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Dr. Anand

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Neurologist, Chennai

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Ways Surgery Can Help With Severe Epilepsy!

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Ways Surgery Can Help With Severe Epilepsy!

The word epilepsy brings to mind visions of people frothing at the mouth and rolling on the ground. However, epilepsy affects each patient in a different way. This can make it hard to recognize at times. In the more serious cases of epilepsy, an epileptic attack can make a patient injure himself or develop other life threatening conditions. In rare cases, epilepsy can even cause death. Thus it becomes imperative to understand how to deal with epilepsy.

Treatment options for epilepsy can be categorized as medication, surgical procedures and dietary changes.

Medication
Medication for epilepsy is prescribed on the basis of the symptoms presented and the type of epilepsy the patient is suffering from. In most cases, seizures can be controlled with a single type of medication, but in others, the doctor may need to prescribe a combination of medicines to control epilepsy. These forms of medication do have side effects and hence any reactions to the medication must be immediately brought to the doctor's notice. The dosage for epilepsy medication may need to be varied with time. An epileptic patient should never discontinue medication on their own.

Surgery
Depending on the type of seizures and the area of the brain affected, a doctor may advise surgery in cases of severe epilepsy. Surgery can help reduce the number of seizures experienced or completely stop them. Surgery to treat epilepsy is of many types. Some of the common procedures are:

1. Surgery to remove tumor of any such conditions that may be triggering the epileptic attacks
2. Surgery to remove a small section of the brain from where a seizure originates. This may also be referred to as a lobectomy.
3. Multiple subpial transaction or a surgery that involves making a series of cuts in the brain to prevent the seizures from spreading to other parts of the brain.
4. Surgery to sever the neural connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
5. Surgery to remove half the brain's cortex or outer layer

Dietary changes
A diet rich in fats and low in carbohydrates can help reduce seizures. This is known as a ketogenic diet and aims at making the body break down fats instead of carbohydrates. It can cause a buildup of uric acid in the body and thus should be practiced only under the guidance of a dietician. In cases where epileptic attacks are triggered by malnutrition and birth defects, taking vitamin supplements can help lower the frequency of seizures.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 32 years old man and have no sensation in my above forehead for last 23 years. What should I do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You will actually require an evaluation from a neurophysician and then your management can proceed from there on. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards
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I have migraine for over 15 years. Nowadays I have severe pain in my head over and around eyes. Please help me.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
I have migraine for over 15 years. Nowadays I have severe pain in my head over and around eyes. Please help me.
There is no cure in Allopathy for migraine. The symptoms can only be alleviated with medicines. You can avoid triggering factors. To confirm the diagnosis investigations have to be done to rule out other serious pathological conditions. Alternative medicine may help you in controlling the disease.

Due to certain incident in may 2015 though it was protected sex, I had done my hiv test on 7th day, 135th day and 174th day from that incident. All report was negative. Do I need further test as I am scared and for last 6 month I am facing many health issues like hip pain, fissure, mouth sores, itching in lower part of legs or below knee.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
Due to certain incident in may 2015 though it was protected sex, I had done my hiv test on 7th day, 135th day and 174...
Your symptoms probably have nothing to do with hiv. It doesn't develop so quickly. Also since your tests have been negative I think there is nothing much to worry about. But it would be better to know the hiv status of your partner.
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Migraine daily from 3 days in the morning what the reason or related to heart disease bcoz I my bp always 150.

MD (Hom.), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Your blood pressure is high. Headache could be due to that also. Take homoeopathic medicine glonoinum 30-5 pills three times daily for 1 week. Go for regular morning walk. Avoid taking oily ,spicy and junk food. Revert back after 1 week with feedback.

My age is 23 I had recently septoplasty done after that I have numbness in foot in early morning for 5 or 10 min and dry mouth what is reason for that.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My age is 23 I had recently septoplasty done after that I have numbness in foot in early morning for 5 or 10 min and ...
More details r required dry mouth could b because of some med you r taking numbness in foot is not explained.

I am suffering of migraine from last 12 years, in the beginning the attack was very rare. But from last 1 year it is twice in a week, I started taking Ayurvedic medicine and continued till today since last 8 months but severity n frequency of attack is increased. Now it lasts for more of 24 hours.

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine
Neurologist, Mohali
Take proper Anti-migraine prophylactic treatment for your now becoming Chronic Migraine (CM). In CM daily meds decrease the sensitivity of trigemino-vascular system of brain and Headaches completely subside.
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When I stand immidiatly numness occour in my left tigh so I want to know what is the reason, also suffring from acidity, every time I feel that I have to go for toilet, pls help me

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Due to dysaesthesia(loss of sensation) you feel numbness. Kindly do bird dog exercises (2 sets-10 counts) regularly for week. This will be help full

ADHD - Know The Symptoms

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Jaipur
ADHD - Know The Symptoms

If you have noticed your child to be restless and anxious all the time, it might look cute as the child is highly energetic, but it could be a cause for concern at the same time. It is not normal and the child could be having ADHD that is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. As the name suggests, it is a disorder with deficiency of attention and in which the child is always hyperactive.

ADHD is a disorder in which the symptoms usually show up before the age of seven. It is characterized by a group of behavioral symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. The impact of these symptoms is felt extensively where his overall self-esteem is affected, be it at home, preschool or school, academics or extracurricular activities and in interpersonal relationships.

The most common symptoms, which are almost diagnostic of ADHD are:

  1. Inability to hold attention: The child's attention span is very short and it is very difficult to keep them engaged on one particular thing.
  2. Increased restlessness: The child would be extremely restless and gets distracted easily.
  3. Fidgeting: The child would be seen constantly fidgeting with his fingers.

The following are the less common ones:

  1. Learning disability is rare, but can happen. However, the good news is that it does not affect the child's intelligence.
  2. Sleep disorders
  3. Difficulty in following directions
  4. Poor executive functioning skills
  5. Disorganization, which can lead to poor motor coordination and impaired movements
  6. ADHD kids tend to forget things very easily and need help with coordinating movements
  7. The child suffering from ADHD could easily tire and/or feel lethargic with very low energy levels. This can lead to the child procrastinating things and not wanting to do things on priority basis
  8. These children also have difficulties with fine motor and cognitive skills and so there is delay in their overall participation in games.

While these are the pressing symptoms of ADHD, occupational therapy can play a significant role in managing the child in the following ways. As a first step, the caregiver should have a detailed discussion with the school staff and any other people with whom the child interacts significantly.

This will help identify areas that need support from an Occupational Therapy, which are the following:

  1. Support with gross and/or fine motor skills
  2. Support with improving handwriting
  3. Support with engaging in playing sports and games
  4. Support in engaging in social activities
  5. Improving sensory processing difficulties
  6. Improving visual perception
  7. Support in adapting to the environment
  8. Teaching strategies to participate in various social and academic activities

So, while an ADHD child is definitely a cause for concern, proper support from family can help manage the condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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I am 56 years old. My brain nerves does not function especially day time. It appears blood does not circulate due to which I feel heaviness in the head thus I can not think properly. This situation is for the last 20 years. Please advise suitable medicine. I shall be grateful and thankful to you for this act of kindness and help.

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
This problem can be solved by Meditation I can give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) Consult Neurologist for further management
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