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Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya

MBBS, DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine

Neurologist, Bangalore

38 Years Experience  ·  100 - 400 at clinic
Dr. Purushottam T. Acharya MBBS, DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine Neurologist, Bangalore
38 Years Experience  ·  100 - 400 at clinic
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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, DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine . 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
DM - Neurology - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai - 1985
MD - General Medicine - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai - 1981
Professional Memberships
Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
Indian Academy of Neurology

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My brother has a finger shivering while handling the objects from last two years Any medication or the exercise will help to over come this.Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My brother has a finger shivering while handling the objects from last two years Any medication or the exercise will ...
Hello, please explain if there is any injury or any associated symptoms with it. Daily exercise will help him to get strength in the hand. Take gelsemium 200 ch, 3 drop once daily. Revert after 7 days with more symptoms.
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Hello sir. I am suffering from migraine. Can you please suggest me some tips. Which make me reduce pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Migraine can be triggered by various factors like exposure to sun for long hours, delayed meals, indigestion, stress, loss of sleep etc. Identify those trigger points for yourself and avoid them. Heat is a prominent causative factor in this weather. Drink lots of water, take your meals on time and include fruits with lot of water content like water melon and musk melon in your diet. For specific medicinal treatment, you need to give a detailed case history. Hope this helps. Regards, Dr. Anupama mehta.
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I am 70 yrs old and suffering parkinson's, beside this I am loosing my weight ie from 72 kg to 49 kg since last 10 yrs. please advise.

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
It is common in elderly people. Especially in parkinson's, since they eat less and are not able to exercise to maintain muscle bulk. If you have not lost > 10% of your original weight in past 6 months, then do not worry about it. Nothing much can be done. You can try as much exercise and physiotherapy as possible to maintain muscle bulk. If you have lost more than the above said amount, then you have to undergo detailed evaluation to identify whether any other illnesses are present.
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My son aged fall down from bed reversely just now he is 16 month old, there is a small injury on head will it be issue?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Small injury should not be a matter of concern observe the child for some time if some symptoms develop then consult a doctor
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I am 36 years old gentleman and I am suffering frofrom migraine I have taken some tabletsplease help me to solve these problems and send me some remedies.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck. Take a warm bath or shower; take a nap; or take a walk. Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to a massage. Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to the painful area of your head with your index finger and/or thumb. Maintain pressure for seven to 15 seconds, then release. Repeat as needed. Rest, sit, or lie quietly in a low-lit room. Close your eyes and try to release the tension in your back, neck, and shoulders.
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Hi my sister has a severe migraine problem. It is very frequent and is triggered by almost anything. For example being in sun for a long period of time, travelling in a diesel car, not drinking enough water or sometimes for no reason. The pain is severe and she ends up vomiting almost everything she eats. She gets better only on the next day. What do you think should help minimise and normalise her troubles. Looking forward to hearing from all the esteemed doctors in the Lybrate community. Thanks in advance.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Dear Lybrate user, Here is the some information for you hope it would be helpful. Causes of headaches may include fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, the effects of medications, the effects of recreational drugs, viral infections, common colds, head injury, rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverages, and dental or sinus issues. This can trigger your headache: foods : spices, wine , chocolate, citrus • food additives • sleep : both too much and too little • stress : mainly offset Home remedies: • Stay Hydrated • Mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice. Consume it once or twice a day. • Menthol and menthone are the primary components of mint which are very effective in alleviating headaches. • Peppermint contains menthol that helps open up clogged blood vessels that cause headaches. It also has calming and soothing effects. • Basil works as a muscle relaxant, making it a helpful treatment for mild headaches caused by tense muscles. Plus, it has calming and analgesic effects. • Simply smelling the soothing scent of lavender essential oil can be of great help in relieving tension headaches. Research suggests that it can also help improve migraine symptoms. • The cold from ice helps reduce inflammation that contributes to headaches. Plus, it has a numbing effect on the pain. • Simply massage your forehead and temples with a few drops of rosemary oil mixed in a tablespoon of carrier oil. • Crush a few cloves gently and put them in a sachet or a clean handkerchief. Inhale the smell of the crushed cloves whenever you have a headache until you get some relief from the pain. • Simply eat an apple with some salt. • Accupuncture: Press and massage the fleshy area between the thumb and index finger, at the highest spot of the muscle when both the thumb and finger are brought close together. Do this for one or two minutes and then repeat on the other hand. Exercise Regular exercise can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. When one exercises, the body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Exercise reduces stress and helps individuals to sleep at night. Stress and inadequate sleep are two migraine triggers. Homeopathic treatment In order to prescribe a homeopathic remedy, it is crucial to discover what is unique about the way an individual experiences a headache. For example, all migraine sufferers may experience nausea, but a particular individual may feel thirsty for cold drinks with the headache. Thirst for cold drinks is the characteristic symptom that sets one migraine sufferer apart from others. There are hundreds of possible remedies for the treatment of headaches, so the key is finding which homeopathic remedy most closely matches your symptoms. Do not allow Headache to make your life miserable. Switch over to the homeopathic treatments and enjoy a stress free life. Wish to know more about the effective homeopathic treatment? We are just a click away
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My wife is suffering from meningitis. First time it was in june 2013 and again it repeated this time. Please suggest me?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear, what is the type of meningitis? what are the test reports? in case of recurrent bacterial meningitis you rule out csf leak. They can be occult.
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My mom hands shake whenever she serves tea or anything else. The hands are not still. Is it the sign of arthritis? She has low blood pressure problem and What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Mr Shubham.... your mother should take Homeopathic Mother Tincture AVENA SATIVA Q, 30 drops in water, thrice daily after meals to stop the shaking of hands.
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How can sleep well I'm always have insomnia what can I do? I'm so very slim, I'm 21 years old. I am female.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Dear, These are 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 .
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I have wrist pain almost from 3 months. I consult a Ortho doctor and I took exray for wrist and he said there no damage in my wrist area bone. And I am biker I almost did not drive for three months. Recently, I started driving now again I am feeling same pain in wrist. Please which doctor I should consult, I was thinking for neurology. Please advise.

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
I have wrist pain almost from 3 months. I consult a Ortho doctor and I took exray for wrist and he said there no dama...
Hello you can consult a physiotherapist personally. They will teach you few wrist strengthening exercises and perform mobilisation if needed. Meanwhile you can do cold and hot water immersion for your wrist like 3 mins in hot n one min in cold with sponge ball squeezing it in water. Make sure you start with hot water and end with hot water till temprature of both water is equal. Do use wrist band. It could be because of overuse.
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I have migraine and I hate horns and loud voices. What should I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Migrane can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications, try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation may help ease the pain of a migraine headache. 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. Rest and relax. 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. It is very important keep a headache diary. Continue keeping your headache diary even after you see doctor. It will help you learn more about what triggers your migraines and what treatment is most effective. A dose of riboflavin in appropriate dose as prescribed by me, also may prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of headaches. Coenzyme q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, magnesium supplements may also be used to treat migraines do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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Sir I have numbness and pain in my feet, legs and feeling in both hands. B12 test is ok. Is I hv aids. I have no other symptoms like fever, cough, headache, vomiting, loose motion.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
No its not aids. It might be muscle atrophy. Kindly do free squats, modified superman exercises. This will be help full.
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My son who is 3 years old suffering from seizures, I wanted to know any first aid given to him immediately to stop the seizure. First aid taken at home.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son who is 3 years old suffering from seizures, I wanted to know any first aid given to him immediately to stop th...
If it's due to fever needs intermittent prophylaxis at the time of fever. If seizures are due to some cause, it has to be rectified. If cause is not known needs longterm anti epileptic therapy.
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I am suffering from regular back pain and migraine in morning and in evening what should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am suffering from regular back pain and migraine in morning and in evening what should I do.
Back pain is caused by vata vitiation while migraine is caused by vata kapha vitiation. The approach of vata-'kaphanashak' herbal combos, ten herb roots group decoction and herbal oil pungent nasal drops will settle the problem.
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Friend is having numbness in his left hand! what should I do?

Ph.D, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Friend is having numbness in his left hand! what should I do?
It might be of nerve deficit do consult neuro physician asap to rule out the possible causes for your friends pain best wishes
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I am 22 year old I have a problem I have problem of migraine. What can I do for this.

MBBS, PGDMCH
General Physician, Gurgaon
You can take painkiller when there is migrain. Try to avoid triggers which increases migrain. It could be sunlight noise or any particular food regards.
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I am a 19 years old boy, I use to have headache almost every day since months. Few months back I suffered from migraine but I overcame tht in 6 months but again I feel headache heavier than that. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am a 19 years old boy, I use to have headache almost every day since months.
Few months back I suffered from migrai...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.
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I'm a female of 17 years old. I get a lot of headaches and migraines During periods what should I do to reduce the pain.

BAMS, PGFP
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
I'm a female of 17 years old. I get a lot of headaches and migraines
During periods what should I do to reduce the pain.
This is nothing but hormonal irregularity. Firstly follow good and regular routeine. Do regular morning walk. Reduce the tensions.
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Hi I am 57 years old male. Undergone bypass in apr 2007 at delhi heart and lungs institute. In aug 1999 gal bladder and cyst over pancreas was removed at sir ganga ram hospital. Sugar wef 2004. Presently, taking medicines as under:-glimysave m2 forte (one each in morning and evening), zivast 10, ziram 5, ceruvin a 75+75 and betaloc 25 (one tablet each at night). Feeling tiredness and thakaan. Pairon aur taange sunn ho rahi hai. Kindly advice me.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Diabetes must be controlled beyond any shadow of doubt. It is because of diabetic neuropathy. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days epineuron sr 150mg 1 tab odx 10 days. Consult me again for follow up.
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I am 30 years old guy. I am suffering from migraine from last 2 years. I take many pain killer tablets but no relief from pain. What should I do now?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
The best remedy i can recommend you is as follows Natural home remedy using lemon rind: 1. Separate the rind (outer covering) of 2-3 lemons 2. Chop and crush the lemon rind to make a paste 3. Apply on the forehead for quick relief Surely you will get results.
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