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Dr. M.R. Sivakumar

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Chennai

38 Years Experience  ·  0 - 1000 at clinic
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Dr. M.R. Sivakumar MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology Neurologist, Chennai
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Dr. M.R. Sivakumar is a trusted Neurologist in T.Nagar, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 38 years of experience as a Neurologist. He is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology . You can consult Dr. M.R. Sivakumar at Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre in T.Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. M.R. Sivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - University of Madras - 1981
MD - General Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1984
DM - Neurology - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1987
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre

No.20,G N Chetty Road, T.Nagar. Landmark:Opp To Buhari Hotel & Near Vani Mahal Signal, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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No.9/2, Rajarathnam Street, Kilpauk. Landmark: Behind Ega Theatre, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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New No AH-15, Old No AH-81 Block, 5th Street, Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar, Landmark: Opp K3 Police Station.Chennai Get Directions
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My daughter is suffering from migraine pain from Monday. I gave her vasograin and migraine tablets but still she is in pain. Can you suggest me anything in this matter.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Change diet and lifestyle detailed history needed and lab testing needed for specific advice what works for one will not work for another person.
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Iam 21 year old. Iam suffering with insomnia. I get irritated and get angry very soon. Please suggest something.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....take sarpgandha vati 1-1 tab twice a day....take pranacharya no tens capsule 1-1 twice a day...avoid spicy food...junk food...fermented food.....tea...coffee...do pranayama early in the morning
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I usually take 5mg clonazepam tab but today I take 10mg is that any problem can create?

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General Physician, Kolar
Can you please give more details as to four what you're talking clonazepam. It is usually not advisable to increase dosages of such drugs like clonazepam as they have an impact on your brain. Whether you're taking it for seizures or as an anti-anxiety drug you should never alter the dose without your doctors advice. Please consult your doctor who prescribed the medicine. If it is a single isolated incident I guess it's all right. But my sincere request and advice to you is to not repeat it.
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Hi, my father is neuro patient with hypoxic brain injury from about a month, please advise any Ayurveda remedy for brain tissue healing.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
There is scope in ayurveda. Panchakarma will help most. Do shirodhara treatment n nasya treatment. Additionally, there are good decoction, tablets are available that can improve level of patient. Detail history needed.

Dementia And Its Symptoms!

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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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I have problem in smell and taste problem before 5 year. I have taken some medicine as a amoxicillin, fexofenadine, antioxidant ,aceclofenac and paracetamol.

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Once medications are over you visit a dentist for professional scaling and polishing, if any cavities are present that can also be filled. Soon you will have fresh breath and taste.

Hi! Doctor has prescribed me Valproate ER tab. But as it is not available in market can I take Valproate CR instead? And suppose if i'm taking Valproate CR is there any side effects? What to do? Please advice.

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It’s better to take valproate ER as per prescription but for a day if necessary there is no harm in taking valproate CR
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Due to excess heat, tension, not having food on time, sudden change in temperature etc are the observed due to which I get migraine headache. I am taking vasograin nd combiflam tablet. Kindly suggest me good suggestions.

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Homeopath, Indore
Hello Madhu You already know the trigger factors so it's best to avoid all those things which lead to headache. You can take homeopathic treatment to control the frequency and intensity of your attacks and over a period of time your allopathic medicine can be stopped.

Parkinson's Disease - Maximise The Effect Of Levodopa!

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
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Parkinson's Disease - Maximise The Effect Of Levodopa!

If you are being treated for Parkinson's disease. How can you maximize the effect of Levodopa? The effect of levodopa can be maximized by increasing its absorption from the digestive system. In particular, taking levodopa on an empty stomach is very important. 

  1. Take on an empty stomach: Do not eat anything 1 hour before taking levodopa. Do not eat anything for at least 30 minutes and if possible 1 hour after taking it. Take the pill with 2 glasses of water so that it can dissolve. If taking the levodopa on an empty stomach makes you nauseous, confirm that your medication has the right amount of carbidopa in relation to the levodopa (25%). If you continue to feel nauseous, you can eat a piece of white bread around the time that you take levodopa. Do not apply any butter, yogurt, cheese or similar high protein spreads. Protein can drastically decrease the absorption of levodopa. 
  2. Get your constipation treated: This is critically important too. Being constipated can slow down the passage of levodopa through the digestive system. In most patients, drinking adequate water and taking stool softeners is helpful. 
  3. Get your ulcer treated: It can be difficult to recognize that you have a gastric ulcer. However, if you have a burning sensation in your stomach at any time, or belch frequently, you may have a gastric ulcer. If you think you have an ulcer you should get tested (there is a simple breath test now) and treated with antibiotics (not antacids!) 
  4. Do not take levodopa with iron tablets: The iron binds to levodopa and prevents its absorption. Keep a gap of at least two hours between these two medications. 
  5. Try taking levodopa with orange juice and carbonated water (soda): Mix equal quantities of orange juice and carbonated water (soda). Take your regular levodopa with a glass of this preparation instead of water. The carbonated water hastens disintegration of the tablet, and the acidity of both things helps in levodopa absorption. There are special tablets of levodopa (dispersible levodopa, Madopar) which can be dissolved in this preparation. Talk to your doctor about it.

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

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