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Dr. S. Balasubramaniam  - Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. S. Balasubramaniam

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DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS

Neurologist, Chennai

15 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
Dr. S. Balasubramaniam 89% (18 ratings) DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Neurologist, Chennai
15 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
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Dr. S. Balasubramaniam is a trusted Neurologist in Velachery, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 15 years of experience as a Neurologist. He is a qualified DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS. You can meet Dr. S. Balasubramaniam personally at Diya Speciality Clinic in Velachery, Chennai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S. Balasubramaniam on Lybrate.com.

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DM - Neurology - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2014
MD - General Medicine - Stanley Medical College, Chennai - 2006
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2002
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Indian Academy of Neurology
Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA)

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Epilepsy: What Should You Know?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Epilepsy: What Should You Know?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is characterised by recurring epileptic seizures. These seizures can be brief or can persist for prolonged periods. Vigorous episodes which last long can result in physical injuries such as broken bones. Mention that 6th February is International epilepsy day.

Causes of Epilepsy
The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, most medical practitioners attribute epileptic seizures to brain injury, tumours, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Bouts of fainting
  4. Short spans of blackout
  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing
  6. Panic
  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures an epileptic person usually encounters.

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause
  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cannot detect it
  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason.

Treatments

  1. Medication: Medication is the most common treatment in case of epilepsy. Drugs taken on a regular basis can stop the seizure partially. But in very severe cases, they seem to have no effect at all.
  2. Surgery: For symptomatic seizures which are caused due to abnormal brain function, surgery can be a way to get rid of seizures. In some minor cases, nerve stimulation in the brain and special diets can be prescribed to control the epileptic seizures.

Five facts about epilepsy you need to know:

  • Epilepsy is not psychosis or madness and can be treated easily 
  • Popular celebraties with epilepsy include Aristotle, Alfred Nobel, Alexander the great, Sir Isaacs Newton, Martin Luther and Julius Caesar etc. 
  • Woman with epilepsy can have a normal pregnancy 
  • Newer medicines for epilepsy are effective and very safe 
  • Surgery can cure epilepsy in some patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.
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I easily forget anything. If you give me any work definatly I will forget it. I am confuse at this time. Am I suffering from any disease?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Dementia, depression, hypothyroidism, vitamin b12 deficiency, poor concentration, poor sleep. Any of these can cause memory impairment.
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My mother was suffering from brain tumor and after the operation tumor was in grade 1 according to the biopsy report and operation has done in 2013 and after the operation two times mri has conducted and according to the mri report tumor was not increased. My first query is that if the tumor is in grade 1 that will be permanently cured or not. And if it is not permanently cured then what is chances or how long patient will be survived.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Grade 1 tumor is relatively less aggressive. If the tumor was completely removed during the surgery and there was no recurrence even after 2 years, it is less likely to be a problem in the future. However you have to be vigilant and have regular follow up with your Neurologist.
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My wife is having Parkinsons. No trembling but stiffness in muscle, difficulty in walking, speech, writing. Taking treatment with syndopa 900 mg/daily for the past six years. What is your suggestion to get relief / improvement . Siddha, Ayurvedic, homeopathy or any alternate treatment is ok ?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Syndopa is the best medicine available for Parkinson's disease. However the dosing and dosage interval should be individualized based on the need. Even improper dosing and dosage interval may produce poor control. Also there are many other drugs available which could helpful if added to Syndopa judiciously. There is a surgical procedure called DBS is available which can give better result in carefully selected patients.
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Hi doctor, my mother is suffering with nerve weekeness.. i wanted to know about that

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Sorry for delayed answer. Please specify what do you mean by nerve weakness. Give me detailed history of your mother's problem. Let me try to clarify your doubts.
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Damaged nerve in ncs test result condition value as ncv(ms) is 46.67(wrist) is it recoverable?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Hi Mr. Narasimha Rao, You can't decide with single nerve conduction value. Also NCV is different for different nerves. One need complete nerve conduction report and full history of the problem and examination of the person to come to a conclusion.
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