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Dr. Swaminath

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Swaminath Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Swaminath is one of the best Psychiatrists in Chord Road Hospital, Bangalore. You can visit him at Chord Road Hospital Pvt Ltd in Chord Road Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Swaminath and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I'm having body pains daily. please advise.

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I'm having body pains daily. please advise.
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 measure your temperature take mental and physical rest bathing also reduce body pain Consult physician for further management.

Dementia is not part of aging. Dementia can be caused by disease, reactions to medications, vision and hearing problems, infections, nutritional imbalances, diabetes, and renal failure.

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Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Yes. Demetia is a broad spectrum DSM classification of memory related brain disorders. Though no effective treatment is available, caregivers should be trained to handle dementia patients. Take care.

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Consistency is the key my pretties.
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Hello sir how to develop my thinking skills upgrade my brain is pain so what I do?

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Hello sir how to develop my thinking skills upgrade my brain is pain so what I do?
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.

I have pain all over body particularly in arms and shoulders. I am diabetic taking insulin doses with gilipirimide. Values are normal. Please suggest.

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I have pain all over body particularly in arms and shoulders. I am diabetic taking insulin doses with gilipirimide. V...
Hello, being diabetic (even with normal sugar values) predisposes you to multiple conditions like shoulder degenerative tendinopathy, frozen shoulder which causes arm and shoulder pain. It would be better if it is evaluated furthur by proper examination and any investigation if required. Generalized body pain can be due to multiple causes most common being decreased bone strength (osteoporosis). It also requires furthur evaluation.

I am a female 31 years old. I experience occasional tinnitus with ear fullness which lasts for a few seconds and once after cold once I had tinnitus for a week about 6 months back which was not troublesome after taking medicines it went away. My hearing is proper but I get anxious and stressed very soon. And I have low BP 90/60 most of the times. Should I be concerned.

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I am a female 31 years old. I experience occasional tinnitus with ear fullness which lasts for a few seconds and once...
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy 1. Crush 15 thoroughly washed basil leaves 2. Place it on a sieve and extract its juice 3. Add 1 tsp of honey to this juice 4. Mix well 5. Drink 2 times a day Causes: • Stress • Faulty diet or malnutrition • Loss of blood due to any injury or during the menstruation cycle • Slow bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys or bladder It will surely help you.

I am of 26 years old and I found myself upset and in anger, please suggest me some solution for this ?

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Dear, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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Hello My age is 26 yrs. Hai Meri problem ye hai ki mere brain me vibration anf current jasa ho taha aisa pahle bhi hua tha tab mai 12 yrs. Ki thi tab maine doctor ne sare test karke mujhe Serta 50 or petril .25 tablet di usse mai theek ho gai thi mujhe samajh nahi aa raha ye kya ho raha hai mere sath or us doctor ne kaha tha ye bimari man se judi hai mansik hai ab aap bataye mai kya karu please

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You can go back to him or any other psychiatrist. In my opinion, Ayurveda works best without side effects.
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Hello. Meri abhi engagemnt hui hai. But mera fiance mujhe time nahi deta. Coz uski job nahi hai wo pareshan rehta hai kafi. Or mujhe bolta hai ki mujhse dur raho. Main concentrate nahi kar pata hu. Mere mind me bahut si negative chije aati hai. please help me.

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Hello. Meri abhi engagemnt hui hai. But mera fiance mujhe time nahi deta. Coz uski job nahi hai wo pareshan rehta hai...
Not having a job is very serious issue for a person who is planning to marry. It seems your fiance needs time - give him time . Your constant attempt to speak to him , may be embarrassing for him . Be his strength. If he really cares , he will call when he is comfortable.
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Hame apane man ko kis tarah se kabu Karu ki idhar udhar nahi bhatake paye Please answer.

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Hame apane man ko kis tarah se kabu Karu  ki  idhar udhar nahi  bhatake paye  Please answer.
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.

Sir when I am working on computer I miss the alphabet for example at 2, 4 min I forget that which alphabet is called a. Same things happen with numbers. My expression are change immediately. And I also can't sleep long time. I wake up 4 5 time on night bt I m feeling so tired. I am thinking so much without any connection and limitations. Is this symptoms for depression. What I do ?which kind of doctor I contact.

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It could be depression if several other symptoms connect. Go to a counselor first and let that person determine if you need to meet with a psychiatrist for medication. If this is a recent phenomenon, then it could be treated early with the prognosis really good. Please do take your parents with you to meet with the counselor and carry all the information about you, from prenatal days till date, including up to your grandparents. If there was any telling event either in your life or that of your family history, then there is a genetic concern that has to be factored in too. The missing numbers and alphabets may not be serious all by itself, but could be of much concern if it is linked to any disturbed condition in you. You can nip it in the bud, if acted upon early.

My 15 years old son not able to concentrate on study i: e when he starts study his mind goes elsewhere. But he is interested for study. In such case please advice me.

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Dear, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help your son. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Help change your son's study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help your son with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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Hi sir, I have problem related to remembering any thing for long time. I i am facing this problem previous one year. But before of this one year I was well memory man. So I want opinion to solve this problem.

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Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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My daughter is 8 years. She became very slow in response as age is growing. She forget basic things also. Like washing hands after toilet. Flush after loo. She goes for brush but stand lost for long. We need to remind her everything. Is it laziness or some issue? She was very sharp kid till almost 5 years of age. Then slowly she became like this. We don't show our frustration but it is very frustrating that things like drinking water, washing hands need reminder. She doesn't use her brain at all in any activity or study. But she can play memory or brain video games very well. Can you please suggest what is the reason for this behaviour? And what we should do to correct it?

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My daughter is 8 years. She became very slow in response as age is growing. She forget basic things also. Like washin...
Listen, watch your kid's behaviour thoroughly. Most of the time I have seen in my practice, that this type of kid suffering from depression (childhood depression). Have you noticed that your child now become irritated easily? mood swings issue have you noticed? please notice these carefully. Another thing might happen, that is childhood ocd or any form of anxiety. Find out quality time to spend with your child. Try to find out her emotional state at that point of time. You can consult with a psychologist.
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How to handle my body to control from tensions and depressions. I think I have phonological disorders. So suggest me to get free from tension.

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How to handle my body to control from tensions and depressions. I think I have phonological disorders. So suggest me ...
Overall you must be fit physically by regular exercise and proper diet, mentally strong by meditation, good sleep, and practicing mental hygiene, and emotionally strong by dealing with your feelings as soon as they arise. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Hello sir I am not able to concentrate on study and. Sports my girlfriends always call me and msg me from that I get distract she hurt me and she cheat me she use me but now want to forget her and she live in my building she always come at my house distract me any powerful tips so I can forgot my girlfriend but I don't want to hurt her I love but maybe she love someone else because now a days she is not interested on me I see that same gotra can't married why.

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Love /relationship is always a mutual thing. If it is one - sided it will only bring pain. The easiest and quickest way to forget her is to make a new girlfriend. Also focus on the negative aspects on her and the relationship for few days. And you will be soon back to happy ways :)
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I live a very isolated life, I work from home, hardly there is a need for me to leave home. Once in a couple of weeks I go outside, I am happy with my life, but I get scared at times. I get scared because I think will it affect my level of confidence, am I loosing something because of it, why should I leave home if there is no need, am I too scared to leave my comfort zone, I am just confused. I get depressed regarding my future. Is it unnecessary fear or is it something really to be worried about?

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You need not worry if you have no problem in going out when there is the need for. You are worried and over worked because of isolation in one place. At least once a week you go for a film and every evening you take a walk which is good for physical and mental health/ what is your age and how about your family life / are you married or live with parents. Keep in touch.
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"Bipolar disorder" can be vanished totally or not? I am taking medicine from very long period of time.

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"Bipolar disorder" can be vanished totally or not? I am taking medicine from very long period of time.
Yes, you can come out of this condition. It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. You must comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i.e. feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding.
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I lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed and Peter keeping to myself all the time. please help me.

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I lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed and Peter keeping to myself all the time. please ...
Dear Shan. Welcome to lybrate. Loss of somebody near and dear is definitely grief and depressive. But these depression is short lived and should be cleared within weeks. If you still are depressed, you should consult a psychologist online for counselling and further treatment. Take care

Greeting sir, I have been taking FELIZ-S PLUS for the last 7 years for my anxiety and insomnia. Is it safe in all aspects. Kindly advise.

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Greeting sir, I have been taking FELIZ-S PLUS for the last 7 years for my anxiety and insomnia. Is it safe in all asp...
It is a combination of escitalopram and clonazepam normally combinations are rarely given esp in western coutries to evaluate the adverse effect and action of each salt. Common side effects of escitalopram are constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach upset; tiredness; trouble sleeping. And long term side effects of clonazepam are vertigo or dizziness. Heaviness or numbness of the extremities. Impaired cognition. Failure to form new memories. Confusion. Reduced judgment and slowed reaction time.* reduced sex drive. And drug dependence which is even seen in short term use.
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