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Dr. Umashankar .R

M.B.B.S, M.D (Med), D.M (Neuro)

Neurologist, Bangalore

24 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Umashankar .R M.B.B.S, M.D (Med), D.M (Neuro) Neurologist, Bangalore
24 Years Experience  ·  500 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. Umashankar .R is a popular Neurologist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. He has helped numerous patients in his 24 years of experience as a Neurologist. He is a M.B.B.S, M.D (Med), D.M (Neuro) . You can meet Dr. Umashankar .R personally at Bengaluru Neuro Centre in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Umashankar .R on Lybrate.com.

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M.B.B.S - Mysore Medical College, Mysore University - 1993
M.D (Med) - Mysore Medical College - 1998
D.M (Neuro) - N.I.M.H.A.N.S , Bangalore - 2002
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Brain Cancer

IFAANS, DNB (Neurosurgery), MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Noida
Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is a disease of the brain in which cancer cells (malignant cells) arise in the brain tissue. Cancer cells grow to form a mass of cancer tissue (tumor) that interferes with brain functions such as muscle control, sensation, memory, and other normal body functions. Tumors composed of cancer cells are called malignant tumors, and those composed of mainly non-cancerous cells are called benign tumors. Cancer cells that develop from brain tissue are called primary brain tumors while tumors that spread from other body sites to the brain are termed metastatic or secondary brain tumors.

Prologue:

  1. Brain cancer is actually the abnormal growth and uncontrolled growth of the cancer cells in the brain that forms a tumor in the brain.Tumours can be either benign or malignant.

  2. Benign brain tumours are abnormal collections of cells that reproduce slowly and usually remain separate from the surrounding normal brain.

  3. Malignant tumours reproduce and grow quickly. Their borders are hard to distinguish from the normal brain around them.

Symptoms:

There are few early symptoms of brain cancer, but as the tumour grows within the confines of the skull, it causes increased intracranial pressure and exerts pressure on the brain, causing signs to develop.

Brain cancer symptoms and signs are varied and depend on the area of the brain involved, but can include:

  1. Headaches.

  2. Seizures.

  3. Nausea and vomiting, which, CANSA reports, may be worse in the morning or after a sudden position change.

  4. Difficulty walking or clumsiness.

  5. Vision changes.

  6. Changes in alertness.

  7. Behavioural impairment.

Causes:

Brain cancer occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of cancer cells in the brain that form a malignant brain tumor. The underlying cause of primary brain cancer, cancer that begins in the brain, is not known. Secondary brain cancer is caused by a cancer of another organ in the body, such as the breast, prostate, kidney, skin, or bone, that has spread to the brain.

What are the risk factors for brain cancer?

  1. Certain inherited conditions, including neurofibromatosis, Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, and Turcot syndrome

  2. Personal history of cancer or family history of brain cancer

  3. Impaired immune system

  4. Radiation therapy of the head

Treatments Options:

Treatment

Surgery is the main form of treatment for brain tumors that lie within the membranes covering the brain or in parts of the brain that can be removed without damaging critical neurological functions. The goal is to remove the entire tumor, whenever possible, as a tumor may recur if any tumor cells are left behind. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are generally used as secondary treatment for tumors that cannot be cured through surgery alone.

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment option that delivers a high concentration of radiation directly to the tumor in order to stop its growth, while delivering only a minimal dose of radiation to the surrounding tissue. Unlike conventional surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery does not require making an incision to remove the tumor. It can be especially effective in patients with many small metastatic brain tumors. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Hello sir My sisters age is 21. She is suffering from backache n she feels like something is vibrating inside her right chest. Is this any serious matter? please reply fast.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hello sir My sisters age is 21. She is suffering from backache n she feels like something is vibrating inside her rig...
Madam, Have you done any investigations. You can take chest x-ray, PA view, ECG .We should know the diagnosis to give advice. Get back to me with details and reports, for further advice.
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Suffering from migraine.what can 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/ mam I m suffering frm insomnia. Moreover, m not under stress. Bt still m not able to take proper sleep. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir/ mam I m suffering frm insomnia. Moreover, m not under stress. Bt still m not able to take proper sleep. What sho...
1.You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2.You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3.Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4.Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5.Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6.Take light dinner. 7.Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time .8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner.Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10.Don’t sleep in day time 11.Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor
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I have always something irritating type feeling in neck sometime shoulder pain, not pain that's a sweet pain which can be beard. And also ear, back side of head and front too. I always feel tiried and vabring voice.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear, may be you are suffering from cervical spondylosis kindly get xrays of neck done in two planes and may be physiotherapy can help if not you can be treated with neck manipulation and get cured.
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I am suffering from migraine headaches.Please do help.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician,
Migraine needs medication plus behavioural and lifestyle modification. Tell your complaints in detail to be able to guide you.
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I have numbness in my right hand PINKY (only) finger for three days. I have read on net it should go with time but couldn't find a solution. please suggest if there is any exercise or posture. Thanks and pay attention it is only in pinky finger.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have numbness in my right hand PINKY (only) finger for three days. I have read on net it should go with time but co...
Do take tens therapy for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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I am suffering from epilepsy from 15 years and taking encorate 500mg, 300mg what do you sugest.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
If you are stable on Encorate chrono and not having fits, you can continue with same medicines. If you still have fits regularly you need to get a consultation to decide the right combination of medicines for you
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My daughter is 16 year old. She had been feeling headache and occasional bouts of drowsiness for quite some time. We consulted a neuro physician who diagnosed this as Migraine. Her mother also has migraine. However, my daughter has started to feel even more drowsiness and reeling of head after taking medicines prescribed by doctor. These medicines are sarotena, Practin and Sibelium. Please advise.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
My daughter is 16 year old. She had been feeling headache and occasional bouts of drowsiness for quite some time. We ...
Some of the medications that your daughter is taking tend to have side effects of sedation. So it is advisable to either titrate doses according to her needs or use alternative formulas to suit her needs. Consult a headache specialist or your treating physician for the same. If you so wish you may consult me online for any further queries or assistance in further treatmnet. Take care.
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Hi, Dr. I have shivering problem from young age but now it increase more day by day now I m 41 yrs but I can't hold things properly while serving or filling something like tea, water or cutting or applying makeup so please help me get rid out of this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Your problem could be due to nervous Ness or thyroid dis order.Get your thyroid function test and consult neurologist with report
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Neurologist, Gurgaon
Epilepsy can also be treated by special diet-ketogenic diet especially in small children. Surgery is also possible for epilepsy.
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Sir I want to know symptom of brain tumour. As I have pain in center of head. And upper part of the back of the neck.

M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Panaji
Sir I want to know symptom of brain tumour. As I have pain in center of head. And upper part of the back of the neck.
Brain tumour can manifest in many many ways with myriad symptoms like unremitting head ache, persistent vomitting, visual dimunition, fits, double vision, paralysis/weakness of one side of body etc.
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Please tell me systems of migraine and precautions to prevent from migraine and headache. Thankyou.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Unilateral Headache, eye pain Throbbing and pulsating pain Nausea and Vomiting Increased sensitivity to light and sound Feeling of Dizzy or Faint Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food, drink plenty of water and take rest.. Check your BP, avoid stressand anxiety since it precipitates migraine attack If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis after consulting doctor. Check your BP, avoid anxiety and stress since it precipitates attack
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My arms and thighs got numb more often when I was asleep. Once I have checked my blood pressure as well but it was all normal. I am confuse now. Because this happens now more frequently.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of ls spine. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 1tab od x10 do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Sometimes I get started to talk while sleeping.what should I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Sometimes I get started to talk while sleeping.what should I do?
Dear, there is nothing to worry about it. Many people do talk while in sleep. There are many brain processes which are active even when you are sleeping. Do not worry. Good sleeping habits should help you. Take care.
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I start workout last few days, when I do continues workout half an hour, I am numb and also suffered like bp low. What can I do pls help me.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I start workout last few days, when I do continues workout half an hour, I am numb and also suffered like bp low. Wha...
Do have regular and balanced diet and have stretching and strengthening exercises from neuro physio best wishes.
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Actually I have a major migraine problem plus foot fading colour nd after my body starts swell. It cause me ultimately extreme pain. What should I do for this.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Get BP and eye sight checked, x ray PNS, thyroid hormones T3 T4 Tsh 1.Sleep.Go to bed and get up about the same times every day, 3. Eat regular meals. 4. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration 5. Relax – listen soothing music. Walk for 5 mts 6.avoid .stress, 7. .avoid strong stimuli like loud noises, and smell of food 8. Keep your routine fixed and regular for medicine contact on private consultation.
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My body is feeling like like shaky/tremor and after eating food I am pooping. What may be the reason?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do meditation regularly Avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid rice, non veg food Take Cap wokride 15 1 on empty stomach Tab gasex by Himalaya 2..2 for 15 days Re Consult me on Lybrate after 15 days.
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I am having migraine problem. I get a severe headache whenever I travel. Kindly suggest me remedy. Nd even at night tym some times.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am having migraine problem. I get a severe headache whenever I travel. Kindly suggest me remedy. Nd even at night t...
1) massage with stress relief oil or warm coconut oil to head, neck, and ears. 2) apply chandan powder +2-4 saffron threads+ pinch of cinnamon (dalchini) lep with rose water to forehead. 3) take 8 hrs sleep in the night. 4) avoid oily & spicy food. 5) pour 3-4 drops of warm pure cow ghee in both nostrils in head low position 6) do eye check up if headache persist
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