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Dr. Karthikeyan

Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. Karthikeyan Neurologist, Chennai
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Dr. Karthikeyan is a popular Neurologist in Arani, Chennai. You can visit him/her at A V Hospital in Arani, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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I have headache every morning for few days. Is it migraine? What are the symptoms migraine?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Symptoms of migraine are-- Dizziness increased sensitivity to light and sound. pain on one side of the head. pulsing and/or throbbing pain. vomiting/nausea. Blackouts. Morning headache could be due to inadequate sleep, stress or tension. Hope this helps u.
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I am 22 years old. I have problem with severe headache may be it is migraine and getting a blood out from nose? What I should do now is there any medicine?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am 22 years old. I have problem with severe headache may be it is migraine and getting a blood out from nose? What ...
Getting a nose bleed with headache is uncommon in migraine. It would be advisable that you consult a ent specialist, get your blood pressure checked up, get examined and investigated fro the possible causes and get the necessary treatment done. Getting headaches and having migraine are different issues. Every headache may not be migraine. Migraine is a relapsing type of headache. It is usually seen in females but may occur in males too. Management of migraine includes treatment for acute headaches and then treatment for prevention of future attacks of migraine. This is decided according to the onset, type, duration, severity of headaches and also the associated symptoms like sleep problems, stress, anxiety etc. In case of severe headache attacks you may take tab. Nazdom, one tablet only. For a detailed treatment plan consult a psychiatrist or headache specialist in person.
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I have migraine. I have been using homeopathy medicine from last 6 months but it is not up to the mark. So what shall I do now.

Ayurveda, Ujjain
Tab yograj guggulu (dabar company) 2-2 tab bd× 15 day tab chitrkadi vati (dabar company) 2 tab at night with normal warm water×15 day.
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I am a 23yr old male and have migraine for last 2 years. What should I do? And please suggest some medicine for instant relief currently am having vasograin but now it is no more effective.

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 can start with tablet propranolol after personal examination and For headache take tablet paracetamol
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I am 60 years, diabetic for five years, on Metaforte-500mg, 1-0-1, I do pranayama, sudarshan Kriya yoga, morning my breakfast will be invariably protein shake (herbalife) and my sugar is under control (98 -110) fasting and 140-150 PPBS. HBA1c is 6.5. My problem is foot neuropathy, there is no total numbness, but lot of talking and burning sensation. My doctor says HBA1c should be brought down to 6. My BP will vary from 135/90 to 140/95. Please suggest some remedy for foot neuropathy.

BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I am 60 years, diabetic for five years, on Metaforte-500mg,  1-0-1, I do pranayama, sudarshan Kriya yoga, morning my ...
Vitamin b will definitely help in food neuropathy. Are you a member of herbal life? with diabetes you have to take more fibre, protein, variety of veg, 3-4 fruit servings in a day but in moderate amounts because of diabetes, very sweet fruits like banana, mango, sitaphal, cheeku etc are restricted. Eat dry fruits especially wall nuts & flex seeds for omega 3 & sprouts for fibre etc. In diabetes there are multiple nutrient deficiencies and food cravings. To correct them and feel better, you must take some dietary supplements as diabetic people have more nutritional needs. For in-depth understanding, planning optimum diet to deal with deficiencies & other concerns with weight gain
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73 years male. Severe sleep apnea and unable to fall asleep with cpap. Able to sleep some with some sleeping tab e. G. Stillnoct 6.25 mg or restyl 0.5 mg.- apprehensive as to long term efficacy. Any other options? long term view if any?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. With accurate diagnosis, I can treat most sleep disorders effectively. I am a doctor and registered dietitian who will prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help in sleep disorders. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan including dietary therapy.
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Sir, Jab bhi me likhta hu to likhtey time mere haath kaptey hai me kuch bhi saaf nahi likhpata hu ye problem mere saath 2 saal se h sir please koi ilaaz btaye me bahut paresan hu mere padahye bhi nahi ho pa rahi h please sir iska kuch samadhan bataeye.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Sir, Jab bhi me likhta hu to likhtey time mere haath kaptey hai me kuch bhi saaf nahi likhpata hu ye problem mere saa...
The cause of shaking of hands are * muscular weakness in hands * improper neurological functions of hand nerves * restlessness of body * deficiency of nutrition in body. To get relief from shaking of hands * give a balanced diet with vegetables, cereals, milk, fruits. Sit in the sun rays for atleast 8-10 minutes daily. * do bhramari pranayam twice a day. Practice sarwangasan and sit with the gyan mudra in hands. These asans & mudra calm down your brain & relieve from nervousness & restlessness. * take rogan badam (almond oil) and put it 1/2 tea spoon in a glass of milk and drink it in the morning. * take 2 teaspoon of ashvagandharistha added in a glass of water once a day
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I am 27 year old and I have weakness, constant fatigue, hair loss, weak memory, low confidence, insomniac, depression, erection problem, easily get cold.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 27 year old and I have weakness, constant fatigue, hair loss, weak memory, low confidence, insomniac, depression...
Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine for throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, avoid cold drinks. Avoid Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. i.e. CBC. welcome in lybrate.
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I am 35 years old and I have a nerves problem on my leg for the last 4 to 5 months.

MBBS
General Physician, Barabanki
Hello. Check blood glucose level for diabetes ensure proper sitting posture indulge in stretching exercise avoid heavy weight lifting and shoulder turning of trunk moderate exercise is advocated consult physician/orthopaedic doctor for further evaluation ct/mri spine.
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Hi sir, I am 24 years boy. I have an psychiatric problem now .I have also an epilepsy it is attacked at the age of 8 and 15 ,17 years .Last attack is 17 yrs. Recently I have no epilepsy attack! But then psychiatric problem will be raised (2010) after last epilepsy attack. The problem is fear of epilepsy, anxiety .I consult my doctor take the medicine along with epilepsy medicine (protein 100). Some days the problem will be cured so I was happy .last year (2015) consult my doctor he said that stopped medicine for epilepsy so I can stop epilepsy medicine in last year December. But some psychiatric problems are not cured. Since Last 8 months I suffering from lot of psychiatric problems. Suddenly mood changes, sucidical thoughts, traveling to any where feeling fear and social phobia. These are so many negative thoughts will attack me. I consult psychiatric doctors also but my problems are not cured. What I am? What's these type of life? So many thoughts around me. I used Szetalo 10 mg also last few months but don't change of my behavior taking this medicine. Which medicines are best for me these type of problems sir? Please suggest me !How can long use for psychiatric medicines? I completed graduation also I have no concentration on job searching and my life, please help me!

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You need counselling more than probably medication for your psychiatry problems. I can see that you have used lots of medical terms in your question. You might be doing searching in the internet. I feel that you are not satisfied with what is happening in your life right now. Epilepsy might have made to compromise a few things in your life. Remember epilepsy medicine can be stopped if fits don't occur for a considerable period of time as decided by your doctor. Many patients will not have any recurrence after stopping. However counselling is required to correct some of the faulty thinking you are having now. Once your thought process is changed you will find the positives of life and will be able to enjoy it.
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I am a epileptic patient and I am planning to take fat burner soon to lose my body fat. For epilepsy I am taking levetiracetam 250 mg and clobazam 10 mg. Is it safe to take fat burner to lose my body weight? It will stimulant free far burner! Soo is it safe to take or not? I will be doing workout too. Hoping positive reply! Thanks!

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am a epileptic patient and I am planning to take fat burner soon to lose my body fat. For epilepsy I am taking leve...
Dear lybrate user, you r advised do to go for natural recourse to burn your fats. Go for a brisk walk in d morning for an hr to regulate your blood circulation. Go for swimming, cycling, gardening, running. Opt a staircase in stead of a, lift. Take, oats, green tea in d breakfast. Salad, fruits, sprouts b consumed in lunch, cutting bread, rice to 10%. Take, green tea and biscuits in d evening. Take, homoeo medicine. @ cal carb 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ phytolacca berry q 10 drops, thrice a day with little water. Go for meditation to eliminate fats cells. Take, care.
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Mine father is suffering from stroke. From last one year physiotherapy is started from last year only he is having one left side full.But now he can sit and walm slowly slowly but he can not walk on stairs when he will be able to walk on stairs.Nuorologist is seeing him should i change the doctor

BPTh/BPT, MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Madurai
Changing neurologist is no use. Ask him to do regular exercise. Go for more standing activities and increase weight bearing on affected side.
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My mom is 40 years old and she is suffering from insomnia. In the night, when she goes to bed, She feels anxiety and due to which, she is not able to sleep whole night. Kindly prescribe.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom is 40 years old and she is suffering from insomnia. In the night, when she goes to bed, She feels anxiety and ...
Are you sure that she has this anxiety only at night? If so she is afraid of the darkness, or of being alone, or of death. Any which way you look at it anxiety is fear based. If she meets with a counselor she could easily identify the reason for the anxiety. She may do some of the following to get better sleep. For the medication she will need to meet a psychiatrist in person for a prescription. She should not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether she sleeps or not. She must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if she does not get sleep. If she does not get sleep, she could just lie down and if she has a bed lamp (or you could get her one) let her lie down and read something light but not exciting. Her eyes will tire and she will fall asleep. If she likes she may also put on the light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether she is a visual or auditory person, she may watch TV in a lying down position until she feels sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If she is one of them, please do so). Place the head side of her bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on her body or in the room, or on her sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in her bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, let her lie down on her left ear as much as possible. Do not let her sleep directly under an overhead fan. She must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever she eats in the other meals, let her have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep she may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before she sleeps at night. If she knows Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then let her practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before she sleeps.
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I'm Suffering From Insomnia! cause I Think Too Much About stone! who May Not Think But Me! I Tried My Level Best To Leave the Things Behind! but They Were No use! Sometimes Things Get Very Hard For Me At night! So What I have To Do?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I'm Suffering From Insomnia! cause I Think Too Much About stone! who May Not Think But Me! I Tried My Level Best To L...
Insomnia and unable to control thinking are interrelated symptoms. Both can lead to one another. It is important to know details go your complaints to arrive at a diagnosis to treat your insomnia. I am sure once you consult a psychiatrist with details your problem will be solved.
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I am having lumbar spondylisis. According to mri report there is mild disc pressure on lower nerve. I have been doing exercises as advised by doctor and taking etoshine or ezact 90 tabs as required. It is for the last two years. Twice I felt numbness in my both the legs about 4 months back. Now I get pain or burning sensation in 3 middle fingers of left feet sometimes is it serious. Please advise.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. I need to see: 1) detailed neurological charting i. E both motor and sensory done by a physiotherapist of your lower limbs 2) mri ls spine 3) x ray ls spine ap & lateral ( flexion and extension ) views once I have them, I can see and advise you in a better manner do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 25 year old I am having insomnia problem. I am not able to remember well. I want to boost up my memory. Sometimes I am bewildered too. I am often having leg pain, Tried all most to every doctor. And its like jitna muh utni baat. please help me. Thank youRegardsAnonymous.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am 25 year old I am having insomnia problem. I am not able to remember well. I want to boost up my memory. Sometime...
मस्तिस्क रोग उपचार। 1.देशी गाय का घी या तिल तैल 2-2 बून्द रोज नाक में डालो सुबह शाम। 2.तगर चूर्ण1/2 चम्मच और शहद 1/2 चम्मच मिलकर खाने के बाद खाना। 3.देशी गाय का मक्खन और मिश्री(बड़ी शक्कर) मिलकर खाने से बहुत जल्दी दिमागी शक्ति बढ़ती है। सामान्य स्वास्थ्य नियम 1.खाना खाने के 90 मिनट बाद ही पानी पीये। 2.पानी हमेशा बैठकर धीरे2 घुट-घुट करके पीये। 3.सुबह उठकर बिना मुह साफ़ किये १/२ से 1 ग्लास पानी पीये। 4.फ्रीज़ का ठंडा पानी कभी ना पीये।
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I take good sleep for 7-8 hours. But after that also I feel sleepy and loose when I do something. What should I do.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I take good sleep for 7-8 hours. But after that also I feel sleepy and loose when I do something. What should I do.
To feel energetic and refreshed in life, you must exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, maintain your ideal body weight, follow a good diet, sleep properly, drink water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated, avoid alcohol and stop smoking.
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My father is 57 years old. He is diabetic from last 12 years. From last 1 year he is putting insulin 2 times a day. Now problem is that he is not able to sit or walk from last 6 months and is completely on bed. Doctors said he is suffering from parkinson and dementia. I want to know the medicines and when he will able to walk or sit.

MBBS, MD, CCEBDM(diabetology), CCMTD(thyroid dissorders)
General Physician,
My father is 57 years old. He is diabetic from last 12 years. From last 1 year he is putting insulin 2 times a day. N...
Parkinsons disease is a neuro degenerative disease. Unfortunately there is no permanent treatment for this condition. For initial symptom relief doctors give anticholinergics, antihistaminics, but latter dopamine agonists or dopamine precursures (levodopa) is needed. I your case, it appears to be an early onset and already advanced case of parkinsonism which is associates with high grade dementia, rigidity, tremour, inability to walk. In this condition levodopa+carbidopa/benserazide-. 4-. 8g/day or ropinirole or pramiprexole might be needed. Along with that, regular physiotherapy will help a bit. Proper nurshing care may be needed. Thank you. Take care.
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I am suffering from migraine from past 2 years. What are the precautions can I take to reduce the frequency of headache.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi lybrate-user. A headache may appear as a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull ache. Headaches can develop gradually or suddenly, and may last from less than an hour to several days. If You give through a description of the condition, the type of pain and the timing and pattern of attacks and food habits. It can be helpful for us to give appropriate medication. Here by I am advicing few General medication which helps to relieve headache. Medication:-According to ayurveda based on individuals prakruti i, e body constitution, age, diet and life styles. In classics different modalities of treatment has been mentioned like shodhana (Panchakarma-detoxification procedure of the body), Shamana (internal medicine). Ayurvedic therapies (panchakarma) for migraine: 1.Shirolepa – Application of herbal pastes which pacify Pitta Dosha like Sandalwood, camphor, Jatamansi. 2.Shiro Dhara – pouring of thin stream of liquid over scalp. 3.Shiro basti-Retaining the medicated oils over the leather cap fitted over the scalp. Any vata-pitta pacifying oils are beneficial for this purpose. 4.Sneha nasya – Instillation of medicated oils can be carried to the nostrils. Shamana (Internal medication):- 1.Pathyadi khada-10 ml with warm water twice a day after food. 2.Tab Niargim-1 tab twice a day after food. 3.Tab Kamaduga with mouktik-1 tab twice a day before food. Tips:- 1.Do not take pain mitigating medicines frequently. Over intake of pain medicines may cause rebound headache and may eventually increase the frequency of migraines. 2.Make sure to sleep and eat at regular intervals. 3.Make sure to sleep at least 7 hours at night. 4.Avoid fasting. It will increase both Pitta and Vata dosha, worsening migraines. Do not skip meals. 5.Quit smoking and get rid of alcoholic addiction 6.Do not drink strong coffee / tea. Make it light. 7.Do not take too hot water bath or too cold water bath. 8.Avoid spicy n fermented food.
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