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Dr. M.R. Sivakumar

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Chennai

36 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
Dr. M.R. Sivakumar MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology Neurologist, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. M.R. Sivakumar is a trusted Neurologist in T.Nagar, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 36 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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MBBS - University of Madras - 1981
MD - General Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1984
DM - Neurology - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1987
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 59 years old male. I am suffering from migrain since long. The traind of migrain is reducing along with time. Can it be reduced completely ?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Complete resolution is no possible in case of migraine as far as I am concerned. But tablet like flunarizzine and propranolol may reduce the frequency and duration of attack. Kindly consult a nearby physician and ask for these medicines. I am sure he will help you out after a proper examination.
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Is there a treatment for migraine problem. I have been facing this from past 7 years and it has come to through heredity. Thank you in advance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For headache take tablet paracetamol and Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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I am suffering from insomnia from the last one month, please help me in this regard. Actually my best friend left me whom I was loving very much.

FRACP, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ludhiana
You are having insomnia due to stress. Do some physical activities in the evening which would give you good sleep. Try to avoid taking sleep pills at this age.
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My wife 35 year is suffering in migraine problem since last 25 years. At headache time she felt one side headache and continue vomiting she is in trouble please suggest something.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Seek prompt medical attention if nausea and vomiting are accompanied by other warning signs, such as: chest pain severe abdominal pain or cramping blurred vision fainting confusion cold, clammy, pale skin high fever and stiff neck fecal material or fecal odor in the vomit I am a doctor and registered dietitian who will prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help in nausea. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan including dietary therapy.
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My wife is suffering from migraine. Recently for las 6 months, she has frequent attacks of migraine. She is also have knee joints swelling and pain.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days. Bio d3 max 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 60 yrs of age having diabetic type two at present facing acute problem I am lethargic and never pay sincere effort in proper medication presently my both legs have big problem of numbness please advise proper way to address this problem that to very urgently yours

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear, what you are suffering from is a complication of diabetes called diabetic neuropathy. Your lethargy is also probably due to uncontrolled diabetes. So the first step for both the conditions is to treat your diabetes first .
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Nowadays I can't able to inserting thread into needles or pulling elastic rubber so hard as my hand and fingers trembling shaking whenever I try to focus on it. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Tremor of hands. 1. It could be due to essential tremor. The cause of the tremor is unknown. In some cases it is hereditary and runs in families. There is no definite treatment unless it is severe 2 other causes of tremor could be stress, anxiety, panic, nervousness, inadequate sleep, physical exhaustion, strong emotion, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, smoking/tobacco/alcohol abuse/withdrawl, excess tea/coffee, drugs like steroid/amphetamine, neurological disorder, 3. Investigate yourself to exclude the above causes of tremor after consulting neurologist 4. Avoid stress/anxiety/nervousness/ panic etc 5. Avoid excess tea/coffee/ smoking/alcohol if you have 6. Take good nourishing diet 7. Have adequate sleep. 8. Do a thyroid function test to exclude thyroid problem 9. Consult neurologist for further advice.
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Hi , One of my relative who admitted in CCU. In this situation Dr. Told that we need MRI for sure to take further write step. But MRI is a lengthy process, without O2 he cannot survive in this situation. They talked about only want the brain X-ray report. My question to u. Without O2 MRI is possible or not. If possible then how. Ia there other possibility to collect x ray report for brain. And what about the CT Scan process. If you answer this I shall obilige to u.

MBBS
General Physician,
If the patient is in ccu the treating physician or surgeon may like to do mri for assessment and further management of the case mri and scan will be done under the supervision of the team of doctors concern it does not take much time for dcanong that they will definitely consider.
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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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I am suffering from parkinson's disease and taking allopathic medicines syndopa others. Is there any cure of this disease in any allopathy. Ayurveda. Homeopathy. My age is 64 and since 4 years cam to know about it.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
1. EXPLAIN IN DETAILES ABOUT YOUR SELF . ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM YOU FEEL . STOP ALL ALLOPATHIC MEDECINE CUPRUM MET 1M ONE DRAM TWICE DAILY FOR ONE MONTH
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I have spastic diplegia due to cerebral palsy by birth. Locomotor disability. How to get rid of this disability.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have spastic diplegia due to cerebral palsy by birth. Locomotor disability. How to get rid of this disability.
Please consult a homeopathic doctor for this. Your condition requires a proper consultation. It will take time but you will definitely get results. You can either find a local doctor or you can consult me online.
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I am a 19 years old boy, I use to have headache almost every day since months. Few months back I suffered from migraine but I overcame tht in 6 months but again I feel headache heavier than that. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am a 19 years old boy, I use to have headache almost every day since months.
Few months back I suffered from migrai...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.
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Is that dangerous for the patient of brain tumor using cell phone too long?

MBBS,J.R. Neurology
General Physician,
In the long run, yes, defnitely. The radiations from cellular devices are carcinogenic and do cause certain kinds of neoplasms. So to be safe reduce the cell using time if not fully stop it. Take care.
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Sir from birth my hand is little shake always abnormally at each time? What exercise I can prefer for it?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It may be due to anxiety, nervousness or thyroid disorder.Avoid nervousness. Do a thyroid function test and consult doctor
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I am suffering from seizure or epilepsy what precautions should I take to prevent my self from this?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Epileptic fit is a symptom to some thing wrong in the brain you will have to get thoroughly checked and investigated from of neurologist to find out its cause and once the cause is identified then we see how we take steps and medication to prevent it in general you should be careful not to put yourself in any situation where if you have an attack by chance and your lif gets into danger like don't drive swim don't take up any jobs near the heavy machinery where you can get caught in them accidentally etc.
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I am 22 I have taken intramuscular injection in that site I got numbness. Can I know y it happen and suggest me wt to do next.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
I am 22 I have taken intramuscular injection in that site I got numbness. Can I know y it happen and suggest me wt to...
Some times it happens due to presence of a passing nerve at the site of injection. Do not worry much as it is a minor thing and it will be cured itself within few weeks. No medicine is required.
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I have migraine problem. I am taking medicine bt not profit on this problem. Please say me what I do?

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
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Can't Sleep? Here are natural home remedies for Insomnia

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Can't Sleep? Here are natural home remedies for Insomnia
Can't Sleep??? Here are natural home remedies for Insomnia


Insomnia can become a real nightmare as the clock ticks on into the night and you ’re awake to notice. Try these natural approaches to help you get some rest

Before- bed bites

• Have a slice of turkey or chicken , or a banana before heading to bed . These foods contain tryptophan , an amino acid that ’s used to make serotonin . And serotonin is a brain chemical that helps you sleep .
• Carbohydrates help trytophan enter the brain. Try a glass of warm milk (milk contains tryptophan ) and a cookie , or warm milk with a spoonful of honey .
• Avoid big meals late in the evening. You need three to four hours to digest a big meal.
• Spicy or sugary food, even at suppertime , is usually a bad idea. Spices can irritate your stomach , and when it tosses and turns, so will you . Having a lot of sugary food—especially chocolate, which contains caffeine— can make you feel jumpy .

Call on herbs for help

• Valerian helps people fall asleep faster without the “ hangover ” affect of some sleeping pills. It binds to the same receptors in the brain that tranquilizers such as diazepam bind to . Take two capsules of valerian root an hour before bed .
• Take 4 , 000 to 8, 000 milligrams of dried passionflower capsules . Passionflower is widely used as a mild herbal sedative .

Smell your way to sleep

• Lavender has a reputation as a mild tranquilizer . Simply dab a bit of the oil onto your temples and forehead before you hit the pillow . The aroma should help send you off to sleep .
• Put a drop of jasmine essential oil on each wrist just before you go to bed . In studies conducted at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia, researchers discovered that
people who spent the night in jasmine -scented rooms slept more peacefully than people who stayed in unscented—or even lavender-scented— rooms .
• Try a soothing aromatic bath before bedtime. Add 5 drops lavender oil and 3 drops ylang- ylang oil to warm bathwater and enjoy a nice soak .

Be a slave to schedule

• Wake up at the same time each day, no matter how little sleep you got the night before. On weekends, follow the same schedule, so your body adheres to the same pattern all week long . You ’ll fall asleep faster.
• Every morning , go for a walk . It doesn ’t have to be a long walk, but it should definitely be outdoors. The presence of natural light (even if the day is overcast ) tells your groggy body it’ s time to wake up for the day. With your body clock set by the great outdoors, you ’ll sleep better at night .
• Try not to nap during the day, no matter how tired you feel. People who don’ t have insomnia often benefit from a short afternoon nap. However , if you ’ re napping in daytime only to turn into a wide -eyed zombie at night , there’ s a good chance that that afternoon snooze is disrupting your body clock.

Pillow tricks

• Once you get into bed , imagine your feet becoming heavy and numb . Feel them sinking into the mattress . Then do the same with your calves, and slowly work your way up your body, letting it all grow heavy and relaxed . The idea is to let yourself go, in gradual phases .
• If you’ re still awake after this progressive relaxation exercise, count sheep . The point is to occupy your mind with boring repetition , and , not to cast aspersions on sheep , there’ s nothing more boring or repetitive than counting a herd of them . Any repetitive counting activity will lull you .
• If you just can’t sleep , don’ t lie in bed worrying about it. That will only make sleep harder to attain. Get up, leave the bedroom , and grab a book or watch TV .

Prep your bedroom

• Turn your alarm clock so that you can’t see it from bed . If you ’ re glancing at the clock when you wake up— and it’s almost impossible not to —you ’ ll soon start wondering how you can function tomorrow on so little sleep tonight .
• Turn your thermostat down a few degrees before heading to bed . Most people sleep better when their surroundings are cool.
• If you share your bed , consider buying a queen - or king- size mattress so you don ’t keep one another up. Or consider sleeping in separate beds . ( Be sure to emphasize that your wish for separate beds is based on pragmatism rather than preference . )

Check the label

• Be cautious about taking an over - the -counter painkiller before bed . Some of them, like Excedrin , contain caffeine . Read the label first.
• Check labels of decongestants and cold remedies too. In addition to caffeine, they may contain ingredients , such as pseudoephedrine, that rev up your nervous system and leave you unable to fall asleep.

More " don ’ ts" for better dozing

• Avoid exercising within four hours of bedtime— it’s too stimulating. Instead , exercise in the morning or after work . An exception is yoga . A number of yoga postures are designed to calm your body and prepare you for sleep.
• Avoid caffeinated beverages, particularly within four hours of bedtime. Though people have varying ranges of sensitivity to caffeine, the stimulating effects can be long - lasting .
• Also avoid alcohol in the evenings. While a glass of sherry might help you fall asleep a bit faster than usual, the effects soon wear off , and you’ re more likely to wake up during the night.
• If you smoke within four hours of your bedtime, look no further for the cause of your insomnia . Nicotine stimulates the central nervous system, interfering with your body fall asleep and stay that way .
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I am 16 year old and suffering from migraine from last one 1 year. When it starts to pain no painkillers works please help.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take tab. Migrakot 1-1-1 with ginger juice. Apply ginger paste on the forehead. Instill cephagraine nasal drops 2 drops to each nostril 3 time a day. You can undergo panchakarma treatment like nasya or shirodhara after checking with an ayurvedic doctor.
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