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Dr. Ragavendran

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

Dr. Ragavendran Neurosurgeon, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Ragavendran is a popular Neurosurgeon in Retteri, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ragavendran on Lybrate.com.

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I am taking levigress-500mg post my brain operation (held in Dec-2013), but from last few months I am gaining my weight and fat. Is this the side effect of this tablet? I am taking 3 dosage of (1mg levigress) in a day.

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General Physician,
I am taking levigress-500mg post my brain operation (held in Dec-2013), but from last few months I am gaining my weig...
Side effects of Levetiracetam : Dizziness, Vertigo, Headache, Drowsiness, Ataxia, Anorexia, Nervousness, Rashes, Depression, Tremor, Asthenia, Aggression. Weight gain can be related to overeating and lack of exercise
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Autism in Children

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Delayed Speech: Can it be autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than females. A recent study in US found 1 in 68 children suffering from autism.
What are some common signs of autism?

The hall feature of ASD is impaired social interaction. As early as infancy, a baby with ASD may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time. A child with ASD may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement.

Children with an ASD may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can’t understand social cues, such as tone of voice or facial expressions, and don’t watch other people’s faces for clues about appropriate behaviour. They lack empathy.

Many children with an ASD engage in repetitive movements such as rocking, or self-abusive behaviour such as biting or head-banging. They also tend to start speaking later than other children. Children with an ASD don’t know how to play interactively with other children. Some speak in a sing-song voice about a narrow range of favourite topics, with little regard for the interests of the person to whom they are speaking.

Children with characteristics of an ASD may have co-occurring conditions, including Fragile X syndrome (which causes mental retardation), tuberous sclerosis, epileptic seizures, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder. About 20 to 30 percent of children with an ASD develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood.
How is autism diagnosed?

Very early indicators that require evaluation by an expert include:
• no babbling or pointing by age 1
• no single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by age 2
• no response to name
• loss of language or social skills
• poor eye contact
• excessive lining up of toys or objects
• No smiling or social responsiveness.

If you find any of these features in your child, please consult the local pediatrician or child neurologist if available who can assess your child in detail. There is no single blood test to diagnose autism. However, the doctor needs to look into certain disorders in which children have similar features or having features of autism in addition to other signs of that disorder. E.g. Tuber sclerosis, Landau-kleffner syndrome (a form of Epilpesy), other childhood epilepsies, some metabolic and genetic disease. So your doctor may do some blood test, hearing assessment, EEG, etc. depending upon the presenting features and assessment.

What role does inheritance play?

Twin and family studies strongly suggest that some people have a genetic predisposition to autism. Identical twin studies show that if one twin is affected, there is up to a 90 percent chance the other twin will be affected. In families with one child with ASD, the risk of having a second child with the disorder is approximately 5 percent, or one in 20. This is greater than the risk for the general population.

Do symptoms of autism change over time?
For many children, symptoms improve with treatment and with age. Children whose language skills regress early in life (before the age of 3) appear to have a higher than normal risk of developing epilepsy or seizure-like brain activity. During adolescence, some children with an ASD may become depressed or experience behavioural problems, and their treatment may need some modification as they transition to adulthood. People with an ASD usually continue to need services and supports as they get older, but many are able to work successfully and live independently or within a supportive environment.

How is autism managed?

There is no cure for ASDs. However, it is important to diagnose it early and look for associated conditions like ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder), Epilepsy, sleep disorders, etc. Earlier is intervention, better is the outcome. Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement. The ideal treatment plan coordinates therapies and interventions that meet the specific needs of individual children.

Educational/behavioural interventions: Therapists use highly structured and intensive skill-oriented training sessions to help children develop social and language skills, such as Applied Behavioural Analysis. Family counselling for the parents and siblings of children with an ASD often helps families cope with the particular challenges of living with a child with an ASD.
Medications: Doctors may prescribe medications for treatment of specific autism-related symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Antipsychotic medications are used to treat severe behavioural problems. Seizures can be treated with one or more anticonvulsant drugs. Medication used to treat people with attention deficit disorder can be used effectively to help decrease impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Other therapies: There are a number of controversial therapies or interventions available, but few, if any, are supported by scientific studies. Parents should use caution before adopting any unproven treatments. Although dietary interventions have been helpful in some children, parents should be careful that their child’s nutritional status is carefully followed.

Conclusion: Autism is seen commonly now a day. The main features are delayed speech, poor eye contact and social interaction and restricted interest with repetitive behaviour. Parents and physician should aware of its early symptoms so that early intervention can be started.

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Best medicine for migraine.

M.D., M.B.B.S.
General Physician,
No best medicine. You have to use medicine by trial and irror basis. And after some years you have to change previous one with other drug.
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He is a diabetes patient & he stopped his medicine from 15 days after that he got a severe headache and got paralysis of left side wat should we do to cure him in 3to 5month or he will not cure? please tel me.

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Homeopath, Patna
He is a diabetes patient & he stopped his medicine from 15 days after that he got a severe headache and got paralysis...
Hello, * He has to continue all antidiabetics, cosult a diabetologist. * He, should be admitted in a good hospital for follow-up. * please, forward all the report , to reach a homoeopathic , solution. Take, care.
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I have migraine all the time. Is there any quick ways to cure this other than taking pain killers?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Vadodara
Yes there is another way to get relief other than pain killers you start cefagran nasal drops of charak pharma evrty night 2 drops in each nostril. And also start sutsekhar ras 2 tab twice a day ayurvedic for long time relief. Get well soon.
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Sir I am 27 years male my problem is my hands r shivering lightly so what is the reason for that please help me.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir I am 27 years male my problem is my hands r shivering lightly so what is the reason for that please help me.
shivering in hands can be due to stress, thrroid problems or deficiencies. a careful history and evaluation can help you with a diagnosis. feel free to consult if you would like my assistance
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So the problem started in November last year, I had fever, viral infection but I was a smoker so even in viral infection, I didn't stop smoking but after that viral infection, whenever I smoke I felt something awkward like numbness. This awkwardness went down after some time but then again after smoking it start again. In last 6 days I only smoked 2 cigarettes but still it feels but compare to previous days when I smoked a lot (around 10 cigarettes) less numbness. I started smoking in April 2015. Kindly suggest me what it is, I want to get rid of this feeling.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
So the problem started in November last year, I had fever, viral infection but I was a smoker so even in viral infect...
First do completely avoid smoking as nicotine is very harmful for bones and nerve sensory system do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly have balanced diet avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things best wishes.
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I am 26 years old. I came to know that I have been suffering with NMO spectrum disease. Can I be normal? Treatment continues from last two 3 months.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Yes, nmo has good treatments and you would improve. It is an auto-immune disease disease, and treatments are aimed at reducing the antibody levels.
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I'm patient of epilepsy. Ye disorder muje sleep me hota h, always hv ox maxetol medicine. Kya permanent ilaz k lye operation ho skta h, is dis gud 4 me. Pls advice me.

MBBS, MD psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gulbarga
It's a good medication. No permanent treatment for epilepsy, few surgery are available, but done in resistant cases only. Needs assessment of seizure to clearly say that. If your seizure is controlled on medication then just continue medication, don't worry.
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I am 22 year ol I have migraine problem tell me the precautions for this and what is the reason behind that.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
The symptoms of migraine are Unilateral Headache, eye pain Throbbing and pulsating pain Nausea and Vomiting Increased sensitivity to light and sound Feeling of Dizzy or Faint Treatment of migraine Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food, drink plenty of water and take rest.. Check your BP, avoid stressand anxiety since it precipitates migraine attack If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis after consulting doctor. Check your BP, avoid anxiety and stress since it precipitates attack
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Hello sir mein 4-5 month se head pain ho raha hai. Ankho par stress rehta h. Maine ishke liye eye specialist se concern kiya. Unho ne bola apke eye thik h. Mujhe bola apko migraine ki problem h.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hello sir mein 4-5 month se head pain ho raha hai. Ankho par stress rehta h. Maine ishke liye eye specialist se conce...
you can go for following remedy You can also try thes home remedies Natural home remedy using green tea and lemon: 1. Take 1 cup warm water 2. Add a green tea bag 3. Squeeze ½ a lemon 4. Mix well 5. Drink for instant relief Surely you will get results.
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Depakine chrono or keppra for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Which one is more useful and better?

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Both can be used in Juvenile myoclonoc epilepsy. Your doctor will give dosage depending on body weight.
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My hand is shivering at times and I also some times my heart beat increases so much that my whole body feels like shivering.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My hand is shivering at times and I also some times my heart beat increases so much that my whole body feels like shi...
Please do meditation daily take tab prothiaden 15 1 at nt please check thyroid hormone levels bsl ct brain send report on lybrate.
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Sir, I am 25 years old. I did masturbation four years and I became very weak physically and also my both hands have been shivering since last 4 years. I consulted many but I could not get relief from hand shivering and weakness. I think hand shivering due to nerve problem OR not then what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Side effects of excessive masturbation Fatigue. Feeling tired all the time Lower back pain Stress / Anxiety Thinning hair / Hair Loss Soft / Weak Erection Premature Ejaculation Eye floaters or fuzzy vision Groin / Testicular Pain Pain or cramp in the pelvic cavity or/and tail bone consult neuro physician/ thanks
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Hi Sir Greetings. My mom is having symptoms like memory loss and speech problem and after MRI informed for CJD and in EEG not CJD Pls looking towards your valuable and favourable assistance for it and any treatment if can suggest to recover. Regards.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please There is no specific treatment in allopathy Can try Badam pak by Patanjali 2 tsf twice a day Saraswatarishta 20 ml twice daily with water.
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Sir, my age is 28 years. I had been diagnosed with Gilbert's syndrome in 2004. Earlier, I used to be sharper & attentive. But since 2009, I have started forgetting things. I don't find myself focused on a particular thing. I can't perform multiple tasks at a time (that much effectively). I searched the net and found out that GS patients may develop forgetfulness. Is GS the primary cause of these things? In that case, what should I do to rectify my GS? Some examples of problems faced by me (not always) : 1. I want to copy files from x folder to y. I go to x, select files (takes some time) and moves to paste it but where ? I forgot. Then after 2-3 seconds, I remember and paste it to y folder. 2. I had given the room key to x person while working on something (sitting with z person). After finishing work, we (myself & Z) returned to room to see room is locked. I started searching key (which I usually keep in my left pocket). Didn?t find it. Started searching other pockets. Not getting it. Panicked. Went back to the place I was sitting. Z person waited there itself. Didn?t find there too. On the way back to room, y person handed over me the key (in front of Z). I wonder how come it reached to him. He explained the key has been given to him by x person. I am still clueless how did it reach to x person. Z person (who was till then enjoying my fiasco) reminded me of giving the key to x. Then only I remembered. Quite embarrassing it was! 3. Locked the door. Came downstairs. Started thinking I haven?t. Needed to go back to check it again. (Had I been attentive enough while locking itself, I wouldn't have required to go back & check).

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
It is because your brain does not receive proper inputs.Do meditation in the early morning.Of Course it take some time to get into normal.But when you start continuing mediation regularly,it will be helpful.For time inspite of your work kindly note down in your notebook.What to do,where to keep things,whom to give certainly ok.
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Suffering from migraine problem one side head pain from the last 4 years once or twice in a month a day came where that migraine happened to me could you please provide some help or medication.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Migraine needs to be treated with anti migraine drugs and analgesics in acute episode. Use of prophylactic drugs like flunarizine is required in long standing case.
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