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Dr. Somashekar. S. A  - Rheumatologist, Bangalore

Dr. Somashekar. S. A

MBBS, DM - Rheumatology

Rheumatologist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
Dr. Somashekar. S. A MBBS, DM - Rheumatology Rheumatologist, Bangalore
15 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Somashekar. S. A is a trusted Rheumatologist in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. He has over 14 years of experience as a Rheumatologist. He is a qualified MBBS, DM - Rheumatology. He is currently practising at Bangalore Rheumatology centre in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Somashekar. S. A on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mysore University - 2002
DM - Rheumatology - Ryazan State Medical University - 2011
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Indian Rheumatology associations

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Hi, I am struggling with insomnia. I have worked in night shifts before. Last month I changed my job. From that moment, I am feeling depression. Anxiety. And other problems. How can I change my night life.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am struggling with insomnia. I have worked in night shifts before. Last month I changed my job. From that momen...
First you need to deal with your depression, anxiety and other problems. These are troubling you aplenty to keep you awake. You may reach out to a counselor, if you need help. Do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques at night will be tremendously useful. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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Sir, I have dryness on my knees and a very mild itching, when I used oil on it, itching gone for a day and then again the same from the next day. What to do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi Thanks for your query. If there is persistent itching, then I advise you to consult a Dermatologist for its diagnosis and treatment options. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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Lack of appetite, loss of weight, taking only one meal a day, insomnia, pain in knees, noises in the head, lethargy, desire to sleep in the morning, extreme laziness in bed, impotence. Please advise.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda joint pain is known as Sandhigata vata. With increase in age vata dosha is predominant in human body that is why with aging disease caused by vata dosha increases in body. Joint pain is a common symptom with many possible causes. Joint Pain and Arthritis are the one of the most devastating conditions faced by individuals, particularly elderly women today. When there is pure Vata dosha involvement (a pain without swelling or discoloration) then the massage with medicated ayurvedic oil is quite useful & supplement is helpful in balancing bodily humors ?vata, which is responsible dosha for Sandhigata vata . Visit us:-www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I am 23 years old, I am suffering from knee pain since last 3 months. What to do?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I am 23 years old, I am suffering from knee pain since last 3 months. What to do?
Get X-ray or MRI done to rule out any structural joint abnormalities. Meanwhile, gentle massage over knees with lukewarm herbal pain relieving oils daily for about 15-20 minutes and hot fomentation afterwards will greatly help in subsiding the pain. Ayurveda’s Panchakarma offers specialized treatment of JANU BASTI for knee pains - these procedures would give strength to your knee and reduce the pain and stiffness. Regular oiling the joint will improve the lubrication also. Use knee caps over the joints and avoid over exertion of the joint. Avoid sitting crossed legs. This will greatly help. Although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking. For that you may consult me privately over Lybrate. Please update with your valuable feedback after 15 days.\
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My mri of left knee says there is diffuse patella femoral chondromalacia with full thickness cartilage loss over medial patellar facet and underlying articular irregularity my age is 44 years n I am female my knee hurt after I fell down from staircase I never had any problem before I n undergoing physio I want to know what is the proper line of treatment.

BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
My mri of left knee says there is diffuse patella femoral chondromalacia with full thickness cartilage loss over medi...
Dear mam. Take proper rest improve your diet including vitamin d and start mild strengthing exercise. Don't go weight bearing exercises avoid heavy weight. Thanks.
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My right knee pains mildly only when I climb stairs. I jog, walk, long standing hours and run without any problem. I am 30years old male, should I be worried of the mild pain? If yes, any precautions I need to follow immediately to avoid bigger problems in future?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
My right knee pains mildly only when I climb stairs. I jog, walk, long standing hours and run without any problem. I ...
This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. I would like to examine & investigate you in detail. Any way you may try, Take: 1. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos. X5days. 2. Caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx5 days. 3. Fomentation with warm water. 4. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. 5. Do knee & ankle exercises.(take help of a physiotherapist). Kindly make sure that you are not allergic to any of these medicines.(contact your family doctor, if needed). For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital. Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan.
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I'm suffering problem since 4 years of my left knee pain. After scan knew much & also fell like current type full my leg issue. I have all reports but No full cure. So please suggesting me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm suffering problem since 4 years of my left knee pain. After scan knew much & also fell like current type full my ...
Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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She has a problem of knee joint pain since 2 years. Especially when there is a rain or takes bath with cold water. please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
She has a problem of knee joint pain since 2 years. Especially when there is a rain or takes bath with cold water. pl...
Does she have pain in both joints or one only at her age its common to have dgenerativre diseases of bones the first thing she must do is not to sit on the floor she should sit about 1 1/2 feet above the ground level use only western toilet this will reduce the pain and delay the degenerative process get an xray to see what the problem is let me know after the xray is done.
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Which treatment - Ayurvedic or Homeopathy or Allopathy is considered to be the best giving permanent cure without side effects for Rheumatoid arthritis?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Which treatment - Ayurvedic or Homeopathy or Allopathy is considered to be the best giving permanent cure without sid...
Hi, every line of treatment comes with their pros and cons. All these can be considered to help but cure the cases of rheumatoid arthritis in majority. It is an autoimmune disorder that is irreversible and increases with age. Homoeopathy is a better way of treating and helping the sick as it has no steroidal composition that avoids further complications. It strengthens the immune machanism of a patient to fight rheumatoid arthritis and control the condition to limits.
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Knees pain in this age. Never have any accident and all then what is the reason of this joint pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Knees pain in this age. Never have any accident and all then what is the reason of this joint pain.
May be prolonged standing you go for Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area and Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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She has been diagnosed arthritis. I am not aware exact type of the same. Allopathic doctors say it's not curable but only manageable that too with steroids having side effects Any alternative?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
She has been diagnosed arthritis. I am not aware exact type of the same. Allopathic doctors say it's not curable but ...
Steroids in low doses are good to control arthritis, later they are tapered and slowly stopped. Meanwhile other drugs start taking effect. This adjustment can only be done by trained doctors, that is rheumatologists. Kindly consult one. Also will depend on type of arthritis. There are more than 20 common types.
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While playing football my knee got banges with one of the player's knee, now I am not able to walk comfortably. When is press that region of knee I feel severe pain. Please help. Is this serious injury?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
While playing football my knee got banges with one of the player's knee, now I am not able to walk comfortably. When ...
Probably a contusion injury ie. The blood would've oozed & clotted for you to have severe pain. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone.
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I had bilateral total knee replacement surgery 15 days back. My right knee is almost healed now, able to bend as physiotherapist suggests with very less pain now. But my left knee is still very stiff very painful, bends very less, Also I get fever spike of 100°after every physio session. I am not getting satisfactory answers from surgeon, who says that it will gradually bend. Should I be worried now? What may b the causes and remedies? Stiffness,pain and fever are the main issues. Pl help.

M.P.T-Ortho, Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist,
I had bilateral total knee replacement surgery 15 days back. My right knee is almost healed now, able to bend as phys...
most probably left knee was more accurate or fit in comparison of Rt knee before operation. do not worry regarding your issue. this is some time common. take cold pack twice or thrice daily. ask your physio to stretch left one more precisely. it will take some time more. can take pain killer too. if there is no discharge or pus like thing in lt knee ...do not take tension.
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I had a slip inside the house and my left toe was fractured along with sprain in the whole left feet and heel just one and half years back. I am treated by ortho doctor at Jayanagar ortho. Hospital with plaster for five weeks. After removing the plaster, left feet remained black with swelling and for nearly one year same thing continued. I am having diabetic and hypertension and taking tablets regularly. I was in a teaching profession and used stand for long hours and as such I developed arthritis and added to it the diabetes and bp have caused numbness in my feet, but it is more in my left leg foot after the fracture and post treatment. Still I am having pain in my heel and find paining after standing for long, but subside while walking. The ortho doctor after treatment took xray and told me the fracture is cleared completely. Pl advice me what is the remedy for my ortho problems.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
I had a slip inside the house and my left toe was fractured along with sprain in the whole left feet and heel just on...
I don't understand why a plaster (I assume Plaster of Paris. POP) was applied for a fracture of the toe. Usually, a closed (meaning the skin hasn't been breached) fracture of the toe, if undisplaced, is treated by a simple "Buddy strapping" Here, we just apply an adhesive plaster (NOT Plaster of Paris) to the affected toe along with its neighbour. We usually DON'T apply POP. I think the doctor applied POP for the sprain, to give it some rest. Nonetheless, I now recommend you meet a Diabetic Foot Surgeon immediately.
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What is the diet to be maintained for an oral cancer patient? Surgery, radiation and chemo is over by end Feb. How do we try and maintain the,PH level?

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Patient should have a soft , nonspicy and not too hot / cold food. To maintain the oral pH sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda pure) 1 tsf in 500ml water should be used as moth wash atleast five times a day. And dont miss the follow up as advised by treating oncologist. Thanks.
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Insomnia - Causes And Symptoms

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA - Psychology, aster of Science - Counseling, Psychotherapy, Phd - Counselling, Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Insomnia - Causes And Symptoms

Insomnia is the condition of acute sleeplessness, and it takes a heavy toll on your mood, your energy levels, and your ability to concentrate and work during the day. Some of the most common symptoms of the condition are:

  • You find it difficult to fall asleep even if you are tired
  • Once you wake up in the middle of the night, you cannot get back to sleep
  • You cannot work or concentrate on anything during the day
  • You stay mostly fatigued, or irritated throughout the day
  • You have to depend on pills or alcohol to fall asleep.
  • You wake up very early in the morning, no matter how late you sleep

What could be the causes for insomnia?

Insomnia might last just a few days if it is induced by some temporary cause, like stress at your workplace, or any other personal issue you can be facing. However, when the cause is a long rooted one, insomnia might persist for a long time. There can be a mix of many causes for that to happen:

  • Psychological stress or other emotional discomforts - Common psychological problems like anxiety, depression, chronic work stress, grief, and also bipolar disorder can be the causes for insomnia.
  • Illness or other medical problems - There can be many medical causes or other illnesses at the root of insomnia like allergies, acute asthma, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson's disease, kidney related diseases and cancer as well.
  • Medications - There can be many drugs, which might be prescribed by your doctor, but still be responsible for insomnia. These include antidepressants, corticosteroids like thyroid hormone medicines, few blood pressure medications, certain contraceptives and stimulants for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
  • Sleep DisordersInsomnia, though in itself is a sleep disorder, can also be the symptoms for other sleep disorders like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and other disorders related to jet lag or if you are working on a late night shift.

In addition to these causes, some daily lifestyle habits might act as triggers to insomnia, which include:

  • Consumption of large amounts of caffeine on a regular basis
  • Developing irregular sleep schedules
  • Taking your smartphone to bed and ending up spending a lot of time with it in the night
  • Eating late in the evening. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.
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I'm 49 year old, Diabetic, I have knee and back pain every time. What is the reason and what is the solution.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I'm 49 year old, Diabetic, I have knee and back pain every time. What is the reason and what is the solution.
it may be due to spondylosis and knee arthritis. do back exercises, avoid forward bending. apply volini gel and do warm fomentation. if not ok in 3 weeks, do MRI .
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How to deal with nerve damage in right leg below knee post DVT. My father can not walk without wearing a foot drop splint and is on anticoagulants since 1 year. He can not raise his feet by his ankle. It just drops.

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
How to deal with nerve damage in right leg below knee post DVT. My father can not walk without wearing a foot drop sp...
Physical therapy, TENS application to stimulate nerves and prevent muscles wasting by physiotherapist may help. See a neurologist if he can add methycobalamin tabs and other medications. Periodical serum prothrombin time must be done if taking anticoagulant treatment for modifying doses.
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