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Dr. P.P.Kannan

MD

Psychiatrist, Chennai

11 Years Experience
Dr. P.P.Kannan MD Psychiatrist, Chennai
11 Years Experience
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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.P.Kannan is an experienced Psychiatrist in Egmore, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 11 years. Doctor is a qualified MD . You can meet Dr. P.P.Kannan personally at PP Kannan's Clinic in Egmore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P.P.Kannan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi this is koti, I am getting some crack sound from my brain. I am observing some exploding sounds from brain left side. I have not have concentrations on any thing.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, tk homoeo medicine: @ gelsemium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ five phos 6x-4 tabs thrice. Tk plenty of water to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism. Go for meditation to nourish your brain to calm your nerve down to ease your problem. Your diet b easily digestible on time. Ensure sound sleep for at least 6/7 hrs in d night. Avoid, caffiene, nicotine, junk food, alcohol, tk care.
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Sir I am 23 years old. I was mentally disturbed my health y I am nt understand daily upto even I am behaving gud my self after 8clock nyt I am feeling fear abt health like I hav gastric prblm by that paining in chest nd abdomen some times bt I am feeling that like it was like heartattck or other pain .jst wat ever work I do that mental thoughts was coming in my mind jst my thinking going that side only after that I am sleeping gud nd walking up mrng again next nyt 8 clock same process please help me frm ths mental tension please sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I am  23 years old. I was mentally disturbed my health y I am nt understand daily upto even I am behaving gud my ...
You are programming yourself to get disturbed by fearing something that can easily be checked medically. Go and see a doctor and confirm for yourself whether you are having a heart problem. It is true, however, that you can give yourself a heart problem by mere suggestion and belief that you have one. Your stress may be causing all the gastric problem too. A gastric problem can sometimes feel like a heart attack. Apart from that you must keep yourself physically fit by regular aerobic exercise, get adequate rest, eat healthily, and be emotionally stable. If you need any help for this you should meet with a cousnelor and get the support and understanding that will go a long way to alliviate your problems, once and for all.
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Sir/ madam. Now am doing bsc agriculture. I am worrying about my future. I think so much about something and getting nervous. Currently not concentrating on studies. Help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to make up mind to study now and if you want I can give you study tips . After the studies you have a future and think positively. DO meditaion and yoga for mind control
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My daughter is frightened to sit in exam she always forget everthing while exam otherwise she solve any problem in the class. She is never able to complete the exam in tim she is week in time management. She has to appear in 12th class examination this year. I am worried how she will appear in exams please help her out

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is not possible sitting at home, consult some study and exam stress coach. I can also help you and her in this situation. connect, if u want to meet/speak to me.
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The Effects of alcohol on the Body

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
The Effects of alcohol on the Body

When you drink alcohol, it's absorbed into your bloodstream and affects every part of your body. In the long term, this can put your health at serious risk.

When you drink alcohol, it's absorbed into your bloodstream and affects every part of your body. In the long term, this can put your health at serious risk.

Even a small amount of alcohol has an effect on your body. When you drink, alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream and distributed throughout your body. A tiny amount of alcohol exits your body in your urine and your breath.

You absorb alcohol more slowly if you eat, especially if the food is high in fat. However, if you drink more than your body can process, you'll get drunk. How quickly alcohol is metabolized depends on your size and gender, among other things.

Alcohol consumption causes physical and emotional changes that can do great harm to your body. The long-term effects of alcohol abuse are many, putting your health in serious jeopardy and endangering your life.

Excretory system

The excretory system is responsible for processing and eliminating waste products like alcohol from your body. As part of that process, the pancreas secretes digestive enzymes that combine with bile from the gallbladder to help digest food. The pancreas also helps regulate insulin and glucose.

Excessive alcohol use can cause the pancreas to produce toxic substances that interfere with proper functioning. The resulting inflammation is called pancreatitis, a serious problem that can destroy the pancreas. One of the most frequent causes of chronic pancreatitis is alcohol abuse.

The liver's job is to break down harmful substances, including alcohol. Excessive drinking can cause alcoholic hepatitis which can lead to the development of jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). Chronic liver inflammation can lead to severe scarring known as cirrhosis. This formation of scar tissue can destroy the liver. When the liver fails to perform, toxic substances remain in your body. Liver disease is life threatening. Women are at higher risk for alcoholic liver disease than men because women's bodies tend to absorb more alcohol and take longer to process it.

When the pancreas and liver don't function properly, the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) rises. A damaged pancreas can cause the body to be unable to utilize sugar due to a lack of insulin, which can lead to hyperglycemia. Unbalanced blood sugar levels can be a dangerous problem, especially for people with diabetes. Alcohol abuse also raises your risk of liver cancer.

Central nervous system

One of the first signs of alcohol in your system is a change in behavior. Alcohol travels through the body easily. It can quickly reach many parts of your body, including your brain and other parts of your central nervous system. That can make it harder to talk, causing slurred speech, the telltale sign that someone who has had too much to drink. It can also affect coordination, interfering with balance and the ability to walk.

Drink too much, and your ability to think clearly is in trouble, as are your impulse control and ability to form memories. Over the long term, drinking can actually shrink the frontal lobes of your brain. Acute alcoholic withdrawal can lead to seizures and delirium. And severe alcoholism can progress to permanent brain damage, causing dementia.

Damage to your nervous system can result in pain, numbness, or abnormal sensations in your feet and hands. Alcoholism can cause a thiamine (vitamin b1) deficiency, which can result in involuntary rapid eye movements, weakness, or paralysis of the eye muscles.

Men and women metabolize alcohol differently. It generally takes less alcohol to affect women.

Over time, a heavy drinker can become physically and emotionally dependent on alcohol. It may be very difficult to gain control. Unlike most other common addictions, acute alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Cases of severe, chronic alcohol addiction often require medical detoxification.

When an alcoholic stops drinking abruptly, they're likely to experience symptoms of withdrawal, such as:


Nausea
Anxiety
Nervousness
Tremors


In severe cases, it may lead to confusion, hallucinations (delirium tremens), and seizures. Detoxification can take between two and seven days. Medications can help prevent side effects of withdrawal.

Digestive system

Alcohol can wreak havoc on your digestive system, from your mouth all the way to your colon. Even a single incidence of heavy drinking can injure parts of your digestive tract.

Alcohol abuse can damage the salivary glands and irritate the mouth and tongue, leading to gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. Heavy drinking can cause ulcers in the esophagus, acid reflux, and heartburn. Stomach ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) can occur.

Inflammation of the pancreas interferes with its ability to aid digestion and regulate metabolism. Damage to the digestive system can cause gassiness, abdominal fullness, and diarrhea. It can also lead to dangerous internal bleeding, which may be due to ulcers, hemorrhoids, or esophageal varices caused by cirrhosis.

Alcohol makes it harder for your digestive tract to absorb nutrients and b vitamins or control bacteria. Alcoholics often suffer from malnutrition. Heavy drinkers face a higher risk of mouth, throat, and esophagus cancers. Moderate drinking in the presence of tobacco use can raise the risk of these upper gastrointestinal cancers. Colon cancer is also a risk. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may include nausea and vomiting.

Circulatory system

In some cases, a single episode of heavy drinking can cause trouble for your heart. It's even more likely your heart will suffer if you're a chronic drinker. Women who drink are at even higher risk of heart damage than men.

Circulatory system complications include:


Poisoning of the heart muscle cells (cardiomyopathy)
Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
High blood pressure
Stroke
Heart attack
Heart failure


People with diabetes have an increased risk of low blood sugar levels, especially if they use insulin. Deficiencies in vitamin b6, vitamin b12, thiamine, and folic acid can cause lowered blood counts. A common symptom of anemia is fatigue.

Sexual and reproductive health

Erectile dysfunction is a common side effect of alcohol abuse in men. It can also inhibit hormone production, affect testicular function, and cause infertility.

Excessive drinking can cause a woman to stop menstruating and become infertile. It also can increase her risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, and stillbirth. Alcohol has a huge effect on fetal development. A range of problems, called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (fasd), can occur. Fasd symptoms, which include physical abnormalities, learning difficulties, and emotional problems can last a lifetime.

For women, the risk of breast cancer rises with alcohol use.

Skeletal and muscle systems

Long-term alcohol use makes it harder for your body to produce new bone. Drinking puts you at increased risk of osteoporosis (thinning bones) and bone fractures. Muscles become prone to weakness, cramps, and even atrophy.

Immune system

An immune system weakened by alcohol abuse has a hard time fighting off viruses, germs, and all types of illness. Heavy drinkers are more likely to get pneumonia or tuberculosis than the general population. Chronic alcohol use increases your risk of many forms of cancer.

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My dad expired 2 weeks before. It lead to depression. Please help me to get rid of this.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
My dad expired 2 weeks before. It lead to depression. Please help me to get rid of this.
Sorry to know that. You should remember that hes memory is still with you and will remain with you, so he is kind of there. Changing the routine will also help you make take following bach flower remedies, which are available at leading homeopathic stores. Take honey suckle, heather, rock rose and white chestnut, mix 2 -4 drops each in a bottle of water and drink for 3-4 times a day.
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I am suffering from acute migraines disease which is about to be cured. But due to certain situation I consumed a strip of tablets. My doctor has given me some anti depressants and I was diagnosed recently to which I found that I was at a risk of suffering either from coma or paralysis or even death. I have been asked to pay medical attention till brain-lung harmony. Can you suggest me what should I eat so that my brain gets healed quickly? Suggest me dos and donts. As for now I have been prescribed a tablet for my right lung which is damaged due to smoking. Please help me doctor. Its urgent.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from acute migraines disease which is about to be cured. But due to certain situation I consumed a str...
Lybrate user any medication taken out of limit is going to harm your body. When you say I don't hv much time left. Is means that you hv lost hope. Start with some light physical activity. Do deep breathing excersise as it will b helpful for both your lungs and brain. Be positive in life. Choose healthy food.
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I am suffering from concentration problems and also my memory has become weak. My head pains when I face any complicated issues at work or at home. I am unable to memorise anything. I have developed a tendency to forget. I am 30 years old, male. There has been a dip in my confidence which is affecting my work and my life. Please advise. I have no medical ailments.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Counselling can help you to learn to deal with stress, tension, worries etc and get back your confidence and strength to manage with these situations. Please read my tip on anxiety and if you have any question, contact me on private chat.
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I have stress and pressure due to this my weight is getting loss and heavy headache regularly. My age is 51.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have stress and pressure due to this my weight is getting loss and heavy headache regularly. My age is 51.
Because of your age I am assuming a lot of your stress is work related. The stress that you feel is not dependent on the stressor: It is entirely dependent on your perception of stress. Change your perception, there is no stress: it’s like looking at a glass half full or half empty. Life is difficult no doubt, as a general rule, but what we do adds to the stress in our response. We add to the stress of life instead of reducing it or learning to deal with it. Many of us follow a policy of avoidance. We cannot do that all of our lives. So the first thing to do is to change your perception. For example, look at it as a challenge that you would like to meet with a positive outlook. See everything as a gift from God to perform as though you are doing it for Him. God never gives us work to do beyond our capacity. Build a good constitution mentally, emotionally and physically to combat stress. Eat healthily, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Talk about your emotions regularly to a good friend every day. I suspect that anger is a good part of yoru emotional problem. Learn stress management techniques, which is all about expressing your feelings in appropriate ways. Do Yoga and meditation. Pray every day to God to give you the strength, and offer your work as a prayer to Him – you will give your best and you will feel so satisfied when you do it well. At work you must learn to delegate much or some of your work to subordinates. If you do not trust, you will find it difficult to delegate. You need to examine if your work is too stressful for various reasons. It is the one place you will be spending the greatest part of your awake life, more than even with your family! This being the case any stress there can take a severe toll: the stress in the work is mostly related to relationships. We are always into relationships and you need to find a very amicable way to interact with people. You cannot avoid people all your life: no man is an island! If it is people related, you will need to examine whether you are the cause or others the cause. If it has to do with workload, then you will need to discuss that with your colleagues first and if they think you are justified, then you will have to take it to the immediate boss. If it is injustice in the work spot, you will need to discuss it with the HR department. If you feel that you are doing more than you can manage or are qualified for, again you can consult the HR department. If you are emotionally distraught, then there may be some work for you to do with a counselor. This is where stress is mostly felt. When you do not express feelings you will land up with stress. Check what feelings you are not dealing with and then tackle that to find relief which is a permanent solution. To resolve it you need to deal with the unexpressed feelings which may have become a habit from childhood. Meet with a counselor and that person will help you process your feelings and find ways to express them once and for all and give you permanent relief. You will see an immediate change for the better.
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Getting much fear and tension. Please help me my left eye is twitching or vibrating will I face the problem.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Getting much fear and tension. Please help me my left eye is twitching or vibrating will I face the problem.
There is no connection between eye twitching and something bad happening. Its just correlation sometimes and correlation is not causation.
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Good afternoon doctor my name is promad I am 32 year old man I have addict smoking please help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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I lost somebody last year since then I am going to depression I can't do anything why.

BHMS .MD (HOMOEO), M.D (HOMOEO)
Homeopath, Gulbarga
I lost somebody last year since then I am going to depression I can't do anything why.
Try to forget. Be with friends and go to trips and holidays. Take this priscription. Go to homoeopathy medical amd ask for ignatia 10 m half drum. Take 10 pills weekly.
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I am 60 year old male, suffering itching problem for last 3 months. As per doctors' advice medicine continuing Ellina-10 mg, 1/day. But curing not at all. If forget to take the same, itching problem started again. Is there any medicines to fully cure the problem!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 60 year old male, suffering itching problem for last 3 months. As per doctors' advice medicine continuing Ellina...
Consult a dermatologist to find out the cause of itching. Your current treatment is helping to reduce the symptoms, but not curing the underlying cause. Treat the cause and you will experience relief.
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I always think about my future and career. I am loosening concentration on my current task thinking about those. How to increase my concentration power?

PGDRP, MPhil, PGDGC
Psychologist, Delhi
First of all I want to know about current educational status, to increas concentration you should set your priority for career, if there is confusion about choosing option, may be this was reason of your distractions.
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My father had recently get bypass operation and didn't quit smoking. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Motivate him for gradually stopping it by reducing the frequency of cigarettes per day. He may take nicotine buffered chewing gums for few days as a substitute of smoking. Gradually he has to reduce these chewing gums & ultimately stop it. If needed take help of a psychiatrist for de-addiction.
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Due to hellish circumstances in my life; my life became hellish from 2013. Which anti depressant should I use in 2016 which will have least withdrawal effect. So that my life does not become hellish again?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Due to hellish circumstances in my life; my life became hellish from 2013. Which anti depressant should I use in 2016...
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately.
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I am 35 years old my younger brother use tobacco like masala smoking etc I don't know how to stop him what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't understand the masala smoking bit. Whoever it is, this much is clear, whoever has the smoking habit has to want to stop the habit himself, first. Anybody else that wants to stop someone else’s habit, even if you use force, cannot succeed in the long run until the person himself wants to stop it. Now the person will want to stop the habit as soon as he has ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ when he is really ready to give it up and wants help and support. You can keep encouraging and warning him about the damage he is causing to himself and that the effects may be visible much later. Initially he needs to meet with a counselor who will encourage him to give up the habit by pointing out the imminence of ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, and some responsive candidates respond with a serious motivation. Once that has been achieved he can be taken for detoxification either to a hospital or to a rehabilitation center and he can then follow their schedule for complete cessation. If it is not too serious, he can cope with counseling itself to sufficiently give it up. If you want to help him you can keep the following considerations in mind: The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time. If these suggestions are still difficult because you are a chain smoker, I suggest you admit yourself for detoxification in a hospital for two weeks or in a center for 6 months and through their program it will become a lot easier.
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I loves somebody but she doesn't love me so I spend most of the time in thinking about her. What should I do to forget her . Please help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The more you try to forget her, the more you will remember her. Just don't fight her thoughts out of your mind. Instead cherish her and learn to enjoy those thoughts. In the same time, convince yourself that she is not for you. I suggest online counselling. Take care.
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I am Feeling very week. I am not able to concentrate on my work more than 12 hours. I Want to study and work more.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear . Body and mind has a capacity. If you force it to go beyond that you are supposed to be stressed. There are occasions where body is trained to take up the stress and work. But that happens for a short time. Best option is to know your stress and adjust with it. Cultivate a passion towards education and work, slowly you won't have mental stress. Take care.
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