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Dr. Bala Subramanyam

Neurologist, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Bala Subramanyam is a popular Neurologist in Villivakkam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Mohan Nursing Home in Villivakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bala Subramanyam on Lybrate.com.

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My age is 21, Im having a problem of handshaking my hands r shaking little bit. So can I get some natural treatment or natural foods to stop this. Please help me.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
My age is 21, Im having a problem of handshaking my hands r shaking little bit. So can I get some natural treatment o...
Start having ashwagandha capsules 2 daily while sleeping with hot milk. Also massage arms & hands daily with coconut oil.
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One of my relative aged 55 years is ailing from Parkinson since 8-10 years. Now he is 55 and his body movement is almost NIL without medicine and it is being decline day by day. Please suggest best treatment for Parkinson.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
One of my relative aged 55 years is ailing from Parkinson since 8-10 years. Now he is 55 and his body movement is alm...
We will have to continue with medication along with tablet folvite under the guidance of a neurologist.
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Brain Tumor - Types Of Surgeries Available!

DNB (Neuro-Surgeon), MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Delhi
Brain Tumor - Types Of Surgeries Available!

Although surgery is considered to be the first step of treatment in any form of tumor but its feasibility depends upon the type, size and location of the tumor. It is not necessary that every kind of brain tumor might require surgery.

Indications of Brain Tumor Surgery

  • Diagnosis of the type of tumor by taking a sample of the tumor for laboratory examination
  • Complete resection of tumor
  • Removal of the tumor as much as possible to slow down its growth and improve the symptoms.
  • Remove the tumor in order to help other treatment
  • Provide direct access for other forms of treatment like chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc.
  • To relieve pressure caused by tumor on surrounding structures

Types of Brain Tumor Surgery

The different types of surgery that are performed in cases of brain tumor include the following:

Craniotomy: Craniotomy is the most commonly performed procedure to remove brain tumor along with a piece of bone. The removed bone is replaced and the tumor is sent for histopathology (biopsy). The surgery is performed using a high end microscope by any of the following techniques:

  • Extended bifrontal craniotomy
  • "Eyebrow" craniotomy (supra-orbital craniotomy)
  • "Keyhole" craniotomy (retro-sigmoid craniotomy)
  • Orbitozygomatic craniotomy
  • Translabyrinthine craniotomy

Shunt: A narrow piece of flexible tube with a pressure regulated valve in between is called a shunt. This is used to relieve the intracranial pressure caused by obstruction of the natural brain fluid (CSF) pathway by tumor mass. The procedure involves insertion of a drainage system into the brain to remove or drain excess of blocked fluid into the peritoneal cavity.

Stereotactic surgery: This surgery is done by creating a three-dimensional image called stereotaxy using computers. It aims to find out the location and position of the tumor. In fact it can also be done to aid tumor removal, implant radiation pellets or for other treatments.

Embolization: It is a procedure used to reduce the amount of blood supply to a tumor by blocking the blood flow in the selected arteries. It is generally performed before the main surgery.

Endoscopy and endoscope assisted surgery: Endoscope is the tool which helps to closely visualize the tissue through small openings in difficult to reach areas. This tool can be used in various brain surgeries to precisely reach the target location without damaging the adjacent structures.

Adjuvant modalities to improve outcome: In addition to above mentioned surgeries, following surgeries may also be performed in relation to brain tumor treatment:

  • Laser surgery
  • Photodynamic laser surgery
  • Ultrasonic aspiration
  • Fluorescent-guided surgery
  • Electrophysiological monitoring

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I AM NOW 51 do I have a risk of developing Alzheimer's or memory loss. Please guide.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I AM NOW 51 do I have a risk of developing Alzheimer's or memory loss. Please guide.
Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline Alzheimer's is caused by brain cell death. 3 It is a neurodegenerative disease, which means there is progressive brain cell death that happens over a course of time. Risk factors for developing the condition include aging, a family history of Alzheimer's, and carrying certain genes. Symptoms are - Repetitive questions or conversations Misplacing personal belongings Forgetting events or appointments Getting lost on a familiar route. "Poor understanding of safety risks Inability to manage finances Poor decision-making ability inability to plan complex or sequential activities Inability to operate simple implements, or orient clothing to the body. "Out-of-character mood changes, including agitation; less interest, motivation or initiative; apathy; social withdrawal There is no known cure for Alzheimer's disease - the death of brain cells in the dementia cannot be halted or reversed. There is, however, much backing for therapeutic interventions to help people live with Alzheimer's disease more ably. Some options may reduce its symptoms and help improve quality of life. So if you are having any of these above symptoms do consult a neuropsychiatrist. Have a great day.
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I have surfing from migraine. Sometime headache is out of control. How can I relief it.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You can use crocin or anacin or combiflam etc. (take it only if you have no known drug allergies) here are some tips to prevent a migraine attack: 1. Identify and avoid migraine triggers. You can keep track of your headache patterns and identify headache triggers by using a headache diary. 2. Recall what was eaten prior to an attack to help you identify chemical triggers. 3. Manage stress to prevent or reduce the severity of the migraine attacks. 4. Follow a regular daily routine and get adequate rest. 5. Exercise (in moderation) regularly.
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I am 52 yrs old suffering Neurofibroma NF-2 through out my peripherial nerves, Sir my question is how can I get free from such type of genetic disorder. Doctor says it is impossible to cure. please excuse me and help me if you CAN. Regards.

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship In Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
Dear friend, it is not curable, but if the tumor is large, it requires operation. You can see a geneticist to consult how to avoid the same problem in your children/grand children.
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I am 26 years old I am suffering from mild mvp on left side of heart,migraine, high blood pressure, backache problem, spondylitis on neck and also my weight is gaining monthly?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Navi Mumbai
I am 26 years old I am suffering from mild mvp on left side of heart,migraine, high blood pressure, backache problem,...
The following remedy would help you Natural home remedy using black pepper powder, lemon juice and honey: 1. Take 1 glass lukewarm water 2. Add 1 tsp black pepper powder 3. Add 4 tbsp lemon juice 4. Add 1 tsp honey 5. Mix well 6. Drink every day This will surely help you.
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I am 60 years old. I am a diabatic. It is under control. But I feel numb nee in my feet some times and some times severe.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It is because of diabetic neuropathy. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days epineuron sr 150mg 1 tab odx 10 days. Cntact me again for follow up.
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My wife suffering from HMSN please suggest if we can do some treatment or physiotherapy to better result.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Diploma In Diet & Nutrition, MSc - Dietitics/Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
yes physiotherapy can help for improve the functioning of muscle actions. it is imp to start as early as posb.
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