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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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5 Signs You Are Having A Migraine!

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
5 Signs You Are Having A Migraine!

A migraine is considered to be one of the worst headaches of all. It causes excruciating pain along with a range of other symptoms. Notably, a migraine pain is very different in nature compared to general headache. A migraine pain is mostly felt on any one side of the brain. Since a migraine is difficult to diagnose, here is a list of 5 signs that will help you to understand, if your headache qualifies as a migraine:

  1. Vision splotches: It is very common among migraine patients to experience blind spots and a sudden flash of light. While this might appear to be a little unusual, it is pretty normal for migraine patients. The visual cortex of the brain is responsible for incidences like these. They often pace up and slow down to cause such unnatural feelings. For cases like this, the nerve gets activated by the optical lobe and crashes immediately resulting in such sensations. These visible auras are felt by both the eyes.
  2. A spinning sensation: A migraine patient often gets a swirling sensation. This requires them to immediately lie down. This is accompanied with nausea and throwing up. Certain migraine-induced changes caused in the brain causes hearing imbalance which is very similar to vertigo. These auras often serve as the onset of a migraine and can last for over one hour before the actual migraine cycle starts. If a person is suffering from these symptoms, it is a clear indication that he is suffering from a migraine.
  3. Light sensitivity: Migraine patients often becomes oversensitive to sound and light. This is perhaps the reason why most migraine sufferers like to spend more time in dark and solicitude. Studies have shown that sudden exposure to light activates the optic nerve fiber which in turn activates the pain receptors in the brain. A study conducted by the Nature Neuroscience journal conducted in the year 2010 showed that even blind person (with a migraine) suffers from a sudden glow of light.
  4. Touch sensitivity: Sensory auras often cause sharp pain from tiniest of touches. This is a condition known as the allodynia. This is a condition by which the spine and the brain get super excited by the inflamed blood vessels. This condition should be reported to a doctor since the most common medicine of a migraine does not work well if a patient is suffering from allodynia.
  5. Funny Face: Aura of the tongue, face and lips are known as cheiro-oral. There is a type of aura that makes even speaking and eating difficult. At time sufferers feel that they are suffering from serious diseases such as brain tumor. If this condition prevails, it makes sense to contact your doctor at the earliest and start medication.

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

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Dementia And Its Symptoms!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dementia And Its Symptoms!

Dementia is a disorder characterized by a decline in mental capabilities in a person. It is primarily caused by Alzheimer's disease but can also be caused by damage to the brain from an injury or a stroke. The cells of the brain fail to communicate with each other in dementia. People suffering from dementia have difficulties in taking part in regular activities as their mental functioning is impaired.

The major symptoms of dementia are problems in recalling, ineffective communication, inability to concentrate and impaired reasoning abilities. It may also affect the short-term memory of a person when he/she may be unable to keep track of his/her belongings. Dementia can be progressive where the symptoms gradually increase with age.

Some early symptoms of dementia are-

1. Mood changes - Excessive mood swings along with changes in personality are very common symptoms of dementia. For instance- a reserved person suddenly becoming very outgoing is a commonly observed change in cases of dementia.

2. Problems in completing routine tasks - If a person suddenly starts to face problems in doing routine work such as maintaining simple accounts and paying bills then it can early signs of dementia.


3. Confusion - When a person starts to get confused in remembering small details and recognizing faces, it could point towards dementia.

4. Repetition - Dementia causes people to repeat words they have just said as the short term memory gets impaired. It also causes people to repeat small tasks a multiple number of times.

5. Losing interest - A person may start to lose interest in regular activities and avoid them altogether. They may appear devoid of emotions and not engage socially.

6. Communication - People fail to communicate effectively as they may be unable to express their thoughts clearly. They may also fail to understand when others communicate with them.

7. Impaired sense of direction - A person may fail to recognize places and wander around. He/she will face problems in going to places or in remembering places. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Sir, I am now 21 years old my 17th year attack fits I am completed course 3 years medicine. I am using medicine 2 years EPTION 100 MG. And 1 year LEVIPIL500 mg. Sir cure fits .so stop the medicine or continue?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
To stop the medicine your present EEG report is needed and a neurological consultation. The usual course is for 5 years or lifetime based on the type of fits.
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I am 30 years old woman and suffering from migraine for the past 4 yrs. I was in medication and regular examination with neurologist. But later on I did not find any improvement so left those all medications. Now, I only take Rizact 10 whenever I get attacks. So, can you please recommend some point to get rid of migraine. I am really pissed of with daily attacks.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes
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My mother is suffering from insomniac. She can't sleep at night without taking high dose medicines. Please suggest me some treatment which do not effect my mother's health.

B.H.M.S,
Homeopath, Muzaffarpur
My mother is suffering from insomniac. She can't sleep at night without taking high dose medicines. Please suggest me...
Hello you are suggested give following homeopathic medicine to your mother as per direction and you are also suggested to consult any homeopathic physician or send with details of your mother problem. 1 nux vom 200 one drop 02 times in a day. 2. Kali phos 6x 4 tab. 03 times in a day with worm water. 3. Passiflora inc. Q 30 to 40 drops with worm water at night during bed time. Thanks.
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Worried About Dementia?

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Worried About Dementia?

Worried about dementia?

Getting a diagnosis
If you are worried about yourself, or someone close to you, it is worth discussing your concerns with your general practitioner (GP). A diagnosis will help the doctor rule out other illnesses that might have similar symptoms to dementia, including depression. There are drugs available that appear to alleviate some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in some people. Whether you are someone with dementia or a carer, a diagnosis can help you to prepare and plan for the future.
Every person experiences dementia in their own individual way, but there is usually a decline in memory, reasoning and communication skills and a gradual loss of the skills needed to carry out daily activities.If you are feeling confused, agitated or forgetful, you should see your GP. If you are close to someone who is showing these symptoms, you could suggest that you accompany them on their first visit.


Becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia. Memory loss can be an effect of ageing. It can also be a symptom of stress or depression. In rare cases, dementia-like symptoms can be caused by vitamin deficiencies and/or a brain tumour.
The GP is the first person to consult. The GP may then refer the person being diagnosed to a specialist consultant. Assessments can include conversations with the person being diagnosed and those close to them, a physical examination, memory tests and/or brain scans.

My Father is paralysis patient so which is the best treatment medically or ayurvedic & allopathy?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Paralysis occurs due to hampered blood supply to brain, either due to hemorrhage or thrombosis of blood in vessels. Hemorrhage occurs due to hypertension. Thrombosis occurs due to hypercoagulable blood state. Both condition if not controlled may give rise to recurrence of stroke hence paralysis. Allopathy has a scientific and reliable history of controling such factors and thus preventing relapse.
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I am 27 year old female and I have migraine and sinus for the last 15 years so is there any cure for these disease. Like some medicines or therapy?

CCAH, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
Migraine and sinusitis could be completely cured with homoeopathic medicines. 100% no side effects in homoeopathic medicines. Rapid and permanent results. While taking homoeopathic medicines you must avoid coffee and soft drinks. Homoeopathic medicine like silicea, natrum mur, bell, bry, amm carb etc can sure sinus and migraine permanently if properly taken under the consultation of a qualified homoeopath either directly or online. Nothing to be worried. Be relaxed.
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What are the symptoms of brain tumor and how can we cure it as early as possible and also tell precaution measures.

M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Pune
Symptoms are headache, vomiting, giddiness, paralysis of any body part including limbs, face, tongue etc. There are a lot of other symptoms and not all patients have all of them. Treatment depends on a no. Of factors like type, site, size of tumor etc. But consists of surgery followed by radio and chemotherapy. Either alone or in combinations.
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