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Dr. Prabal Kumari

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Prabal Kumari Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Prabal Kumari is a renowned Psychiatrist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with Shantham Health Centre in Kodambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prabal Kumari on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Doctor, Im married, blessed with two kids. I feel stressed and do have mood swings. I often forget the things to do. Am I suffering from Alzheimer's. Kindly suggest.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello Doctor, Im married, blessed with two kids. I feel stressed and do have mood swings. I often forget the things t...
It is less likely that you have Alzheimer's disease. The possibility is that all your memory related issues are due to stress, lack of attention and mood problems. 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. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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Dear doctors, while taking stress or confusion by putting pressure in mind, my semen is discharged without sexual stimulation and my body is getting weak and weight lost. In this condition, if I keep taking stress or confusion by putting pressure on mind, will I get affected by diabetes or cardiac arrest in the future in the long run. Pls answer. I'm male, age- 29.

M A Psychology, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Aayurved Ratn
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Rajsamand
Dear doctors, while taking stress or confusion by putting pressure in mind, my semen is discharged without sexual sti...
Not to worry, This is due to the more evocative. To control your thoughts, take Semen athletic diet, While eating dinner the night before, Eat quickly digestible protein diet, Survivors from constipation. Avoid drinking warm milk at night. 10 almonds soaked evening with the morning milk to eat, Fifteen days later Info.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time pls 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
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time pls help...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to consult a psychologist for counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Help me get rid of the negative influences and challenges that are making my life difficult. I am suffering from too much laziness, getting angry over anything with wife and my children, due to this beheavior my wife and childrens also gets angry (chid chide zale ahet) I am trying to be strong with issues but it wont works. I never use eye to eye contact with others. Every time its time to do work or study, I always thinking to do it afterwards (aaj nahi kal karenge), it never comes or its too late to do work or study. Every time time I think to do work no I will do itself on time but it wont done even not start. Same situation at Office, all are says that you have ability to work very strongly, only I have ability to do some specific work. Some collegaues embrasses me I never have power to fight with them. Also I cant remember even small instruction from Home and office, study work is also not done and not remembered, Every time the work asked from home missed due to non remembering. I am suffering from acidity and headache, my health is weaker bones are not strong, even anyone press my bones lightly i will suffer from pain. Pimples in scalp comes out regularly hairs are also falls and are white since 15 years. I have Dark circle under my eyes. Also in fear that how can I handle some hard situations in future with self and family issues. I gets fear with anything happens around my. I have ability to do work excellent but lazyness and lack of confidence takes me out from doing it. Every times it happens that I needed to complete the work and study but it never happens. Please help me to find out solution. Also my family members (Father, Sisters Brother) are not supporting my wife & children, even me and my wife will do everything for them but they can not support us. Everyday this issue becomes fighting reason with my wife. Even I have ability to Lead It is all frustration comes. There is always a tense moments with me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have an anger-related depression and the incidents around your family may be great contributors towards it. I suspect you are not expressing this feeling and therefore the depression. Sometimes you act your anger out with your wife and children making them hapless victims of your inability to express to the elder family members for their gross indifference towards to and your wife and kids. Procrastination is also indicative of anger not expressed. Headaches are directly related to anger. All this stress is causing acidity in your system. This is not laziness in the traditional sense but a lethargy or inertia prompted by unexpressed feelings of anger. You must do regular and vigorous exercise every day. Yoga and meditation is also good to calm you down. Force yourself to do the opposite of what your mind and body feel like doing or not doing. Depression is the only condition I recommend that you must fight with all your might. Work with a counselor and particularly learn to express your anger at home. Many years of suppressed emotions are playing havoc in your system. If none of these have the desired effect, do go to a psychiatrist and seek medical intervention to help with the depression. Whatever happens please do continue with the counseling.
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I'm having nasal infection .I hav used spray also bt it didn't heal me completely .still my nose get closed alternately .its nt wet bt it get closed .its been so long more Dan 3 years .and I feel some sticky mucus like thing in my throat. Because of it I cnt speak properly also. Doctor advised me to use but bt it didn't work long. I guess these two r connected to each other .please help me . Thnk you.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Imphal
I'm having nasal infection .I hav used spray also bt it didn't heal me completely .still my nose get closed alternate...
Yes you are right this two are connected. From your duration of disease and symptoms it looks like you might be suffering from ch. Rhinosinusitis. If you have already used medications and not improving then we should go for ct scan of nose & pns. So please get it done.
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Hi Dr. Sometimes I am facing severe breathing issues. I use to smoke for two years but then I stopped. Now I don't smoke but still I am having breathing problems. I always have to stretch a lot to breath. Kindly guide me some steps to improve my breathing or cleansing my lungs. Awaiting response.

Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology, DNB (Respiratory Diseases)
Pulmonologist, Thane
Are you allergic to dust/cold foodstuffs? do you feel whistling sound while breathing? you should avoid any further cigarette smoking. Drink a lot of water. Have syp. Ambroxol xp 10 ml twice a day for 7 days.
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I am shannu 25 years old from last one week im suffering from body pains now wt should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am shannu 25 years old from last one week im suffering from body pains now wt should I do.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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I want to know how I should grow my memory because I forget any thing which I have learned after 1 day.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicines bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes report after 30 days.
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My voice has changed ever since I went for a concert in January. I have to put extra effort to speak clearly or else my voice becomes very low and weird. I tried gargling with warm salt water but no use. Please advise for a solution.?

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Secunderabad
Give rest to the voice and get indirect laryngoscopic examination by ENT surgeon . You may have developed vocal nodules.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do? Please let me know.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
Overeating may be an underlying symptom. This needs to be looked into in detail. Certain people over eat in emotionally testing times, stress, while others do so chronically. It is essential that you understand that limiting portions may make you hungry again and again, but there is no harm in eating smaller meals at regular intervals. Infact its better. Your weight and height point out that you are quite underweight and the bmi ratio is about 14.3, which is quite low. I would recommend a thyroid function test for you, if despite eating big meals, you aren't putting on weight. Detailed examination is a must for you.
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My son aged about 27 years, basically B. Tech, is in the habit of smoking Grass (Ganja) in excess quantity. He has become hyperactive. Please may I know the remedy.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is a lot of hype by those who want to legitimize it and those who love it: there is a bias because of their selfish motives. The antagonists on the other hand willfully propagate the dangers, sometimes without substantiated reasons to dissuade its use. If you know it is harmful why would you want to play with it? The obsession and compulsive use are when you become addicted to the substance. Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When one smokes pot, the body absorbs THC right away. (If he eats baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for the body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in the stomach before it enters the bloodstream). He may notice changes in his body right after he smokes. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: •Dizziness •Shallow breathing •Red eyes and dilated pupils •Dry mouth •Increased appetite •Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i. E. For example, you can see sounds and hear colors! If he is finding it very difficult to give it up on his own then admit him in a rehabilitation center and go through the 12 steps to recovery. After that attend NA meetings and keep himself clean forever. He will need to alter his lifestyle, change his friends, his haunts, his habits, etc. He must learn to have fun in clean ways. He must exercise regularly, eat well and sleep well. Emotionally he must be able to handle his feelings by expressing them appropriately. A counselor will teach him about emotions and how to handle them.
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I am 34 yrs old male. I have Pervasive developmental disorders from last 3 months.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Pervasive developmental disorder is a disorder of childhood. If it is present, it has to be present since childhood. As you say you are having it since last 03 months. So please explain in details what do you want to say. It is always better to describe your symptoms in detail, so that we can help you better.
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How to handle stress? I have been having severe headaches from time to time and facing many problems?

Certificate Course on Epilepsy/ EEG, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology, DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Neurologist,
How to handle stress? I have been having severe headaches from time to time and facing many problems?
Yoga and meditation is b and large the best way to handle stress, to manage headaches sleep and relaxation is best.
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Anger Can Trigger Heart Attack or Stroke

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,

A flash of anger may precipitate heart attack or stroke in susceptible individuals within two hours of anger episode as per a systematic review showed by Murray Mittleman, Dr PH, of the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues in the European Heart Journal.

The relative risks estimated in this meta-analysis indicate that there is a higher risk of cardiovascular events after outbursts of anger among individuals at risk of a cardiovascular event, but because each episode may be infrequent and the effect period is transient, the net absolute impact on disease burden is extremely low. However, with increasing frequency of anger episodes, the risk increases.

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I have lack of concentration issue. I forget the things by way. Please suggest solution. Or if any Ayurvedic medicine ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Step 1 Make a tally of every time your mind wanders on a 3x5 card. Divide the card up into three sections: morning, afternoon and night. Every time you catch your mind wandering, make a little check mark in the appropriate box. After only a little while, you'll find that your mind won't wander as often, simply by keeping a tally! Being aware of the issue is the first step, and this method helps you stay very aware of each time you lose your concentration. Your awareness of what you're doing will eventually help you improve your concentration, without any added effort. With this method, you'll eventually be able to pinpoint your most vulnerable times. Say you find a lot of tallies during the morning, when you're still tired and your mind is likely to drift. That's a sign that you should be improving your concentration by getting more sleep, or eating a healthy breakfast. Improve Your Concentration Step 2. Set aside specific times during the day in order to let your mind wander or your concentration drift. If you have a set time during the day ? say your "drift off" time is at 5:30 every day, when you get back from school or work ? you may be less likely to sanction drifting off during 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. If you catch yourself drifting off during any of the unsanctioned times, tell yourself that you have a designated drift off time and try to keep your brain concentrated on whatever task is at hand. Improve Your Concentration Step 3 Help improve the flow of oxygen to the brain. Blood is the main vehicle of oxygen in our bodies. But blood gets pooled in the lower half of our bodies as a result of gravity, and doesn't push as much oxygen to the brain, where it helps improve concentration. In order to help oxygenate the brain, get up and take a walk every so often to get the blood pumping. If you're stuck at work and you can't really carve out the time for exercise, try doing exercises at work. These can include any number of things, including isometric or aerobic exercises. Improve Your Concentration Step 4.Remember to give your brain a quick break at least every hour, at most every 30 minutes. If your brain has to concentrate consistently for hours at a time, it loses processing power and your concentration levels slip.Better to space your project out and take breaks or power naps in between in order to reboot your concentration and keep it humming at closer to 100%. Improve Your Concentration Step 5. Practice doing one thing at a time, and doing it to completion.If you jump all over the place and start a new project before you've finished the last one, you're telling your brain that it's okay to switch from one subject to another. If you really want to improve your concentration, you'll start trying to convince your brain to finish one task before you move onto the next one. Apply this philosophy to as many different tasks in your life as possible. You may think that finishing one book before starting the other has nothing to do with finishing work on one car before starting work on another, but they're surprisingly alike if you think about. Even the smallest tasks have reverberations in other parts of your life. Improve Your Concentration Step 6 Be aware of the spider technique. What happens when you hold a vibrating tuning fork next to a web with a spider in it? The spider comes to investigate where the noise is coming from because it pays to be curious. But what happens if you repeatedly hold a vibrating tuning fork next to the spider's lair After a while, the spider won't stop to investigate the tuning fork anymore. It knows what to expect, so it ignores it. The spider technique is behaving just like the spider. Expect for distractions to come and try to throw you off your concentration. A door slams. A bird whistles. A flash mob erupts. Whatever the distraction is, continue focusing on your task at hand. Be like the spider and turn a blind eye to distractions that you know can throw you off your concentration. Improve Your Concentration Step 7 Do work at a desk, not your bed. Your bed is where you sleep; your desk is where you work and concentrate. Your mind makes these sorts or associations subconsciously, which means that you're sending a "sleep" signal to your mind if you're trying to work on your bed. This is counterproductive because you're actually asking your brain to do two things at once (concentrate and sleep). Instead, ask you brain to either concentrate or sleep by choosing your workstation carefully. Improve Your Concentration Step 8 Try the five-more rule. The five-more rule is simple. Whenever you feel like quitting or losing concentration, tell yourself to do five more of whatever you were doing. If it's math problems, do five more problems. If it's reading, do five more pages. If it's concentrating, do five more minutes. Find the energy deep within to do five more of whatever you were you doing. Method 2 of 3: Keywords Technique 1 Try the Keywords Technique. In this simple technique, the only thing you have to do is to find the right keyword on what you are studying or doing and whenever you lose concentration or feel distracted or your mind wanders to something else, start saying that keyword repeatedly in your mind until you come back to the topic at hand. The keyword in this technique is not a single, fixed word but keeps changing according to your study or work. There are no rules to select the keyword and whichever word the person feels that it will bring back his concentration can be used as a keyword. Example: When you are reading an article about the guitar. Here the keyword guitar can be used. Start reading each sentence slowly and while reading, whenever you feel distracted or not able to understand or concentrate, start saying the keyword guitar, guitar, guitar, guitar, guitar until your mind comes back to the article and then you can continue your reading. Ask privately if more doubts
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I am a 35 year old man, unmarried and alone. Feeling dettached from everyone around and fade up with people who just expect and do not care much. I lost my concentration, dont like to laugh and avoid public interaction. Dont know wht to do. I feel that day by day i am getting down.

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
I sincerely feel this is simple attitudinal problem. So many single people are out there enjoying their life and treating bachlorhood as paradise. If you are not able to enjoy bachelorhood, it could purely be due to your attitude. You may post a detailed private querty to me (for a fee) and I shall provide you detail diagnosis and psychological treatment.
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I have a back pain after elipsy and till now I did not take medicine. Tell me should i continue my medication or not ?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
You should not stop anti epileptic medicines with out consulting your doctor. Kindly show me a photograph of the 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. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 43 yes, have bipolar disorder for past 20 yes. Can it pass on to my children. 8 years old another 16 yr. What symptoms show this disorder.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Yes, bipolar disorder is hereditary. Your children have a 10-15% chance of having bipolar disorder. The symptoms mostly manifest in middle or late adulthood. Keep an eye on any mood symptoms that your children show. Educate them about the illness. There is no need to be afraid, as most of the times the symptoms can be controlled with medicines. Also, most patients live a relatively normal life as the symptoms are episodic. One should monitor sleep changes and mood changes. Any extreme deviation could be a signal for an episode.
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My brother having viral fever we consulted to a Dr. He is taking medicine on time but the issue he is feeling very low even can't walk properly having body ache .neither eating nor talk with anyone. My question is what I can give him to eat so tht he will get well soon? Suggest best thanks in advance.

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
My brother having viral fever we consulted to a Dr. He is taking medicine on time but the issue he is feeling very lo...
Pls consult a physician as quite a few times things take a turn for the worst. U need to see to it that he has adequate nutrition to help him cope n recuperate. Light regular small meals plus fluids eg water, juice,ors. Oral rehydration salt used as per instructions. Hope your brother gets well soon. Rgds.
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I've been dating this guy for more than 6 months and got to know about his anxiety issue in the 5th month. I've been very supportive of him and he takes medication like anti depressants and meeting with physiatrist/counselor. He's been in Mumbai for the last month or so. Not sure if I should get involved since on valentines day he said at the end of the day he likes being independent. His work got affected and he's looking out again. So told him he's just going through a phase. We chat once in a while to check on each other n the last time he told me not to worry about him. But never forgets to add how much he appreciates everything I do. I'm 34 and he's 35. But this is the first time I've ever seriously dated someone. Should I let go or continue to be with him?

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mohali
I've been dating this guy for more than 6 months and got to know about his anxiety issue in the 5th month. I've been ...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, I went through your query in detail and can undertsand the dilemma that you must be facing. I feel that the fact that your boy friends is seeking treatment for anxiety/depression should not have a bearing on your decision. Rather, the decision should be based on the fact whether both of you want it to succed equally. If your boy friend is not ready to commit to the relationship, continuing with a one sided relationship will only add to your frustration. We all as human beings want our partners to be appreciative and caring. In case we do not get the due attention from them, it hurts us. And to continously face same things can only lead to further cashes. So, the best way out is to talk frankly with him about the future of your relationship. If he is ready to continue and give his best to help the relationship work, go ahead and give your best. If not, its time to move on in life. I do hope I was able to clear some of the confusion for you. Best wishes.
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