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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.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Neurologists in India. You will find Neurologists with more than 33 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Neurologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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Education
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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Migrane relief

Net Qualified In Community Health And Social Medicine, M.Sc - Dietetics and Community Nutrition
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Migrane relief
Migraine can be relied with consumption of these 6 functional foods.
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What are the symptoms of brain cancer and how much part of the brain gets affected by it?

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Unani Specialist, Moga
hi dear - when cancer invades brain cells -- it is called brain cancer - brain is having seats / switches - of all our body functions. so which ever centre is affected-- that type of symptoms develop -in the beginning only small part of brain is affected, later a bigger portion may be involved
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I am 30 Year old male. I am suffering from Sinusitis for 10 years. Which used to cause me sinus headache often. Chronic Sinus Headache led me Migraine. Migraine cause throbbing pain in my half head. Suggest me HOmeopathic medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Take Bakson's Sinus-Aid tablets/ 1 tablet 4 times a day. Avoid cold things, exposure to cold air.
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When I hold something with my left hand it starts shaking slowly. But the right hand is ok. What is the problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
When I hold something with my left hand it starts shaking slowly. But the right hand is ok. What is the problem?
This is basically nerves weakness you have to do regular exercises with your left hand and take cap meganeurone once daily for three months atleast
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Last year I went through MTP. Since then my weight has been increasing. In between I had an accident in which I had brain hemorrhage so I was on medicine for 3-4 continuously. I also had irregular mensuration. So I want to ask that my weight is due to hormonal changes after MTP or is it medication effect after accident? Kindly help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Weight gain is not due to hormonal changes after mtp and after taking medicine for brain hemorrhage. It could be due to other reasons. Investigate yourself after consulting gynecologist to find out the cause. Take usg abdomen to rule out polycystic ovary disease which can be a major reason for weight gain.
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Some times while doing work my hands get shivers, help me out by best recommendations & reason for so.

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Belgaum
Considering your age it can be anticipatory anxiety to do specific work or if it is happening always than you need to undergo neurological examination to fine the cause and think of treatment.
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I am male age 26 and I am suffering from migraine (partly headache) please help me how to recovery from this problem.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Migraine can be due to many reasons mainly improper diet, improper lifestyle or some medications. You need to correct lifestyle. Take light food, sleep early, exercise regularly, increase intake of cow ghee in diet and things will improve. Whenever it pains, start tea with 3 tsf cow ghee. Pain will reduce immediately.
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Hello sir, My daughter 11 years old she have PGE primary general epilepsy. She take Keppra 250 mg medicine. I want know if PGE can cure by operation are possible or not ? Any doctor or hospital in south Asian country? Please give solution without medicine.

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Neurosurgeon, Delhi
Hello sir, My daughter 11 years old she have PGE primary general epilepsy. She take Keppra 250 mg medicine. I want kn...
U need complete evaluation with epilepsy protocol mri. Why do you want operation if it can be treated with medicines. Brain operation is not without risks. If its medically refractory and surgically curable I may be of help. Whethet it can be cured by surgery we will only know after thorough evaluation.
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Migraine - Identifying the Early Signs!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Migraine - Identifying the Early Signs!

Headaches and migraines can vary drastically depending on their duration, specific symptoms and the person they are affecting. The more you know about your specific type of headache or migraine, the better prepared you will be to treat them—and possibly even prevent them. The two types of migraine are- 

  1. Migraine without aura: The majority of migraine sufferers have Migraine without Aura. 
  2. Migraine with aura: Migraine with Aura refers to a range of neurological disturbances that occur before the headache begins, usually lasting about 20-60 minutes.

Symptoms of migraine vary and also depend on the type of migraine. A migraine has four stages: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. But it is not necessary that all the migraine sufferers experience all the four stages.

Prodrome: The signs of this begin to appear a day or two days before the headache starts. The signs include depression, constipation, food cravings, irritability, uncontrollable yawning, neck stiffness and hyperactivity.
Migraine Aura: Auras are a range of symptoms of the central nervous system. These might occur much before or during the migraine, but most people get a migraine without an aura. Auras usually begin gradually and increase in intensity. They last for an hour or even longer and are 

  • Visual: Seeing bright spots, various shapes, experiencing vision loss, and flashes of light
  • Sensory: Present in the form of touch sensations like feeling of pins and needles in the arms and legs
  • Motor: Usually related with the movement problems like the limb weakness
  • Verbal: It is related with the speech problems

Headache: In case of a migraine attack one might experience:

  • Pain on both sides or one side of the head
  • Pain is throbbing in nature
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sensitivity to smells, sound and light
  • Vision is blurred
  • Fainting and lightheadedness

Postdrome: This is the final phase of the migraine. During this phase one might feel fatigued, though some people feel euphoric.

Red flags that the patient may be having underlying serious disorder not migraine

  1. Onset of headaches >50 years 
  2. Thunderclap headache - subarachnoid haemorrhage 
  3. Neurological symptoms or signs 
  4. Meningism 
  5. Immunosuppression or malignancy 
  6. Red eye and haloes around lights - acute angle closure glaucoma 
  7. Worsening symptoms 
  8. Symptoms of temporal arteritis

These patients require CT scan / MRI or CSF examination. Most Migraine patients do not need these tests. 

Diagnosis of Migraine: Usually migraines go undiagnosed and thus are untreated. In case you experience the symptoms regularly then talk to the doctor, who evaluates the symptoms and can start a treatment. You can also be referred to a neurologist who is trained to treat the migraines and other conditions. During the appointment the neurologist usually asks about the family history of headaches and migraines along with your symptoms and medical history.

The doctor might advise for some tests like:

  1. Blood Tests: These reveal problems with the blood vessel like an infection in the spinal cord and brain.
  2. CT scan: Used to diagnose the infections, tumors, brain damage, and bleeding that cause the migraines.
  3. MRI: This helps to diagnose the tumors bleeding infections, neurological conditions, and strokes.
  4. Lumbar Puncture: For analyzing infections and neurological damages. In lumbar puncture a thin needle is inserted between the two vertebrae to remove a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid for analysis.

Treatments

Migraine treatments can help stop symptoms and prevent future attacks.

Many medications have been designed to treat migraines. Some drugs often used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Medications used to combat migraines fall into two broad categories:

  • Pain-relieving medications. Also known as acute or abortive treatment, these types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop symptoms.
  • Preventive medications. These types of drugs are taken regularly, often on a daily basis, to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines.

Your treatment strategy depends on the frequency and severity of your headaches, the degree of disability your headaches cause, and your other medical conditions.

Some medications aren't recommended if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Some medications aren't given to children. Consult a doctor find the right medication for you.

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I am 43 years old my problem is that my hand is shaking while writing. What can I do for this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to anxiety, nervousness or thyroid disorder. do thyroid function test and consult doctor
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Hey. I am feeling nervous breakdown every now and then please advise me with proper thing. So I can overcome with it.

MBBS
General Physician,
this is because of your regular stress and strain ,anxiety neurosis . you have to change your lifestyle. and thought process. you have tontake any task atva time you should think about how youvare goingbto accomplish thebtaskthebtask do not think at the same time another task ahead. think it as and when it comes so there is no confusion. have self confidence that cones when you are clear on your goal it will improve.
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Hi Doctor, My mom age is of 44, she have a nervous pain of past 15 years from backbone to left leg , what is the remedy and what kind of food she had to take ? Why it comes ?

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Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hi Doctor, My mom age is of 44, she have a nervous pain of past 15 years from backbone to left leg , what is the reme...
She might be suffering from sciatica. She has to avoid chilled and sour food. Let her start. Trayodashang guggul 2-2-2 mahayograaj guggul 2-2-2 mahavaatvidhvansa 2-2-2.
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My age is 24. My hands are shivering while doing sensitive works. What should I do give some suggestions to improve my energy levels.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
For your age tremor could be because of essential tremor 1.The cause of essential tremor is unknown. in some cases it is hereditary and runs in families.some 2.it is exaggerated due to stress/anxiety/panic/nervousness/Physical exhaustion/low blood sugar/ smoking,alcohol abuse,excess tea, coffee/ inadequate sleep 3. There is no definite treatment, unless it is very severe 4.Avoid stress/anxiety/nervousness/ panic etc 5. avoid excess tea/Coffee/ smoking/alcohol 6.take good nourishing diet 7.Have adequate sleep. 8. Do a thyroid function test to exclude thyroid problem 9.Consult neurologist for further advice
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Homeopath, Solan
Headache VS Migraine

Headaches are generally classified into two main types: primary headaches and secondary headaches. A migraine, which is a disabling, recurring headache that frequently occurs only on one side of the head and often results in other symptoms, is one type of primary headache. Other primary headaches include cluster and tension headaches. Tension-type headaches are the most common headache, and are often experienced as mild, dull pressure without other accompanying symptoms. Cluster headaches, which are less common than migraines or tension headaches, usually bring severe pain (sometimes described as ?stabbing? pain) behind one eye, and may be accompanied by redness and nasal congestion.
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I am 22 years old I am handicapped both legs and hand. If I want to walk in feature. How I can?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
If a little stump with functional shoulder and pelvic joint is available then you may go for artificial limb. If not then only electric wheelchair with voice command is the option.
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I am getting tired soon and feeling feverish sometimes in a day. What could be the reason?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Take fresh fruits,milk products. Avoid alcohol,smoking,cola,coffee. Do exercise daily. If you find any problem ask again. Thanks Dr B M GUPTA BP SUGAR & THYROID CLINIC -DELHI
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My hands shiver in normal conditions Sometimes. I also fumble Blood pressure is normal No thyroid disorders as well.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Increase your self confidence and take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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My sister is 22 yrs old she is suffering from migraine what will she do for cure it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Migrane- It is characterised by one sided headache which is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura and we can start with tablet propranolol after personal examination
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Hi. My daughter is 15 years old. She was suffering from acute meningitis at the age of 8yrs. Everything was normal for. Last 7 years. Now just a month back, she got 10-12 attacks of epilepsy one after another. For last one week she is getting mild attacks of epilepsy. Please suggest me.

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General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, Had you consulted any Doctor? Is CT scan/ EEG was done? can cause of seizure was detected ? I want to tell you that medicine as advised by your Doctor need to be taken regularly and must not missed dose even for single day You need to Consult Good Neurologist, i can guide you further
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