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Dr. Dinesh Nayak  - Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. Dinesh Nayak

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Chennai

32 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Dinesh Nayak MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology Neurologist, Chennai
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Dr. Dinesh Nayak is an eminent Neurologist & Epileptologist with over 22 years of extensive experience in managing a wide spectrum of acute and chronic neurological conditions. An expert ......more
Dr. Dinesh Nayak is an eminent Neurologist & Epileptologist with over 22 years of extensive experience in managing a wide spectrum of acute and chronic neurological conditions. An expert in Video-EEG monitoring, pre-surgical evaluation of medically refractory epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and Intracranial EEG monitoring, Dr Dinesh Nayak is specialized in the management of complex epileptic seizures. He was also associated with the world-renowned R. Madhavan Nayar Center for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care (SCTIMST, Trivandrum) for over 5 years.
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Dr. Dinesh Nayak is a popular Neurologist in Coimbatore, Chennai. He is currently associated with Kasturi Neuro Diagnostic Centre in Coimbatore, Chennai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Dinesh Nayak on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Coimbatore Medical College - 1985
MD - General Medicine - Coimbatore Medical College, - 1991
DM - Neurology - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology - 1995
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I have a constant headache problem almost on alternative days. I have already taken the 6 month treatment of migraine. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, it could be due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation, i will give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) you can go for regular Physical exercise Kindly get checked your eyes for refractive errors consult physician for further management
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My Dad got a paralysis attack in year 2006 . He is fine now his blood pressure is normal . Can he still take medicine named met first xl 25 which is apparently medicine for high bp . Request your advice please.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Yes he should take bp medicine regularly as bp is normal because of medicine bp monitoring is required daily and consult your physician he may reduce dose of bp medicine after seeing bp monitoring chart.
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I am 68 years old and is diabetic for the last 20 years In the past I faced a problem in my eyes due to a pressure point which was responsible to damage any eyes. One of my eye used to come out' to rectify this doctors at pgi chandigarh gave me sterorides upto 50 mg. Due to which my sugar varreied from 40 to 400 and blood pressure from 100 to 200. However I to some what by adjusting me insulin dose and bp med. But due to this deveoped neuropathy in my both feats. Now I feel pain in my fingers of both feets and numbness in both feats. I would be thankfull if I get advice to cure this with medicins and not operation.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. Your complaints have arisen as per your history from uncontrolled diabetes which initially affected your eyes and is now causing neuropathy. You don' t require a surgical intervention when the cause is a medical one, so my advise to you is to meet up with your endocrinologist and get yourself evaluated, if he suggests to you that it is compression in lower back region for which you have mentioned no complaints, then you may come back to me and we can discuss your case in detail. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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Having nerves pull in right side of my face and unable to open my mouth widely and chew anything harder and having headache and ear pain.

MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hi, Full mouth x-ray(OPG) will b helpful to diagnose the problem. Right now you can start with pain killer and muscle relaxant.
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I am 25year old. My hand vibrate. Please Dr. Help me. I am not drink alcohol regular. Only occasionally.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
The cause of shaking of hands are * muscular weakness in hands * improper neurological functions of hand nerves * restlessness of body * deficiency of nutrition in body. To get relief from shaking of hands * give a balanced diet with vegetables, cereals, milk, fruits. Sit in the sun rays for atleast 8-10 minutes daily. * do bhramari pranayam twice a day. Practice sarwangasan and sit with the gyan mudra in hands. These asans & mudra calm down your brain & relieve from nervousness & restlessness. * take rogan badam (almond oil) and put it 1/2 tea spoon in a glass of milk and drink it in the morning. * take 2 teaspoon of ashvagandharistha added in a glass of water once a day
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I used to study till late night so now I am suffering from the migraine so please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijnor
Take more liquid diet like juices. Yoga, meditation, bhramari pranayam 10 minute daily. And take some ayurvedic medicine without side effect please contact me.
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Hi I am suffering from Insomnia from more than a year. I consulted a neurologist in Hyderabad. He has prescribed me STILNOCT 12.5 mg earlier and after one month changed the same tablet to 6.25 mg. Now my situation is like without tablet I will not get sleep no matter how hard exercise I do or take hot shower before bed. Even after taking tablet I am not getting deep sleep and wakeup fully tired and remember everything that goes in mind while sleep. The big problem is now I am suffering from memory loss. I am forgetting a lot of things. Kindly help. Highly appreciate any help and advice.

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello lybrate-user, this kind of issue can be sorted out by adopting panchakarma in ayurveda. - few things you have to do is - have freshly prepared warm food always - apply ksheerabala taila to foot and do slight massage every day before sleep - internal take brahmi vati 2-0-2 after food - ashwagandharishta 25 ml with water twice a day - agnitundi vati 1-0-1 before food for 15days. - go for shirodhara twice a week with padhabyanga or consult me aftr this course. Thank you.
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Identify Your Headache- Could be Migraine Due to Bad Oral Hygiene

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Identify Your Headache- Could be Migraine Due to Bad Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene has now become all the more important. A new study has linked the cause of migraines to be a specific type of bacteria present in mouth and gut. People complaining of splitting headaches is fairly common place nowadays. Statistics in india show that nearly one third indian women and one fifth of indian men suffer from this type of headache.

Symptoms of migraine include:


    Moderate to severe pain that affects the whole head or may shift to one side
    Increased sensitivity to light, sound and pungent odour
    Blurring of vision
    Nausea and/or vomiting
    Dizziness, fatigue
    Seeing dark spots in front of eyes


There are three different types of headaches- severe headache, cluster headache and migraine.

Headache is simply unpleasant pain in the head region of varying intensity. Cluster headache is intense one sided headache with tearing in the eye of the side of the pain. Migraines are moderate to severe pain in the head, usually diffuse and presents along with the above stated symptoms.

Causes of migraine:

Knowing what causes migraine can help avoid it. Common causes that affect different people are as follows:


    Stress
    Hormonal changes and supplements
    Over use of contraceptive pills
    Exertion
    Excessive heat
    Sleeping in small closed rooms with inadequate ventilation
    Overuse of mosquito repellent
    Acidity
    Bad oral hygiene
    High bp
    Overuse of pain killers
    Smoking


Food that triggers migraine:

Many people experience migraine because of different food items. Identify your trigger and then try hard to avoid it.


    Chocolates
    Wine
    Processed and canned meat products
    Onions, potatoes, spinach, and over eating of rice


Since many years now, nitrate medicines have been used to maintain cardiovascular health and previous research has revealed that heart patients who were given medications containing nitrates routinely complained of headaches. The migraineurs had high nitrate levels, but the actual connection to link the two had not been established until now.

Researchers at the university of california-san diego investigated this further to identify the connection between what the migraineurs eat that alters their experience with migraines. Bacterial sequencing was done on the 172 participants of samples collected from their mouth and gut. Tests showed an abundance of nitrate reducing bacteria in their faecal samples, but even more in their mouth bacteria.

The study published in the journal msystems has identified the link between oral bacteria and migraine, but it is still not evident whether these bacteria are the cause or a result of migraine. But even then it is best to stay safe from our side by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a good oral hygiene. Migraine is often neglected by the patients and hence becomes difficult to treat. Identify the above triggers and causes of migraine and consult a physician if you have any of them.

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I am 28 year old working professional, I have migraine (half headache) please give me suggestions.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Self-care measures can help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation techniques may include progressive muscle relaxation, meditation or yoga. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. Medication: Take Bakson's Mig Aid tablet/ 1 tablet 3 times a day.
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I am 32 year old. I have severe migraine pain, tried many medicine, but didn't work. Pls provide me solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Migraines are painful headaches often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. Migraine phases a migraine episode can be a complicated event, with symptoms that change over hours or even days. Migraines tend to progress through several stages. Causes hormones and headaches more women suffer from migraines. Menstrual migraines or hormone headaches -- female hormones are to blame. Migraines triggered by tyramine in some people, certain foods and drinks -- or components they contain -- can trigger a migraine. One well-accepted migraine trigger is tyramine. Foods that trigger migraines is dinner causing dismal migraines? learn what to avoid and get tips on controlling migraine food triggers. If a woman is taking birth control pills, her headaches are most likely to occur during her" off week, when estrogen levels drops. Some women start getting migraines only at menopause, when their period stops. For others, menopause is the first real relief from migraines. Lifestyle and environment can also trigger migraines. Weather changes, altitude changes, bright lights, sleep problems, stress, smells, cheeses, caffeine, aspartame are just some of a long list of potential triggers. Every migraine patient has his or her own headache trigger pattern. Migraine headache treatment: preventive and abortive migraine medication migraine medicines can prevent a migraine attack while others are available for when the pain becomes intense. Daily antidepressant medications are also used to treat migraine; they can help reduce migraine frequency. For you 1. Avoid triggers 2. Start yoga 3. Prevention through medicine.
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I have headache problem from last two year. I visited so many doctor but I didn't got solution. Some doctor said me that you have migraine. So please suggest what will I have to do now.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
you may be having headache because of Stress/refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache follow advises given below: You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4.We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis Consult me for further management.
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I am 24 years old female. I had smoked marijuana on 30 December. Ever since I feel numbness in my body. Perception of touch has reduced. What should I do to get rid of the numbness? Please help. I am scared.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hopefully this one use may not do any harm. But it looks like you have learned a lesson and will no longer use this substance. There are many controversial claims about marijuana, and we need to wait until the dust settles to finally know the entire truth. The medicinal uses have been proven to a large extent and the use of this substance must be limited to that prescription only. Until then please do not use it at all. The sensation of numbness and perception of reduction in touch sensation may be connected but if you do not indulge in marijuana, it should disappear without much ado. I hope you are one who exercises regularly anyway because that is always good for your health and circulation. So don't worry too much and only if this sensory deprivation persists you will need to meet a doctor.
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Severe Headache - Can it Be Migraine?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Severe Headache - Can it Be Migraine?

One of the most debilitating conditions that anyone can experience is migraine. They can severely limit you by affecting your personal and professional life as you are in constant pain. Migraine can manifest in a type of headache with intense pain, an acute sensitivity to light, vomiting and nausea. Often described as a severe throbbing pain in the head, it may stop you from completing regular daily tasks and may delay or postpone your work.

How can migraines be treated?
The exact cause for these debilitating migraine pain hasn't been pointed out yet, but certain triggers such as stress, hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle, sun exposure, bright or flashing lights, among many others have been identified. The first line of defense for you would be to understand and identify what your triggers are. Once that is done, you can try and avoid them. If these still trigger a migraine or are about to trigger one, you can immediately take medications or steps to control it or at least lessen the pain to go through your day. Some of the options you can employ to this effect are mentioned below.

  1. Medications to prevent a migraine attack: The medications mentioned here are specialized treatments and can only be taken after a consultation with a doctor. If you are deemed as a candidate for preventative medication for migraines, then either one or a combination of drugs from the following may be prescribed to you.
    • Valproate and Topiramate are anti-seizure medications which can be used to prevent migraines.
    • Propranolol, a type of beta blocker and used for cardio vascular problems, has proven to be very effective in preventing migraines.
    • Onabotulinumtoxin A or a type of Botox, has shown a lot of promise in preventing migraines and is being slowly rolled out as a proper drug as a treatment option.
    • Certain antidepressants have also shown to be quite effective in reducing the symptoms of migraines as well.
  2. Medications to relieve pain: Some of the go to medications that help relieve your pain from migraine are mentioned below. Although some of them are OTC (over the counter) drugs, it is best advised that you consult with your doctor for medications which suit you better. The side effects of these medications can be bad and thus, it is not advised to continue them in the long run and to find other means to control pain from migraines. Some of the medications to relieve pain temporarily are:
    • Triptan is a drug used to treat severe migraines
    • Caffeine along with Ergotamine can also help dull the pain and deal with it.
    • Ibuprofen and aspirin and Acetaminophen are common pain killers that you can use
    • Codeine, which contains opioids are also used to treat this problem.
    • Metoclopramide and chlorpromazine are two examples of anti-nausea medications as vomiting along with nausea may frequently accompany your migraine.

Always remember that these medications can have strong side effects if not taken properly, therefore do not just pop a pill, consult your physician first and know which one should you take and how frequently. 

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Hello sir/mam, My dad had a minor accident and got hit on head. He was in a confused state fo 30 mins after that and a very slight memory loss. Is that a matter of concern or it is normal?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
MEDICINE--- Arnica 200, Hypericum 200 three times for 7 days. ADVISED--- first of all treat on the injury part. Do not eat sweet.
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I want to know about Parkinson's disease in detail. What is the cure. I am suffering with the disease. Kindly guide.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, it's a disease of central nervous system, it comes gradually, affecting the movement of limbs, disobeying the will, due to an unknown reason, go for meditation, yoga to strengthen neurons of brain as well as to nourish the whole body including d affected limbs of d nody. Tk, apples, carrots, fish, eggs, almonds, walnuts, spinach, milk. Cinnamon. Tk, easily digestible, diet on time. Homoeopathy, can make d difference, depending upon the age of the patient. There are certain homoeo medicines, useful in parkinson diseases. Arnica, gelsemium, hypericum, ignatia, causticum, sang nit, spigelia, glonine. Tk, care.
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What to when we are suffering from brain migraine. medicines not working properly.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
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 8. Consult neurologist to exclude other causes of headache and if required, take CT scan of brain.
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I am 53 year old having diabetes have got little numbness in my left leg what should I do.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Take one tablet of vitamin b complex every day. If numbness is more then take twice aday & then once fine take once a day.
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Is there any medicine for brain tumor? One of my friend is suffering from brain tumor.

MCh, MBBS, MRCS (UK)
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
It depends upon what kind of brain tumor he has, tumour is a abnormal growth in brain and if possible it should be removed. Some tumors will respond to medications and kindly send me further details about his tumour. Then only I can guide you in a proper way.
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My nephew aged 18 is in a coma from last seven months after an accident on 21 Dec 2014 at herbal in Bangalore city. Had a head injury he suffered brain damage is there any hope for him.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Sure! he has hope! homeopathy and ayurveda can help him! modern medicine is a very destructive medicine, it impinges your natural healing powers!
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Hi sir, I am suffering with fits from 2005, from past 4.5 years I am not facing any problem regarding the issue. The doctor I visit regularly shifted to other place. In staring I used eptoin 300mg-350mg, I am using levipil 500 mg twice a day from 2013 jan. Can I stop medication as I am not suffering with fits about 4.5 years or not, so that I will consult doctor after your opinion.

DNB (ENT), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
As per standard protocols, there needs to at least 5 years of seizure free period before tapering and stopping medications. Newer protocols followed by some doctors believe in stopping medications even if there is 1 year of seizure free interval. It is best that you consult with your neurologist and let him decide on what is best for you.
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