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Dr. P Muthu Kumar

Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. P Muthu Kumar Neurologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. P Muthu Kumar is a trusted Neurologist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with Rakshith Hospital in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. P Muthu Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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5 Super Brain Drinks That Boost Your Memory

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
5 Super Brain Drinks That Boost Your Memory

Beet juice: apart from being a nutritional powerhouse, beet juice is a great source of nitric acid. The latter helps with blood flow in the body. A smooth blood flow, on the other hand, helps the brain in functioning properly. A study has found that people who consume beet juice have an increased circulation in the white matter resulting from an increased brain activity. This juice is sweet in taste and can be consumed every alternate day.

Berry smoothies: acai is a fruit which has a south african origin and hits the top of the list when it comes to brain assisting food. It increases the flow of the blood and dilates the blood vessels. However, this is extremely expensive. Berries also have a similar effect on the brain, but they are less powerful in nature. What can be done is to mix a little ingredient of acai in frozen berries juice and drink the same every day. Frozen berries retain the freshness and the nutritional benefits. This drink will improvise your brain and increase blood flow in the body.

Pomegranate juice: pomegranate is a great antioxidant and it very aptly limits the free radicals from damaging the brain cells. Antioxidants are also credited with increased blood flow and protection of the heart. A healthy cardiovascular system is synonymous to an increased brain function. What is surprising is the fact that pomegranate has more antioxidant content compared to red wine and green tea. Pomegranate juice can be consumed daily during the morning or afternoon.

Carrot juice: carrot is known for its healthy components that are beneficial for the eyes. Recent studies have revealed that they are great for the brain too. Like other colored vegetables, they are a great source of antioxidant and have a high content of beta-carotene. Carrot juice can reduce the inflammation of the brain cells and improve memory. Carrot juice is not at all bitter and the same can be consumed every alternate day after your meal.

Cocoa: a harvard study revealed that two cups of cocoa on a daily basis greatly helps a person in improving memory. Cocoa contains flavanols that keep the blood pressure normal and relaxes the blood vessel linings. Cocoa is also known to be a great antioxidant agent that limits the free radical to affect the brain cells. Cocoa should not be overloaded with sugar and should be consumed hot before starting your day.

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Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem
Headache

Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem at a clinic. Even questions at lybrate are mostly studded with this symptom.
More often than not, headaches are self limiting and without a serious medical problem. But any chronic headache needs proper evaluation for definitive therapy.
Grossly, headaches can be divided into primary (no definite structural lesion in brain) or secondary (associated with changes).
Any headache, if associated with vomiting without nausea, visual disturbance or nerve deficit (new onset squint, double vision, loss of sensation anywhere, facial deviation amongst many) may indicate secondary headache, but exceptions are there. These require immediate attention to rule out life threatening disease.
Commonest primary headache is tension type headache all of us have felt at certain times. Often it is like a band pressing around forehead. Common analgesics manage them well but for recurrent problem, we might prescribe prophylactic drug.
Migraine is something very common presenting as pain in one half of head with vomiting, nausea, visual or auditory aura. They require immediate analgesic like acetaminophen and prophylaxis with propranolol or amitriptyline.
Cluster headache, as the name suggests, comes in cluster for few days and more common in male. Oxygen has been proven as effective treatment.
Trigeminal neuralgia is more sharp, lanceolating pain, but responds satisfactorily to carbamazepine.
Sinusitis, in frontal bone presents as headache more around 10am in the morning that requires therapy with antihistamines and antibiotics occasionally.
Therefore' headache' carries little value unless it is described in detail to ensure proper therapy.
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Sir I (23 years old girl) m abdominal tb patient, 1 month 12 day se mujhe ATT treatment chal RHA h.PR Abhi b mujhe vomit or gas Ki problem rehti treatment chal RHA h.PR Abhi b mujhe vomit or gas Ki problem rhti h.insomnia also. please advice me sir what I do. & also advice what food to eat and which food to avoid. please reply as soon Sir!

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Sir I (23 years old girl) m abdominal tb patient, 1 month 12 day se mujhe ATT treatment chal RHA h.PR Abhi b mujhe vo...
Please note that owing to the disease you will be having the problems related to your digestive system for some time. I suggest you take bland diet and easily digestible foods. Take Carbo veg 30 - 4 times daily 4 pills each time for next 10 days. Give me a feedback thereafter.
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I have a problem of epilepsy. Is it cureable?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Epilepsy is not curable but controlable. A calculated risk may be taken after two years of seizure free period,the drug may gradually tapered. Keep an eye on seizures.
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Hi I am a 26 years old male, I have been suffering from shortness of breathe for few years and I have tried many medicines prescribed by different doctors, done many tests but none of them worked. I also have insomnia which is killing me every night and i'm afraid that it might stay with me forever. I'm sure that I have difficulty in sleeping is because of my insomnia. So any advice would be appreciated.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hi I am a 26 years old male, I have been suffering from shortness of breathe for few years and I have tried many medi...
Xray chest, cbcesr and pft to r/o asthma. For insomnia, reduces stress, keep sleeping and awakning time fixed. Have light dinner. Do yoga and meditation. Can take warm milk while sleeping. Avoid tea/cofee in evening.
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I am suffering from migraine from last 5 years can it be permanently cure by anyway.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take tab. Shirashooladi vajra ras 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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Hand Surgery SR Ship, MS - Orthopaedics, Thesis Work, M.B;B.S
Orthopedist, Jaipur
Post Injury or fracture nerve palsy needs to be treated in time.
The usual period before which surgery should be undertaken so that good final outcome can be expected is around 3 months.
so in such cases do not wait too much.
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What are the prevention for migraine?

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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Hi After high fiver there is a numbness in my left leg inside uo to ankel. Nurosergen gave me felicita -od and triplent 10 for one month od each after 10 days I feel no improvement advise that to do. I can walk but could climb stares by left feet. Please advise.

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. It seems that there is some nerve compression at lower back region. I can advise you exactly if I have certain information from you: - 1) a detailed neurological (motor, sensory, deep tendon reflexes) charting done by a trained physical therapist - maybe neurosurgeon's prescription paper can be of advantage and he must have noted down your examination findings. 2) your mri images and reports in an attachment do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 22 years old. My hands shakes and sometimes i am stammering? My confidence level is enough low. While giving presentations my hand shakes and heart beat increases. There is a feeling in me always that I cant do this and that? Please help me.

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
More you think of this issue more you will confirm you have problems, why not try controlling yr symptoms through time chart. May be you do it once in a day and feel I am into it completely.
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I have migraine problem sometimes I had much pain in my head tell me the medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine belladonna 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. *massaging the head with soothing oils is also an excellent way to get relief from head pain. *avoid stress and anger. *take a sound sleep. *do yoga.
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I am 34 years male and I have tingling, burning sensation in my body along with weakness and numbness especially in hands and legs. This is there since December 4, 2016. How much should I be worried? I had done few tests per the physician including blood sugar, TSH, Uric acid, Vitamins-D and B12. My fasting BS is 97 mg/dl, HbA1c is 5.90, Total T3 is 0.96, Total T4 is 10.20, Calcium is 8.80, Cholesterol is 161 mg. DL, Urea is 21.4, Uric acid is 5.80, TSH is 5.56, and Vitamin-D level (D-25 Hydroxy) is 15.34. Kindly let me know what kind of dietary habits I need to follow and what basically should be a healthy lifestyle here in this case. Now, I am having Jneuron (Methylcobalamin Pregabalin), faster (herbal extracts with vitamins, minerals etc.) tablets along with D-rise (this one is once a week). The weakness, numbness seem to be little reduced, but it still persists to some extent along with transient tinglings. I have to also mention that I somehow did not follow a proper lifestyle for last few months like waking up late in afternoon, empty stomach for a long time, delayed meals, food irregularities, less veggies, too much tea etc. Kindly suggest, if I need to be concerned and any further tests if required to rule out some larger possibilities. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rheumatologist, Jaipur
I am 34 years male and I have tingling, burning sensation in my body along with weakness and numbness especially in h...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user As per information provided by u, you are suffering from paraesthesias due to peripheral neuropathy. Cause ranges from diabetes, Vit. B12 Deficiency (most common cause in your case), lead poisoning, etc. Get Vit. B12, serum lead estimation. Life-style changes: Get fresh juices and proteins in breakfast. Always take breakfast, lunch, and dinner on time. Try to sleep at night on time. Daily walk briskly for 30 minutes daily. Kindly get the investigations done and then consult me, as I can't write medicines here. Thank you. Get well soon.
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Hi I'm a 17 years old Female from Mumbai - I have constant migraine and irregular periods after and during my homeopathy treatment for sines (sines is now cured )i also have upper and lower back pain along with with my tailbone. And whenever I masturbate I feel lightheadeD and restless for throughout the week ar month. I had my blood test and it showed I had no thyroid but my level of VITAMIN B12 was low so i've been having dairy products and a B12 syrup. and I suddenly feel very hot and after few min I feel very cold, and my face swells during a very bad migraine I feel drowsy and whenever I wake up after sleeping my feet and back aches (my weight is 73 kg) please help me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
At your age migraine is common especially in young females with stress of studies to add. Migraine is a relapsing kind of headache. The treatment of migraine is mainly done for relief from acute headache attacks and later treatments to prevent future relapses. Treatment of factors like anxiety, strata, depression, vitamin deficiencies etc which tend to cause relapses is also important. There is no drug of choice or as such a best medicine for migraine. Treatment has to be individualised after taking into consideration patient factors and the history of migraine in the patient. For long term relief and prevention of relapses, consult a headache specialist an psychiatrist for a complete evaluation and treatment.
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I have been diagnosed for migran and doctor told there is no cure for it in allopathy. Can it be cured using any other science like aayurveda or homeopathy or unani ad if yes what measures to be taken.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes
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I had been suffering with migraine since 10 years but now pain is shifting from one side to another side. What to control it.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Take tablet brufen twice daily with tablet rantac empty stomach for 3 days. If symptoms persist take rizatriptan sos only once in 24 hrs period not more than that. To reduce the frequency and duration of pain take tablet beta cap plus once daily night time for 3 months.
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My mother got paralysis attack on 8dec 2013. It affect on face. She feel nerves tightness on the left side of facial area. What will be the treatment for this. She takes medicine regularly

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Sheron is suffering from bell' s palsy. Kindly consult physiotherapist and take electrical stimulation. This will be help full
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My father is facing quite a lot problem in speaking and swallowing (solids and semi solids) His words are not clear and the jawline muscles are contracting when he is chewing. Is it similar to parkinson. We have consulted a neuro but there no relief. The medication has been taken for almost 2 years now. Is parkinson curable?

D.H.l.S.,BASLP, B.ED. S.E.
Speech Therapist, Delhi
My father is facing quite a lot problem in speaking and swallowing (solids and semi solids)
His words are not clear a...
Advice:- properly speech and language assessment by speech therapist slow speed speaking exercise by different types words and sentence exercise continue Regular speech language therapy.
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I had a slip dics (due to lifting heavy article) some 3 years back. Even after rest and medication, I feel numbness in my lower limbs when I sit or stand for more than half hour. Doctors say this could be due to some nerve compression. Physiotherapy also has been tried.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I had a slip dics (due to lifting heavy article) some 3 years back. Even after rest and medication, I feel numbness i...
Do take ift and vacuum therapy physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening and spinal extension exercise from neuro physiotherapist avoid bending forward apply hot and cold water fomentation for thrice a day for 7 days or do consult me.
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My father has HYPOKINESIA PREDOMINANT parkinson's DISEASE His taking tablets syndopa plus for last 5 years is their any tips for this disease.

MD-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Karnal
Treatment is good. We should help him in routine activity in which balance is needed so that he doesn't get injured.
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I am suffering from migraine. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician,
Avoid precipitating factors like tension, stress over work, exertion, take proper sleep. In case of acute pain take tablet brufen twice a day for 3 days with tablet rantac empty stomach for 3 days. If associated vomiting take tablet emset sos.
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