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Dr. Banu

Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. Banu Neurologist, Chennai
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Dr. Banu is an experienced Neurologist in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Banu at Pallava Hospital in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Banu on Lybrate.com.

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I need to know that what is the action of levodopa how it acts for Parkinson's disease.

FECSM ( spain), Fellow of European Society of Sexual Medicine., School of Sexual Medicine, DPM, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
Basically parkinson's disease is due deficiency of neurotransmitter dopamine. Levodopa gets converter to dopamine in brain and helps parkinson's patients.
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Sir my mother age 65 yrs, diagnosed bell palsy for past 2 month. But till now do not have much improvement. She was treated in hospital for 4 days taking steroids for 1 month n right now doing physio. Is there any other treatment for it. Please advise.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist,
Hi lybrate-user - for "Bell's palsy" the treatment is a course of oral steroids in tapering doses for 7 days; after that period is over, the only intervention that has been shown to be better than placebo is physiotherapy. So, to give you a short answer - No, there is no (scientifically - proven) therapy which can be given to her at this point. I would like to point out a few things here: (1) Ensure the diagnosis is accurate; though Bell's is the most common condition, the age of 67 years would make us consider more serious conditions - at least to keep our eyes and ears open; (2) Even if there is no visible improvement after the use of steroid, at the very least, it prevents further worsening, which is a very important thing - because, the worst complication of Bell's palsy is the eyelid becoming so weak that the eye gets exposed and the cornea can suffer (secondary) exposure keratitis, leading, at its worst, to corneal blindness; so rest assured that the use of oral steroids was not a useless exercise; (3) Bell's palsy has a monophasic course - which is to say, it rarely, if ever, recurs - so much so that if facial palsy does recur in your mother's case, then the treating doctor should seriously consider alternative diagnoses. That is a point which should help you to relax. Do continue physiotherapy, it has been shown to have significant benefit - though you shouldn't be expecting miracles.
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I am 39 years old male last 1 year feeling burning sensation in left foot thumb finger and between shoulders below head. Some times in sleep my half the body become numbness including right side of the head.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. With accurate diagnosis, I can treat most sleep disorders effectively. I am a doctor and registered dietitian who will prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help in sleep disorders. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan including dietary therapy.
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I am suffering from migraine since 5 months. I have taken different medicine from different doctors. Suggest me what I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Since you have chronic migraine,you have to take migraine prophylactic drug.check your Bp,Hemoglobin.Avoid stress,anxiety since it precipitated attack.Go for regular exercise,do yoga,meditation and deep breathing exercise. Consult neurologist to exclude other causes of chronic headache.Take one tablet of paracetamol 500mg sos after food upto a maximum of three tablets a day,drink plenty of water and take rest at the time of attack.Consult for further advice
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I have a migraine problem. Could you please suggest any good medicine to reduce this problem?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
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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Hi whenever my friend eat breakfast in the morning he gets headache? From last three years he has a migraine problem doctor prescribed him headset medicine but these days he is daily suffering from headache and have to take medicine. What can be the problem? How this can be cured? He is 25 years old weight is 69 kg.

DNB Neurology JHRC, MD Med, MBBS
Neurologist, Mumbai
He will need Preventive medicines for migraine. Plenty of oral fluids, meals at right time, adequate sleep, avoid late nights. Dark glasses with uv protection when going out in bright sunlight. Exercise 45 min a day. May see local neurologist again.
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My brother has mnd, als variant. Is there any cure for that. Or any thing to improve his condition? he is already on bed, can talk but we cannot understand. All activities are through others assistance.

DNB (Neurosurgery) , MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Pune
Dear, Unfortunately there is no cure to mnd. Supportive care is the only treatment we can offer. Regards.
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What are the symptoms for migraine? How can I find my child having migraine? What are the treatments?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Common symptoms of migraine include one sided headache, lasting for 4 hours or more, associated with nausea or vomiting. Headache gets worse with exposure to sunlight or noise. There are good medicines to prevent recurrent episodes of headache.
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Is there any home medicine for migraine related vertigo. I am having motion sickness when walking and my doctor specified its migraine related vertigo. Is this causes tiredness and bitterness in mouth too? Would like to see if any homeopathy medicine is available for migraine related vertigo.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
hello,according to ayurveda migraine & vertigo might be due to increased body heat & indigestion etc. i need complete history & details to treat you accordingly. consult privately.
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My grandma is 62 years old and her left side vein has become very thin. Doctor has suggested ngo past. Please tell me what to do now?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Angioplasty has to be done if there is blockage of arteries which is causing the symptoms and by doing it we might reduce her symptoms and your treating dr is the best person to take a judgement
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I am 16 years old Male. I would like to know about Bell's Palsy. I think I've got Bell's Palsy. Since yesterday morning when I woke up my right eye is watering continuously and right side of face is got inactive. I can sense on the side but can't move.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Kochi
Hi, This is very common- once cold air blows into ears as traveling in bike or tarin. This is swelling of the facial nerve causing nerve being pinched .will recover slowly with physio and medicines - Take care of your eyes. Wear cooling glasses .eyes get damaged due to poor washing by drynesss. Use drops.
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What is need to do in case of migraine Our family doctor asked to consultant with an neurosurgeon.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine R-16 drops (Dr Reckeweg)Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. MIG AID ( Bakson) Chew 1 tab twice daily Daily 30 min BRAMARI PRNAYAM Early morning
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My simple question is im really confuse bcoz im having pain in my head from 5 years and pain is continually 24 hours is this migraine headache. Is migraine pain 24 hours.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Migraine can never be 24x7 for last 5 years. Migraine is classically an episodic type of headache which may continue for 24-72 hours if untreated in some cases. Migraine is a relapsing headache which may get precipitated by stress, lack of sleep, depression, allergies etc. You seem to have chronic daily headache which may occurs due to unresolved stress, work anxiety, improper sleep schedules etc. Consult me online or a headache specialist for a detailed evaluation and appropriate management.
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I want to know about difference between Parkinson's disease and TICS. I know both are movement disorder but how they differ?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Yes you are correct, both of them are movement disorders. But clinical features and cause are different, as well as their treatment are also different. .
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I am 27 year old male. I am suffering from muscle weakness, low energy, low muscle mass. I am under psychiatric treatment from past 5 yrs. I had taken amitriptyline for around 3yrs. Now I have stopped this medication, it's been 1 year. I am suffering from physical problems like muscle pain while exercising, feeling breathlessness while exercising, feeling numbness in the hand.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
You must have a balanced high protein diet. Increase fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Protein sources like egg whites and soya. However if weakness persists get your thytoid, blood sugar & vitamin d levels tested and review.
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I am 38 years old male I am suffering anxiety neurosis my right hand is shaking when I am drinking water writing what can I do sir.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, The hand is shaking due to anxiety. Seek psychiatric help immediately. The fastest way to relieve the symptom of shaking or tremor is to restore the carbon dioxide in your blood to its normal level. You can do this by breathing into your cupped hands so that you inhale carbon dioxide together with oxygen. You can even prevent the tremors or shaking associated with a panic attack. When you feel an attack coming concentrate on slow, deep and relaxed breathing. This will not only relieve the symptom of shaking but may avert an attack altogether. The shaking and tremors associated with anxiety may be due to an overstimulated nervous system. You can relieve these by avoiding stimulants like caffeine found in coffee, black tea, soft drinks and chocolate. Getting rid of the excess of stress hormones in your body can further help give your nerves a rest. Exercise is a great way of doing this and sometimes just moving the shaking hand or foot can help to relieve the tremor in it. Tremors or shaking are made worse by fatigue so a good night’s sleep is crucial. Being well rested will not only help with the tremors but will help you to cope better with anxiety. Try a soothing drink like chamomile tea or warm milk before bed time to help you sleep better. Meditation, deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation techniques are all ways in which you can reduce stress and combat anxiousness. If you are prone to shaking and it is worsened by anxiety wearing a heavy watch or a heavy bracelet can help to stabilize the tremors in your hands and make them less noticeable. Reduce Stress, Practice Relaxation Techniques and Get Enough Sleep, avoid alcohol or ciggerates.
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Sir I am a 33 yrs old male, suffering from right sided hemiplegia from the past 20 yrs. I have undergone herbal, allopathic, ayurvedic and homeopathic treatments but nothing has helped me till now. Due to this problem I cannot even walk straight, during walking I have a tendency to fall on right side, my whole right side has become stiff. Currently I am under homeopathic treatment by a classical homeopath, my ct scan reports shows a pinched nerve behind the right ear, due to which I experience noise in my right ear during swallowing. I also suffer from phobia, and panic attacks. Homeopathic drugs has given me a momentary relief in my anxiety. I also experience loss of energy. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The news is unfortunately not encouraging: hemiplegia is not curable but it can be treated and some improvement of functions and some relief of discomfort may be pursued. You need to definitely go for physiotherapy, regularly. There are exercises to improve some functions over a period of time. In early childhood, it was possible to train the brain to use alternate neural pathways called neuroplasticity that could have been explored. Now that is not possible due to your age. An occupational therapist will also help you become a functional person so that you could do something in life. I suggest you explore swimming with an assistant because any movement that coordinates the left and right movement will open up some possibilities. Regarding the phobia and panic attacks, though not directly connected to hemiplegia, they may be a result of the frustration and other factors that have indirectly influenced you emotionally. You could explore these with a counselor and clear the fear-related reactions you have. But you must persevere and I hope you are receiving a lot of support from the family, without which life can become very difficult. Faith and hope must be cultivated and through discussion with a professional some role can be identified for you. You do have a purpose in this life, in this very condition to contribute, even successfully. Keep the search going. I like your spirit and this will not go unrewarded, if you persevere.
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Im 57 n me having diabetes 180 after meal, my bottom of down leg part remaining numbed whole day n night.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Manage your diabetes by walking daily. Numbness is common in diabetic patients. Avoid fats, carbohydrates in your diet. It will help you. You may get back to me if symptom persist
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