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Dr. S. S. K. Ayyar

MBBS, MD, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Chennai

60 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. S. S. K. Ayyar MBBS, MD, DM - Neurology Neurologist, Chennai
60 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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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. S. S. K. Ayyar is a renowned Neurologist in Adyar, Chennai. He has over 60 years of experience as a Neurologist. He is a qualified MBBS, MD, DM - Neurology . He is currently associated with Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S. S. K. Ayyar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kerala University, Trivandrum, - 1957
MD - Armed Forces College, University of Pune, - 1969
DM - Neurology - Institute of Neurology, Madras University, Madras, - 1978
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English
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Indian Academy of Neurology
Neurological Society of India
Association of Physicians of India
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Good Evening. Please do not discard my request. Please read my problem completely. 3 years back my mother suffered TIA attack something like paralytic stroke after treatment she recovered and takes Telma 20, Deplatt 75, Calaptin 40 mg and Avas 5mg. Everything was going on well even though she had little weakness and did not get her complete strength. But however after 3 years suddenly last week she complained of pain in Right hand a pulling like tight feeling then suddenly she felt her Right hand is very weak and is not like her left hand and felt tingling sensation in fingers of Right hand and lost grip in her Right hand. We were very much worried as to what is this after 3 years again. So we took her to Apollo hospital where Dr. asked for few tests like Lipid profile, ECG, 2D ECHO and Carotid doppler some ultrasound tests. All her tests showed normal. So Doctor said nothing to worry reports are normal but it was again a symptom of TIA Paralytic stroke attack. Doctor changed Deplatt 75 to Deplatt 75 A. Which has (aspirin). Our Doctor said nothing to worry its just come and gone. But this put my family and especially my mother in a lot of fear as to why this stroke effect had come back after 3 years when BP and other reports are normal. I need your help to please tell me is anything serious going to happen to my mother? Is it any indication to serious health problem? She again lost her strength and her confidence of recovery and is having sleepless nights from 1 week. Please assist me. Will my mother be completely cured or will these attack keep coming and going. Please advice if any risk involved. Thanking you Shalini.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Good Evening. Please do not discard my request. Please read my problem completely. 3 years back my mother suffered TI...
As the meaning of tia goes. The patient recovers completely within next 24 hours. If not. Then we call it a stroke. A tia is said to be a warning for a stroke. Good that she is under proper medications which are given to prevent a major attack. You may ask the physician to take care of her anxiety and give her some reassurances.
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I'm 18 years old female my name is simian soni nd I have a problem of numbness, left side of my body is totally numb before I wake up in the morning I want to know that which type of symptoms or problem is that?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. See, if you have numbness in one half of the body, it is important to clinically examine you and focus has to be on cervical spine and brain region. Since this is a slightly sensitive issue, I will advise you to get in touch of a neurophysician and get a detailed evaluation done for yourself. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I have numbness in feet to hip with leg in right side. Please advise.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
I have numbness in feet to hip with leg in right side. Please advise.
Numbness may be due to sciatica, pivd or peripheral neuropathy. You can see an orthopaedic/neuro surgeon who may advise for mri spine and ncs to know the exact problem and then treat you accordingly. Meanwhile you may take vitamin b 12, and b6.
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I sometimes got vibration in my heart and body and I have remembering problem too. What should I do?

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
I sometimes got vibration in my heart and body and I have remembering problem too. What should I do?
It is nothing, neglect it. But get blood test for serum calcium. Take plenty milk. You are quite young.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Expect More from Autistic Kids

If you think it's easy being a kid with autism, think again. Not only are you faced with all of the challenges related to a serious developmental disorder, but you're ALSO faced with a raft of raised expectations that other kids are spared.

You read that right. It's true. Kids with autism are very often expected to behave better, focus better, and interact with more social graces than kids without autism.

High Functioning Autism
And if they don't the consequences can be severe. Rather than receiving a "pass" as typical kids might ("he's having a bad day," "she's just a little shy," etc.), kids with autism who don't present themselves in a manner deemed "appropriate" can receive consequences or be quickly relegated to "special" classrooms, segregated sports teams, and yet more intensive therapies.

What do these increased expectations look like? Here are a few comparisons that may surprise you.

Typically developing children are often "addicted" to cell phones, ipads, and other devices. When addressed, they may give fleeting glances to the peers adults around them. This poor social etiquette is generally given a passing shrug, as adults note how times -- and expectations -- have changed. Not so for children on the autism spectrum. When they fail to look an adult or peer in the eye, they are challenged to do so -- and may received consequences such as the loss of a privilege if they fail to do so.
Etiquette is, let's face it, a dying art. Very few typically developing children are asked to shake hands firmly with adults while making direct eye contact and saying lines like "it's a pleasure to meet you." Children with autism, however, are taught just these somewhat archaic skills -- skills which are not only age inappropriate, but which mark them as even more "special" among their peers.

Conversation among children, particularly boys, is typically very basic. Kids may say little more than "lookit!" "Cool!" "Can I try?" for long periods of time. And that's fine. Unless the children happen to be autistic. In that case, assuming they are verbal, they are asked to ask and answer questions that are utterly inappropriate for children of their age. What 10 year old -- except an autistic child in a social skills group run, almost always, by middle-aged women -- says "how was your weekend? did you have a good time at the zoo? which animals did you like best? we went to the movies. I enjoyed seeing the new Disney film."
Plenty of typically developing children are shy, or have a tough time reading body language and social cues. When that happens, adults may note that the child is shy, and either accommodate their preferences or gently encourage more social interaction. Autistic children are not so lucky. A preference for quiet and/or solitude is rarely seen as a personal preference, and instead is viewed as an autistic symptom. As a result, it must be "remediated" through a course of social skills training, peer "buddy" events, and other therapeutic programs.
Many typically developing children have behavior issues at school. They may blurt out answers rather than raise their hands, lose focus during tests, or have a tough time sharing or collaborating. When that happens, for the most part, teachers respond with brief admonitions to "raise your hand," "play nicely," or "work with your partner." Children with autism, however, have a much tougher standard to meet. When they "blurt" or lose focus, they are subject to various consequences which may range from losing privileges to actually being transferred to a segregated school setting.
When a typical child comes home and spends time alone to wind down, parents are usually very accepting. After all, everyone needs a little alone time -- right? When a child with autism does the same, however, parents are concerned: is he making friends? Does he need more social skills therapy? There's a good chance that alone time will not be tolerated.
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Hello. I have acute pain in Neck, numbness ,huge Tingling symptoms of cervical .Though I am doing hte permanent typical exercise for this but unable to get ride it. I wanted to really get rid of it. Please guide me best.

M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Gandhidham
Hello. I have acute pain in Neck, numbness ,huge Tingling symptoms of cervical .Though I am doing hte permanent typic...
Hello. lybrate-user. If the pain is rradiating from neck to arm for last 6 months despite taking medications. I would advise you to undergo cervical spine MRI. Although proper and through clinical examination would help me better diagnose the issue, based on your symptoms MRI is recommended. If there is compression of nerve roots or cord exercise would not help, in fact it may worsen the problem.
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My headache start from any side and covers complete head. I don't have any spectacles I have checked for glass but they said my eye sight are perfect no need of glasses, even I don't have any migraine problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My headache start from any side and covers complete head. I don't have any spectacles I have checked for glass but th...
Check your Bp.Avoid stress and anxiety.You should have adequate sleep for 7-8 hours daily,avoid physical and mental exertion,drink plenty of water.If you have recurrent headache you may have to take CT scan of brain after consulting neurologist to find out the cause of headache
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Hi I am 28 years old and I have migraine problem before 2-3 weeks so what should I do for it.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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.
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Hello Doctor, my friend dolly she has brain tumor, its in 2nd stage, is there any cure for that, what precautions should take.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Brain tumor needs surgery. After that depending on the biopsy report, radiation or chemotherapy may be needed.
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My brain is blanked. I didn't have any memory.One told the any thing I forgot immediately.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Get yourself checked up by a competent specialist and if it turns normal then you need to trust yourself, everything could be due to stress and worries of life. I f you cant manage yourself connect with a specialist like me. You will be fine.
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How I prevent insomnia?

Ph.D, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
The relaxation techniques like breathing exercises regularly in one particular time of 15 minutes duration and meditation for about 10 minutes initially may help
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Since from a month am suffering from severe headache. How to conform whether it is a migraine or something else?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Since from a month am suffering from severe headache. How to conform whether it is a migraine or something else?
Hello, Before coming to any conclusion, first get your blood pressure checked, make a chart. Let me know about the readings, will give you medication accordingly. Medication: Meantime, can start with homoeopathic medicine - Bakson's Mig Aid tablet/ after every 2 hours.
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Hi, My wife is having migraine problem as discussed with her family doctor. Same happened based on level of tension, sleeping hours and Sun light exposure as per my observation. Want to know some information about this disease which is: 1. How to know level of migraine. Through any lab test or frequency of occurring. 2. What are the medicine / actions can be taken during the headache. 3. What are the precautionary steps to be taken to avoid the same. 4. Lastly, Whether same is curable. Pls let me know in case of any further information required.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, My wife is having migraine problem as discussed with her family doctor. Same happened based on level of tension, ...
Hello, * U are obeased by 25 kg. * U need to go through certain under noted tips: * Take,plenty of water to eliminate toxins* Go for meditation to reduce your stress.* take your meal in time,avoiding junk food,* Take, oats and green tea in breakfast.*Certain symptoms are needed to b clarified** # Is Headache ,temporal , occipetal or frontal ? # does she suffer from sinusitis? # Gastric disorder,acidity ? Take, Homoeo-medicines** @ Netrum mur @00-6 pills, thrice a day. @ Spigelia 200-,6 pills,thrice a day. Report your progress with all sorts of information.
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Sir, my mother has migraine problem and for last some days the problem increases. Why can we do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am giving some health tips for Migraine headache •1.You can turn off light for some time •2.Apply hot or cold compresses to your head or neck. •Ice packs have a numbing effect, which may dull the sensation of pain. •Hot packs and heating pads can relax tense muscles. •3.Warm showers or baths may have a similar effect. •4.You can take Tea or coffee( but not excess) 5.Sleep well Here are some tips to encourage sound sleep. Establish regular sleep hours. •Minimize distractions. •Your eating habits can influence your migraines. •Be consistent. Eat at about the same time every day. Don't skip meals. Fasting increases the risk of migraines Avoid foods that trigger migraines kindly consult Physician for further management
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My dad - 71 years - he had ptca done in 1997 and was also diagnosed with diabetes. Till aug 2014 it was all working well with minimal drugs - diabetes under control through diet etc and cholesterol levels quite normal. However, last year in aug-14, he had high fever and got unconscious (10-15 minutes)/fallen down on the way to bathroom and fractured his leg. He does not remember what happened. Got admitted and was administered with antibiotics (novosafe). Meanwhile got catheter inserted as he was not able to pass urine and/or move because of fractured leg. Got released from hospital after 6-7 days but soon after two days again got high fever again and fell unconscious again. Gave bit of sugar and took to hospital - he felt much better by the time he reached to hospital and wsa hospitalized. Doctors suspected uti and diagnosed hypoglycemia. After that he had high fever 2 times and novosafe, piptaz courses for 6-7 days each time worked. Doctor suggested urine culture this jan 2015 and" susceptible to colistin" was found. We got 10 day course of colistin followed by 1 month course of niftas. He did not get high fever of 4-5 days after that. However got fever 5-6 times -- 100-101 degree - for a day or two with normal antibiotics gets over. Each time normal urine test showed few puss cells and couple of times off late not even those. Urine test was quite normal. We observed that high fever occurred after some physical exertion earlier 3-4 times but later 5-6 times after colistin course no such co-relation and got urine test done and puss cells were found very low/none. Usg and uriflowmetry was done in may-15 and not found any issues except that prostate slightly enlarged (which was noticed even in usg in aug 14) and for which doctor advised not to do any procedure except have tamdura (1 at bed time for 2 months) and take nurokind (1 every day for two months). Urologist does not think its recurrent uti case at least anymore. Diabetologist does not think its due to diabetes. Heart specialist also thinks nothing wrong there as lipid profile and color doppler showed normal. However, fever has been repeating every 15-20 days though puss cells are not found now. Every time he gets bit unconscious (5-10 minutes) - starts with some fever. Heavy eys. Getting unconscious. Expert suggested to consult now neuro-physician and cardiologist after usg and carotid doppler tests. Also, another expert doctor suggested it may be yers of diabetes causing the same. However, he suggested urine culture with sensitivity analysis including test for suspected fungiurea and atypical mycobacterial uti to rule out its uti. Not sure what to do (tried to keep it as brief and can give more details).

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
My dad - 71 years - he had ptca done in 1997 and was also diagnosed with diabetes. Till aug 2014 it was all working w...
Dear please give reports of cbc, esr, and usg (kub) with post-void film and also that of uroflow. Please post pictures as well. One more possibility is t. B. As t. B. Is very common in diabetic patients specially with irregular and recurrent fever.
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Extreme heavy shoulder pain becomes insensible and numb with no power to left hands. please help me?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Extreme heavy shoulder pain becomes insensible and numb with no power to left hands. please help me?
Do consult neuro physio and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by mobilisation exercise best wishes.
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Last week myhh friend has surgery for brain tumor. I wanna know that it can happen again in future. Is there any precautions for brain tumor..

M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Panaji
Brain tumours can recur if not totally excised and removed at surgery. Avoid cell phones and radiation as much as you possibly can.
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I am 40 years old male and I have been suffering from epilepsy for 30 years. I used ayurveda, and allopathic. Now I am continuing SELZIC OD 300 mgand rivotril 0.5 mg. Please release this disease.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there ~ if you are on epilepsy medication for 30 years you may want to discontinue the medication after doctors opinion since you haven't had a breakthrough seizure for a long time. You need to do so by tapering the dose of the medication slowl Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I'm epilepsy patient I want 2 know about my baby .I wanted 2 became mother. Will my baby born normal? I mean mere health se use koi problem to nahi hoga, pls given true advice. I need your help.

MD, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
95%chance of a normal and healthy baby. Which medicines are you taking. Avoid sodium valproate and get it changed. Take folic acid.
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Hi. I'm 19years old n I have migraine problem. Can it ve reduced? I've been using no medicines. I can't bear wen it starts. Help me doc.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Shir shuladi vajra ras vati 1 tab after lunch and dinner 6. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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