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Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Bangalore

38 Years Experience  ·  100 - 400 at clinic
Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology Neurologist, Bangalore
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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. Purushottam T. Acharya is a trusted Neurologist in Race Course Road, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Neurologist for 38 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - General 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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MBBS - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai - 1979
MD - General Medicine - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai - 1981
DM - Neurology - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai - 1985
Professional Memberships
Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
Indian Academy of Neurology

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I see my memories of past constantly in my dreams. I don't know if these can be classified as repressed memories. Because of this I'm unable to sleep. I'm afraid to sleep anymore. Insomnia is killing my day by day. I'm depressed all the time. Please help me!

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I see my memories of past constantly in my dreams. I don't know if these can be classified as repressed memories. Bec...
Hi, Practice mindfulness to alleviate anxiety caused by bad memories. Mindfulness is a practice used to switch focus to the present moment, and research shows it can help relieve anxiety. With mindfulness, you acknowledge the bad memories as they come up, then mindfully choose to switch your focus to the present. In this way you can interrupt the negative thought process. To practice mindfulness, try focusing on physical sensations you feel in the present moment. Notice the temperature of the air or the pressure of your feet against the ground. Focus on the physical feelings until you're able to stop thinking about the bad memories. You can also practice mindfulness by repeating a positive statement to yourself. Try telling yourself" I don’t have to think about that right now. Recall the bad memory in detail. Set a date and time to try exposure therapy. When you're ready, sit down and think about the event or situation. Try to remember every detail of it from start to finish. Think about what you were wearing, the sounds you heard, the smells in the air, and so on. Continue to sit with the memory for as long as you can. Self-guided exposure may be most effective if broken down into several sessions. You may sit with the memory for just five minutes at first, noticing that you are still safe despite bringing up these painful thoughts. You might increase the time you spend thinking about it each day until you notice yourself not responding as severely as before. Over time, the memories will affect you less and less. If you are having trouble doing this exercise in your head, grab a pen and a notebook and write down the details of the event from beginning to end. Writing a draft may be good enough for a first session. The next time you might read it aloud. If you have to stop due to crying, then always pick up where you left off. If things progress well, you will feel stronger and require fewer breaks each time you read over details of the event. Don't hold back the emotions associated with these memories. Shout, pound on the floor or cry if you have to. Just let the feeling into your conscious mind. Soak it up, absorb your grief or sorrow. Consult a psychologist for help.
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I am having learning disability with ADD, dyslexia, dysgraphia. How can I concentrate and study for exams. I study but their comes a question that would I remember.

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. You have learning disability with add, dyslexia, dysgraphia. The learning disability, dysgraphia and dyslexia starts from childhood and must have improved as time passess by. In fact, treatment to these are only through meticulous training methods. No medicines can cure these lds. Add is different. I hope you are taking add medicines. I suggest meditation, breathing exercises, cognitive behavior therapy and physical exercise. Take care.
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I have a migraine problem. I do not like noise at all but very few people understand it. How to get rid of migraine.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using green tea and lemon: 1. Take 1 cup warm water 2. Add a green tea bag 3. Squeeze ½ a lemon 4. Mix well 5. Drink for instant relief This remindy will be helpful.
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I am 19 years old. My blood pressure is also normal but my fingers are vibrating. Normally they don't vibrate but when I open my palm they start vibrating. please give me suggestion about this.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 19 years old. My blood pressure is also normal but my fingers are vibrating. Normally they don't vibrate but whe...
Following could be the causes: * tingling (vibration) can be caused by a disorder of the neck spine, disorders of the elbow, wrist, hand or the fingers itself. The other causes may include: *overuse of the wrist * constant or repeating leaning on the wrist: (cyclists, crutches users, weight lifters.) * hypoglycemia can cause shaking/shivering hands - check on your sugar levels * hypothyroidism could cause vibration in hands/fingers * too much caffeine can make your hands shake - caffeine is present in coffee, tea and soft drinks. * do not skip meals - not having your meal on time or starving, fasting leads to shivering. Note: do not delay and consult your doctor to diagnose the problem. Your doctor will discuss your medical history and general health. He may also ask about your work, your activities, and what medications you are taking. Regards!
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How Serious Are Seizures in Children

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How Serious Are Seizures in Children

During a febrile seizure, the body of a child may convulse, shake and contract, the eyes may roll, and he or she may moan or become unconscious. This type of seizure is usually for a few minutes, but in rare cases can last up to 15 minutes.

Febrile seizures stop on their own while the fever persists until treated. While some children may feel sleepy afterwards, others do not have lasting effects.

Seizures in toddlers may be caused due to the following factors

  • Epilepsy - Epilepsy is defined categorically as two or more seizures without any acute cause. Epilepsy can occur at any age, but it is usually diagnosed in infants and young children.
  • Body temperature - Body temperature may indicate a crisis in small children. High body temperatures or low body temperature can cause seizures in a toddler. These types of seizures occur only once or twice in children two years or younger, often after an illness. This type of seizure due to the fortification of the body temperature is considered a febrile convulsion.
  • Dehydration - Febrile seizures can also occur due to dehydration. Dehydration is a direct result of previous illness that included sweating and fever.
  • Physical condition - A child who is in poor physical condition can also be prone to seizures. Malnutrition or a body weakened by disease or illness makes small children more susceptible to crises.
  • Family History - Family history can play a role in toddlers or children with seizures. If a family member suffered  from the tendency or had convulsions, particularly febrile seizures as a child, this trait can be inherited.

Treating febrile seizures

If your child has a febrile seizure, stay calm and:

  • Make sure your child is in a safe place and does not fall or hit something hard
  • Place your child on his side to prevent choking
  • Watch for signs of breathing difficulties, including any colour change in the face of your child
  • If the seizure lasts more than a few minutes or your child turns blue, it may be a more serious type of seizure; connect with doctors immediately

Febrile seizures can be frightening to witness, but remember they are fairly common and are not usually a symptom of a serious disease, and in most cases does not lead to other health problems.

Related Tip: What is Rickets? How to Prevent Your CHILD From the Disorder??

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I am a 42 years old female suffering from frequent migraine attacks which become difficult to tolerate .I am also suffering from thyroid and am taking 25 mg tablet daily. My weight. Is reducing day by day .what medication should I take for migraine?

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 have eight hours of sleep pattern regularly do take physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly best wishes.
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My weight is 101 KG & I M suffering frm Diabetes & Sleep Apnia, Is Beriatric Surgery will help me ?

MBBS
General Physician, Indore
There are lot of criteria for bariatric surgery and lot of measurements , only 101 kg is not enough to send u for bariatric surgery. Consult a good bariatric surgeon for the needful.
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My father suffering from parkinson from last 8 years. Now he is very week. 80%. Memory loss. Please reply. Suggest me some good medicine.

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
He might be having dementia as well with parkinson disease, tab donepezil might help, consult a psychiatrist nearby for help
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Dear Sirs, When I sleep in the night I get normal sleep. But last in the night I get numbness both in the right leg .

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Sirs,
When I sleep in the night I get normal sleep. But last in the night I get numbness both in the right leg .
Numbness can be due to decrease in electrolytes or sugar at that point of time and so I will suggest you to drink a glass of lemon water during sleeping time.
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I have a migraine from last 6months and a severs headache I can't study please help me out. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
For relief of headache, you can take rizatriptan tablets. For prevention of headaches in future, you can take propranolol or topiramate.
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I am 21 year old male and I'm suffering from insomnia. I go out , play soccer ,my body gets tired but still I can't sleep at night. Any help would be appreciated.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 21 year old male and I'm suffering from insomnia. I go out , play soccer ,my body gets tired but still I can't s...
One of the main reasons for not getting proper sleep is that plans made during the day time or earlier, do not succeed and mind finds ways or speculates or wanders to find ways to make the the plans work. These mental speculations repeat in mind at time of sleeping. So, due to plans not working as the mind likes to, the mind remains in agitated state due to finding no way to solve mundane plans and thus leads to frustration which avoids mind to go into sleep mode. This leads to not getting proper sleep. One has to break one's self-centeredness to avoid the thoughts and frustrations entering into mind at time of sleep leading to improper sleep. The solution is to not intentionally think further about plans, but with faith surrender to the supreme and instead of thinking about the plans it is better to read a nice book, listen to nice music or talks which do not allow mind to get frustrated with mental speculations. Drinking cow's milk in night before sleep also should help. Hope this helps,
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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?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
As a neurologist, I can tell no food can cure alzheimers. It can be managed and progession can be slowed with medicines.
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I FEEL NUMBNESS IN MY HAND FINGERS AND PALM SOME DAYS WHILE I WAKE UP FROM SLEEP. WHAT IS THE REMEDY I HAVE PLEASE SUGGEST.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Madurai
It shows you have cervical spine related problem. What is your age? If you use very high pillow reduce that do regular simple exercise for whole body or yoga daily Nothing to worry. If your problem not reducing please consult a physiotherapist.
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My head feels a lot of pain when I study for more than 2 hrs.in a single sitting . I had checked my eyes to physicians but they told they are normal. migraine is also not hurting me . Sir what should I do?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
My head feels a lot of pain when I study for more than 2 hrs.in a single sitting . I had checked my eyes to physician...
2 factor are most commonly invole if more headach 1. Eye problem 2. Viral fever so take some tablet like tab calpolo 650 mg for 2 days.
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I had symptoms of migraine after eating pickles made by mango is migraine is a incurable disease what are another symptoms of migraine.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Migraine attacks are episodes of headache precipitated by some smell, food, situations it is associated with nausea, vomiting, hallucinations. Exposure to sun can also trigger it. You need to take medicines during an attack and also otherwise to prevent attack.
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If mother of an child is having brain tumor and it is cured but the daughter she was born when mother was having brain tumor can suffer from brain tumor.

MCh Neurosuregry
Neurosurgeon, Sirsa
Hi lybrate-user this depends on the type of the tumor, what exactly the biopsy report of the tumor of the mother. Generally speaking chances are very rare. Thanks.
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I am migraine patient. what treatment is good for the same, also when I put head on pillow after ten minutes left side of my nose gets blocked what may be the reasons.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Take tablet brufen sos in acute pain. Kindly tell me the duration and frequency of your migraine attack. Any photophobia and vomiting associated during the attack.
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IM 22 years and im having migraine attacks everyday is due to the computer job or anything else? I have to sit in front of the computer for about 9 hours per day. Please reply as soon as possible.

BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Hi lybrate user, using computer for long hours can be a possible causation of your migraine attacks. Staring at a computer monitor for hours on end inevitably, put a real strain on your eyes. Working on a computer is more challenging to your eyes than reading a book or piece of paper, because a computer screen also adds the elements of screen contrast, flicker, and glare. Give your eyes a break. Look away from the screen every 20 minutes or so and either gaze out the window or scan the room for about 20 seconds to rest your eyes. Blink often to keep the eyes moist. If eyes are getting overly dry, try using lubricating eyedrops. You can also change the lighting around you to reduce glare on the computer screen. Putting a glare filter over the screen monitor can help protect your eyes. Your wrong posture can also be a cause of your migraines because all factors combined could act as a trigger for your migraines. All these points should help you with your problem. Homoeopathy have a very good scope in treating migraine problems. Good day.
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I have this insomnia for past four years ever since I joined US company due to time difference. I can't get sleep at night however tired I feel n feel the need to sleep. The minute I lie down, sleep evaporates and cannot get sleep n keep waiting. Resoryed to sleeping pills to be able to sleep and work next day. If no sleep, I loose appetite, feel listless and nauseatic and cannot eat at all. What should I do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have this insomnia for past four years ever since I joined US company due to time difference. I can't get sleep at ...
Hello, insomnia (loss of sleep) is out come of irregular life style causing stress, anxiety & depression. To over come, insomnia, please go through the under noted tips. -go for a walk in d morning / evening to restore your blood circulation to nourish your body& brain. - go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety and to calm your nerve to ease insomnia, checking ischemia. - tk, banana, apples, coca, almonds, pumpkin -seeds, spinach to get magnesium to ease insomnia. - tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, vitamins, minerals, energy & other important substance essential to upkeep, repair & energise the body. - your diet b easily digestible, simple, non-irritant, on time. Your dinner b at least 2 hrs before going to bed with 1 cup of milk, finally before going to sleep to prevent constipation. - avoid, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, watching tv in d late night. - homoeo medicine, gentle, rapid without any side effect b administered: @ coffea cruda 30-6 pills, thrice/ day. @ passiflora q-20 drops before 1/2 hr, going to bed. Your feedback will highly be appreciated for further follow up, please. Tk, care.
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