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Dr. Halprashanth D S

Neurologist, Chennai

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

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Assalamualaikum! Sir I am suffering from migraine since last 2 month kindly advice me thank uoy.

MBBS
General Physician
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1.Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack 2.Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3.Check your BP 4. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation,exposure to loud noise, bright light since it precipitates migraine attack 5. Go for regular exercise 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 after consulting neurologist

How to get relief from migraine. My sister have migraine from last 3 year. Can you tell me that it is possible to get ride from migraine. Ravi.

MBBS
General Physician
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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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I am pure vegetarian, even I don't eat onion and garlic. My weight used to be 50 kg to 55 kg but now I am 72 kg. I am 23 years old. I want to reduce it to 60 to 55 kg. I take too much stress and I also have migraine from 2 years and also my weight increased after migraine. But now I have less headache occurred only sometime. I do night shift job 4 pm to 2 am. So please suggest what should I do to reduce my weight.

MBBS, PDDM
General Physician
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I am pure vegetarian, even I don't eat onion and garlic. My weight used to be 50 kg to 55 kg but now I am 72 kg. I am...
Hello, I feel the underlying cause of obesity needs to be found. In your case it could be the stress. You work in night shifts which gives your body a lot of stress on a regular basis causing release of cortisol in the body on a regular basis. Cortisol hormone in itself leads to weight gain. You also need to check your thyroid levels to rule out hypothyroidism.
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I am 48 yr old male and have insomnia for last 15 yrs. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Since when are you having this problem, do you have any other medical problems. Are you feeling tensed or worried or depressed? are there any stressor going on. Insomnia can be a symptom of depression or anxiety that needs to be treated to get back to track. If there is none then we have to evaluate other causes of insomnia.

I have very high headak problem since childhood and its like migraine and at least once in a week.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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Do take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly best wishes.

What is the cause and remedies for migrane and cynus?please help me out?

CRAV, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Migraine (often half sided headache) is called as Ardhavabhedakam in Ayurveda. Sinusitis also induces headaches. These diseases r due to channel blockages as per our science. If you r looking for pure herbal remedies for these, u can go ahead with the following Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal's time tested & authentic ayurvedic medicines:- 1. Pathyakshadhathryadi kashayam -15ml +60 ml warm water at 7 am & 7pm (1/2 hr before food). 2. Suryaprabha 2 tabs twice daily after food. 3. Chitraka leham 10 gm at bed time. 4. Migrakot oil for head. Along with dietary restrictions, and timely food & sleep. The purificatory procedure called Nasyam, will help u in preventing the recurrence as well. For further details of Nasyam, u may contact our branch.

Hi I have a fatty tissue on my scalp first I had one now there two lumps are they tumors they are not paining please give your best suggestions thanks

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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They are not tumor. It might be clumps(either extra growth or calcification). Kindly consult homeopathic doctor.
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I am of 21 years and I have a migraine problem please suggest me a good medicine? And How to get rid of tanned skin?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath
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Please take gloninum 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week feedback.

The baby seems to have infantile seizures from 3 months on wards. Doctors advised tabs to control the seizures.The medicines seem to slow down the development of the baby. Please advise how long these seizures will continue and how to come out of the medication so that normal growth will happen.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Hello Welcome to Lybrate as your baby have infantile seizures, so it needed to take medicines whenever she has fever. But as per concern as slow down of growth you can start the following things for your baby which also can make growth proper and built up immunity. 1. Royal Suvanrprashan is a best ever medicines for your baby, it has to give minimum six months and then you can continue for 12 years of age. Please check following link for details http://lifecareayurveda.Com/index.Php/suvarnaprashan-sanskar Dr. Nikul Patel Ayurveda Consultant Ahmedabad Atharva Ayurveda Clinic and Panchkarma Center 307, Third Floor, Shalin Complex, Krishnabaug, Maninagar, Ahmedabad (Gujarat); India ? 380008

Sleep Deprivation Can Cause High Blood Pressure

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Is Sleep Linked to Hypertension?

The link between sleep and hypertension is well-known. Studies have examined the effects of sleep deprivation on healthy volunteers and have examined the sleep patterns of people with hypertension, producing data that suggest adequate sleep may reduce risk. good cardiovascular health. Data from several studies show that people who sleep less than six hours each night are 20% more likely to develop high blood pressure.
One night of inadequate sleep in patients with hypertension has been shown to result in elevated blood pressure throughout the next day.

Average sleep times have declined

Our modern society runs 24 hours a day, and many of us curtail sleep time to keep up. From an average sleep duration of 8 to 9 hours in 1960, our national sleep duration has dropped to 6.9 to 7 hours. Many people try to get by on five to six hours of sleep nightly, a habit that may be contributing to serious long-term health conditions.

What happens when you sleep?

Sleep is restorative, most people agree. We usually don’t question why, but the fact is that the circadian rhythms of sleep regulate our nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, two critical body systems that keep our bodies in healthy balance. During sleep, normal people should experience a drop in blood pressure of about 15 points, on average. This reduces the work of your heart.

The Autonomic Nervous System and “Fight or Flight” Response

Sleep regulates the autonomic nervous system, that part of the nervous system that modulates the “fight or flight response.” This evolutionary response causes changes in many bodily functions that at one time were useful to provide an edge against predators.A constant state of preparedness from inappropriate activation of this response results in harmful stress on the body.

When the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, blood vessels are constricted to deliver blood to vital organs like the brain and heart, increasing blood pressure. The “fight or flight” response is also associated with changes in glucose metabolism and an increased risk of insulin-resistant diabetes.

Cortisol, Adrenaline, and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis

The primary hormones regulated by the pituitary and hypothalamus during sleep are adrenaline and cortisol, released by the adrenal gland. Adrenaline is a potent hormone that has a direct effect on blood pressure, mediated by constriction of the arteries. When your adrenaline levels remain high during the night, it can result in sustained hypertension.

Cortisol is a “stress hormone” that is highest in the morning and reaches a nadir between midnight and four AM. Lack of sleep can result in significant disruption of the cycle, subjecting your body to unnecessary stress responses and fatigue that are as damaging to your health as poor diet or lack of exercise.

When you awaken in the morning, your body typically experiences a 50% rise in cortisol level as your body prepares for the stress of a new day. Studies show that waking up early in the morning increases the cortisol response, an effect that is pronounced in people who are facing chronic stress and worry. Cortisol levels usually decline throughout the day, but in people who suffer from sleep loss, cortisol levels increase in the early evening, preventing natural recovery from the day and preparation for a restful night. In addition to lowered immunity, impaired glucose tolerance, and increased craving for carbohydrates, sleep deprivation is associated with elevated estrogen levels, decreased alertness, and poor concentration.

Sleep and Thyroid Hormone

Sleep loss also increases the amount of thyroid hormone in people who are not getting enough rest. People with elevated thyroid hormone have both increased blood pressure and cardiac output, putting unneeded stress on the heart.

Sleep, Obesity, and Hypertension

Sleep deprivation increases appetite by disturbing the regulation of leptin and ghrelin, two hormones that modulate appetite. Sleep deprivation alters your body’s ability to regulate the need for calories, resulting in over-eating and obesity, also linked to increased risk of hypertension.

Caffeine and Hypertension

Many of us use caffeine to remain alert when we haven’t slept well, a habit that causes dramatic increases in blood pressure. The mechanism for elevation of blood pressure after drinking a caffeinated beverage is not completely understood. Some researchers think caffeine may stimulate the adrenal gland to release adrenaline, a hormone with direct effects on blood pressure. It may block hormones that keep the arteries relaxed.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

People who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have multiple episodes during the night in which they stop and restart breathing. This disorder usually affects middle-age to older adults, but it can occur in patients of any age, particularly people who are overweight. People with OSA typically have high blood pressure, particularly on awakening, when their blood pressure should be at its lowest point. Symptoms of OSA include daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, morning headache, and difficulty concentrating during the day. They may be observed gasping suddenly during the night before returning to sleep.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep is critical for maintenance of your health. If you work shifts or curtail your sleep to accomplish multiple tasks, you are at risk for hypertension that can be difficult to treat. Measure your blood pressure in the morning. It should be at its lowest level and if it’s elevated, you should see your doctor in addition to consideration of lifestyle changes to prevent progression of medical problems associated with hypertension and sleeplessness. If you have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, there are effective treatments available.
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Dear sir what is the symptom of paralysis. Why this paralysis come anytime to anyone. What is the bad effect of paralysis.

MBBS
General Physician
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1.In paralysis one side of body including face remains immobile due to muscle weakness. 2.The person may lose control over bowel and bladder. 3.There may be slurring of speech. 4.It happens due to lack of blood supply to brain as in cerebral thrombosis/embolism/hemorrhage due to atherosclerosis in old age and long standing hypertension
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My age is 35. I suffered from brain stroke since last 3 months. I am taking medicine under supervision of local doctor. Mobility of my right hand is marginal. Speech is partly unclear. Recalling is not normal. PL advice how long it will take to become normal as I have paralysed in my right side.

MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Neurologist
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If you suffered a stroke and recovering you may wait for another three months for any further improvements to manifest. By that time 95% of what you are destined to get back will return. If you have hypertension/diabetes they need to be controlled too. If you can inform the drugs advised further suggestions can be made.
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I feel numbness in my right leg and right hand.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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Basic investigation is required like blood sugar, uric acid, RA factor.U can try pregabalin , gabapentin, neurotropic vitamin.

My child is having minor Epilepsy. He is taking Keppra 250 daily twice. Since November 2014. Since he started taking medicine. He is fine. I just want to know that now almost 1 and a half year is being completed. So should I continue this medicine or should I go to doctor again to confirm.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Your neurologist should be able to answer your query well, initially you need to reduce the dosage and see, if no seizures you can further reduce the dose and gradually taper the dose and stop. Ifno epileptic attacks. Also get an eeg done.

Hello. I m a 21yr old, (female) I think I have migraine problem. But since 2-3 months my weight suddenly reducing. Does migraine causes to immediate weight loss?

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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Migraine generally does not cause weight loss Are you taking your Diet properly Any stress/ anxiety? Get your following test done and review with report 1.CBC 2. Thyroid function test (fasting) 3. RBS 4. X ray chest Review with report
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My mother is suffering with pain in head. Symptoms of migraine appears. Please give your perception.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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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....

BPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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What is Rett syndrome?

Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmenal disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. It is characterized by normal early growth and development followed by a slowing of development, loss of purposeful use of the hands, distinctive hand movements, slowed brain and head growth, problems with walking, seizures, and intellectual disability.
The disorder was identified by Dr. Andreas Rett, an Austrian physician who first described it in a journal article in 1966. It was not until after a second article about the disorder, published in 1983 by Swedish researcher Dr. Bengt Hagberg, that the disorder was generally recognized.
The course of Rett syndrome, including the age of onset and the severity of symptoms, varies from child to child. Before the symptoms begin, however, the child generally appears to grow and develop normally, although there are often subtle abnormalities even in early infancy, such as loss of muscle tone (hypotonia), difficulty feeding, and jerkiness in limb movements. Then, gradually, mental and physical symptoms appear. As the syndrome progresses, the child loses purposeful use of her hands and the ability to speak. Other early symptoms may include problems crawling or walking and diminished eye contact. The loss of functional use of the hands is followed by compulsive hand movements such as wringing and washing. The onset of this period of regression is sometimes sudden.
Apraxia — the inability to perform motor functions — is perhaps the most severely disabling feature of Rett syndrome, interfering with every body movement, including eye gaze and speech.
Children with Rett syndrome often exhibit autistic-like behaviors in the early stages. Other symptoms may include walking on the toes, sleep problems, a wide-based gait, teeth grinding and difficulty chewing, slowed growth, seizures, cognitive disabilities, and breathing difficulties while awake such as hyperventilation, apnea (breath holding), and air swallowing
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I am 20 yr old male. My body shakes every time, especially when I do some hard physical work like exercise etc, I hand shakes badly when I hold something in my hand. Please help me.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist
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It is a kind of tremor disorder. Is there any other family member or blood relative having these kind of symptoms. You should check for thyroid function. A video of your hand shaking along with other detail information is required to give a full diagnosis. After that medications can be prescribed you to reduce your tremor.
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