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Dr. Kannan

Neurologist, Chennai

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Dr. Kannan is a trusted Neurologist in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Kannan personally at SKS Hospital in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kannan on Lybrate.com.

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Epilepsy: What You Need To Know About It?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke
Neurologist, Kolkata
Epilepsy: What You Need To Know About It?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is characterised by recurring epileptic seizures. These seizures can be brief or can persist for prolonged periods. Vigorous episodes which last long can result in physical injuries such as broken bones. Mention that 6th February is International epilepsy day.

Causes of Epilepsy
The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, most medical practitioners attribute epileptic seizures to brain injury, tumours, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Bouts of fainting
  4. Short spans of blackout
  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing
  6. Panic
  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures an epileptic person usually encounters.

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause
  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cannot detect it
  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason.

Treatments

  1. Medication: Medication is the most common treatment in case of epilepsy. Drugs taken on a regular basis can stop the seizure partially. But in very severe cases, they seem to have no effect at all.
  2. Surgery: For symptomatic seizures which are caused due to abnormal brain function, surgery can be a way to get rid of seizures. In some minor cases, nerve stimulation in the brain and special diets can be prescribed to control the epileptic seizures.

Five facts about epilepsy you need to know:

  • Epilepsy is not psychosis or madness and can be treated easily 
  • Popular celebraties with epilepsy include Aristotle, Alfred Nobel, Alexander the great, Sir Isaacs Newton, Martin Luther and Julius Caesar etc. 
  • Woman with epilepsy can have a normal pregnancy 
  • Newer medicines for epilepsy are effective and very safe 
  • Surgery can cure epilepsy in some patients.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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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 sir, Mera bhai 28 years ka hai or usko mirgi hai or wo dwai bi khata hai m r a bi kara diya test bi kara diya dehradun se par usko kabi kabi jhatke aate hi hai Please app kuch sujaw se jis se mera bhai apni femaly se khus rahe I hope you help me please sir please.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Pradeep Kumar if he takes the medicine regular than he will definitely feel better. You can consult me through lybrate for Homoeopathic treatment and further guidance
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I am having a constant insomnia. I take every night trika o. 5. I want to get out of this. Please suggest a way.

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
I can understand how disturbing an interuppted, inappropriate or disturbed sleep can affect your day to day life. In india it has been found 55% of patients are suffering from insomnia just because of stress, distractions and anxiety. So the best way to get rid from insomnia is to reduce the stress level. A physiotherapist can help you to give you the ways to relax your mind and give you comfort and stress full sleep. Consult some neurologist/neuropyschiatric and start taking medicine if it is due to some neurological discorder. And consult nearby physio who can make a perfect routine and daily life styl chart to make you relax so that you get an appropriate sleep. Please follow some points that will help you in such condition along with medical treatment: 1) use of ice packs over your eyes or frontal area for some time to give relaxation. 2) massage your head especially forehead area using levander oil or clove oil as it removes toxins from body 3) regular intake of healthy dietry food rich in proteins and vitamins. 4) avoid fasting - eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at fixed timings 5) make yourself busy by fulfilling your hobby as it will give you freshness and your mind will be diverted from normal life which help in pain reduction. 6) before sleeping time do some relaxation exercises. - sit on chair with both the hands placed on the pillow placed over thighs. - deep inhale from your nose, mouth should be closed. - hold your breath for the count of 5. - exhale completely from mouth making a loud sound. Continue to do this exercise for 10 times. Before going to bed make a habit of doing this daily. Modified technique of same exercise is while inhaling extend your arms, hold for 5 count and then exhale making your arms back in the rest position. 7) room modification while sleep - make sure room should be dark with no noise. Avoid sleeping immediately after dinner or food. Take a walk for 15 min and then come back, bed should be not too soft not too hard. 8) it is recommended to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. It is also a very good habit to start and finish your day by drinking a good glass of purifying water. 9) exerices like aerobics (running) can be done to make your muscles active. Many other ways are there in order to maintain your life stress free and active so that you can continue to sleep on time and it does affect your life. For more help or instructions please consult. Good luck and get well soon.
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I has once side head I think it's migraine. How should I know it's migraine or not?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ghaziabad
Characteristics of migraine headache: •Usually occurs on one side of the head, typically at the front or side •Sometimes it starts on one side, and then spreads all over the head •Often described as throbbing or pulsating •In few individuals headache is preceded by aura, visual disturbances that appear as flashing lights, zig-zag lines or a temporary loss of vision •Other migraine symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, Stuffy nose, Scalp tenderness etc. •It gradually worsens and peaks after 2-12 hours, then gradually eases off. However, it can last from 4 to 72 hours.
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Is there any medicine for hereditary sensory motor neuropathy (HSMN). Which is a rare neurological disease? How it can be cured?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
You yourself are saying its a hereditary disease my advice is consult a good neurosurgeon and follow dis treatment
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I am suffering from insomnia from three years. I have checkeuped by psychology doctor. But I did not get any advice from that doctor. Now I am always doing yoga in my daily routine and exercise. Now I feel better. But I need advice from a doctor what to do. Please.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
I am suffering from insomnia from three years. I have checkeuped by psychology doctor. But I did not get any advice f...
For good sleep, just try out these simple ways - 1. Stick to a sleep schedule- Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try to limit the difference in your sleep schedule on weeknights and weekends to no more than one hour. Being consistent reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle. If you don't fall asleep within about 20 minutes, leave your bedroom and do something relaxing. Read or listen to soothing music. Go back to bed when you're tired. Repeat as needed. 2. Pay attention to what you eat and drink - Don't go to bed hungry or stuffed. In particular, avoid heavy or large meals within a couple of hours of bedtime. Your discomfort might keep you up. Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol deserve caution, too. 3. Create a restful environment - Avoid prolonged use of light-emitting screens just before bedtime. Consider using room-darkening shades, earplugs, a fan or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs. Doing calming activities before bedtime, such as taking a bath or using relaxation techniques, might promote better sleep. 4. Limit daytime naps - Long daytime naps can interfere with nighttime sleep. If you choose to nap, limit yourself to up to 30 minutes and avoid doing so late in the day. 5. Include physical activity in your daily routine - Regular physical activity can promote better sleep 6. Manage worries - Try to resolve your worries or concerns before bedtime. Stress management might help. Start with the basics, such as getting organized, setting priorities and delegating tasks. Meditation also can ease anxiety. Identifying and treating any underlying causes can help you get the better sleep you deserve. If above things doesn't help you, then consult us for homeopathic medicines.
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What are the symptoms of the disease Alzheimer? Why is it caused and how can it be cured?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Alzheimer's disease is usually a disorder seen in elderly. Symptoms are loss of memory which can be progressive, further in course of illness the person loses executive function's (information processing), language and praxis (motor movement of body). Some patient's may present with behavioural problems like agitation, delusion and hallucinatory behaviour along with cognitive symptoms. Neurological deficits can cause weakness in parts of body with loss of control over bowel and bladder it is basically caused due to amyloid plaque formation in brain which cause inflammation of neurons and shrinkage of brain structure. The disease process can be halted by use of some medicines. Behavioural issues can also be handled by medications professional consultation with a neurologist or psychiatrist can be useful.
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Hello doctor, I am 28 year old man and I have migraine problem for last 6 month. what should I do?

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
I am giving some health tips for Migraine headache •1.You can turn off light for some time •2.Apply hot or cold compresses to your head or neck. •Ice packs have a numbing effect, which may dull the sensation of pain. •Hot packs and heating pads can relax tense muscles. • •3.Warm showers or baths may have a similar effect. •4.You can take Tea or coffee( but not excess) 5.Sleep well Here are some tips to encourage sound sleep. Establish regular sleep hours. •Minimize distractions. •Your eating habits can influence your migraines. •Be consistent. Eat at about the same time every day. Don't skip meals. Fasting increases the risk of migraines Avoid foods that trigger migraines kindly consult Physician for further management
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She is having headache problem 2 or 3 tym in a week. So is having migraine problem or something else. Pls help.

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 have to rule out sinusitis or refractive error problem
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