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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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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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Indian Academy of Neurology
Neurological Society of India
Association of Physicians of India
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My Father is paralysis patient so which is the best treatment medically or ayurvedic & allopathy?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Paralysis occurs due to hampered blood supply to brain, either due to hemorrhage or thrombosis of blood in vessels. Hemorrhage occurs due to hypertension. Thrombosis occurs due to hypercoagulable blood state. Both condition if not controlled may give rise to recurrence of stroke hence paralysis. Allopathy has a scientific and reliable history of controling such factors and thus preventing relapse.
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I suffer savior nerve pain. I already consult doctor he suggest me improve your calcium levels. Due to redundancy of your calcium levels you have that problem. So tell me how to cure my problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I suffer savior nerve pain. I already consult doctor he suggest me improve your calcium levels. Due to redundancy of ...
Homoepathic treatment mag phos 30x 4pills 3 times calc fluor 30x 4pills 2 times for 8 days and revert back for further treatment.
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How Does Sleeplessness Affect You? + Role of Homeopathy in Treating it.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Gurgaon
How Does Sleeplessness Affect You? + Role of Homeopathy in Treating it.

Sleeplessness and role of homeopathy in treating it.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. - Irish Proverb

Sleep has a profound effect on our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. You must have realised so often that we feel very fresh and energetic after a good night's sleep. And when we do not have a good night's sleep, we feel tired and irritable the whole day, our productivity decreases, we are feeling sleepy, and our whole schedule goes haywire. Sleep is the time when body undergoes repair and detoxification. Poor sleep patterns are linked to poor health and those who sleep less than six hours a night have a shorter life expectancy than those who sleep for longer.

When you sleep your muscles are relaxed during sleep and some blood circulation meant for the brain is diverted towards the muscles to repair them.

A person is said to be suffering from sleeplessness or insomnia when he/she wakes up frequently during the night or too early in the morning or has difficulty in falling asleep. 

Insomnia can be classified in the following ways -

1. Primary insomnia: it refers to sleep problems which aren't directly related with any health condition.

2. Secondary insomnia: it stands for sleep problems that may be caused by health conditions, medications, pain or any other causes.

3. Acute insomnia: it is also known as short-term insomnia and usually lasts for a night or a few weeks.

4. Chronic insomnia: insomnia is described as long-term or chronic if you suffer from it for about 3 nights a week for 1 month or longer.

Common causes of sleeplessness:

When it comes to causes, there are several such as -

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • pain or discomfort while sleeping
  • use of certain medications
  • interference in your normal sleep schedule
  • having heavy meals or stimulants like caffeinated drinks and nicotine

In addition, there are also some medical conditions that can develop or aggravate insomnia, such as,

How does homeopathy help in treating insomnia

Since sleep disorder is of critical concern, homeopathy treatment offers an excellent remedy as it doesn't involve any side effects. A professional homeopath first studies the symptoms of the disorder and offers remedy accordingly. These remedies go to the root cause of the problem and are not meant to just provide symptomatic relief, apart from the medicine, you will be guided about certain lifestyle changes they should make.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'consult'.

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High BP. Numbness and pain in limbs and body. Occurring year after year. Ultrasound-Nothing abnormal found. Please give some advice (do's and don't) on my illness. Appreciate and thanking you for saving million of lives. God bless you.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
High BP. Numbness and pain in limbs and body. Occurring year after year. Ultrasound-Nothing abnormal found.
Please gi...
Hello, Thank you for your kindest gesture. The BP can be managed appropriately by medications, so stick to the prescription of your doctor. Pain and numbness in body can be due to various causes. But most commonly in my practise. It due to deficiency of Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. So check and correct them. It simple.
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During night ,the hands are cramping becoming numbness why this is happening for my Aunt is there any solution for this condition.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
During night ,the hands are cramping becoming numbness why this is happening for my Aunt is there any solution for th...
Hii this kind of pain and numbness could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome in which a nerve called median nerve is compressed under a sheath in the wrist. This usually occurs more at night and certain position of wrist. You should get done certain tests to know the cause. Like Nerve conduction studies. Sugar levels, thyroid profile, rheumatoid factor. Yes there are treatments. Medications for milder cases, wrist splint and physiotherapy. Cold compresses etc. For moderate cases steroid injections in the wrist. Severe cases may need surgery.
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My symptoms in the body seems I am in the early stage of parkinson disease. Is there anything I can do to stop it to become more? Please help.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), PG Diploma in Hospital Management, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, CAS - Certified Autism Specialist, Sensory Enrichment Therapy, Early Childhood Special education, Drama Therapy
Occupational Therapist, Bangalore
My symptoms in the body seems I am in the early stage of parkinson disease.
Is there anything I can do to stop it to ...
Get yourself thoroughly assessed by a neurologist to know if you need any medication to slow the disease progress. For your symptomatic treatment a regular excercise is must. You should do active non resistive movements so as to control the rigidity. Occupational therapy is very helpful for coordination activities.
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What is symptoms of migrain & isse aaram ke liye kya karna chahiye & kya iska ilaz ho sakta h.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
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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I am 42 years old, had asd closure in 2010, presently suffering from backache, neck pain, migraine, joint pain, numbness. What should i do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I have a severe acidity problem every day I need to consume 2-3 sachets of eno or would not be able to sleep at night what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a severe acidity problem every day I need to consume 2-3 sachets of eno or would not be able to sleep at night...
Homoeopathic treatment GASTROBIN ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Drink slowly 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. NATRUM SULPH 6X ( Dr.Reckeweg) Chew 2 tabs twice daily NUX VOMICA 30 ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water at night bed time DIGECOM SYRUP ( WELLMAN LAB) Drink 2 spoons 10 minute after meals 3 times a day Do nd dontss 1.Avoid fast,spicy nd fried food 2.Avoid tea,coffe nd cold drinks 3.Try to take nutritious easy digestible home diet 4.No any intake of water 30 minutes before nd after meals .This is possible only if the meals r non spicy nd if you r eating slowly. 5.Eat half chapati less than your appetite 6.My personal addition.........1 fast in a week is must ( Only 1 meals in the evening) in a week if you r habitually suffering from acidity problem.It will pay you in future 7.Breafast nd dinner light nd Lunch can be heavy 8.10 minutes evening walk after Dinner is a must 9.Start a habit of eating 5 leafs each of HOLY BASIL ( TULSI PATTA) nd KARI PATTA ( CURRY LEAVES) early morning empty stomach.Start from 1 leaf each nd go upto 5 leafs..After eating drink 1 glasss plain water.This will increase your digestive powers naturally 10.Implement naturopathy in your life as medicines can help only for the time being . How to take Homoeopathic medicines 1.Homoeopathic mediciness are always to be taken empty stomach,means when there is nothing in your stomach.It doesnt meanss that these medicines r to be taken early morning.It means that homoeopathic medicines are to be taken minimum 15 minutess before or 15 minutes after eating or drinking anything except plain water.and maximum time no limit. 2.Therefore distance between two homoeopathic medicines will also be minimum 15 minutes nd maximum no limit. 3.All the homoeopathic medicines can be taken empty stomach ( Morning dose) if you so like. 4.Difference from all allopathic medicine should be minimum of 1hour before or after as homoeopathic medicines r very light but deep acting nd allopathic medicines in materialistic doses being strong,mimimise the effect of homoeopathic medicines if taken in a difference of less than one hour
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Recurrent Seizures - Understanding How They Affect You!

MD. CH
Homeopath, Agartala
Recurrent Seizures - Understanding How They Affect You!

Epilepsy or seizers is a neurologic disorder, which can also be classified as a chronic dysfunction of the human brain. Epilepsy is a condition that is common to both adults and children and the symptoms for the same can be spotted in any person, regardless of age or time. Though the condition can be troublesome, there is no reason to fear it. Epilepsy is curable and can be omitted with regular homoeopathic medication and treatments. If you have epilepsy, read on to find the best cures and treatments for the condition.

How epilepsy affects you?
Epilepsy is a condition of the brain, where it is forced to suddenly put a stop the normal electronic activities that it is used to performing. Symptoms of recurring seizures include-

  1. Sudden disorientation
  2. Confusion or inability of registering any activity around you
  3. Uncontrollable and contorted shaking of the body
  4. Suddenly stricken with fear
  5. Gritting of teeth
  6. Losing all consciousness, etc.

If you have noticed any or more than one of these symptoms, it is time to give the doctor a visit. A homoeopathic specialist, in this case, can prove to be the most helpful.

Types of seizures or epilepsy:
Epilepsy again can be classified into some varieties, depending on which part of the brain it is affecting. Some of the different kinds of epilepsies include-

  1. Partial Seizures: Partial Seizers are further classified into simple partial seizures, absent seizures and complex partial seizures. The first variety is characterised by jerking of the body and slight impairment of sight and sound. The second variant is characterised with momentary unconsciousness, slight twitching of the facial muscles and upward gaze. The last variety if, characterised by heavy jerking of the body, almost like in a trance and last for over a minute.
  2. Generalised Seizure or Convulsion: The Generalized seizure is a more engaging form of epilepsy that affects the whole body and results in profuse convulsion. This kind of seizures is characterised by complete loss of consciousness, heavy jerking caused due to muscular contractions, severe breathing difficulty, reddening of the face and post attach back aches.

These different types of seizures are caused depending on the area of the brain that they involve.

Best homoeopathic treatments for seizures:
Homeopathy has come up with some of the most valuable and well-researched treatments to cure epilepsy in individuals. Some of the most noted remedies and medications include-

  1. Calcarea Carbonica
  2. Cuprum Metallicum
  3. Bufo Rana
  4. Kali Bromatum
  5. Enanthe Crocata
  6. Nux Vomica
  7. Silicia
  8. Sulphur
  9. Cicuta Virosa
  10. Belladonna
  11. Hyoscyamus
  12. Causticum, etc.

These remedies are designed to positively affect different kinds of epilepsies, with different intensities and in different stages. These are only a handful of cures for seizures suggested by homoeopathy. Visiting a professional, homoeopathic, medical specialist will allow you to recognise the type of epilepsy you have and also find the best remedy for the same. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Severe Epilepsy - How Surgery Can Help?

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
Severe Epilepsy - How Surgery Can Help?

The word epilepsy brings to mind visions of people frothing at the mouth and rolling on the ground. However, epilepsy affects each patient in a different way. This can make it hard to recognize at times. In the more serious cases of epilepsy, an epileptic attack can make a patient injure himself or develop other life threatening conditions. In rare cases, epilepsy can even cause death. Thus it becomes imperative to understand how to deal with epilepsy.

Treatment options for epilepsy can be categorized as medication, surgical procedures and dietary changes.

Medication
Medication for epilepsy is prescribed on the basis of the symptoms presented and the type of epilepsy the patient is suffering from. In most cases, seizures can be controlled with a single type of medication, but in others, the doctor may need to prescribe a combination of medicines to control epilepsy. These forms of medication do have side effects and hence any reactions to the medication must be immediately brought to the doctor's notice. The dosage for epilepsy medication may need to be varied with time. An epileptic patient should never discontinue medication on their own.

Surgery
Depending on the type of seizures and the area of the brain affected, a doctor may advise surgery in cases of severe epilepsy. Surgery can help reduce the number of seizures experienced or completely stop them. Surgery to treat epilepsy is of many types. Some of the common procedures are:

1. Surgery to remove tumor of any such conditions that may be triggering the epileptic attacks
2. Surgery to remove a small section of the brain from where a seizure originates. This may also be referred to as a lobectomy.
3. Multiple subpial transaction or a surgery that involves making a series of cuts in the brain to prevent the seizures from spreading to other parts of the brain.
4. Surgery to sever the neural connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
5. Surgery to remove half the brain's cortex or outer layer

Dietary changes
A diet rich in fats and low in carbohydrates can help reduce seizures. This is known as a ketogenic diet and aims at making the body break down fats instead of carbohydrates. It can cause a buildup of uric acid in the body and thus should be practiced only under the guidance of a dietician. In cases where epileptic attacks are triggered by malnutrition and birth defects, taking vitamin supplements can help lower the frequency of seizures.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Respected doctor, my son is 3 1/2 year old and is suffering from epilepsy, as now at this stage he sits properly, but not standing or walking and not talking as little bit he is trying now but not up to that level, the treatment is going through" neurosuregon" as epilepsy medicine is being given to him the response is good. Please guide me what are the chances & how many days it will take & what are the medicines & excercises for him.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, fellowship in interventional neuroradiology
Neurologist, Udaipur
Is there some history of delayed cry or perinatal anoxic ischaemic insult as he is having delayed milestones. It seems that he is having cerebral palsy. Needs evaluation by neurologist.
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I am 20 year old girl I am suffering from migraine I also have headache and vomiting I could not sleep well and cannot be active I fell restless please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalpaiguri
I am 20 year old girl I am suffering from migraine I also have headache and vomiting I could not sleep well and canno...
Migraine needs to be treated medically. You may take green liquor tea with honey once or twice daily. Avoid coffee and other teas. Avoid all kinds of dairy products, yogurt, chocolate, eggs, citrus fruits, meats, cereals as wheat (bread, pasta, etc.), nuts and peanuts, tomatoes, onions, corn, apples, peaches and bananas. Avoid pickles. Among fruits, you should take cranberries, pears, cherries and pomegranates. Avoid extreme hot and cold conditions. Avoid strong odours, bright lights, smoke or dusts, altitude changes like mountain riding or travelling.
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Left side of my father does not working properly due to got a paralysis attack 4 year ago. Will my father came out from this illness ?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
No. Paralysis is permanent damage. Whatever recovery he could have made, he would have already made it within the first few months itself. Take precautions so that it does not recur again.
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I am 42 years old, had asd closure in 2010, presently suffering from backache, neck pain, migraine, joint pain, numbness. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 42 years old, had asd closure in 2010, presently suffering from backache, neck pain, migraine, joint pain, numbn...
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 1 wk, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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My mother is 55 and had knee pain from past few years. It has become quite worse now and she is in intense pain in one knee regularly and feels uneasy walking. She has some breathing trouble to accompany while walking and feels like her legs are weak or feels numbness sometimes. What could be the problem here? What can be done?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My mother is 55 and had knee pain from past few years. It has become quite worse now and she is in intense pain in on...
It might be of degenerative changes in the joints and of ls spine lesion and do consult neuro physio and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise.
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I find my hands shivering very frequently. I don't why it happens but it has been happening a lot recently. please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I find my hands shivering very frequently. I don't why it happens but it has been happening a lot recently. please help.
Hello, take kali phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Ginseng 1x, 1 tab, once daily after lunch. Revert me after 7 days.
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I have faced a problem of migraine. Can you suggest some problem measure to cure it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
migrane occurs due to various reasons finding out causes by details histroy is very important for avoiding recurrency take pathyadi kadha 4-4 tsp along with shirshuladi vati 1-1 tab twice in a day avoid curd udada dal freeze water freeze stored food eating food without appetite etc consult privetly for more details
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I use to drink alcohol daily 3 years back. And suddenly I stopped taking it. I think it has been 3 months since I didn't had alcohol. Now I realise that my hand shivers if I keep my hand still. What should I do?

M. Phil In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I use to drink alcohol daily 3 years back. And suddenly I stopped taking it. I think it has been 3 months since I did...
Dear lybrate-user, that can be sign of alcohol withdrwal syndrome. You should consult the psychiatrist once. Medication can help you to get over those tremors.
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I feel lazy inside in my body. My sleeping timing is not fix. Vibration inside of body.Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I feel lazy inside in my body. My sleeping timing is not fix. Vibration inside of body.Please help.
take following remedies 1.triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2.amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach
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