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Dr. D. R. Shankar  - Neurosurgeon, Chennai

Dr. D. R. Shankar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. D. R. Shankar MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery Neurosurgeon, Chennai
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. D. R. Shankar is a trusted Neurosurgeon in madurai, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 17 years of journey as a Neurosurgeon. Doctor has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery . Doctor is currently associated with Sivakarthick Clinic in madurai, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. D. R. Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2000
MS - General Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2003
MCh - Neuro Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2007
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Hi doctor I am not able to lift my hand and I am feeling numbness on my left hand one of my friend when playing caught left of my neck by mistake so suddenly numbness started. I consulted a local doctor he told it will go in 2 hours but it dint go this happened at yesterday 3 pm and still dint go what should I do doctor?

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
Hi doctor I am not able to lift my hand and I am feeling numbness on my left hand one of my friend when playing caugh...
Dear lybrate-user ji, Do physiotherapy. If no improvement by 7 days, you need to do nerve conduction velocity with electromyography (NCV and EMG) and MRI cervical spine plain. Is there any pain? How is your strength in left hand?
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Top Ways To Prevent A Brain Stroke

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Top Ways To Prevent A Brain Stroke

There are two primary factors that are more likely to cause a stroke in a person i.e age and a family history. While both are inevitable, this necessarily doesn’t have to be the fate of a person. Brain stroke is entirely preventable as with the case of other diseases. By working on the potential health risk factors, a stroke can be prevented. Here is a list of few such steps which, when followed can pay rich dividends to a person facing the risk of a brain stroke:

  1. Blood Pressure: Blood pressure is the single most important factor that can increase the chance of a brain stroke. If a perfect blood pressure reading seems too difficult to achieve, a more realistic blood pressure target of 140/190 should be aimed for. Some of the common steps in order to achieve an acceptable blood pressure figure include reducing salt in the diet, exercising on a daily basis, regular intake of fresh fruits & vegetables and fast processed food containing processed fats. Finally, quitting drinking and smoking goes a long way in ensuring that a person is safe from strokes.

  2. Losing Weight: Obesity increases the risk of diabetes and blood pressure subsequently increasing the risk of a stroke. Being overweight, therefore greatly increases the odds of a stroke. A BMI of 25 should be maintained by engaging in activities such as walking, running and playing on a daily basis.

  3. Regular Exercise: Exercise is a clear mandate for people facing an increased risk of brain strokes. A moderate intensity exercise schedule for a minimum of 5 days per week is necessary. Some simple steps in order to achieve this include taking the stairs while climbing, joining a fitness club, 30 minutes of daily walk in a day etc.

  4. Moderate Drink: Surprising as it may sound, moderate drinking on a daily basis can dramatically reduce the risk of a brain stroke. Red wine should be the choice of preference in this case. It should be ensured that the level of drinking does not surpass more than a glass. Regular drinking in excessive quantity can increase the chance of brain stroke.

  5. Check For Atrial Fibrillation: This is a disease that is related to the heart due to an irregular heartbeat. There is a possibility of the clots travelling to the brain causing a brain stroke. Certain possible symptoms of this disease such as palpitation of heart and shortness of breath should be checked with a doctor to negate the chance of brain stroke. Certain blood thinners like warfarin and aspirin can shield against atrial fibrillation. A doctor has to be consulted before starting any medication related to the heart. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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Am a 18 year old male. I am facing problems of frequent head ache. Seen to many doctors some says its migraine and some says its due to mucus accumulation. Is there any solution for this issue?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
dear there are a lot of causes for headache which needs to be ruled out..do u have a prolonged cold? or acidity ..what is your bp ..what is the vision of eyes..u have one sided headache or all over..all these needs to be answered before suggesting any medication
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General Physician,
Expect More from Autistic Kids

If you think it's easy being a kid with autism, think again. Not only are you faced with all of the challenges related to a serious developmental disorder, but you're ALSO faced with a raft of raised expectations that other kids are spared.

You read that right. It's true. Kids with autism are very often expected to behave better, focus better, and interact with more social graces than kids without autism.

High Functioning Autism
And if they don't the consequences can be severe. Rather than receiving a "pass" as typical kids might ("he's having a bad day," "she's just a little shy," etc.), kids with autism who don't present themselves in a manner deemed "appropriate" can receive consequences or be quickly relegated to "special" classrooms, segregated sports teams, and yet more intensive therapies.

What do these increased expectations look like? Here are a few comparisons that may surprise you.

Typically developing children are often "addicted" to cell phones, ipads, and other devices. When addressed, they may give fleeting glances to the peers adults around them. This poor social etiquette is generally given a passing shrug, as adults note how times -- and expectations -- have changed. Not so for children on the autism spectrum. When they fail to look an adult or peer in the eye, they are challenged to do so -- and may received consequences such as the loss of a privilege if they fail to do so.
Etiquette is, let's face it, a dying art. Very few typically developing children are asked to shake hands firmly with adults while making direct eye contact and saying lines like "it's a pleasure to meet you." Children with autism, however, are taught just these somewhat archaic skills -- skills which are not only age inappropriate, but which mark them as even more "special" among their peers.

Conversation among children, particularly boys, is typically very basic. Kids may say little more than "lookit!" "Cool!" "Can I try?" for long periods of time. And that's fine. Unless the children happen to be autistic. In that case, assuming they are verbal, they are asked to ask and answer questions that are utterly inappropriate for children of their age. What 10 year old -- except an autistic child in a social skills group run, almost always, by middle-aged women -- says "how was your weekend? did you have a good time at the zoo? which animals did you like best? we went to the movies. I enjoyed seeing the new Disney film."
Plenty of typically developing children are shy, or have a tough time reading body language and social cues. When that happens, adults may note that the child is shy, and either accommodate their preferences or gently encourage more social interaction. Autistic children are not so lucky. A preference for quiet and/or solitude is rarely seen as a personal preference, and instead is viewed as an autistic symptom. As a result, it must be "remediated" through a course of social skills training, peer "buddy" events, and other therapeutic programs.
Many typically developing children have behavior issues at school. They may blurt out answers rather than raise their hands, lose focus during tests, or have a tough time sharing or collaborating. When that happens, for the most part, teachers respond with brief admonitions to "raise your hand," "play nicely," or "work with your partner." Children with autism, however, have a much tougher standard to meet. When they "blurt" or lose focus, they are subject to various consequences which may range from losing privileges to actually being transferred to a segregated school setting.
When a typical child comes home and spends time alone to wind down, parents are usually very accepting. After all, everyone needs a little alone time -- right? When a child with autism does the same, however, parents are concerned: is he making friends? Does he need more social skills therapy? There's a good chance that alone time will not be tolerated.
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65 year old male diabetic since 38 yeras take insulin 2 dose daily 22 morn and same eve. Have concern my underfeet specially toes feel numb daily. Long time problem. Presently heavy phlegm and cough upon sleeping or when exposed to fan or aircon only while lying. Please advise. Sugar levels are 160 fasting. Am weighing 100kg and height 6 feet.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Along with insulin take metformin1000 twice a day. For cough take antibitic for 5 days along with good expectorant.
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I am just 16 years old and I have problem of migraine my head pain from upper part lower part and near ear how to escape from migraine pain please suggest some way.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do have balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly best wishes.
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My mom have been suffering from migraine from her childhood. How could it be cured?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Migrane- It is characterised by one sided headache which is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura and we can start with tablet propranolol after personal examination
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Hearing Loss

MBBS (M.A.M.C), M.S. ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
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I experience numbness in my hands & legs early in the morning. Also suffer from backache and shoulder pain. Pls advise.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I experience numbness in my hands & legs early in the morning. Also suffer from backache and shoulder pain. Pls advise.
Hello apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your affected part and give hot water fomentation .take yograj guggul and agni tundi vati after lunch and dinner with warm water. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya vatari capsule and syrup twice a day. Avoid fermented food. Junk food.
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Hi this is mohan, when I wakeup in that time my arms getting numbness. And last few days onwards I didn't get hungry also.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hi this is mohan, when I wakeup in that time my arms getting numbness. And last few days onwards I didn't get hungry ...
Please undergo following blood tests empty stomach and discuss the reports with me---------------cbc, rft, lft, lipid profile, vitamin b-12, till then start taking following homoeopathic medicine------------- gelsemium 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 1 drop direct on tongue 3 times daily------------
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I am facing numbness in hands and feet from last 6 months. Maximum problem is while sleeping. All blood results are normal and there is no deficiency. I have been prescribed several medications but all in vain. Even acupressure does not work. Please help.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
I am facing numbness in hands and feet from last 6 months. Maximum problem is while sleeping. All blood results are n...
It's a deficiency of vitamin B12 & FOLIC ACID so you can improve your diet include. Fish, especially haddock, and tuna Milk, cheese, and yogurt Some nutritional yeast products Eggs.
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Hi sir. My father age is 65 years, having no BP and sugar. Last week he suddenly fainted while standing, after that we admitted in hospital. Doctor said that due to viral fever White blood cells and platelet count is low. Before that he did Neck Doppler CT scan test.In that impression it shows fibrocalcific plaque at left proximal ICA is approximately 34% diameter stenosis. And atheromatous plaque at right proximal ECA is about 36% diameter stenosis. Minimal intimal thickening in bilateral carotid bulbs. Can you please suggest any thing serious or how to reduce that plaque. Thanks in advance.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user Cyncopal attack is caused due to insufficient supply of oxygen to brain being obstructed by carotid arteries in the case of your father but 34% & 36 of calcific plaque is not so alarming. You should go for Eco to find out the position of aortic valve, (aortic stenosis) supplying oxygenised blood to the system. Tk care.
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Hi I've got chemical imbalance in brain I've started doing pranayama I do 10 min bhastika 10 min kapalbhati 20 min anulom Vipin 5 min brahmi I hope I can continue the above format without ne doubt N it will not harm me but help me.

DNB(Neurosurgery)
Neurosurgeon, Ahmedabad
any form of yoga is perfectly fine! Basic idea is to avoid unnecessary thoughs and keep your brain focused on a perticular task for specific period of time.
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I have been diagnosed for migran and doctor told there is no cure for it in allopathy. Can it be cured using any other science like aayurveda or homeopathy or unani ad if yes what measures to be taken.

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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Hi, I'm 25 years old girl, actually from past few days suffering from kind of stress or can say low pain in my forehead exactly mid of eyebrows and right side eyebrow, its almost all the time when I am awake and by this I feel it affect to my nose veins. please let me know why it happen suddenly? or should I go to doctor? Please reply soon

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi, I'm 25 years old girl, actually from past few days suffering from kind of stress or can say low pain in my forehe...
Hello lybrate-user, headache near the eye brows is most commonly due to some or the other vision problems. It will be better if you get your vision checked. In case you have spectacles and you are not wearing them regularly, you are bound to get such headaches.
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My girl friend's mind cells are damaging dad by day maybe above 60% cells damaged by major migraine. How we resolve it because the doctors are saying that she don't have enough time. Please please give me suggestion to recover her. Please suggest any surgery anything else. Please save her please.

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
Consult a very Good and experienced Neurosurgeon.In the mean time start giving her an Aurvedic brain tonic known as SWARNMADHU 2 Tsf with lukewarm milk half cup thrice daily.
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Nowadays I can't able to inserting thread into needles or pulling elastic rubber so hard as my hand and fingers trembling shaking whenever I try to focus on it. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Tremor of hands. 1. It could be due to essential tremor. The cause of the tremor is unknown. In some cases it is hereditary and runs in families. There is no definite treatment unless it is severe 2 other causes of tremor could be stress, anxiety, panic, nervousness, inadequate sleep, physical exhaustion, strong emotion, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, smoking/tobacco/alcohol abuse/withdrawl, excess tea/coffee, drugs like steroid/amphetamine, neurological disorder, 3. Investigate yourself to exclude the above causes of tremor after consulting neurologist 4. Avoid stress/anxiety/nervousness/ panic etc 5. Avoid excess tea/coffee/ smoking/alcohol if you have 6. Take good nourishing diet 7. Have adequate sleep. 8. Do a thyroid function test to exclude thyroid problem 9. Consult neurologist for further advice.
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Hi I am 36years old male Whar the symptoms of mouth cancer And I have sometimes numbness is my left side of the stomach which goes as soon as I rub the place and burp comes out.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Hi I am 36years old male
Whar the symptoms of mouth cancer
And I have sometimes numbness is my left side of the stoma...
Dear sir, mouth cancers present as ulceration, over growth, bleeding, difficulty in swallowing or eating, Lymph node enlargement in neck region. For numbness you must see a neurophysician. One need to examine in person to understand what kind of numbness or swelling present, as it is not signifying any particular disease. There may be some tumours having paraneoplastic symptoms but can't relate without examination.
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