - 1981
DM - Neurology - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai, - 1985
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
Indian Academy of Neurology

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Sir, I was affected with bells palsy following severe neck pain/nerve pain back side of right ear and taking physiotherapy since one week on face on doctor's advice with wysolone and herpikind medicines. Now no neck pain. Kindly advise for better medication.

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General Physician
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Sir, I was affected with bells palsy following severe neck pain/nerve pain back side of right ear and taking physioth...
Medicine and physiotherapy is OK. Wysolone dose to be tapered. Avoid exposure to cold. FEEL FREE TO ASK PRIVATELY WITH DETAILS FOR MORE PROPER SCIENTIFIC SUGGESTIONS.

Sir, i am 22 years old, i am suffering from fits from past 7 years old doctors suggested me use zeptol for 3 years my doubt was it will cause any effect to my child after my marriage.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Dear , zeptol (carbamazepine) is a teratogenic drug, that may harm the foetus. It is ok to take it now. You delay pregnancy by few years (5 years). By the time of pregnancy you may try gradually tapering and stopping it. If not possible few other safer anti-epileptic medicines like lamotrigine may be tried, although small risk of cleft palate is there, but no very serious risk.

My father [aged 85 yrs] had an episode of cerebrovascular attack about 10 years back.. Has been on Phenytoin Sodium 300 mg HS since then. Also Levetiracetam 500 mg OD had been added since 2010. Recently since last 2 years Clobazam 10 mg HS has been added. Currently he has been very drowsy. Can any of these medication be reduced?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, fellowship in interventional neuroradiology
Neurologist
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We can try to reduce if his seizures are controlled. Needs to be evaluated for other causes of drowsiness.

I am 35 years old suffering from paralyze in left hand side what should I do also I change my vall in my heart from medanta medicity gurgoan.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Do passive exercise of your left hand with the help of right hand. Take all the medicines prescribed by cardiologist in time to keep your heart functional.

I am 25 years old. I have acute migraine. I often use homeopathy and allopathy but it remains the same. Please let me know the best medication.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you 1. Take ½ glass of carrot juice 2. Add ½ glass of spinach juice 3. Mix well 4. Drink this juice to cure migraine Causes: • Intake of alcohol • Drugs • Smoking • Allergic reactions • Drop in blood sugar level • Nutritional deficiencies • Lack of sleep • Excessive work • Menopause surely you will get results.

Sometimes I walk and suddenly I fell down and my whole body shivers what should I do ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Dear , if you lose consciousness during fall then it may be sign of epilepsy. It is a kind of serious illness with potential threat to life. You need to be investigated and treated accordingly with anti-epileptic medicine for a period of time.

Hi I am 36years old male Whar the symptoms of mouth cancer And I have sometimes numbness is my left side of the stomach which goes as soon as I rub the place and burp comes out.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Hi I am 36years old male
Whar the symptoms of mouth cancer
And I have sometimes numbness is my left side of the stoma...
Dear sir, mouth cancers present as ulceration, over growth, bleeding, difficulty in swallowing or eating, Lymph node enlargement in neck region. For numbness you must see a neurophysician. One need to examine in person to understand what kind of numbness or swelling present, as it is not signifying any particular disease. There may be some tumours having paraneoplastic symptoms but can't relate without examination.

I am 45 years old. I m suffering from sleep apnea for last two years. I also have DNS in my nose and snoring problems too. Kindly advise me what to do.

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Hi, please follow these tips to stop snoring: - reduce your weight if you are obese. - perform pranayama (breathing exercises) everyday. - quit smoking which irritates the mucosal layer of the nose and throat and causes blockage and results in snoring. - quit alcohol and sedatives which relax the throat muscles and results in snoring. - sleep on sides instead on back. - elevate the head by using a thick pillow which eases the breathing. - clear the nose before going to bed. - establish regular sleep pattern. - keep the bedroom air moist by using humidifier; as dry air irritates the mucosal membrane in the nose and throat. - perform throat exercises like repeating the vowels a, e, i, o, you loudly for 2-3 mins few times a day or keeping the tongue behind the teeth and moving it backwards - 3-4 times a day. - anti snoring appliances can also be used.

I am suffering from L4,L5 & S6 nerve problem. I have lot of pain while sleeping & walking. My right leg frontal soul has a feeling bread . I am unable to put my leg firmly on the ground. Is there any solution for this? I am a diabetic 7 suffer from neuropaathy.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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The symptoms are due to diabetic neuropathy. You need to consult soon with neurologist and physiotherapist for management.

He is suffering from brain tumor. He went to Singapore for surgery operation was successful but tumor start get form again. What should we do now?

M.S (surgery), M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon
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Consult a neurosurgeon who is trained to handle brain tumors. These days multiple treatment options are available for brain tumors but primary treatment still is surgical removal.

I am 57 years old, male, having mixed Depression-Anxiety and Schizophrenia since 1987. I have taken innumerous drugs for the above ailments, but right now, I am taking a) Venlor XR 150 mg 1-0-0 B) Mirtaz 15 mg 0-0-1 for depression-anxiety. A) Sizodon plus 0-0-1 B) Sizopin 25 mg 0-0-1 for Schizophrenia and Lithosun 300 mg 0-0-1 as a mood stabilizer. There is relief. But of late (say, since a month), I have a problem. There is numbness in a part of my left wrist (near the thumb area) and it is spreading upwards. What is the problem? Is it due to the drugs I am taking or a neurological one? Please confirm.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am 57 years old, male, having mixed Depression-Anxiety and Schizophrenia since 1987. I have taken innumerous drugs ...
There are long term side effects of drugs you use and problem could be neurological as well until excluded. I would suggest to start getting herbal support of brain toners, neurotonics and other herbal memory enhancers. Jatamansi, shankhpushpi, brahmi, calcined pearl etc play a vital role. Better to avoid otc products and get it prepared through some vaidya or practicing ayurveda doctor. Practice of pranayam, meditation, yoga postures, walks are very important.

I am about 56 y M. Suffering from Migraine Head ache? Can I really get any Ayurvedic/ homeopathic medicines which can cure this life long problem. I am very disciplined as far as my food, water consumption and life style is considered. I have no other health issues. The head ache comes very regularly once say 20-25 days and almost lasts for 2 days. I take one/two Crocin once a day for two days and I am done. But I do not want to continue this way. Being a very senior executive I can not be irritative on account of My Head ache and hence resort to Crocin.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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I am about 56 y M. Suffering from Migraine Head ache? Can I really get any Ayurvedic/ homeopathic medicines which can...
Migraine cannot be cured. Avoid triggers. If certain foods or odors seem to have triggered your migraines in the past, avoid them. Reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake and avoid tobacco. In general, establish a daily routine with regular sleep patterns and regular meals. In addition, try to control stress. Exercise regularly. Regular aerobic exercise reduces tension and can help prevent migraines. If your doctor agrees, choose any aerobic exercise you enjoy, including walking, swimming and cycling. Warm up slowly, however, because sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. Obesity is also thought to be a factor in migraine headaches, and regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight.

Since 3-4 weeks I am suffering from weird problems listed below. 1) feeling of heartache at night. 2) mood less 3) fear of losing life. 4) thoughts of something bad will happen. 5) nausea 6) feeling of vomiting while reading or seeing out in moving car. 7) headache. 8) I am also suffering from migraine.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath
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Since 3-4 weeks I am suffering from weird problems listed below.
1) feeling of heartache at night.
2) mood less
3) fe...
Yes migraine headache can be cured by homeopathy take natrum mur 30 30 ml liquid sbl 1 drop daily on tongue for x 7 days and revert me back

I am 30 years old man I am suffering from panic attacks I was a smoker from last 12 years but I quit smoking now after that I started getting panic attacks in bus train car lift aany where it can be happen I refer psychologist Dr. But still I am getting the same. What should I do.

MBBS
General Physician
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Continue with your psychologist's treatment and also try to fight on your own with a determined mind that you will get out of it.

My cousin 25/ M having paralysis of both left sided limb due to haemorrhagic infarct 2 years back. How much time it will take to regain normal activity of both limb any medicine which can cure.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist
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The time to recovery varies, however, improvement continues for upto two years. There is no medicine, good physiotherapy would help.

Is the stem cell therapy really work in autism? My child is 3 years old with autism please suggest.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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Is the stem cell therapy really work in autism? My child is 3 years old with autism please suggest.
Yes it will work, but the best way to treat autism is the homoeopathic method. Because stem cell therapy will be for temporary and again chances for developmental lacking mat arise after few years. Where as homoeopathic medicines changes the genetic code to normalcy... If you wish to know more, feel free to ask...

Sir I am facing to insomnia I used a lot of medicines but no use pls solve my problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda
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Causes of lack of sleep: • stress • Anxiety • Depression • Pain • irregular schedule of sleep such as sleeping during day time & working during nights. • Excess intake of alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee) • Due to drugs, Due to high blood pressure. • Aging Due to lack of sleep there are many complications arise such as lack of concentration, irritability, fatigue. So these are some instructions & methods for good sleep: • Frequent oil massage of head with oil relax your mind and enhances sleep. You can also do foot massage daily it destress you. • Do not take stress. Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Avoid sleep during day time as it makes it harder to fall asleep at night. •Try to sleep early at night. Do not think during sleep. Do exercise and long walk daily. • Avoid to take sleeping pills because these are habit forming drugs and these drugs disturb your normal sleep pattern. • Take a bowl of curd daily in afternoon and one glass of milk at night daily.

I am having body ache and some time I shiver also. My body gets cold. What is it?

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General Physician
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I am having body ache and some time I shiver also. My body gets cold. What is it?
Hello, Body pain may be due to 1. fever 2. abrupt start or stop of exercise 3. Any other medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem 4. Vit D deficiency 5. Multi mineral and vitamin Deficiency 6.Stress/ anxiety 7. Over exertion (physical and mental) kindly follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. Measure your temperature and tell me reading 4. Bathing may also reduce body pain 5. Avoid stress Kindly consult Physician for further management

What is glioblastoma?

MBBS
General Physician
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It is cancer in brain caused by some special cells of brain called as astrocytes. It is very serious disease and need urgent medical care.

I have pain starting from below the neck and radiating in my right arm till the fingers. My thumb has numbness. My right hand seems weak and i'm having difficulty pulling, pushing and holding things tightly. I have already seen an ortho and got the x-ray done. He said, the spine in the neck is straight and that could be muscle spasm and rest all looks good. The pain has come down, but I still have numbness in the thumb and my right hand feels weak. Its been about 3 weeks now. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician
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U need to go for mri cervical spine. You may have early cervical spondylitis or cervical disc compression/protruding nerve root//get fullwork out//neurologist consultation. Mean while start physiotherapy at good centre. You can again ask after reports.
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