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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 am 22 years old and I have a problem of hand tremors for last 8 yrs, its increase when I am getting nervous, Is there any cure?

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
They are known as essential tremors. Stop taking tea, coffee, coke (caffeine). Check your thyroid status and learn relaxation techniques. If all these measures fail, you may need to take low dose beta -blockers or other prescription medicines.
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My wife, 66 years, suffered a intracerebral brain hemorrhage stroke more than a year ago. She is not under any medication for this other than her regular drugs for diabetics and hypertension. She still feels numbness around her right cheeks and continues to feel bitter taste in her saliva. Is this a common phenomena as some doctors say? Is there any medicine that can help to improve without much side effects? (She is too sensitive to most of the common medications.)

MD - Ayurveda, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Yoga Instructors Certificate
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My wife, 66 years, suffered a intracerebral brain hemorrhage stroke more than a year ago. She is not under any medica...
Hello. She may feel like that. Use 1 pince of Paccha Karpura (you will get in grocery shop) added in 200 ml of water for gargling twice daily. It'll help her.
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Migraine and Solutions

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi

Ayurvedic Perspective of Migraine and its management

Migraine is one of the worst headaches a person can experience. It is described as a throbbing or pulsating pain that can be on one side of the head. It can begin in a specific area and then spread while it builds in intensity. A migraine is associated with nausea and vomiting. The person will also be sensitive to light, sounds and even certain smells. Sleeping can be difficult and many people become depressed. They can last for a couple of hours or for several days.

Therapies Generally Used.

External treatments along with the internal preparations are very effective in chronic conditions. Panchakarma helps to remove the accumulated toxins and help to strengthen the nerve system. Involvement of other systemic disorders is also taken into account before deciding the treatment protocols.

1. Thala pothichil : Various kinds of paste (grinded mixture of selected herbs in suitable liquid media ) over the forehead / entire head help for the sudden relief from the ache. The preparations help to normalize the hyper action of the nerve cells and regulates the blood circulation towards the brain

2. Thalam : Special herbal powders suitable to reduce the Dosha vitiation, are selected and mixed with suitable liquid media(oils/ghee) and this medicated herbal paste is applied lukewarm over the crown of head (Anatomically over the Bregma point on skull). (Dur 25-45min).

3. Shiro abhyanga : Head Massaging with Oils suitable for the Dosha vitiation, helps to increase the blood circulation towards brain and also helps to relax the spastic muscles on head. Special care is taken to massage the Marmas or the Vital points on head which have marvelous results.

4. Nasya : Nasya (application of herbal preparations through nostrils) is one of the treatments which directly acts on the nerves and removes the toxins accumulated in the sinuses. Mucus lining inside the nostrils are one of the areas where numerous nerve endings are exposed. The medicated oils applied through Nasya directly acts on these nerve endings and help to pacify Vata Dosha in disturbed nerves and control the abnormal impulses gernerated by these nerves. The special preparations used for Nasya drains the mucus deposited in the sinuses thereby the pressure in this area is relieved. The medicinal contents of the oils administered, stimulate the higher centers of brain which have actions on regulation of endocrine, nervous system and circulatory functions.

5. Shiro dhara : Shiro dhara with Takram (medicated butter milk) is also another important therapy which is used to control the vitiated vata kapha doshas localized head.(Dur 25-75min) Other Panchakarma treatments like Vasti (a course of medicated oil and decoction enemas), Virechana (purgation) also helps to put the toxins out from the body.

After the Panchakarma therapies, special preparations called Rasayana (immunoregulatory) is administered. Rasayana preparations improve the immune system further improving the perception of sense organs. Migraine due to other systemic involvement like psychological problems, digestive problems, blood pressure, ophthalmic problems, immune problem, improper menstruation, etc will be relieved when treated according to the specific treatment told for these diseases.

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Hello sir, I am having migraine headache since 1 year. What should i do?

MBBS
General Physician,
For headache take tablet paracetamol and we can start with tablet propranolol after personal examination
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Mere father ka recently operation hua hai brain ka unke brain me blood clotting ho gyi thi kal hi vo discharge hoke aaye hai hospital se unke stitches lagge hua hai dressing hai but Bhi vo gussa bahut karne lagge sir PE bahut pressure daal k chillane lage to unke aakh k upar swelling ho gyi hai to me kya karu ab I mean koi serious dikkat hai?

MS - General Surgery, DNB - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Vadodara
Mild swelling post operative over forehead and eyes is normal. That will resolve over few days. Do not worry about that. And about his behavior, there are some changes in behavior after brain injury especially in case of frontal lobe. So give him some time. All will settle with time.
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My father in law who is 61 yrs now had undergone angioplasty in 2007. The stent was inserted through the right side. From last year there is numbness (less sensation) on the right thigh and pain occurs when he stands for a long time or walks for about 2 kms. Is it due to the operation or some other cause? kindly advice.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Dr. Reckeweg's r - 3 and Dr. Reckeweg's r - 63 / 10 - 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Keep a 10 to 15 minutes gap in between these medicines. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am a paralyzed patient spinal injury level c5 c6 injury in 7 year back. Now I am not using any medicines only doing physio therapy. I am lying in water bed. But I want to lying any normal bed but I can not please give me any solution for lying any other bed and any tablet for recovery.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am a paralyzed patient spinal injury level c5 c6 injury in 7 year back. Now I am not using any medicines only doing...
To prevent pressure sores of bed sores water bed been advised other than water bed alpha bed also available in the market do continue rehabilitation exercises from physiotherapist best wishes.
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I am a 25 years healthy and fit male. On 26.10 2016 just after lunch I got a seizure attack and become unconscious for next half an hour. I was hospitalised and after ct scan and MRI doctors tald me that I had Neurocysticercosis problem. So please tell me what should I do now as doctors says that I have to take medicine fot next 3 months. What should I do.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Kochi
Yes you have to these are worms getting into brain and arrested in the larval stage. No need to worry. Only symptom is seizure where you have to take the seizure medication.
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I used propranolol hydrochloride tablets for 2 months to cure migraine pains. Will it have an serious side effects on heart? Does this medicine is the cause of my palpitations? Thank you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Propranolol does have side effects but it certainly does not cause a rise in heart beats/ palpitations. Side effects depend upon the dose of propranolol taken rather than the duration for which it is taken. Usually the dose taken for migraine prophylaxis does not cause side effects unless you have an underlying heart disease before starting it.
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What is glioblastoma?

MBBS
General Physician,
It is cancer in brain caused by some special cells of brain called as astrocytes. It is very serious disease and need urgent medical care.
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I am 23 year old female, I wanna I ask you I am suffering from migraine. How can I recover this?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vellore
Dear lybrate user, greetings! for the migraine - the stress is most important cause, try to relax and do mediation. Avoid being much stress, if you can able share you symptom I could you help you in better way. Thank you have a healthy life
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I had a accident some year ago and I lost my proper working of right leg (Nerve block). Give. Some ways.

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Take ashwagandha powder 3g with cow ghee twice a day. Vishmustyadi vati 125 mg thrice a day ekangveer raw way there times a day. Use bala ashwagandha oil for massage. Kindly take advise as per the response seen by your body after a month.
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She has continuous migraine from last 1 month so what should she do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS)
Ayurveda,
1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take shirshooladi vajra ras 1-1 tab twice a day. Take pranacharya no tens capsule 1-1 twice a day. Avoid spicy food. Junk food. Fermented food. Tea. Coffee. Do pranayama early in the morning. Avoid alcohol consumption.
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I am 21 years old female and I am suffering from migraine problem last 8 months. I dont want to take any tablet.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
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
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Many times normally during studies and drinking hot liquids (water, milk, tea, coffee) I feels internal bleeding in nasopharynx as smell of blood and simultaneously irony taste of blood also comes in oropharynx. I am facing this problem from 4 years. Asked many doctors even in Aiims but no help I got. What can I do? I also have migraine form 3 years.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Causes of nasal bleeding 1. Nasal trauma (injury, exposure to warm/dry air for prolonged period, 2. Sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, dns, polyp/tumour in nose/sinus, nose picking 3. Foreign body nose, vigorous nose blowing, high bp 4. Plaelet disorder, leukemia, decongestant nasal spray, 5. Medicine like aspirin/nsaid 6. Consult ent specialist to exclude nasal causes of bleeding and for necessary advice and treatment 7. If required take ct scan/nasal endoscopy to find out the cause of bleeding.
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My muscles shiver whenever I do some lifting or my body is warmed up. Specifically hands.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
This might be due to lack of muscles spindles. Kindly do stretches for your hands regularly for two week. This will be help full
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What are the causes of migraine pain?

MBBS
General Physician,
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
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