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Dr. Halprashanth D S

Neurologist, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Halprashanth D S is a popular Neurologist in sholinganallur, Chennai. You can visit him at Global Hospital And Health City in sholinganallur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Halprashanth D S on Lybrate.com.

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Awards and Recognitions
Second prize for poster presentation on Obscure Cause of Gastro,Intestinal Bleeding in 24th Annual conference of API Karnataka chapter (KAPICON)
First prize in 16th IAP QUIZ divisional round.
First prize in medical UG psychiatry QUIZ state level organized by Indian Psychiatric Society in 2003,Karnataka state branch
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Second prize in anesthesia quiz in the year 2002 held at KMC Mangalore
XI Annual conference of IADV & L, Prize for competitive examination in leprosy in the yea
Dr. R.Sitaraman Memorial Award in urology for UG?s in the year
Participated in IPSOCON 2003 south zone UG psychiatry QUIZ held in Tirupathi.
Gold medal in All India postgraduate quiz in internal medicine held at Chennai
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Neurology
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Hi, I am 32 years old and pregnant by 14 weeks. I am the patient of migraine and suffering from severe migraine for last 2 months. It gets over for a day or half after every 10-15 days but then again come back on the very next day. My gynecologist has only suggested me to have crocin advance in this condition. Can someone help me to get the medicine which can be taken while pregnancy in migraine. Also I have the case if low lying placenta and have allergic to BRUFEN salts.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Hi, I am 32 years old and pregnant by 14 weeks. I am the patient of migraine and suffering from severe migraine for l...
In pregnancy you should take as little medicine as possible. Only painkiller safe in pregnancy is paracetamol (crocin). Don't take any other painkillers as they harm the baby. You should try simple tips to avoid headache and start preventive medicine for migraine after baby is delivered. Follow these lifestyle changes to avoid headache 1. Maintain regular sleep wake cycle, even on holiday's. 2. Don't skip meals. Take regular healthy diet with adequate fluids 3. Do not consume excess caffeine / carbohydrates / alcohol or smoke. 4. Exercise daily (aerobics and cardiovascular) 5. Identify your headache trigger and try to avoid it. 6. Perform pranayam every morning.
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Hello I was diagnosed for epilepsy for 2 years and last year my course get completed but from then my hairs are falling out.

MBBS,J.R. Neurology
General Physician,
If you have been using sodium valproate then hairfall is probably due to the drug. Consult a dermatologist for other causes of alopecia. Take care.
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High BP. Numbness and pain in limbs and body. Occurring year after year. Ultrasound-Nothing abnormal found. Please give some advice (do's and don't) on my illness. Appreciate and thanking you for saving million of lives. God bless you.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
High BP. Numbness and pain in limbs and body. Occurring year after year. Ultrasound-Nothing abnormal found.
Please gi...
Hello, Thank you for your kindest gesture. The BP can be managed appropriately by medications, so stick to the prescription of your doctor. Pain and numbness in body can be due to various causes. But most commonly in my practise. It due to deficiency of Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. So check and correct them. It simple.
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I have severe gastric problem since last 10 days and severe migraine. Please suggest me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
The following thing if you adapt it will be helpful 1. Take 1 glass of hot water 2. Add 1 tsp of licorice powder 3. Mix well 4. Leave it for 15 min 5. Strain the liquid 6. Drink 3 times a day Causes: • Habitual overeating • Consuming uncooked food • Excessive tea, coffee or alcohol intake • Excessive use of condiments and sauces • Stress This is very helpful.
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I have suffering from migraine since last two years, my eye sight are ok even then I have these type of problem how and why?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Avoid Stress and anxiety and anticipating the things Do Breathing and Meditation for 10 to 15 min every day in Stipulated Time Regularly
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I am suffering from Migraine. Can you please suggest me any medicine so that I can get rid of the heavy pain which was unbearable.

MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Siliguri
Some medicines are available to relieve the acute pain. But to reduce the chances of getting such headaches you must consult a neurologist and take few medicines regularly.
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Suffering From Parkinson's Disease - How You Can Maximise The Effect Of Levodopa?

MBBS, MHS, MD - Neurology (USA), Fellowship in Epilepsy, Clinical Attachment in Movement disorders
Neurologist,
Suffering From Parkinson's Disease - How You Can Maximise The Effect Of Levodopa?

If you are being treated for Parkinson's disease. How can you maximize the effect of Levodopa? The effect of levodopa can be maximized by increasing its absorption from the digestive system. In particular, taking levodopa on an empty stomach is very important. 

  1. Take on an empty stomach: Do not eat anything 1 hour before taking levodopa. Do not eat anything for at least 30 minutes and if possible 1 hour after taking it. Take the pill with 2 glasses of water so that it can dissolve. If taking the levodopa on an empty stomach makes you nauseous, confirm that your medication has the right amount of carbidopa in relation to the levodopa (25%). If you continue to feel nauseous, you can eat a piece of white bread around the time that you take levodopa. Do not apply any butter, yogurt, cheese or similar high protein spreads. Protein can drastically decrease the absorption of levodopa. 
  2. Get your constipation treated: This is critically important too. Being constipated can slow down the passage of levodopa through the digestive system. In most patients, drinking adequate water and taking stool softeners is helpful. 
  3. Get your ulcer treated: It can be difficult to recognize that you have a gastric ulcer. However, if you have a burning sensation in your stomach at any time, or belch frequently, you may have a gastric ulcer. If you think you have an ulcer you should get tested (there is a simple breath test now) and treated with antibiotics (not antacids!) 
  4. Do not take levodopa with iron tablets: The iron binds to levodopa and prevents its absorption. Keep a gap of at least two hours between these two medications. 
  5. Try taking levodopa with orange juice and carbonated water (soda): Mix equal quantities of orange juice and carbonated water (soda). Take your regular levodopa with a glass of this preparation instead of water. The carbonated water hastens disintegration of the tablet, and the acidity of both things helps in levodopa absorption. There are special tablets of levodopa (dispersible levodopa, Madopar) which can be dissolved in this preparation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.
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I am 22 years old female, and I get frequent migraine headaches almost everyday, I work 8 hours a day on the computer and just recently I got my eyes checked and got glasses for the computer screen, but the headache seems to continue and for that I take table "Nise" and my headache stops sometimes but sometimes it just continues and doesn't stop. Is there something that I have to worry about?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Get BP and eye sight checked, x ray PNS, thyroid hormones T3 T4 Tsh 1.Sleep.Go to bed and get up about the same times every day, 3. Eat regular meals. 4. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration 5. Relax – listen soothing music. Walk for 5 mts 6.avoid .stress, 7. .avoid strong stimuli like loud noises, and smell of food 8. Keep your routine fixed and regular For medicine contact on private consultation good luck.
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Hi doc, I have a migraine problem. Since two years. I am suffering very much. In this my head pains a lot and it getting heavier so please suggest the solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Ayurveda,
Hi doc, I have a migraine problem. Since two years. I am suffering very much. In this my head pains a lot and it gett...
1 for migraine yucaliptas tree's leaves (dried) 5 put in hot water pot, then smell it fumes daily/ 1.2. Coconut oil just apply in both nostils. Night. 3seethophaladi choorna (spoon)+honey /morning. 4. Arogya vardhini vati 2+2+2. /day. After food.
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I am 30 years old and very often have shivering in my hands. I am suffering from b12 deficiency. Can you suggest me foods to increase this. More over due to my tight work I am not able to do any exercise to reduce weight. I eat low calorie food and home made only.

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am 30 years old and very often have shivering in my hands. I am suffering from b12 deficiency. Can you suggest me f...
Good evening lybrate-user better change your food lifestyle complete one-time meal put yourself only on fresh fruits night dinner roti (wheat) without oil and green leaves / green salads/ green vegetables morning take one boiled egg and glass of milk reduce sugar intake avoid sweet s / ghee prepared items avoid fast foods avoid all bakery foods better take green tea 2 times a day without milk and sugar.
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Heart pumping blood in a different way whenever I wake up and left hand seems to be little numb.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Heart pumping blood in a different way whenever I wake up and left hand seems to be little numb.
Hi Akarsh... it is not because of the different pumping of the blood.. it is because of the iffusfient supply to the part because of the pressure over the artery... and some nutritional deficiency...
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Sir. She had pain in her head since 5 days. She has migraine problem and taking medicines for same. She has taken pills for headache but it doesn't work. Please tell what to do, she is taking enough sleep but it doesn't work. Also she feels pain when going in sun.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), CGO
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Sir. She had pain in her head since 5 days. She has migraine problem and taking medicines for same. She has taken pil...
Hiii lybrate-user thanks for asking your query causes of migrain irregularity in meals, improper metabolism, mental and physical stress, viewing of tv for long periods, reading with insufficient light, sleeplessness, etc. So try to avoid triggering factors 1) include cooked vegetables without oil in your diet 2) vegetable juices and soup, fruits and fruit juices including apple, mango. 3) highly-fruit based diet for a day or two can relieve pain. 4) grapes, lemons, cabbage juice are especially important. 5) hv rice, salad and buttermilk in your diet thanku.
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I am suffering from migraine from last 16 years classic migraine during atack first I loss vision slowly than I suffer from headache it remains for few hours than I feel uneasiness for few days.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Continous chronic migraine needs prophylaxis treatment for decreasing migraine attacks and remission. For management of migraine you need to follow following things. 1) avoid fasting, skipped or delayed meals, excessive chocolates or coffee. 2) take proper sleep and timely diet medication can be started flunarizine amitryptiline: sedation common side effects topiramate: memory disturbances and risk of angle closure glaucoma and renal stone divalproate: weight gain you need to discuss with your treating neurologist about all these options and associated risk and side effects. The response to treatment comes in a month time with these medications. For instant pain control, pain killers may be taken. Hope you found the answer helpful.
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I am suffering from migraine headache from past 5 months please help me to get rid of it.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take tab. Shirashooladi vajra ras 1-1-1 with ginger juice. Apply ginger paste on the forehead. Instill cephagraine nasal drops 2 drops to each nostril 3 time a day. You can undergo panchakarma treatment like nasya or shirodhara after checking with an ayurvedic doctor.
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Hi, I recently completed one year of treatment for Spinal TB with 100% Adherence to medicines. During the treatment, I never had any pain which initially existed and was able to lead a very normal life like others. Once I stopped medicine, I started feeling slight pain at the same place where it all started one year back. While the pain is not as bad as it was, I am just worried about why it still exists. I was advised to go for Physio and attended IFT sessions which considerably reduced paid but I still feel a pain like a pinch between my buttocks and lower spine. Any advice will be of great help. Let me know if I should see a Neuro to ensure my nerves are in good shape after being infected with TB bacteria.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Hi, I recently completed one year of treatment for Spinal TB with 100% Adherence to medicines. During the treatment, ...
The most common reason for persisting pain might be the residual damage that tb might have caused to the spine in the form of fibrosis or scars. If you develop again symptoms like severe pain, numbness. Weakness fever night sweats weight loss you should be worried about tb again other wise it might be sequalae. Its always better to take concerned specialist advice, so no harm in taking neuro consultation.
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I am 62 years old male, I am having PARKINONPLUS. What exercise you suggest to reduce the symptoms and lead a normal life?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 62 years old male, I am having PARKINONPLUS. What exercise you suggest to reduce the symptoms and lead a normal ...
It's better to take medicine and I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months
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Autistic Children - Tips For Parents To Deal With!

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Autistic Children - Tips For Parents To Deal With!

The moment when you learn about your child being autistic can be a life changing moment for you. You might feel all the dreams and aspirations which you built around your child come crashing down on a pile of zilch. However, recent developments in this field show that you can certainly take steps to make your child more comfortable and bond well with them. 

Autism related disorder usually begin before the age of 3, when the child starts encountering problems in communication and social interaction. This article tries to help you find a way to deal with an autistic child:

  1. Learn more about autism: Learn about autism as much as you can; a broad understanding of the causes and symptoms of the disorder can help you understand your child better. This will also enable you to respond to your child’s needs better, both physical and psychological. 
  2. Build a strong support system: It is difficult to parent a child who is suffering from autism. Communicating and interacting with your child might be extremely difficult and problematic. In order to overcome this stress, you should have a strong support network, a support network from which you can draw your strength and logic once you have to take major life decisions for your child. 
  3. Review your treatment options: It is advisable to start treatment immediately after the diagnosis is done. Early treatment can help better your child’s cognitive skills that can help him/her cope better with the surroundings and circumstances. The treatment options include behavioral training whereby self-help or social skills training is used to work on the child’s communication skills and behavior. Specialized therapy is another option whereby the therapies are directed at a particular aspect of the child, primarily speech or physical functioning. 
  4. Focus on your child’s diet: Diet plays an important role in the regularization of any disease. Even in case of autism, deficiency of certain vitamins or minerals makes it very important to analyze the diet and then assess it. Consult with the doctor before making any modification to the child’s diet. 
  5. Behavioral training: Behavioral training is an aspect of autism treatment that allows the child to adapt to various conditions. Before a child undergoes behavioral training, it is advised to assess his/her behavior, functional abilities and the environment your child belongs to. The objective of this therapy or training is to induce desired behavior and get rid of the undesirable ones. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.
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Physiotherapy Treatment for Head Injury

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Physiotherapy Treatment for Head Injury

PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT OF HEAD INJURY

The treatment may comprise of the following measures:

IMPROVES ALERTNESS OR AROUSAL THROUGH SENSORY STIMULATION:

The patient who is drowsy or confused need to be stimulated by makes them more alert and awake. The therapist should encourage the patient’s cooperation during the treatment. The main aim is to stimulate the reticular activating system by making the patient sit or even stand in the tilt table.

The therapist should provide tactile, visual, auditory and Proprioceptive stimulation to the patient that will send facilitatory signals to the brain and will enable the alert response to be provoked. Auditory stimulation can be given by speaking to the patient during the course of treatment. Visual stimulation is given by showing familiar faces, objects or movement in the visual field of the patient. 

Proprioceptive stimulation by giving traction and approximation at joint structures is very helpful in stimulating the arousal response in the patient.

PREVENTION OF SPASTICITY:

As hyper tonicity generally sets in almost all head injury cases various measures need to be taken to keep them under control. Gentle passive movement, gradual rhythmic sustained stretch, prolonged icing for 20 minutes over the muscles, biofeedback, proper positioning are certain measures that needs to be employed for controlling spasticity.

MAXIMISE THE PATIENT’S FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY:

The main aim of this management is to improve the ROM, improve the control of voluntary movement, strengthening paretic muscles, improve the coordination, balance and teach various safety measures.

The treatment should be wide spread over the periods of time as the patient’s attention span and endurance is very less.

NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING can be given through the development sequence by inhibiting abnormal movement pattern and by facilitating normal movement pattern.

The patient may give activities like bridging, prone on elbow, on all fours, side lying to sitting, sitting, kneeling, half kneeling, standing and walking.

PROPER DOCUMENTATION is necessary of the entire event through- out the day. Infact the routine of the patient should be maintained in the register and the patient need to be reminded of various activities especially if the patient has memory problems. The patient may be given register with photo and names of various health professional visiting him so that each day’s program can be entered. This will benefit both the patient and his acquaintance to know regarding the activities given to the patient.

USE OF VESTIBULAR BALL while training the patient for crawling, bridging, sitting, balance helps in building the Proprioceptive stimulation and teaches proper control to the patient.

Each task has various subtasks which need to be mastered by the patient so that he learns the actual activity using normal movement combination and performs it with precision. Like for training the patient to get up from bed, he may be taught to do asymmetrical push up with the trunk in partial rotation, then lower leg patterns are incorporated and finally the whole task of get up from sidelying is practiced.

REPETITION ACTIVITIES is key like any other neurological disorders. Ambulation training should always be done in upright position training the patient in each and every phase of the gait cycle. If the patient’s balance is poor then assistance may be used.

FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION has been shown more effective than kinetic joint training in certain types of cases. The upper extremity also appeared to use specific synergies for hand use in different positions. Clients often can opens hand in out stretched arm position but will be unable to perform the same action when the elbow is flexed. Some patient with minimal functional deficit in th upeer limb may be given some assistive devices or support for the hand so that they can perform some basic activity like eating, combing, writing, etc. this technique helps the shoulder and other proximal structures to produce appropriate movement sequences for hand use but does not facilitate hand function. The treatment however does provide whole task practice even though some basic component of the function is substituted by other means.

REVERSING TASKS in some patients helps in developing increased control by modifying a task or synergy as well as making the muscle work both eccentrically and concentrically. For instance lowering a glass of water on the table may help the patient in getting th glass close to the mouth by improving motor control of biceps during eccentric contraction.

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Name-Uma, 44 year old. I have started medicine prescribed by MD-dr. For migraine as below from Nov15. My que. Is how long I have to take these medicine. Inderal-20-twice in a day.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If Inderal is not useful more specific sumatriptan is used at the beginning of headache. Inderal has to be taken as long as you have headache May be for months
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I am having migraine which medicine should be used to reduce mostly inform home remedy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
Apply cow ghee on palm and sole And drink warm water in morning with alovera ras And take medha vati 2 tab daily And consult me.
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