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Dr. Raja

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. Raja is a popular Neurologist in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Narayana Hospital in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Raja on Lybrate.com.

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My 65 yr old aunt is being kept in ventilator after being infected by pneomonia post surgery. She suffered a mild seizure today and bp became low. What causes these seizures? are they dangerous?

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Dear , seizures in icu can be due to many causes. However it would be impossible to tell the cause without seeing the blood reports. Most commonly inpneumonia pts it can be due to low sodium. And yes she does seem to be critical based on what you have said.

I have pain running from my back to the the left leg, sometimes have numbness in the feet also, please suggest.

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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You have to elaborate your symptoms as to whats been the duration of back pain, leg pain and numbness in legs. Since you have neuropathic symptoms as well, I will like you to: 1) get a detailed neurological ( motor and sensory examination) done by a physical therapist and send it to me 2) mri ls spine 3) x ray ls spine ap & lateral - flexion and extension views we will have to see the compression because we cannot allow this numbness to remain there for a long time, as it indicates that there is compression and inflammation in nerve at spine region. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.

I am 33 years old, I have migraine problem, i am always getting headache, what I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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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.

I have a problem of migrane. How can I get recover & how much time get to recover it. Please ans me?

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Ayurveda
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To get relief from migraine- * give a balanced diet with vegetables, cereals, milk, fruits. Sit in the sun rays for atleast 8-10 minutes daily. * do bhramari pranayam twice a day. * practice sarwangasan and shirshasan under the guidance of yoga expert. * sit with the gyan mudra in hands. * take rogan badam (almond oil) and put it 1/2 tea spoon in a glass of milk and drink it in the morning. * if the headache is very severe & untolerable then you can take a tablet of paracetamol or ibuprofen. * you can take 2 teaspoon of shankhpushpi syrup in the morning.

How to come out of depression? N cure insomniac, cause m nt able to sleep, any drug which is easily available so I can take to sleep.

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Homeopath
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How to come out of depression? N cure insomniac, cause m nt able to sleep, any drug which is easily available so I ca...
Hello, Take avena sativa Q, 10 drops and passiflora Q, 30 drops , mix them in half cup of water and drink it , half an hour before your bed time , daily for a month. Revert me after then.

Is snoring a prime reason for sleep apnea? Can one assume that if there is no snoring, there is no sleep apnea. Give a detailed answer, sir?

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General Physician
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Snoring is just a symptom and sleep apnoea can be due to adenoid swelling or any obstacles in the pathway of upper respiratory tract

I'm 22years old. I'm suffering from headache since 6years. I consulted neurologist and went through CT scan. But the result is just normal. I used the prescribed medicines. When I stopped the course, problem is again on. I'm on homeopath medication now. What do you now, I'm not able to concentrate.

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I'm 22years old. I'm suffering from headache since 6years. I consulted neurologist and went through CT scan. But the ...
Check your eye sight for refractive error and also rule out sinusitis as the cause of headache and also migrane is a clinical diagnosis for headache and For headache take tablet paracetamol

My husband was diagnosed with brain tuberculosis in april this year. He was on medicines n was recovering but suddenly on 23rd july he suffered a minor stroke. Woth affected in squid right eye. Partial deviation on ride side of face and dysphagia. Though with medicine his eyes has improves 90 percent and one cannot make out any deviation on face. His walk has also become more confident. But his swallowing is showing NO IMPROVEMENT. He cannot even swallow his own spit. Please help. He is 6 feet and 92 kgs and on the following medication. Pyzina 750 thrice daily combutol 1200 mg once daily Onfloxin twice daily Decmax 4 mg thrice daily. Pan 40 Zofer. Zapiz once every night. Please please guide me. Its been 20 days. What further tests or medicines can be of any help. We try feeding half spoon soup .it goes but within 30 sec to 1 min .it comes out with cough n spit. Please please help.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
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Dear lybrate reader, reevaluation by treating physician &neurologist at earliest. B'couz on feeding with present symptoms liquid can go in lungs resulting in pneumonia. He has been recovering well but need reassessment. Good follow up, regular medication &monitoring with good nursing care is must. Diet as per doctors advise, god bless you. Be positive. All the best. Immunotherapy, allied therapy sos.

I take it a medicament sinogan, because I was desperate not to sleep and hurt much head the doctor I visited told me that had no importance and not he sent me nothing to sleep, then I was told that drug was used for sleeping and I bought it, but really not is the reason for the insomnia If I was thinking about not taking it more, because it says that it is for schizophrenia and other things, and the adverse effects they are scary because they affect many things Is that according to what I think is that both antibiotic affect me the nervous system and as I think that can not sleep. Because from January to may of this year I took as 9 different antibiotics, including antifungal and amoebas. And all those caused me acidity and hurt my throat with the acids of the stomach And that is why I have now destroyed bacterial flora I think it could be poisoning of antibiotics my body maybe.

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I take it a medicament sinogan, because I was desperate not to sleep and hurt much head
the doctor I visited told me ...
1.You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2.You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3.Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4.Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5.Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6.Take light dinner. 7.Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time. Have a glass of warm milk at bed time . 8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner. Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10. Don’t sleep in day time 11. Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor.

I'm having upper abdominal right below my ribs usually after I eat, side pain like under my rib usually after I eat, really bad migraines, right side of my chest hurts kinda like my boob, dizzy, light headed, I feel like I'm going to pass out, and I also feel like I'm going to get sick, and now I feel like my left arm is week and numb. What could this be?

MBBS
General Physician
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I'm having upper abdominal right below my ribs usually after I eat, side pain like under my rib usually after I eat, ...
You may be having hyperacidity along with dyspepsia or chronic gasteritis which is a precurser of peptic ulcer you should consult a medical/ gasenterologist. He will guide you do not self medicate.

I am 22 years old. I had migraine when I was 15 years old. Doctor prescribed me ct scan etc and medicines for 3 months regular. I took the medicine for 10-15 days after that it felt that pain is gone So I stopped taking medicine. But after that whenever I had headache it was always in some portion of head not full. Now a days I am again getting this type of headache. Is this due to the previous symptoms ?what should I do? And also I am always filled with anxiety and depression is this due to this? Kindly suggest me solution.

MBBS
General Physician
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If you have recurrent attack of headache1. It could be a tension headache due to anxiety/stress, depression inadequate sleep, low bp/high bp, migraine, prolonged use of cell phone/computer, chronic anaemia, refractive error, chronic sinusitis, organic brain lesion 2. Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion, have adequate sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily in the night 3. Go for regular exercise 4. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5. Check for refractive error, sinusitis hemoglobin, bp 6. Avoid prolonged use of cell phone/computer 7. Consult neurologist to rule out other causes of headache, if required take a ct scan /mri of brain to exclude any brain lesion 8. If it is migraine you have to take migraine prophylactic drug after consulting neurologist.

I am suffering from migraine so can suggest me any kind of precautions that I have to take?

MBBS
General Physician
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In acute pain take tablet brufen sos. Tell me other symptoms like photophobia, vomiting, dyspepsia associated with migraine so that we can help you

I am 76 years old chronic insomnia, I needs strong home medicine to sleep soundly for 6-8 hrs, no depression or tensions no worries, no thoughts after 10 pm no tv /no reading/no thoughts. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 76 years old chronic insomnia, I needs strong home medicine to sleep soundly for 6-8 hrs, no depression or tensi...
Hi, there are two types of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia: primary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problem. Secondary insomnia: secondary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn); pain; medication they are taking; or a substance they are using (like alcohol). Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Management: here are five tips everyone can use to help improve the quality of their sleep: keep your bedroom cool and dark put away/turn off all electronic devices while preparing for bedtime stick to a regular bedtime and wake time every day, even on weekends stop drinking caffeine by the early afternoon and avoid large late-night meals skip the late-afternoon nap, as it can make it harder to sleep at bedtime avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension. Do regular exercise. Go for a brisk walk in the morning. Medication: take schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos./ once daily at night for 1 month.

There is numbness and pain in the middle finger of right hand and left foot below the ankle pls guide.

BHMS, MD HOM.
Homeopath
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There is numbness and pain in the middle finger of right hand and left foot below the ankle pls guide.
Start with Homeopathic medicine:- Ruta graveolens 30 Actea racemosa 30 4 pills each medicine x 3 times daily x 30 days Take medicine as advised. Consult in private.

I am 53 years old male affected by a stroke (left hemiplegia) five months before and now under rehabilitation. Whether this stroke is curable and shall I become 100% normal like before stroke? I am doing physical exercises, walking and oil massage. Is any other therapy recommended, like VARMAM?

MBBS
General Physician
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Physiotherapy is the best answer for your problem please continue with that and let us hope for the best remember your will power can do any thing under the sun best of luck.

Which is the best medicine for epilepsy Sodium valporate gastro resistant tablet I P 500mg or Divalproex Prolonged release tablets I P Valance* O D 500. Please explain its side effects and more.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician
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All d medication, has side effects, but no alternative, follow your doctor religiously&report any type of discomfort to take necessary actions.

Sir I'm 25 years old. I'm love failure. Im very stressed and even shivering of my hands and body. So what to do.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist
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Sir I'm 25 years old. I'm love failure. Im very stressed and even shivering of my hands and body. So what to do.
You are not a failure, this is your learning period take it as a challenge of your life. Give a positive answer to life for this. Show your strength and positivity. This is not the end this is beginning of your new life. When you feel week take some deep breaths and do breathing or relaxation exercise. You can go for a nature walk in morning or evening at any time. This will keep your mind fresh. Join yoga or any meditation centre it will give strength to your mind and body. Be positive you will be ok soon. If you want any help from us you can contact us.

Always make use of the cold therapy within the first 24-48 hours of the acute stage of an injury

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Physiotherapist
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Always make use of the cold therapy within the first 24-48 hours of the acute stage of an injury, to prevent tissue damage or after the first 48 hours if inflammation persists.
Always make use of the cold therapy within the first 24-48 hours of the acute stage of an injury

What are the simtons for brain tumor if it effects deeply how its heart is this the only come to people who addicted to ciggarate?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist
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Brain tumor can have several symptoms such as headache, vomiting, double vision, fits, weakness of arm or leg. It can occur in any person, however, smoking increases the risk of cancer.

I suffer from migraine headaches when exposed to sunlight. What preventions should I take.

MBBS
General Physician
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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.
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