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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 have been suffering from headache since long time, I think it's might be due to 'migraines' and stressed life Mostly I feel pain on one side of head and also another symptoms of migrations are visible at the same time like Nausea, Light sensitivity, frequency of 2 times per week. Please advise what should I do now.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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I have been suffering from headache since long time, I think it's might be due to 'migraines' and stressed life Mostl...
Avoid triggers. If certain foods or odors seem to have triggered your migraines in the past, avoid them. Reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake and avoid tobacco. In general, establish a daily routine with regular sleep patterns and regular meals. In addition, try to control stress. Exercise regularly. Regular aerobic exercise reduces tension and can help prevent migraines. If your doctor agrees, choose any aerobic exercise you enjoy, including walking, swimming and cycling. Warm up slowly, however, because sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. Obesity is also thought to be a factor in migraine headaches, and regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight.
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Hello doctor I have problem of chronic insomnia please suggest some natural ways to cure it.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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Hello doctor I have problem of chronic insomnia please suggest some natural ways to cure it.
chronic insomnia usually has some unidentified causes behind it. It is always advisable that you get yourself assessed for it. It could be either due to sleep disorder, anxiety, stress or atypical depression too. As regards natural ways for a good sleep - follow sleep hygiene practices. Sleep at and get up at defined timings, at least try to get up at a fixed timing. Never try to sleep. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol. Eat healthy. exercise, but during morning hours.
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I have migraine problem.

MBBS
General Physician
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Please tell me duration and frequency of your migraine attack. Are you taking any medicine at present

I am suffering with insomnia since last ten days, actually my job is a night shift job, so can you please suggest me for good sleep in a day time. Thank you sir/Madam.

MD, MBBS, Fellowship (Diplomate American Board)
Neurologist
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Hs. I'll try and outline some general advice to help you improve your sleep habits. The concept is called sleep hygiene. Question 1) what is your height and weight? 2) do you snore? has anyone told you that you do? 3) under normal circumstances, do you sleep continuously through the night? or do you wake up once or more? 4) do you have any difficulties breathing? 5) what would you say is the quality of your sleep? do you wake up every morning feeling refreshed? 6) under normal circumstances. What are your sleep timing like? I see that you work at night? when do you try to sleep? how many hours do you get? 7) can you describe your sleep environment? is it dark? is it quiet? what is the temperature in the room? 8) do you smoke? drink alcohol? or drink energy drinks like redbull to stay awake? 9) do you have any medical conditions for which you are undergoing treatment or have undergone treatment in the last 5 years? 10) do you take any medications or supplements (vitamins etc) on a regular basis? I will leave the questioning there for now lets talk about a concept called" sleep hygiene. Your brain needs sleep to repair and strengthen the various neural pathways that get used during the day. Sleep is actually an active process for the brain. Unlike your muscles and your other organs. Your brain can actually be more active at certain times when you are asleep. My reason for telling you this is that the circumstances under which you try to go to bed are very important. Sleep is controlled by something called the'circadian rhythm, you can think out it as the'sleep cycle. That sleep cycle is controlled by various internal and external influences. One of the most important is light! light controls when we go to sleep and when we wake up to a great extent. So. If you try to fall asleep in a room that is very bright! like a room with the curtains open in the afternoon. Then your brain will be receiving the wrong signals and you will not sleep. The concepts and advice given by the us. National sleep foundation are a good set of guidelines you can use to help improve your sleep hygiene.

My father is suffering from paralysis since 10 months. We consulted many doctors but all in vain. Please help me.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician
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Now the physiotherapy is the only hope, with patient's will power else no need to west the money for anything else

Kya periods ke time sex karne se aids hone ka darr rehta ya fir freely sex kar sakte h ya condom use karna zaroori hai. Kya migrain ki dard me normal painkillers kha sakte hai ya fir kisi doctor ko dikhana must hai. Zada mastubate karne se kya body ka wait kam hone lagta hai aur joints me pain bhi hone lagte hai.Please tell.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
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Kya periods ke time sex karne se aids hone ka darr rehta ya fir freely sex kar sakte h ya condom use karna zaroori ha...
Periods ke time aids ka khatra jyada hota hai, condom hamesha use karna chahiye, migraine me normal painkillers kha sakte ho par doctor job dikhana jaruri hai, masturbation once or twice daily will not affect you but if you do more than that then it will affect you.
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My father has undergone the operation of brain tumor due to the hormonal disorder now what the precautions he has to take?

MCH - Neuro Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon
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Assuming that your father has a tumor of the pituitary gland, and has been operated for the same, he needs to get regular blood hormone levels checked, along with mri scans of brain. The result also depends on whether the tumor was removed totally or not.

I am 40 years old male. And have a migration since 1 year both legs are very weak .what should i do ?

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hello, migraine is a form of headache. The pain is usually throbbing, pulsating and bursting in character. At times, the pain is one sided or may involve the whole head. Such pain may last for hours or even days. It is often accompanied by other symptoms like nausea or vomiting. At the same time, there is increased sensitivity to light and sound. The causes of the problem may vary from one patient to another and so will the final choice of the homoeopathic remedy. For leg pain take five phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Take no. 19, 5 tabs thrice daily. Revert me after 10 days. Thanks.

I have been suffering from paralysis from 7day left side of on my face.

DNHE, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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You are suffering from bell's palsy. Go to a good physiotherapist and get electrical stimulation done for the motor points on face and some exercises in front of the mirror. It will definitely help. If from kolkata you can visit my centre.

My wife suddenly fell in fear and giddines she have siatica her age 57years

BPT
Physiotherapist
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Please start cervical isometric and lumbar extension exercise. After hot saline fomentation .Avoid forward bending and use pillow in side lying.

I am suffering from migraine. Many a times I have to face severe attacks of headache. Many a times I require allopathic injections for the headache to subside. Please prescribe a medicine that will help me get rid of headache.

MBBS
General Physician
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I am suffering from migraine. Many a times I have to face severe attacks of headache. Many a times I require allopath...
Migraine can b prevented now by a number of drugs but you have to take medicine for at least two years and you will b free of headaches I need more details regarding the headache pattern and your triggers which induce headaches in you.
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I have migraine and I have taken so much medicines but not recovered yet so pls help.

MBBS
General Physician
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1. Take crocin Pain relief one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack, apply ice pack, massage scalp/temple 2. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation, exposure to loud noise, bright light, strong smell inadequate sleep, continuous use of cell phone since it precipitates migraine attack 4. Avoid salted /processed food, aged cheese, excess tea/coffee/alcoho (red wine)/caffeinated beveragesl. Don’t skip/postpone your meal, avoid hunger since it triggers the attack 5. Go for regular exercise, reduce weight if over weight 6. Practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis like propranolol/ vasograin after consulting physician

Sir my dear friend is brain problems in every time and he also eyes problem please some solution.

MBBS
General Physician
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Sir my dear friend is brain problems in every time and he also eyes problem please some solution.
Few things related to headache so that we can plan the treatment accordingly - if pain is associated with blurred or decreased vision than check your eye sight for refractive error - if the pain is associated with cold and fever than we have to rule out sinusitis as the cause and if the pain is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura than we have to rule out migrane as the cause - if the pain is associated with neck problems than we have to rule out cervical spondylosis as the cause - if the pain is associated with either low or high bp or due to hyperacidity than we have to treat the cause after examination.

My daughter 18 is suffering from cerebral palsy. Not able to stand though lot of exercises. Botox also given a number of times.

BPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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what is the spasticity grade on MAS .If contractures develop then surgical intervention is needed. I possible contact me I will help .

I am suffering from regular back pain and migraine in morning and in evening what should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am suffering from regular back pain and migraine in morning and in evening what should I do.
Back pain is caused by vata vitiation while migraine is caused by vata kapha vitiation. The approach of vata-'kaphanashak' herbal combos, ten herb roots group decoction and herbal oil pungent nasal drops will settle the problem.
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How to solve or reduce migraine related issues. I feel severe headache often.

MBBS
General Physician
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Hello, I am giving some health tips for Migraine headache •1.You can turn off light for some time •2.Apply hot or cold compresses to your head or neck. •Ice packs have a numbing effect, which may dull the sensation of pain. •Hot packs and heating pads can relax tense muscles. •3.Warm showers or baths may have a similar effect. •4.You can take Tea or coffee( but not excess) 5.Sleep well Here are some tips to encourage sound sleep. Establish regular sleep hours. •Minimize distractions. •Your eating habits can influence your migraines. •Be consistent. Eat at about the same time every day. Don't skip meals. Fasting increases the risk of migraines Avoid foods that trigger migraines kindly consult Physician for further management

I think I am facing migraine and feels uncomfortable, sometimes I feels some kind of weight on one side of my head. What are the symptoms of migraine?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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first of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.dont drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late night sleep 5.panchamrut parpati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2.audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner
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I had a first case of seizure when I was 14. My Eeg reports were abnormal and so neurologist had prescribed me 3 tablets of valprol cr 200 daily. The medication continued and the doctor had reduced the consumption from 3 to 1 tablet by the time I was 18/19. With no reported case of seizure, my medication was discontinued with me having normal Eeg. In 2010, after few years of discontinuing the medication, I had a case of seizure. This had happened in the morning, after heavy drinking the previous night and few hours of sleep. The very morning before the seizure I could feel shivers and me talking abnormally before losing consciousness. I had not informed my parents and Doctors about this binge drinking and my Eeg reports were also normal. I was again prescribed the same medicines for a year. Again, last November after a long night binge drinking I had seizure. This Sunday morning, after a year of the second attack, I had seizure in the morning after a late night party. I am not a heavy and regular drinker and I never had seizure attacks when I had consumed alcohol like this. I remember sometimes I use to get small kick type sensation if I would not have got proper night sleep or the morning after a small party. In these instances it will be like for a second, something like a small panic attack but I don't lose consciousness like I do in case of seizure attacks. Should I be worried? Should quitting alcohol help me not get any such attacks? What if I get such attacks when I am driving? Will medicines solve the problem?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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There is no doubt that you rae prone for having seizure. You has seizure episodes almost a couple of times even when you were not drinking. Alcohol consumptions, decreased sleep, hypoglycemia etc are triggers for seizures in a person who is at risk of it. Definitely quitting alcohol and having a good sleep everyday would help you protect from seizures. However you still need an evaluation from a doctor. take care
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How should I loose weight . I have migraine and thyroid also . My weight is: 78 and height is 5'3.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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How should I loose weight . I have migraine and thyroid also . My weight is: 78 and height is 5'3.
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you 1. Take ½ glass of carrot juice 2. Add ½ glass of spinach juice 3. Mix well 4. Drink this juice to cure migraine Causes: • Intake of alcohol • Drugs • Smoking • Allergic reactions • Drop in blood sugar level • Nutritional deficiencies • Lack of sleep • Excessive work • Menopause This remedy will be helpful.
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Physiotherapist
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Whiplash injuries caused by a sudden jerking of the head forwards and then backward which lead to the stretching of the soft tissues of the neck beyond the limits can cause severe neck pain.
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