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Dr. Chellappan K

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Dr. Chellappan K is an experienced Neurologist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Chellappan K at Dr.Chellappan's Clinic in Kodambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Chellappan K on Lybrate.com.

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My hands and feet have numbness on and off even if a raise by hands or feet for few seconds. I haven't felt this before but now I am. Is this normal or I need to consult.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My hands and feet have numbness on and off even if a raise by hands or feet for few seconds. I haven't felt this befo...
Pl. Do test lipid profile, vit. B12 and reply. Avoid spicy and oily food. Drink plenty of water. Juice.
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Hi sir, I am 26 years old male. I am suffering from migraine. Some time I used to get severe headache. And my left hand used to pain some time Kindly tell me what should I do noq.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
Spigelia 1m one drop daily in th morning if pain is in left side other wise if pain in right than sangunaria c 1m one drop twice daily for one month.
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I am 53 years old male affected by a stroke (left hemiplegia) five months before and now under rehabilitation. Whether this stroke is curable and shall I become 100% normal like before stroke? I am doing physical exercises, walking and oil massage. Is any other therapy recommended, like VARMAM?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Physiotherapy is the best answer for your problem please continue with that and let us hope for the best remember your will power can do any thing under the sun best of luck.
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My 65 yr old aunt is being kept in ventilator after being infected by pneomonia post surgery. She suffered a mild seizure today and bp became low. What causes these seizures? are they dangerous?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear , seizures in icu can be due to many causes. However it would be impossible to tell the cause without seeing the blood reports. Most commonly inpneumonia pts it can be due to low sodium. And yes she does seem to be critical based on what you have said.
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I am 60 years old. I have started lossing sensation in my lower feet. Please advice I have diabetes.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Looks like you are developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy. You need to get nerve conduction study and visit a neurologist.
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Understanding The Traumatic Brain Injury Better!

DNB NEUROSURGERY, M.B.B.S.
Neurosurgeon, Durgapur
Understanding The Traumatic Brain Injury Better!

Traumatic brain injury (brain injury triggered by an external event such as a fall or a road accident) can be quite a harrowing experience for the patient and their loved ones. While most people recover from the injury, the duration and extent of recovery may vary from individual to individual.

Some patients may simply suffer from a temporary amnesia, while others may remain comatose for months. The recovery time and extent of neurological deficits in traumatic brain injury is determined by the severity and location of the brain injury. The traumatic brain injury can be

Open or closed

  • Open injury: There is an opening up of the skin and other layers leading to direct contamination of the brain from external debris and the risk of brain infection is high in such a case.
  • Closed injury: here, the brain is not contaminated, but the impact may cause various degrees of injury to parts of the brain.

Primary or secondary injury:

Primary injury: it is damage caused to the brain at the time of the injury. The damage can be

  • A crack or fracture in the skull.
  • Bleeding into the layers between skull and brain, like a EDH (Extra Dural Hematoma), SDH (Subdural Hematoma) or SAH (Sub-Arachnoid hemorrhage). These are potential emergencies, especially an EDH, where timely Neurosurgical intervention can decide between life and death.
  • Due to violent shaking of the brain inside the skull cavity, there can be a damages to the entire brain including the axons and neurons without any visible hemorrhage on CT scans (Diffuse Axonal Injury). The outcome can be quiet unpredictable. It is dangerous if the brain starts swelling up excessively after a DAI.
  • A person can also suffer from brain hemorrhages and contusions within the brain matter. Large contusions may need surgical evacuation to control brain pressure. Smaller ones are treated without surgery. Deep seated contusions towards the centre of the brain cause more morbidity even if small in size.

The secondary brain injury may develop gradually (within few hours or days from the primary brain injury), further aggravating the brain tissues. This is brought about by inflammation, altered blood supply, high brain pressure, brain edema or swelling, and programmed cell death. Sometimes, even though the primary insult is small, patients may succumb due to secondary injuries which are highly unpredictable and difficult to treat.

Estimating the extent of the brain damage

The damage inflicted to the brain is assessed by the combined assessment of the following:

1. The mode of injury, especially velocity of impact.

2. How long the person has been unconscious.

3. How bad are the visible external injuries. Is it an open or closed injury?

4. Whether there was any convulsions, vomiting, ear or nose bleeding?

5. Assessment of eye opening, verbal response and movement. This is assessed and recorded by the GCS (Glasgow coma scale).A score of 15 implies the person is fully conscious, a score of 9 indicates the person is in a semi-alert state, while a score of 3 indicates a deep state of coma.

6. Brain imaging through CT or MRI. This gives a more direct information about the physical damages to the brain, and guides the decision about Neurosurgical intervention.

Treatment of traumatic brain injury:

  • Medical : medicines are administered to control brain pressure and limit the secondary injuries. It also attempts to control events like convulsions and infections.
  • Surgical: surgery becomes necessary when there are depressed fractures impinging into the brain, or large hematoma or brain swelling causing rise of brain pressure or a shift of the brain to one side. Other indications are uncontrolled CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) leakage from nose. Sometimes shunts need to be put to drain out CSF in hydrocephalus (accumulation of excess water in the brain ventricles). During surgery, parts of the skull may need to be removed (Craniectomy) temporarily to allow brain expansion and control brain pressure.
  • Accessory surgeries: smaller procedures like a tracheostomy (bypass of the windpipe) or PEG (stomach tube) may need to be done for long term care in comatose patients.
  • Rehabilitation: tireless care by nursing and physiotherapy are necessary to help patients recover faster and avoid complications like bed sore, deep vein thrombosis, spasticity and weakness of limbs.
  • Recovery: Recovery from traumatic brain injury may be time taking (weeks, months to even years). In addition to the initial treatment and medications, patients may need Brain Injury Rehabilitation. The rehabilitation aims at enabling the person to lead a normal life as early as possible. There are medications, activities, and exercises to improve one's cognitive power.
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One month ago my grandmother had a mild stroke. She was taken to Apollo hospital (outside) and there doctors given her acitrom. But now blood is coming through the gums and is not stopping. Then a local doctor given her injection to stop bleeding. It is to be noted that she was regularly monitoring INR. But even after this it happened. Is it necessary to take acitrom further, or she may stop it forever?

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
Dear mild stroke does not require acitrom. What was the mri report and echocardiography report? if she is bleeding. Urgently contact your concerned doctor. Acitrom needs to be stopped. But depending on the stroke, she needs other medication.
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Hello sir/madam My hands and legs Full body automatically shaking And I do not have strength I am losing heavy potassium from my body Why? please tell me why.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
There could be a neurological problem or generalised weakness please try to check vitamin b 12 and in general you can go with sarvanga abhyanaga and vrulshasana you have to try performing few more medicines required depending on condition.
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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, Nagpur
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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I am 21 year old man. My hand is shivring When I do some work. please suggest me how to prevent it.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Dear, the most common reason for shivering of hands while doing some work is tension or anxiety. If you have any mental stress then please learn to control it by doing yoga and meditation. Other reason can be a problem with your bp or thyroid. Please get your bp checked and get a blood test done for thyroid function. Best wishes.
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Good morning I am uday rawal from pune maharashtra. My spouse having problem migraine & headache problem. I have gone for other treatment, but results are not satisfactory. Can anyone gives us solution or suggestions.

Bachelor in Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Homeopath, Dhanbad
Hi, Lybrate-user. Low salt intake is the first and foremost way towards cure of migraine. It is curable one. Let her start pranayam like anulom bilom and kapalbhati. 20 minutes yoga session followed by pranayam for ten minutes. Knowledgeable and sympathetic homeopathic treatment could reveal the whole scenario easily. Give her Natrum Mur 200, 5 ml in 40 size pills to be brought from any reputed Homoeo medicine shop. Dilute 2 pills in half cup of water and take two spoon full once daily at evening after sunset. Continue it for 4 days. Please reply me through a paid consultatancy please. Don't take it otherwise surely and certainly you could cure her. Thanks and be healthy.
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I am 18 year old. And I'm having migraine problem since 4-5 yrs. Previously it was very moderate but now pain has increased. Nausea, dizziness and a little light sensitivity symptoms are also accompanied. I don't want to take pain killers again and again. What remedies I should follow. Is there any kind of prevention I should take to prevent pain (eg food ,climate, etc).

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes
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My father is aged 55 yrs. He suffered from a mild stroke and his right side of the hand and leg is not functioning. Can be recover. Wat sud we do I mean follow the treatment to bring him back to normal. How much time will it take to recover. Is there any danger to his lyf in future.

MBBS, MCH Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Hisar
Recovery after stroke occurs gradually .He should consult the neurologist and take the medicines regularly and do aggressive physiotherapy by good physiotherapist. Generally recovery takes a long time and sometimes it is incomplete. If there is recurrence then there is danger to life. I wish him good health and recovery.
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My mum has meningioma at left side of the brain, is this carcinogenic? And does it need a surgery to get cured?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Meningioma are rarely carcinogenic. Mostly cured by surgery. In small tumors non operative option like gamma knife therapy also tried.
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I am having problem with speaking,swallowing, eating, walking, and breathing.Kindly suggest?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Neurologist,
If you are above 50 yrs of age, Please consult a nearby neurologist and make sure that you are not having Parkinson's disease.
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Sir, my dad is facing high blood pressure, diabetes and paralysis (faced in 2014, about 70-75% recovered) For diabetes having around 200 after fasting, using Glyciphage G2 tablet twice daily before breakfast and dinner For paralysis, ceruvin af 75*150 after lunch For blood pressure having around 140-80, using Cinod T twice daily after breakfast and dinner (half tablet) Is this proper treatment? Age: 55 yrs Height: 5.5" Weight: 84 kgs 75*150 after lunch For blood pressure having around 140-80, using Cinod T twice daily after breakfast and dinner (half tablet) Is this proper treatment? Age: 55 yrs Height: 5.5" Weight: 84 kgs.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Sir, my dad is facing high blood pressure, diabetes and paralysis (faced in 2014, about 70-75% recovered)
For diabete...
Cognitive enhancers like nootroplil tablets can be taken thrice daily, it can increase and boost up the stages of recovery, these drugs increaes cognition his blood sugar is very high Gliptins like sitagliptins will be added ,fasting shou; ld not be more then 110 mg/dl Target blood pressure for him is 130/8-0 mm of hg doses will be increased or decreased to achievethat target blood [pressure.

I am suffering from sleep paralysis since 4 years. I don't have over weight problem. Whenever I sleep it often occurred and I could not move and speak and reduce breathing. So can you please suggest me what kind medicine that I should use?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I am suffering from sleep paralysis since 4 years. I don't have over weight problem. Whenever I sleep it often occurr...
There are different stages of sleep you might be feeling these symptoms in a particular phase if you are very anxious about it then get the sleep study done and your problem will be identified and treated.
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I regularly have headache and I have been told by doctor that I have migraine. Wanted to know is there any treatment by which I can cure it permanently?

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Start doing anulom vilom but it should be done in a very slow motion and if possible do it under observation. This will help reduce its frequency and intensity and regular practise will cure it. Take 1 drop of pure cow ghee and apply it inside your both nostril, if it dosnt work then medicated ghee has to be provided to cure it permanently.
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What is bell palsy? What is the main reason would please explain main reason .im 30 years old I affected bell palsy.

MBBS, MCH Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Hisar
Hi, Bell palsy is mostly idiopathic (no cause ).Second common cause is viral infections. Third it can be CVA. Thanks.
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