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Dr. Nigel Peter Symss

MBBS, DNB (Neurology)

Neurologist, Chennai

30 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
Dr. Nigel Peter Symss MBBS, DNB (Neurology) Neurologist, Chennai
30 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Nigel Peter Symss is a renowned Neurologist in sholinganallur, Chennai. He has over 30 years of experience as a Neurologist. He is a MBBS, DNB (Neurology) . You can visit him at Global Hospital And Health City in sholinganallur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nigel Peter Symss on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 1987
DNB (Neurology) - NA - 1999
Awards and Recognitions
Awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree of University of Bangalore after completion of the Compulsory Rotatory Internship in General Surgery, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Social and Preventive Medicine.
Professional Memberships
Neurological Society of India
Member of the Chennai Neurological Society

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#439, Medavakkam Road, Cheran Nagar, Sholinganallur, Perumbakkam. Landmark: Near HCl & Near Shollinznumur Junction, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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My father recently suffered a minor attack. He had suffered a paralytic attack around 5 months back. What is the recommended future course of action.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
DO have proper follow up with Neuro Physician and Neuro Physiotherapist and take appropriate Therapy Best Wishes
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I am suffering multiple neuro fibroma. .can I join gym. If I join its harmful or not?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do not join gym as weight training may disturb muscle tone do have gentle stretching exercises best wishes.
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I am 37 years old. I am suffering from insomnia for the last 15 years. I am using lot of tablets prescribed by doctor. What is the natural remedy?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
There issa reason to everything and so does your problem.It seems like you are into a habit of taking lots of stress and while taking medicines for your problem you have made things even worse.Just always keep onethindin mind that HEALTH is WEALTH and health once lost will never regain its original sshape.Yours iss an age to move forwad in life andit can happen only if you take things positively otherwise you will loose even what you possess.Stress is not the solution but try to find out a solution for your problems.only then it can be solved.Myself is ahomoeopath and I will surely guide you in this direction.Consult me and till then sstart following Bramari Pranayam for relaxing your mind. BRAMARI PRANAYAM or Bee Breath 1.Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. 2.Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each pinky finger near a nostril. 3.Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. .4.Use your pinkies to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. .5.Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6.Repeat twenty times.starting from 5 times
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I had cervical laminectomy 1 and half month ago. Suddenly today my left arm which is weak previously, is feeling numb and current type sensation is there. Also same is there in left leg's three fingers. Why is it? What to do? Please help.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, fellowship in diabetology
General Physician, Bangalore
I had cervical laminectomy 1 and half month ago.
Suddenly today my left arm which is weak previously, is feeling numb...
Numbness and tingling sensation is very common post operation on spine. Since its cervical both upper and lower limbs bound to get involved. please relax, if weakness detoriates please go back to the Dr. who did operation n get MRI of cervical spine again.
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My mother is suffering from insomnia and some time she have headache and gas problem in stomach then what is the guidelines for solution of these disease.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My mother is suffering from insomnia and some time she have headache and gas problem in stomach then what is the guid...
Dear, These are Causes of lack of sleep : • stress • Anxiety • Depression • Pain • irregular schedule of sleep such as sleeping during day time & working during nights. • Excess intake of alcohol , caffeine (tea, coffee) • Due to drugs , Due to high blood pressure . • Aging Due to lack of sleep there are many complications arise such as lack of concentration ,irritability, fatigue . So these are some instructions & methods for good sleep : • Frequent oil massage of head with oil relax your mind and enhances sleep .You can also do foot massage daily it destress you . • Do not take stress . Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant ,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Avoid sleep during day time as it makes it harder to fall asleep at night. •Try to sleep early at night . Do not think during sleep . Do exercise and long walk daily . • Avoid to take sleeping pills because these are habit forming drugs and these drugs disturb your normal sleep pattern. • Take a bowl of curd daily in afternoon and one glass of milk at night daily .
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I am 65 years. Having type 2 diabetes. I need remedy for numbness burning sensation in soles and shifting pains from one spot to other in feet sole.

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. Your management of chronic diabetes and its associated symptoms should be best done by a diabetologist but there are now medicines available for symptoms of neuropathy like pregabalin and gabapentin besides many more. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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Sir I am a 33 yrs old male, suffering from right sided hemiplegia from the past 20 yrs. I have undergone herbal, allopathic, ayurvedic and homeopathic treatments but nothing has helped me till now. Due to this problem I cannot even walk straight, during walking I have a tendency to fall on right side, my whole right side has become stiff. Currently I am under homeopathic treatment by a classical homeopath, my ct scan reports shows a pinched nerve behind the right ear, due to which I experience noise in my right ear during swallowing. I also suffer from phobia, and panic attacks. Homeopathic drugs has given me a momentary relief in my anxiety. I also experience loss of energy. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The news is unfortunately not encouraging: hemiplegia is not curable but it can be treated and some improvement of functions and some relief of discomfort may be pursued. You need to definitely go for physiotherapy, regularly. There are exercises to improve some functions over a period of time. In early childhood, it was possible to train the brain to use alternate neural pathways called neuroplasticity that could have been explored. Now that is not possible due to your age. An occupational therapist will also help you become a functional person so that you could do something in life. I suggest you explore swimming with an assistant because any movement that coordinates the left and right movement will open up some possibilities. Regarding the phobia and panic attacks, though not directly connected to hemiplegia, they may be a result of the frustration and other factors that have indirectly influenced you emotionally. You could explore these with a counselor and clear the fear-related reactions you have. But you must persevere and I hope you are receiving a lot of support from the family, without which life can become very difficult. Faith and hope must be cultivated and through discussion with a professional some role can be identified for you. You do have a purpose in this life, in this very condition to contribute, even successfully. Keep the search going. I like your spirit and this will not go unrewarded, if you persevere.
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Hi I am 69 year old man and having trouble in the leg finger. I meet neurologist, he made test and consistent demylinating +axonal motor sensory polyneuropathy in both lower limbs tested. He scribe some 4 different tablites. May I have any other medicine? how can I over come for this? is is to remain? or increase? Thanks and regards

certificate course golds gym personal trainer, postgraduate certificate in sports and exercise science, BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
First continue with doctors prescription. For a couple of months. Than only you wwill able to make out the difference. Nerves heal slowly. So give it some time. It would b n instant reaction of medicine. I suppose you must have done emg, nc test. Could you pls writr the main impressio. Of the report. Do you have diabetes. What abt sensation. Can you differentiate between hot cold soft touch hard touch. Etc.
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Hello sir my wife is 23 year old and when she is siting is legs are go to sleep and so much pain when she is stand up so pls advise me some home remedies treatment and yoga or any thing else. Thank you.

BHMS, MD HOM.
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello sir my wife is 23 year old and when she is siting is legs are go to sleep and so much pain when she is stand up...
Start with Homeopathic medicine:-- Cal carb. 200 Colocynthis 200 4 pills each medicine x 3 times daily x 30 days Take medicine as advised.
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I am suffering for migraine . During the headache which medicine I take to stop headache? What are the causes of migraine?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering for migraine . During the headache which medicine I take to stop headache? What are the causes of migr...
1.Take one tablet of crocin pain relief as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take adequate rest Treatment 1.Take crocin Pain relief one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack, apply ice pack, massage scalp/temple 2.Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation, exposure to loud noise, bright light, strong smell inadequate sleep, continuous use of cell phone since it precipitates migraine attack 4.Avoid salted /processed food, aged cheese, excess tea/coffee/alcoho (red wine)/caffeinated beveragesl. Don’t skip/postpone your meal, avoid hunger since it triggers the attack 5. Go for regular exercise, reduce weight if over weight 6. Practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis like propranolol/ vasograin after consulting physician 8. Consult neurologist to exclude other causes of headache and if required, take CT scan of brain.
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Hi, I am having some nerve pain in my left shoulder and left side neck from 1 month What are best remedies to get rid of this nerve pain. Any good oil for massage Some good home remedies Is a neurologist better or orthopedic for nerve pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Hi, I am having some nerve pain in my left shoulder and left side neck from 1 month
What are best remedies to get rid...
Treatment for nerve pain is to start with Physiotherapy treatment. Learn shoulder exercises. Don't lift heavy things. Apply volini cream before sleeping. Take calcium, vitamin D and methylcobalmine supplement.
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I am a man of 22 years. Since last 3-4 months, I have this problem of not having sleep at night. I cannot sleep during night, and I finally can sleep only arnd 6-7a. M. It makes me feel sleepy nd sluggish for the entire day. Am I suffering from insomnia? is there any remedy for this?

MBBS
General Physician, Nagpur
I am a man of 22 years. Since last 3-4 months, I have this problem of not having sleep at night. I cannot sleep durin...
Dear your sleep cycle is broke up. You have to rearrange this. For this you have to do following things 1. Dont sleep in morning tomorrow. 2. Now you will not sleep today and not tonight. Also not tomorrow morning and whole day. 3. You will not smoke or drink alchol from tomorrow afternoon. 4. You will take food properly. 5. Lets see how much benifit you will get. After that contact me directly.
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I have migraine and its like severe headache and it causes vomiting too after complete vomit I feel better and headache get disappear also I am suffering from cough since my childhood and chronic sinusitis patient too. Kindly help me. Thank you.

MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Please avoid migraine triggers like hot sun, bright lights, cheese, lack of sleep etc. For sinus problem kindly refer once to an ent specialist. Regards.
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I am suffering from insomnia for the past one week. What drugs can I take? Are there any diet restrictions?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from insomnia for the past one week. What drugs can I take? Are there any diet restrictions?
Hi put 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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My friend is admitted in hospital for a disease known as epileptic seizure. But he hasn't shown any common symptoms of epilepsy. Is any mild form of epilepsy which does not show any symptoms & is it permanent?

MD - Anaesthesiology
Neurologist, Shimla
Epileptic person has to take the drugs for whoole of his life. But usually said if for three years seizures are controlled then no need of medicine but then has to take full prescautions as in epilepsy.
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I am suffering from migraine. I am taking medicine amxide. I want to stop it. What you suggest me?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
. First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Shirshuladi vajra ras vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 6. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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Hello Doctor, I have Migraine headache for more than 20 years, onside headache, it sustains more than 6 hours, painkiller I am taking is Headset, grenil ,i will vomit after the headache starts, it will be yellowish, headache will be severe on onside right side above eyebrow. Can somebody suggest medicine or treatment to cure.

B.A.M.S, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE, PG Diploma in Hospital Managment
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hello Doctor, I have Migraine headache for more than 20 years, onside headache, it sustains more than 6 hours, painki...
Use turmeric medicine 4 that which cure it completely ,we prepare it ,for more query feel free to talj.
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Meri dadi ke hath bhut vibrate hote hai. Toh aise koi ilaz bta dijiye jinse unko fayda ho.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
This problem seems to be due to old age Tell me is she taking any medicine for Diabetes/ BP/ Thyroid or we need to do some test Get following test done and review with reports Fasting Blood sugar CBC Thyroid function test (fasting) BP
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Can Sleep Irregularity be a Sign of Depression?

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Can Sleep Irregularity be a Sign of Depression?

Depression is a clinical, mental and emotional condition that may give rise to feelings of hopelessness and chronic sadness. It slows down the way people process everyday activities and leads the patient to a sense of constant gloom and doom. It is a disabling mental condition as per who and may be caused due to reasons like genetics, changes in the balance of hormones, stress, grief, trauma and prolonged, chronic physical ailments.

Symptoms of depression are:

  1. Sleep irregularity: It relates to either insomnia or oversleeping that is, either you sleep too much or do not sleep at all. This could be because of work or other stress in your personal or professional life.
  2. Irritation or unnecessarily getting angry: You start losing your temper easily and that too for silly reasons. You think you are losing control.
  3. Feeling hopeless and sad: The first signal or symptom is the feeling of hopelessness. In this, case the patient loses the hope in everything. They feel like being trapped in some kind of cage, from which they are not able to come out.
  4. Lack of interest in anything: Everything seems to be of no use or interest, even your daily work. You don't want to do anything; even the things, which you loved to do like your hobbies and passions, which you no longer find interesting.

Here is a comprehensive list of homeopathic medicines which most doctors are likely to recommend for treating depression:

  1. Sepia: This medicine is beneficial to women suffering from post-partum depression (sadness or emotional conflict after giving birth) and menopause. Feeling of solitude and hopelessness with no energy to continue with life are some common symptoms that can be reduced with Sepia.
  2. Arsenicum album: This medicine is prescribed to control the symptoms like diarrhea, gastric problems, indigestion which patients often suffer from as a result of intense anxiety. Patients, appropriate for this medicine tend to be fastidious and restless. It is made of white arsenic and should be taken in prescribed potency because an overdose can cause gastroenteritis.

The above mentioned medicines are just some of the medicines, which should only be taken only after consulting your doctor, as causes and symptoms differ for each person.

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