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Parkinson's Disease - Most Common Motor & Non-motor Symptoms At Your Rescue!

M. Ch (Neuro Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Parkinson's Disease - Most Common Motor & Non-motor Symptoms At Your Rescue!

What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and degenerative disorder of the Central Nervous System that mostly affects older people. It is a chronic disease and the symptoms develop over a period of time. The characteristic symptoms of Parkinson’s are rigidity, shaking, bradykinesia (slowness in movement) and shuffled gait. Anxiety and depression also seem to be common in advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease. In addition to the motor symptoms, the cognitive function of the brain is also compromised.

Degeneration of the nerve cells in the substantia nigra of the brain results in the reduction in production of dopamine which is a neurotransmitter in the brain. Neurotransmitters relay impulses from one nerve to the other. This is what is mainly responsible for the motor symptoms in Parkinson’s. Although, Parkinson’s is not a curable disease, it can be controlled and the progress of the disease can be kept in check with certain medications.

What causes Parkinson’s disease?
The cause of Parkinson’s is mostly idiopathic, i.e. the cause is unknown and is not specific. However, there have been cases which show that it can be attributed to factors such as genetic and environmental factors.
What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

The symptoms of Parkinson’s can be classified as Motor symptoms and Non-motor symptoms:

Motor Symptoms 

  • Bradykinesia: Slow movement
  • Tremor of limbs
  • Rigidity or stiffness of trunk and limbs
  • Impaired balance and difficulty in coordination or postural instability

Non-motor Symptoms 

Parkinson’s disease is not curable, but when detected early, medicines are prescribed to give symptomatic relief. Dopamine substitutes are prescribed to the patient to relieve the motor symptoms.

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Homeopathy For Migraine And Other Headaches!

BHMS, CCPH
Homeopath, Delhi
Homeopathy For Migraine And Other Headaches!

Headache is the discomfort or pain beneath the scalp, forehead, or behind the eyes, or arising from the head or upper neck of the body. There are several distinct types of headache. A primary headache is caused by pain or a disorder that originates from the head itself. For example, a migraine or tension headache. A secondary headache originates outside the head, such as a headache related to nausea from the flu, or as a side-effect of hormonal fluctuations in the body. Other types of headache include cranial neuralgias, facial pain, and other headaches.

Symptoms Of Migraine

One needs to know the symptoms of Migraine in order to identify between Migraine and other headaches. A unique aspect of Migraine headaches is that such headaches usually occur on one side of the head. Other kinds of headaches mostly occur on both the sides. The other major difference between Migraine and other types of headaches is the presence of associated symptoms in Migraine. In Migraine, the sufferer is likely to have a moderate to severe throbbing pain. One may suffer from:

  • Nausea

  • Pain behind either one eye or one ear

  • Pain in the temples of head

  • Experiencing spots or flashes of light

  • Sensitivity to sound, sound or both

  • Temporary vision loss

  • Vomiting

More About Migraine

  • Doctors divide Migraine headaches in two categories: Migraine with Aura and Migraine without Aura.

  • The feeling that a person develops before experiencing migraines is known as Aura. The feeling may prevail anywhere between 10 minutes to 30 minutes before the attack.

  • Such feelings may include:

    • Less mental alertness, foggy thinking

    • Experiencing flashing lights

    • Feeling of tingling or numbness in the hands or face

    • An unusual sense of smell, taste, or touch

Other Headaches

If not Migraine headache, one may have Sinus headache, Cluster Headache, Thunderclap headache or a Chiari defect. If a person is suffering from Cluster headache, he / she may have a very painful headache which is confined to on one side of the head. Such pains come in clusters and hence the name.

Homeopathy for Migraine and Headache

Modern medicine does not always seem to have a fitting answer for Migraine or any other type of headache. However, Homeopathy can help a lot. For Migraine treatment as well as for treatment of other types of headaches, Homeopathic medicines can be good idea.

Homeopathic Doctors see through the history of Migraine and Headache of the patient, the lifestyle, and other general aspects of life. This helps them make a perfect homeopathic medical course for the patient to treat their constant Migraine or headaches.

Consulting a general Homeopathic Doctor with good experience will help patients to get rid of their Migraine and Headache from its root.

Epilepsy - Causes, Symptoms & Homeopathic Treatment Of It!

MD -Homeopathy, BHMS, Certificate Course In Child Counseling & Parenting
Homeopath, Pune
Epilepsy - Causes, Symptoms & Homeopathic Treatment Of It!

Epilepsy is a disease that affects the brain's nerve cells and triggers the release of abnormal electrical signals. This can cause temporary malfunctioning of the other brain cells and result in seizures and sometimes loss of consciousness. Epilepsy can affect both children and adults.

Causes of Epilepsy

The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, few causes of epileptic seizures to metion are brain tumours, injury, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures

  2. Impaired memory

  3. Bouts of fainting

  4. Short spans of blackout

  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing

  6. Panic

  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures based on aetiology:

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause.

  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cause cannot be detected.

  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason, as a symptom of some neuro-medical condition.

Role of Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a form of healing based upon the principle of ‘Similia similibus curentur’ or ‘like cures like’. It was founded by a German doctor, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1810. Homoeopathy offers vast scope in the treatment of various illnesses, both acute and chronic including epilepsy. Homeopathy takes into account the entire person like the patients family history, past history, etc. Homoeopathic doctors study each case thoroughly, analyze and evaluate the symptoms and then prescribe the medicine.

Homeopaths treat the patient’s mental, emotional and physical make-up i.e. the constitution. This is known as ’constitutional treatment’. Constitutional treatment treats the disease and removes it from its roots. The Constitutional method is employed in the treatment of epilepsy in Homoeopathy. This method is gives amazing results in many cases.

Homeopathy has immense scope in the treatment of Epilepsy. In fresh cases, where the child is new to epileptic treatment, homoeopathy can relieve complaints by giving ‘constitutional treatment’.

In other cases where the child is already taking treatment, homoeopathy can taper off the doses gradually and thus treat the patient effectively. Thus, in both the cases, homoeopathic treatment is beneficial in treating epilepsy.

In either of the cases, a constitutional medicine is given to treat epilepsy. Constitutional treatment relieves the patient from seizures, convulsions, etc. Thus the child can attend school daily and concentrate on his studies. In about 1/3 cases of epilepsy, a surgery known as ‘seizure surgery’ is performed. Regular constitutional treatment is very useful in such cases.

Homeopathic medicines are completely side-effect free and are not habit-forming. They can be taken by children, adults and even by pregnant women. They must be taken only after consultation from a homoeopathic practitioner.

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Is Ayurveda Effective For Migraine Headaches?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Is Ayurveda Effective For Migraine Headaches?

In modern days, migraine has become a common disease that affects the young and the old equally. Migraine as such cannot be cured, but improving lifestyle and Ayurvedic medication can help you keep this disease under control and improve your quality of life.

What is Migraine?
Migraine, commonly known as Sooryavarta in Ayurveda, is a medical condition in which the excessive stimulation of the blood vessels in the brain causes a throbbing pain on one side of the head and is associated with nausea, sensitivity and vomiting. This happens because the vomiting centre of the brain gets activated during an episode. These symptoms are the most common signs; however, it varies from person to person. 

What Causes Migraines?
These headaches worsen upon sunrise and it is at its peak at noon, when the sun is at its highest intensity and slowly subsides on sunset. This is one of the major factors in setting in an episode; it is not true in every case. 

The other triggers that cause migraine attacks according to Ayurveda are:

  1. Spicy and oily food
  2. Stress, anger, grief, jealousy
  3. Suppressed emotions or natural urges
  4. Indigestion
  5. Consumption of too much dry, salty and pungent food
  6. Consuming polluted food

General triggers may include:

  1. Smoking and drinking
  2. Stress
  3. Fasting
  4. Physical stress and exercise
  5. Fluctuation in hormone levels during the menstrual cycle or the use of birth control pills
  6. Stopping intake of tea or coffee suddenly
  7. Stress to sensory organs in the form of bright noises, bright lights, strong perfumes or odours etc.

Certain foods or beverages may also trigger an episode of migraine. These include baked foods, chocolates, processed foods, spicy foods, onions, dairy products and peanuts. These kinds of foods are known to suddenly increase Kapha dosha or Pitta Dosha and as a result, trigger an attack.

Symptoms of Migraine-
It is usually characterised by a stinging, throbbing pain on one side of the head and is followed by nausea and vomiting. Some people may get visual aberrations called an aura- such as blind spots, blurred visions, distorted lines etc.

Ayurvedic medications that can help migraine are:

  1. Indian licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  2. Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  3. Hareetaki – Chebulic myrobalan-Terminalia chebula
  4. Amalaki – amala – Emblica Officinalis
  5. Mallika – Jasminum officinale
  6. Hareetaki – Chebulic myrobalan-Terminalia chebula
  7. Bala – Sida cordifolia
  8. Kumari – Aloe vera
  9. Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus

Simple home remedies useful in migraine:

  1. Tender leaves of jasmine or tender leaves of pomegranate are taken along with a pinch of salt and crushed well to obtain fresh juice. Early in the morning, preferably in empty stomach, 2-3 drops of this fresh juice is instilled to both the nostrils. Procedure is repeated once again evening hours (6-7 pm). This reduces the severity of headache in migraine.
  2. One fist full of Doorva grass (Cynodon dactylon) is taken and its fresh juice is obtained. To this, 2 pinches of licorice powder is added and mixed well. This is consumed during the noon hours. Procedure is repeated for 20-30 days. This helps to reduce the severity of illness significantly.
  3. Take coriander seed powder – 1 teaspoon. add it to one cup of water, leave it as it is at night, next day morning, drink it on empty stomach.
  4. Soak 5 raisins and 5 almonds in water at night, next day morning, eat them.

Solve Migraine Problem With Ayurvedic Medicines And Panchakarma Therapy!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Solve Migraine Problem With Ayurvedic Medicines And Panchakarma Therapy!

Headache is a symptom of many diseases. 

Sometimes it is only a headache. There are four main types of headache. 

1. Semi-chest.

2. Full forehead pain 

3. The other part of the cardiovascular head is pain 

4.Paused and stopped headache.

Causes:

Mental labor, mental stress, physical labor, noise, cough, sexual disorders, indigestion Cholesterol, lack of tea during tea, loss of head, headache, tiredness in the head, headache in the next day after drinking alcohol, brain haemorrhage, cerebral knot, specimenitis, colds, fever, and symptoms of asthma Trichic dislocation of the discharge, etc. 

Neurological Disorder - Try Panchkarma Therapies For Best Results!

MD - Ayurveda, BAMS, Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Neurological Disorder - Try Panchkarma Therapies For Best Results!

Neurological disorders may creep in due to many reasons. It may be due to degenerative diseases, accidents, other health conditions, birth defects or genetics. The most common form of disorder occurs due to non-functional brain cells in some parts, and loss of myelin sheath in neurons, which protects the nerve signals in their complete transfer from origin to destination.

These losses are irreparable, but further degeneration can be avoided with AyurvedaPanchakarma, the branch of Ayurveda, which deals with detoxification of the body and mind, specially helps. Over a period of time, it can bring back the lost sensation in nerves. Yoga, pranayama and Ayurvedic treatments lead to recovery and relief to a huge extent.

Important facts about Panchakarma
There are 3 important steps in Panchakarma, which are followed one after another to get the result. The main objective of Panchakarma is to detoxify the body. basti and nasyam are more beneficial.

What is Njavara Kizhi?
Njavara is a variety of rice, which is specially used for Ayurvedic treatment and massages. In this treatment the rice is made into a pudding by boiling it with milk. This pudding is then made into boluses. The boluses are filled in muslin cloth, and then using these muslin bolus dabs, the whole body of the patient is massaged. This full-body massage has excellent effects on neurological and joint functions. The deep tissues within the body are rejuvenated. The treatment is carried on for 45 minutes to 60 minutes by therapists or experts. Another form of the treatment requires the rice to be made into a paste, and then the paste is applied all over the body. But this is more preferred for beautification.

Other effective therapies
Siro Vasti, Kati Vasti, Ela Kizhi and Nasyam are all different forms of Panchakarma treatment, which detoxify the body and mind and rejuvenate the body and nerve functions. But these treatments cannot be conducted on the body on your own. You need a masseur who must be a specialist in Ayurveda to do this for you. Hence, contacting Ayurvedic doctors or experts would be the best to start the treatment.

Anxiety & Insomnia - How To Administer It?

PhD - Psychology
Psychologist, Patna
Anxiety & Insomnia - How To Administer It?

Insomnia or sleeplessness is quite difficult to cope with and for people suffering from anxiety, it is even tougher. People suffering from anxiety remain in a state of mental and physical distress. On top of this, if they cannot sleep well because of insomnia, life becomes quite hard. Insomnia causes anxiety and also is caused due to anxiety.

Here are some simple tips to manage anxiety and insomnia:

  1. Maintain a schedule: Try to go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Experiment with several different bedtimes and wake up times to find out which one works best for you.
  2. Turn off electronic devices: Switch off all electronic devices thirty minutes before you go to bed. Electronic devices stimulate your mind and the light from the devices does not make you feel that it is time to sleep. Keep the devices away from you while going to bed.
  3. Dim lights: Practice dimming all lights in your house before bedtime. Change light bulbs and replace them with low wattage lights. This will enable you to have lights, although they are dim. Low lighting will make your body produce melatonin to make you prepare for sleep.
  4. Keep away from alcohol and smoking: Consuming alcoholic drinks before bedtime reduces your quality of sleep and you may wake up within two hours. Do not consume alcohol before bedtime. Smoking should be restricted before sleeping, as the nicotine contained in cigarettes is a stimulant, which can take away your sleep.
  5. Ignore caffeinated drinks: Caffeine is a stimulant and consuming caffeinated drinks before going to bed can result in losing sleep. Do not drink coffee before sleeping.
  6. Exercise: Exercise is a perfect solution to reduce anxiety and results in improved sleep quality. Exercise regularly during the day or three to four hours before bedtime. Yoga and meditation performed just before going to sleep are effective.
  7. Make a pre-sleep ritual: Try to find ways, which would help you calm your mind just before going to sleep and practice it every day. This can be reading a book, taking a hot shower or listening to your favorite songs. Your mind will be relaxed, and you will get better sleep.
  8. Maintain a sleep journal: Keep a sleep journal and write about the time when you go to sleep and when you wake up. Also note down the time you require to fall asleep, the number of times your sleep breaks and how your sleep was. This will enable you to observe your sleep patterns and make adjustments.

For people suffering from anxiety, added insomnia results in enhanced difficulty. One should cope with the problems properly and try to improve upon them.

I am experiencing several what I believe are nerve issues. At times it ranges from: Right elbow, neck locks up and I can't move it, back stiffens and I can't stand straight up, feet hurt. Is this likely post neuralgia?

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am experiencing several what I believe are nerve issues. At times it ranges from: Right elbow, neck locks up and I ...
Dear user. I can understand. Please don't be panic but be serious about the symptoms. You are just 27 and the pain could be simple neuralgia. Please provide more information so that we can start the diagnosis process and the treatment. I am here to help you in every aspect of your mental and physical health. Any sexual or psychological problems can be cured with the help of various methods and therapies. I suggest you to post your query with every detail here. I will help you in overcoming your problems certainly. Take care.
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