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Dr. Karthikeyan

Neurologist, Chennai

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Dr. Karthikeyan Neurologist, Chennai
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Dr. Karthikeyan is a popular Neurologist in Arani, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Vasantha Hospital in Arani, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 30 years old male and i am suffering with migraine since 2 months. what to do.?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
migrane can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications, try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation may help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. Rest and relax. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. It is very important keep a headache diary. Continue keeping your headache diary even after you see doctor. It will help you learn more about what triggers your migraines and what treatment is most effective. A dose of riboflavin in appropriate dose as prescribed by me, also may prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of headaches. Coenzyme q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, magnesium supplements may also be used to treat migraines do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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What is the cause of parkinson deseas in women in india. Pl explain in age group 48 to 50 years.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Cause are unknown. Its a degenerative disorder. Symptoms like tremors, difficulty in writing, drooling of saliva, rigidity will be present, difficulty in speech, festinating gait are also seen
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Fight insomnia naturally. #SleepWell

MD - Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Malda
Fight insomnia naturally. #SleepWell
Cure insomnia with natural remedies


Insomnia is the situation where someone is unable to sleep, despite being tired or having had a tough day. It also applies when a person can fall asleep but is unable to stay asleep for long. Sleep apnea, chronic pain, indigestion, stress, medications, hormones, depression, chronic pain and restless leg syndrome are few of the symptoms of insomnia. Insomnia has become quite common and increasing ever so rapidly with our daily stressful lifestyle. There are some simple ways to combat insomnia:

1. Make Sleep a habit :
There is a general practice to cut the sleep short whenever we go behind the schedule. Be it sitting for an important examination or preparing for a challenging assignment. It is always the sleep whom we sacrifice. This is a very bad practice. We need to remember that adults needs eight to ten hours of sleep for proper mental functioning. So make sleep a habit , try to follow a simple routine. It will help you establishing regular sleep-wake cycles which will in long run prevent insomnia.

2. Add amino acids to diet:
Include in your diet, foods that are high in the amino acid called tryptophan because they help calm the nerve. Chicken, tuna and turkey are such types of foods.

3.Drink hot milk:
It has been an age-old custom to have a glass of warm milk before going to sleep. So, If you are not allergic to dairy products, you can drink a glass of milk before bedtime. It has sedative effect due to presence of tryptophan.

4. Avoid caffeine after noon and Limit alcohol and nicotine intake:
Avoid Coffee, alcohol and food with high fat content and foods which can cause allergies, at least a few hours before your bedtime. Drinking water or coconut water, after drinking alcohol is advisable. This increases the hydration level in the body and helps you sleep. You should also avoid nicotine which is also a stimulant thus adversely affects normal sleep.

5. Pick magnesium rich foods:
Foods which are high in magnesium are known to relax our system. Foods like oats, leafy vegetables, sunflower seeds and sesame can be included in your diet for best results against insomnia.

6. Stay away from your phone at bedtime:
It has been postulated that the blue wavelengths produced by your smartphone and other gadgets (and energy-efficient LED light bulbs) significantly suppress the production of melatonin, the hormone that makes you sleepy, according to University of Basel research. So it is better avoiding surfing the phone at bed. You have enough time with it during the whole day. Is not it? Let her sleep too.

7. Practice yoga:
Practice 15 minutes of simple, yoga-like poses (such as neck rolls, shoulder rolls, and arm and back stretches) to help your muscles unwind before hitting the bed. But you should go slowly. “The goal is to loosen your muscles to prepare your body for a good night’s sleep, not increase your heart rate,”

8. Try aromatherapy:
Studies have shown that aromatherapy aids in sleep. Lavender oil is most commonly used, It's also an inexpensive, nontoxic way to slip into a peaceful slumber. Find a spray with real lavender and spritz it on your pillow before bedtime and it may help you go asleep better.

9. Adopt deep breathing exercises:
Practice deep breathing and relaxation exercises. They are simple and can be performed lying on bed. This will help you let go stress and worries that are troubling you and will therefore calm your nerves.

10. Re-organise your bedroom:
Bedroom should be quiet and dark to have proper sleep. You can use dark window curtains which will cut the lights from outside. You can try using sleep mask. Try not to watch television for at least half an hour before bed. Make your bed comfortable with extra mattress, pillows that are not too soft or too hard. Doing these simple things will make a lot of difference in your sleep habit.





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I'm 18 years old and I'm suffering from migraine and sinus. Sometimes I feel giddy. Can you suggest me some tips for this?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Good sleep. Stress free, no acidity, normal bowel movement, avoid sun exposure for migraine. Ct pns to confirm sinusitis.
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My son suffering migrane problem since last 4 years. I have taken treatment of ayurvedic, homeopathic and as well as alopethic but all in vein. Please advise in the matter.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi , moderate to severe pain on one side of head is migraine. Number of symptoms associated with this; like vomiting sensation or vomiting, vertigo, heaviness of head etc, may I know any of symptoms you are having in these? we have excellent medicines in homoeopathy to cure migraine permanently.
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Sir my problem is that my cervical nerve is compressed. I am taking treatment from neurosergon but not relief.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Cervical nerve compression may lead to pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of sensation at upper limbs. You did not mention what is your symptom. Any way already you are on steroid which may take care of any inflammatory pain due to compression, and gabapentin is good for neuropathic pain and other symptoms. But dose of gabapentin is little low and it should be in the range of 300-600 mg/day. Another drug like pregabalin and nortriptyline may also be added to therapy if needed. If not releived then nerve block is the way. You should consult your doctor and you may discuss these issues with him.
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Doctor sir. is there any medicine for tremor of hand. My father right hand shakes more frequently now a days,

DM, MD, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Treatment depends on the cause of tremors. If it's parkinson disease, it can be controlled to quite an extent. Will need to see the patient for that
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I am 25 years old and I am suffering from migraine from last 5 months.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
migrane can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications, try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation may help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. Rest and relax. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. It is very important keep a headache diary. Continue keeping your headache diary even after you see doctor. It will help you learn more about what triggers your migraines and what treatment is most effective. A dose of riboflavin in appropriate dose as prescribed by me, also may prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of headaches. Coenzyme q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, magnesium supplements may also be used to treat migraines do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I am 22 years old. I think I have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Symptoms are: difficulty in speaking what I think, inability to concentrate what lecturers say, stuttering in voice while speaking with new people, confusion, memory loss, extreme anger sometimes which makes mobile in my hand to break, instability of thoughts etc. Kindly help me to resolve these problems.

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
The symptoms which you described can be present in so many mental and physical health conditions. Please do not infer any diagnosis based on internet information.
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My mother is 58 years old and had suffered migraine for 30 years but the problem reduced a lot after menopause. But still she gets sudden onsets of acute migraine headaches like currently for past 10-15 days she has very severe migraine pain. What are the medicines suggested for immediate relief. Thanks.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly best wishes.
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I am always in stress. I think too much. Also I have migraine from past 3 years. I can't meditate.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am always in stress. I think too much. Also I have migraine from past 3 years. I can't meditate.
never say that you can't meditate. If you can't meditate, then you will have to make strong effort in doing so. To have the best results, you have to make the best effort. Do not expect miracles without contributing any effort. Regards.
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My wife 35yrs old and suffering from migraine & thyroid from 2-3 yrs now her weight approx 80kg. Every doctor advices to weight lose but noboy advice how to loose weight. What should I do for her.?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
One cause of weight is the thyroid and need to know the reports in full and many many details have to be discussed. Ask in private.
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I do not feel sleepy at night even when I read books. I do not know whether im a insomniac or nope. Wanna let me know.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I do not feel sleepy at night even when I read books. I do not know whether im a insomniac or nope. Wanna let me know.
Follow the tips *avoid caffeine and nicotine. *refrain from consumption of alcoholic drinks before bed. *avoid large meals and beverages late at night. *it is good to exercise, but not too late in the day. *don't take naps after 3 p. M. *have the right sunlight exposure. *take a hot water bath before going to bed. *relaxation before going to bed helps. *a good sleeping environment can be helpful. *don't stay awake for long time in bed. *say no to late-night television. Follow the tips and consult privately if you continue to have difficult sleeping.
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I have a migraine problem from last 3years please tell me solution to get rid of it.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Migraine is a type of relapsing headache. Get a through prophylactic treatment for migraine to stop relapses. Also avoid common precipitants of migraine like keeping fasts, irregular sleep patterns, overexposure to sun, dehydration, stress, depression, faulty food habits etc. For further help you can contact me directly
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History of stiffening followed by clonic movement whole body, 3 episode till now last for 20 min with loss of consciousness. Please advise.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Dear , this is an epileptic fit. Since it has happened thrice, the patient must be put on anti-epileptic drug at the earliest. Consult a physician/neurologist at the earliest.
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I have migraine problem.What can i do?

MBBS
General Physician,
You should do yoga and meditation. Take tablet brufen sos in acute pain. If pain is unbearable take rizatriptan sos only once in 24 hrs period not more than that. Consult a nearby physician to reduce the frequency and duration of pain as there are different medicine available.
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May I know the symptoms of migraine. The patient have been suffering from a severe headache all the tym.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
May I know the symptoms of migraine. The patient have been suffering from a severe headache all the tym.
Common symptoms of migraine are -- feeling dizzy or faint , increased sensitivity to light and sound ,nausea , headache ,pulsing / throbbing pain, vomiting sometimes blackouts. Take over-the-counter painkiller medicine for headache if intolerable pain. Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy diet. Avoid stress. .do deep breathing exercises. If still symptoms persists, consult
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Why my hand is shaking and sometime heart beat is very high if any work I want to quick?

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Why my hand is shaking and sometime heart beat is very high if any work I want to quick?
Hello lybrate-user, need some investigation s like complete blood count, thyroid profile to rule out the cause. 1 for now have anjoor fruit daily once 2. Amla ras 30ml with water daily twice before food. Report with investigation s. Thank you.
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You Might Be At Risk Too! Know Your Chances Of Developing A Brain Tumor

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
You Might Be At Risk Too! Know Your Chances Of Developing A Brain Tumor
Symptoms you might have a brain tumor

Brain tumour at times displays warning symptoms and at times, none. The tumour pressing on to any specific part of the brain is becoming common symptom. A tumor could be a simple headache, if it persists and doesn't seem normal, it should be tested by a specialist rather than resorting to home remedies.

Here is when you must get tested for a brain tumour:

1. Severe headaches: headaches which are at their worst early in the mornings or after any activity.

2. Many people experience seizures of different kinds. It includes:

A. Myclonic - which are single or multiple spasms, jerks and muscle twitches
B. Tonic-glonic - which shows signs like loss of consciousness, loss of body function control, and not being able to breathe for about 30 seconds and turning blue which is followed by weakness, numbness or sore muscles.
C. Sensory - which is a change in smell, vision, hearing and/or sensation. The person doesn't lose consciousness in this symptom.
D. Complex partial - where a person may have lose of awareness. Another symptom is partial or complete loss of consciousness.

3. Changes in memory and personality.

4. Vomiting and/or nausea

5. Unexplained fatigue

6. Other very specific symptoms of brain tumour might look like these:

A. Change in vision. This could include partial loss of vision or double visibility.
B. Numbness or weakness of face muscles and difficulty in swallowing.
C. Headache caused due to pressure on the tumour.
D. Changes in motor skills and loss of judgment.
E. One major symptom is where people are simply unable to look upwards.

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