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Dr. Karthikeyan

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

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Dr. Karthikeyan Neurosurgeon, Chennai
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Dr. Karthikeyan is one of the best Neurosurgeons in Vasantha Hospital, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Nagamani Hospital in Vasantha Hospital, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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8 Common Migraine Triggers You Must Stay Away From

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Faridabad
8 Common Migraine Triggers You Must Stay Away From
8 Common migraine triggers you need to know about

A neurological disease that occurs mostly on one side of the head, migraine is a severe headache that is characterised by a variety of symptoms, ranging from nausea and disturbed vision to sensitivity to light. Since the triggers of a migraine are many, it can be difficult to identify the exact cause of your pulsating headache.

Here are some of the common stimulants associated with migraine:

1. Fasting: Not taking proper meals, insufficient liquid intake and fasting can be a major trigger towards headaches and migraine. It could be associated to lowered blood glucose levels. Skipping meals or fasting must be completely avoided.

2. Sleep: Sleep can also be a trigger factor as well as a preventive factor for migraines. You can suffer from a migraine attack if you sleep too little or too much. Migraine caused by sleep problems usually arises when the brain’s serotonin (a compound that constricts blood vessels) production experiences a fluctuation, and there is a reduction of dopamine (a neurotransmitter that helps in the transmission of signals) levels. While the former neurotransmitter is necessary for regulating your sleep cycle, the latter is vital for helping you to focus. Several studies reveal that developing good sleep habits can bring about a reduction in the intensity as well as number of migraine attacks.

3. Stress: Another common migraine trigger is stress. Emotions like sadness, worry, shock and anxiety can cause migraine attacks as they bring about the release of migraine causing brain chemicals. At the same time, it is also commonly reported that a migraine may occur right after a stressful period, usually during the weekends, and is therefore called a weekend headache.

4. Food: Several studies show that migraines triggered by food occur in 10% of the world population. Many of the food items that cause a migraine attack contain a substance called tyramine or phenylethylamine. This substance can cause the nerve cells of your brain to release a chemical called norepinephrine. The increased quantity of the two (tyramine and norepinephrine) can lead to migraine attacks. These amino acids are present in aged cheese, chocolates, citrus fruits, nuts and soy foods.

5. Caffeine: Too much caffeine consumption can cause you to have a migraine attack. Ideally, you shouldn’t have more than 2 cups of caffeinated drinks (like coffee, tea and cola) a day to prevent yourself from experiencing migraine headaches.

6. Computer screens/ Sunlight: Sitting in front of your computer screen for a long time can trigger a migraine attack. It happens as muscle tension builds up around your head, neck and shoulder areas.To prevent the problem from occurring, you need to take regular breaks, use good lighting, and anti-glare screens.

7. Alcohol: Certain alcohols like red wine, beer, vermouth, and sherry contain substances such as tyramine, phenylethylamine, histamine, sulphites, and flavonoid phenols, all of which have been known to trigger migraine attacks. Red wine is considered to be the worst trigger, and you should avoid it if you suffer from migraine.

8. Exercise: Like sleep, even exercise has been reported to cause as well as prevent migraines. Exercising in a moderate and regular manner is known to prevent the onset of migraine.By doing so, you end up stimulating the release of the body’s natural painkillers, while improving your overall health. On the other hand, by exercising vigorously and without prior planning, your body’s demand for oxygen increases significantly, triggering an attack.

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2 years back I was detected demyelination. I was told for steroid treatment. As I am a diabetic I did not go for treatment. Did I take right decision. Pls guide me doctor.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
2 years back I was detected demyelination. I was told for steroid treatment. As I am a diabetic I did not go for trea...
You should have taken the treatment . As Demyelination should be cured first. The Diabetes can be taken care of by increasing the dosages momentarily
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I have migraine from last 6 yrs. I am regularly getting a headache now and then. Now a days it has become a daily headache, from afternoon till night. This problem is from last 4 days. Please help me out. And prescribe me some medicines to take at the time of headache. Thanks.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have migraine from last 6 yrs. I am regularly getting a headache now and then. Now a days it has become a daily hea...
Have balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly best wishes.
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My nerves r weak whenever I do push-ups my hand and neck vibrates. What's the reason how get cured. Is it a normal one r adverse.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My nerves r weak whenever I do push-ups my hand and neck vibrates. What's the reason how get cured. Is it a normal on...
Do oil massage with mahanarayana taila mixed with pindataila daily before taking bathing. Luke warm the oil before applying. Do atleast for 7 days continuously and check. Let me know if you still have this problem then.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure alzheimer disease. Ls this true? If so which food do this and how much would you have to consume to get benefits?

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
There is no cure for alzheimer's but certain food items are showing promising results in preventing the disorder. Whether they can reverse the damage is yet to be seen. The most researched ingredient is turmeric, or'haldi' research is on to find out a way to administer this substance as a medicine. Till we have an answer, the regular use of this spice in indian cooking in the regular dosage seems more than enough. Taking more of it orally may not really be beneficial.
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Sir, I am a ret med. Spe. My wife is suffering from parkinsonism since last 6-7 yrs but since last one yrs her condition is deteriorating pertaing to muscle loss. Loss of memory, unable to talk & respond properly. Shedevloped hypoprotenaemia due to bedsore etc & I gave her uman albumin 20%. Kindly advice any thing to be done at this stage to boost up her muscle power. Thanks.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Dear friend. Kindly find out brain auditary evoked potentials. This will help to report the performance of memory power, muscles power, speech etc. Consult neuro physiotherapist nearest your location also. This will be helpful
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My wife is 28 years old. She is in coma due to hypoxic problem. Kindly advice what treatment should we follow and by what time she will come out of coma.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Noida
Coma due to hypoxia can be a critical condition. It is not possible to comment about the duration of coma and treatment options without going through the medical records or examining the patient.
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Sir I feel headache most of the time from morning till evening. Is this the symptom of brain tumour.

MCh - Neurosurgery , MS - Orthopaedics
Neurosurgeon, Bangalore
Sir I feel headache most of the time from morning till evening. Is this the symptom of brain tumour.
Could be. Most headaches are not due to brain tumors. But a brain scan can be done to detect it early.
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Nerves pain in hand due to which hands get swollen whats is the treatment for such pain?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
The commonest cause of nerve pain in hand is carpal tunnel syndrome. In this condition, a nerve called median nerve gets entrapped at the level of wrist. Clinical examination and nerve conduction studies can help us confirm the diagnosis.
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I am Rahul, my father is suffering from Anaplastic astrocytoma (grade3) and his age is 59 years. What are his chances of survival and how long patients of such kind live thanx.

DNB (Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurologist, Delhi
It comes under grade 3 tumour. Needs surgery and post operative radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The chances of survival after everything is on an average 1.5 to 2 years.
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I have some kind of brain problem which causes me unbalance while walking, running, etc. It also makes me out of sense some times.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.It could be due to a cerebellar disorder. 2.Do a CT scan of brain after consulting neurologist and follow hisadvice and treatment
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Hi my mother have some problem have acidity in summer season and my mother face low bp problem or both leg bejyni hoti my mother's feel krti unki body m jaan ni humesa thaki thaki sa mhsus hotaa hai please help me any home remedy please.

Diploma in Naturopathy, B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Give her ample of energetic home made drinks. Like shikanji shakes lassiand also tab geriforte. Helps. Alot. In such.
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What are the symptoms of migraine? I am having pointed headache from past 10 Days And feeling dizziness.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the symptoms of migraine? I am having pointed headache from past 10 Days And feeling dizziness.
) Symptoms of Migraine 1.Unilateral Headache, eye pain 2.Throbbing and pulsating pain 3.Nausea and Vomiting 4.Increased sensitivity to light and sound 5.Feeling of Dizzy or Faint Cause Unknown.May be due to decrease in brain chemical-serotonin Triggering factors a)Hunger(missedmeal) ,drinking alcohol(redwine),/coffee,teab) b)Inadequatesleep, stress,anxiety,depression,agitation c)environmental factors like glaring light, Loud noise,strong smell d)weather changes,high altitude, e)use of oral contraceptive,hormonal changes like oestrogen fluctuation during menopause, f)continuous use of cell phone
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How should I loose weight . I have migraine and thyroid also . My weight is: 78 and height is 5'3.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
How should I loose weight . I have migraine and thyroid also . My weight is: 78 and height is 5'3.
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you 1. Take ½ glass of carrot juice 2. Add ½ glass of spinach juice 3. Mix well 4. Drink this juice to cure migraine Causes: • Intake of alcohol • Drugs • Smoking • Allergic reactions • Drop in blood sugar level • Nutritional deficiencies • Lack of sleep • Excessive work • Menopause This remedy will be helpful.
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I am 54 years old, Recently I am facing a problem of n numbness in leg finger s. Pl indicate the reason and remedy.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 54 years
 old, Recently I am facing a problem of n
numbness in leg finger



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Pl indicate
 the reason and remedy.
It might be of nerve deficit or if vascular cause hence do consult neuto phydio for laser therapy for 12 days.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foo...
Protein rich food prevent developing of alzheimers disease but once it develops than it can't be cured but can be controlled.
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I have migraine for past 5 years. Now I suffer erratic blood pressure. Sometime low sometime high. Fatigue and have spotted some facial hair growth. Please suggest.

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Cardiologist, Surat
I have migraine for past 5 years. Now I suffer erratic blood pressure. Sometime low sometime high. Fatigue and have s...
Hi. As you said, your bp is fluctuating, and you also notice some facial hair growth. You should consult a gynaecologist in you town and let her judge weather you need any further investigation for these things. Heart doctors have less role to play in your case. Take care.
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I am having pain in calf in leg from last 2 years and now from last 1 year I am having pain in my hand and lower back also and now the pain turn into burning and numbness. Done all diagnosis but all are ok and not able to find out the cause of pain.

DNB, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Have you got your Vitamin D levels, serum uric acid, serum vitamin B12 levels and sugar done, if not they should be done too. Besides the pain in the leg may be due to a nerve compression in the back, that will have to be evaluated clinically and you may need an MRI of the spine if that is the case.
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I have migraine. Problem. I got allergic to dust. Sunlight. Is there any way to fix this problem?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
For allergy you need to increase your immunity with the help of yoga exercise healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. You can start some ayurvedic or homeopathic medicines for same. For now start. Anbuta plus oral drops. Take 10-drops twice a day for three months. Read the leaflet. For migrain. Avoid oily, spicy, sour food items. Avoid eating non vegetarian food for 3months. Medication. Sutshekhar ras 1-1-1 shirshoolvajraadi ras1-1-1 mahavaatvidvansa ras 2-2-2.
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