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Dr. Banu

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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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Right parietal cortical atrophy is noted with prominent sulci and CSF spaces There is paucity of white matter showing T2/FLAIR hyper intensity in bilateral parietal lobes, Small neuroglial/encephalomalacic cyst noted in parietal cortex.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Based on age and cause the treatment can be decided. a general answer cannot be given with limited information you have given
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I am diabetic type 2 post CABG in 1997 My present test results are FBS 129. PPP 240. Hb1Ac 8% My feet are numb no sensation. Test done - legs have normal blood supply Please suggest medication I am taking are in order Any medication for my numb feet I am taking : Mopaday HS od, glyciphage 1 mg of, Lantus solostat 30 units od Please advise.

MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
I am diabetic type 2 post CABG in 1997
My present test results are FBS 129. PPP 240. Hb1Ac 8%
My feet are numb no sen...
You must consult your diabetologist. Numbness is caused due to uncontrolled diabetes due to neuropathy. Good control mostly reverses these symptoms. It is not possible to give medicines with examination & full assessment.
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I am unable to flex my hand fingers since 3 days it's in extended position. Can I know what's the cause for it?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
1. Usually no identifiable cause is present in case of locked fingers. 2. Possibly cause identified, is shortening of tendons/ muscles due to reduced activity. 3. Stretching of involved muscle group, daily twice and especially before going to sleep will be helpful. 4. Also to improve muscle activity calcium and potassium supplements, with good hydration (at least 6-8 liters of water per day) will be helpful. Food rich in potassium like banana, avocada, nuts, etc. Will be helpful. If finger locking, becomes painful and frequent, release surgery might be necessary. It appears to be possible early stages and stretching will be helpful.
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Occasional nerve pain directly under feet and on below knee areas. Family history has diabetes. Is it diabetic related?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
Occasional nerve pain directly under feet and on below knee areas. Family history has diabetes. Is it diabetic related?
It maybe peripheral diabetic neuropathy. Consult physician methycobalamin 1500 mcg daily for 3 months is helpful. P regabelin75 mg daily also helps. Talk to diabetologist, control sugar by drugs, diet, exercises.
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My mother 65 years recently she got Brain stroke and get paralysis right hand right leg .now giving physiotherapy continues. inform any better solutions of Ayurveda .or any particular yogas and best panchakarmA. Sugest the better way sir.

DNB (Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurologist, Delhi
The area damaged due to brain stroke recovers on its own depending upon the severity of damage. The standard medicines are blood thinners (ecosprin and clopidogrel). Physiotherapy helps a lot. Do not have much idea of ayurveda or any alternative medicine. Till now there has been no drug/ method to reverse the neurological damage.
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My sister age is about 55 years. She has got problem in morning hand shivering, weakness. We had done almost all test. All are normal had b12 injection. Take all medicine. But its not after few hours in morning it will all right. Now what to do.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
No need to worry Mr. Paresh, just ask your sister to avoid fried oily and junk food. Avoid aerated drinks. Take proper sleep. Do pranayama in the morning for half an hour. Take tab, neurobion forte once a day. Apply n massage mahanarayan tail on both upper limbs for fifteen minutes every alternate day in the morning.
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I'm seizure patient I always taken ox maxetol tablets. I want 2 know will my baby safe.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Kochi
I think so. You must understand that normal chance of an abnormal baby is 0.5% but if you take a medication the chances will become 0.7% unles you take so much toxic drugs in 99% cases baby is safe. Do not worry.
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I used to have severe headache whenever I come from my work. Is it a symptom of migraine?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
No headaches can be classified into three main categories: tension headaches, migraine headaches and cluster headaches. There can be many causes of a headache such as physiological changes in the head, constriction of blood vessels, abnormal neuron activity, genetic causes, excessive smoking, excessive drinking, lack of water in the body, oversleeping, overuse of pain killers, eye strain, neck strain, and others. People often use over-the-counter medicines or prescription pain killers to get relief from headaches. But there are many natural remedies that can treat your headache quickly and easily. For instance, dehydration is one of the most commdon causes of a headache. In such cases, simply drinking a cool glass of water can cure your headache within minutes. It is a good idea to drink about eight to ten glasses of water throughout the day to keep your body well hydrated. Along with water, there are many other natural ingredients that can be used to treat a headache. Ginger ginger can help reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, thus providing relief from a headache. Mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice. Consume it once or twice a day. Another option is to apply a paste of one teaspoon of dry ginger powder, also called sonth, and two tablespoons of water on the forehead for a few minutes. You can also boil ginger powder or raw ginger in water, and inhale the vapor. Chew one or two pieces of crystallized ginger candy.
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I can not understand whom should I concern neurologist, gynecologist, orthologist. My wife has severe problem I searched a lot but I cannot get answer from what she is suffering she is having back ache some time pain in legs joints also pelvic pain in nerves and burning sensation in urinary track heavy periods with heavy bleeding nosia vomiting due to this she has insomnia problem I thought its uti today she told me she is getting constipation with bleeding and pain in nerves. I want answer from indian medical science, its a challenge for indian doctors I shifted to delhi from mumbai now. Do help me out please. I will be very grateful to you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I can not understand whom should I concern neurologist, gynecologist, orthologist. My wife has severe problem I searc...
Dear lybrate-user, every doctor is complete in herself or himself, no matter what speciality the doctor choses to opursue. Of all the complaints of your wife that you mentioned the striking and significant complaints seem to be heavy menstrual bleeds, constipation and bleeding (in stools, I assume). The other complaints like pelvic pains, joint pains, nausea and vomiting are related to the chief complaints. I would humbly advise you to consult a gynecologist and obstetric surgeon, get examined, investigated (by usg if neeed) and rule out possible causes of heavy bleeds. She may also need investigations for hormonal profile and certain lab investigations too. An orhopedician may be consulted if joint pains are specific to his expertise.
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Hello Dr. My concern is that lack of Vitamin D is causes for weight gain and thyroid is it true cause I have epilepsy since two years and I continuously gaining weight.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hello Dr. My concern is that lack of Vitamin D is causes for weight gain and thyroid is it true cause I have epilepsy...
Sure both problems are known to increase weight .but right treatment life style right nutrition yoga etc have been seen to cure epileptic fits even .if controlled for more than 6 months they are seen not to be repeated.
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Dear sir, when i go up stares , then i feel very weakness and my breath comes very largely.I go daily 72 steps up and down two three times in a day.My age near about 60 years.I have no any sikness.Please tell the reason.I am waiting your good advise.Thanks

MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics), Dip SICOT (Belgium), FISOC (USA), MNAMS (Ortho), FASM (Singapore)
Orthopedist, Chennai
Climbing up and down stairs requires enormous efforts by the body and the heart needs to pump more blood to your limbs to make them work. It is a normal phenomenon and is exaggerated in old age. I would advise you not to use stairs too much. Drunk lot of fluids and keep yourself hydrated. Move your ankles and feet before you get up from during our lying position, in order to pull back blood from your lower limbs to your heart. Regards.
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Hi Doctor, My Age is 24 years and I am 6 feet tall and weight is 58 kgs. My body and hand shivers a lot when ever I get angry . Sometimes my hand shiver a lot when I hold glass from one hand in front of many people. Also when I meet people for the first time. Please suggest me some medicine and exercise.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi Doctor,
My Age is 24 years and I am 6 feet tall and weight is 58 kgs.
My body and hand shivers a lot when ever I g...
This may be due to 1. Severe anxiety this problem can be solved by meditation 2. Medical problem like thyroid disorder get your following test done and review with reports 1. Cbc 2. Thyroid function test (fasting)
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Sir my question is about brain tumor. Can you tell me about how stage r there in the Brain tumor And which treatment we take in initial stage.

DNB (Neurosurgery)
Neurosurgeon, Visakhapatnam
Sir my question is about brain tumor. Can you tell me about how stage r there in the Brain tumor
And which treatment ...
There are 4 stages usually. Depending on the type if brain tumour. In initial stage complete surgical excision is good enough. No added treatment may he required.
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My brother suffered from a near fatal seizure while having breakfast a few years ago. We do mit have any filter history of epilepsy. He has a very hard life as he is executive Chef in a five star hotel. Could stress and fatigue cause a seizure. T houghhe has had an MRI done and had three years medicine. Is their chance it can recur.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Yes severe stress can lead to metabolic changes inside body and produce seizures, did you get an EEG done. If so what were the results then and now. If a person has single episode of seizure and is seizure free for 2 years, the drugs can be stopped.
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I am having numbness in my left arm for the last few days. I felt the numbness for the first time 15-20 days back. One of the doctors I went to asked me to raise both hands and smile I think the tests were ok. He then asked me to go for MRI, while he also said simultaneously that the chances of finding something in the brain is remote. I want a second opinion should I go for MRI? What could be the possible reason for this numbness? -Rajesh.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Thane
I am having numbness in my left arm for the last few days. I felt the numbness for the first time 15-20 days back. On...
Numbness in the arm suggests the possibility of cervical slip disc for which MRI is gold standard in diagnosing. However, if you have apprehensions for MRI, you may try a conservative trial with analgesics, rest and cervical traction physiotherapy. If symptoms persists beyond 3 weeks of conservative trial, do get an MRI.
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My dad is 65 years old and he is suffering from parkinson's disease ,i have a doubt about this disease what is that, my dad always have pain in bones so that ,is it because of parkinson's disease and is it will affect on body bones?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My dad is 65 years old and he is suffering from parkinson's disease ,i have a doubt about this disease what is that, ...
Hello lybrate-user, Parkinson's disease is a type of neuromovement disorder coz of less dopamine in body so it cause problems in movement of body. Persons starts having trouble in walking, stiffness of whole body, doing his daily activities, slow in all kinds of actions. It also associated with psychiatric complaints And your concern abt his bone pains, which can be unlikely due to Parkinson's disease. As you mentioned his age is 65 yr, he could be suffering from arthritis. Please do check his serum calcium. Vit. D levels. And do his xray of the bones he is having pains. And refer back. Have a nice day.
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Pain on right leg Pain start from hip and buttocks And transfer to below the calf, heel, ankle and instep I think it's some kind of neuro pain like sciatica pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Pain on right leg Pain start from hip and buttocks And transfer to below the calf, heel, ankle and instep
I think it'...
Symptoms show this to be sciatica. You need to do exercise i. E. Lift your thigh while sitting on a chair.
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I am a 42 year old male and cannot sleep properly due to obstructive sleep apnea also I am overweight. Please tell me what to do?

Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For obstructive sleep apnea to be cured you will have to lose weight. And for weight loss you definitely need to streamline your lifestyle by any modification that it may require like altering eating pattern, exercise and stress relief. The real need for weight loss is purely motivation from your end. Incase you are interested in getting professional help on your diet pls feel free to consult me privately online.
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What should we do in migraine. I mean how to improve health so the migraine dont come back. Or to reduce the ache in migrain. Which life style should be adapted. Please tell me.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep.....massage your hair with good ayurvedic oil like bhring ranj oil.....sprinkle water in eyes...take sootshekhar ras...kaparda bhasm and godanti bhasm with honey two times a day.....pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day with warm water.....avoid tea...coffee....junk food...oily food....fermented food....stress...eat green vegetables....drink fruits juices...and 7-8 glass of water.....do pranayama early in the morning....walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day....
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I am suffering from peripheral neuropathy with numbness in legs and difficulty walking and climbing/coming down stairs. Is there any treatment ?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Shashtik shali swedana holds very promising place in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Do consult with a good panchakarma centre near you or call us on 9812229442.
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