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Dr. J.Senthilnathan

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Chennai

15 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. J.Senthilnathan is one of the best Neurologists in Guindy, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 15 years of experience as a Neurologist. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology . You can visit him/her at Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals - Guindy in Guindy, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. J.Senthilnathan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - RAJAH MUTHIAH MEDICAL COLLEGE, ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY - 2003
MD - General Medicine - RAJAH MUTHIAH MEDICAL COLLEGE, ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY - 2007
DM - Neurology - MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE, TN MGR UNIVERSITY - 2014

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Migraine - Types and Treatment

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Migraine - Types and Treatment

Headaches and migraines can vary drastically depending on their duration, specific symptoms and the person they are affecting. The more you know about your specific type of headache or migraine, the better prepared you will be to treat them—and possibly even prevent them. The two types of migraine are- 

  1. Migraine without aura: The majority of migraine sufferers have Migraine without Aura. 
  2. Migraine with aura: Migraine with Aura refers to a range of neurological disturbances that occur before the headache begins, usually lasting about 20-60 minutes.

Symptoms of migraine vary and also depend on the type of migraine. A migraine has four stages: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. But it is not necessary that all the migraine sufferers experience all the four stages.

Prodrome: The signs of this begin to appear a day or two days before the headache starts. The signs include depression, constipation, food cravings, irritability, uncontrollable yawning, neck stiffness and hyperactivity.
Migraine Aura: Auras are a range of symptoms of the central nervous system. These might occur much before or during the migraine, but most people get a migraine without an aura. Auras usually begin gradually and increase in intensity. They last for an hour or even longer and are 

  • Visual: Seeing bright spots, various shapes, experiencing vision loss, and flashes of light
  • Sensory: Present in the form of touch sensations like feeling of pins and needles in the arms and legs
  • Motor: Usually related with the movement problems like the limb weakness
  • Verbal: It is related with the speech problems

Headache: In case of a migraine attack one might experience:

  • Pain on both sides or one side of the head
  • Pain is throbbing in nature
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sensitivity to smells, sound and light
  • Vision is blurred
  • Fainting and lightheadedness

Postdrome: This is the final phase of the migraine. During this phase one might feel fatigued, though some people feel euphoric.

Red flags that the patient may be having underlying serious disorder not migraine

  1. Onset of headaches >50 years 
  2. Thunderclap headache - subarachnoid haemorrhage 
  3. Neurological symptoms or signs 
  4. Meningism 
  5. Immunosuppression or malignancy 
  6. Red eye and haloes around lights - acute angle closure glaucoma 
  7. Worsening symptoms 
  8. Symptoms of temporal arteritis

These patients require CT scan / MRI or CSF examination. Most Migraine patients do not need these tests. 

Diagnosis of Migraine: Usually migraines go undiagnosed and thus are untreated. In case you experience the symptoms regularly then talk to the doctor, who evaluates the symptoms and can start a treatment. You can also be referred to a neurologist who is trained to treat the migraines and other conditions. During the appointment the neurologist usually asks about the family history of headaches and migraines along with your symptoms and medical history.

The doctor might advise for some tests like:

  1. Blood Tests: These reveal problems with the blood vessel like an infection in the spinal cord and brain.
  2. CT scan: Used to diagnose the infections, tumors, brain damage, and bleeding that cause the migraines.
  3. MRI: This helps to diagnose the tumors bleeding infections, neurological conditions, and strokes.
  4. Lumbar Puncture: For analyzing infections and neurological damages. In lumbar puncture a thin needle is inserted between the two vertebrae to remove a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid for analysis.

Treatments

Migraine treatments can help stop symptoms and prevent future attacks.

Many medications have been designed to treat migraines. Some drugs often used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Medications used to combat migraines fall into two broad categories:

  • Pain-relieving medications. Also known as acute or abortive treatment, these types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop symptoms.
  • Preventive medications. These types of drugs are taken regularly, often on a daily basis, to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines.

Your treatment strategy depends on the frequency and severity of your headaches, the degree of disability your headaches cause, and your other medical conditions.

Some medications aren't recommended if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Some medications aren't given to children. Your doctor can help find the right medication for you.

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I am having an headache whenever I go outside under the sun And the headache is so painful that I can't bear I thing it is migraine So please suggest me what should I do.

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned do a clinical examination by your Doctor[Neurologist]and to rule out other pathological causes do an MRI scan. If confirmed then you can discuss with your treating Doctor preventive medication like [ABITRIP tab-25 mg]once a day at bedtime. Do follow lifestyle modifications like this - 1) Try to avoid triggers. If certain foods or odors seem to have triggered your Migraines in the past, avoid them. 2) Try to reduce your caffeine and avoid tobacco. 3) Try to establish a daily routine with regular sleep patterns and regular meals. In addition, try to control stress. 4) Do exercise regularly. Regular aerobic exercise reduces tension and can help prevent Migraines. If your doctor agrees, choose any aerobic exercise you enjoy, including walking, swimming, and cycling. Warm up slowly, however, because sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. 5) Obesity is also thought to be a factor in Migraine headaches, and regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight. 6) Reduce the effects of estrogen. You may want to avoid or reduce the medications you take that contain estrogen. These medications include birth control pills. Hope that helps.

I am diabetic, when I sleep I get a pinching pain in my feet. Kindly tell me what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haridwar
I am diabetic, when I sleep I get a pinching pain in my feet. Kindly tell me what should I do?
Its diabetic neuropathy it's can be permanent cure with ayurveda medicines So take some ayurveda medicines for this.

I got hand and body tremors also I had difficulty body balancing I m male 43 years old and weigh around 82 kgs.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
You may be having essential tremor essential tremor. 1.The cause of the tremor is unknown. in some cases it is hereditary and runs in families. 2. it is exaggerated due to stress/anxiety/panic/nervousness/Physical exhaustion/low blood sugar/ excess tea, coffee/ inadequate sleep 3. There is no definite treatment, unless it is very severe 4.Avoid stress/anxiety/nervousness/ panic etc 5. avoid excess tea/Coffee/ smoking/alcohol 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

I have bell's palsy. One side of my face is not working properly. So please give me suggestion what should I do next?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Delhi
I have bell's palsy. One side of my face is not working properly. So please give me suggestion what should I do next?
If you know that it's a bells palsy, then rest assured it will resolve by itself. Avoid splashing cold water on your face or any such aggrivating factors. Some do prescribe steroids and similar medications, to hasten the resolution. Now you be the judge.

I feel sudden pain in heart and sometimes feel numbness and fatigue. What happened to me exactly?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I feel sudden pain in heart and sometimes feel numbness and fatigue. What happened to me exactly?
you must do ECG, consult cardiologist or physician. it may be simple thing but rule out any heart pathology.

What Is Malaria and What Are the Symptoms? And which medicine to take for migraine?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What Is Malaria and What Are the Symptoms? And which medicine to take for migraine?
) Symptoms of Malaria 1.Intermittent High Fever with Chills 2.Profuse sweating 3.Headache , Fatigue 4.Nausea, Vomiting 5.Diarrhea 6.Anemia 7.Enlarged Spleen Prevention 1.Take anti mosquito measures like use of mosquito net, mosquito repellent, 2. spraying of insecticides in surrounding and keep it free from vegetation, 3.wearing full sleeve shirts in the evening, 4.Discarding empty containers for collection of water and promoting mosquito breeding
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Hi I am 39 years old female. I have chronic insomnia for the past ten years. I have had many sleeping pills. Have been taking ayurvedic and home too. But still it takes a toll on me sometimes. I want to sleep like a log. Please give your valuable advice. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Take avena sativa Q, 10 drops and passiflora Q, 30 drops , mix them in half cup of water and drink it , half an hour before your bed time , daily for a month. Revert me after then.
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How to Deal With Abnormal Sleep Behaviour in Children?

Fellowship In Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How to Deal With Abnormal Sleep Behaviour in Children?

Sleep problems, which can be defined as a sleeping pattern where the parents are unsatisfied, are one of the leading concerns of parents. Children should get a minimum nine hours of sleep so that their health and brain development can occur. Sleep problems can affect not only their health, but also their social and school life. Any interruption or abnormality in a child's sleeping patterns should be examined by a doctor and parents should make necessary efforts for knowing the actual causes of sleep interruption of their kids.

What are the causes of sleep disorders in children?

  1. Injuries and accidents
  2. Behavioural troubles
  3. Overeating
  4. Slow-reaction times
  5. Performance problems
  6. Mood problems
  7. Learning, concentration and memory troubles

Common signs of sleep troubles in kids:

  1. Difficulty in falling asleep
  2. Occurrence of unusual events at the time of sleeping like nightmares or sleep-walking
  3. Snoring and breathing pauses
  4. Difficulty in staying awake in daylight
  5. Daytime performances can be adversely affected

Best methods for dealing with sleep disorders in children:

  1. Regular bed-timing should be sincerely maintained at night.
  2. Relaxing routine for bedtime needs to be followed,including story-book reading, getting warm bath and others.
  3. Noise in the house, especially at night, should be minimized so that unwanted disturbances can be eliminated.
  4. If the room temperature is pretty comfortable, then your kids can sleep peacefully.
  5. Giving caffeine in excess quantity, especially before sleeping, should be reduced otherwise the kids will not sleep well.
  6. Meals should not be provided just before bedtime; rather they should be taken a few hours before sleeping.
  7. If your kids are so very addicted to different electronic gadgets or devices like telephones, televisions, computers and others, then they might face sleeping troubles. Thus, it is your duty to keep your kids away from this kind of addiction.
  8. If your kids are too very tired, then do not keep them awake forcibly; rather you should make them sleep immediately so that they can get a relaxed sleep at night.

If you think that sleep disorder has become a serious issue with your kids as well, then nothing can be a better option than consulting any health physician. They can best analyse the underlying cause of this issue with your kids.

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My brain is blanked. I didn't have any memory.One told the any thing I forgot immediately.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Get yourself checked up by a competent specialist and if it turns normal then you need to trust yourself, everything could be due to stress and worries of life. I f you cant manage yourself connect with a specialist like me. You will be fine.
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