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Dr. Santhanam

Neurologist, Chennai

200 - 300 at clinic
Dr. Santhanam Neurologist, Chennai
200 - 300 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. Santhanam is one of the best Neurologists in Chromepet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Santhanam at Kavitha Ortho & Multispeciality Hospital in Chromepet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santhanam on Lybrate.com.

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I am 21 years old boy and I am suffering from hemicranial disease for past 5 yr's I already consult to neurologist but he gave me some medicines like sensival 25mg and naprosyn 250mg I have taken these medicines at evening time but I didn't get recovery properly sometimes I am getting a lot of frustration, concentrate problem as well as constipation problem. I want to get concentrate about my further studies so please I request to all neurologist's what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For constipation eat food with high fiber content and eat bananas at bedtime and if necessary take two tsp of syp gudlax at night and apart from taking ongoing treatment take take tablet folvite 5mg once a day and tablet vitamind (60000iu) once a week for six months.
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I am a diabetic patient since 10 years. My problem is numbness in hands and foot. any permanent cure?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
I am a diabetic patient since 10 years. My problem is numbness in hands and foot. any permanent cure?
You should keep your blood sugar controlled by means of dietary restrictions, exercise and medications. You may take vitamin b 12, b6, folic acid, pregabalin and nortriptyline with consultation of your doctor. This may prevent the recurrence but medicines and other things have to be continued. Unfortunately no permanent cure is available.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Ayurveda helps in cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle co-ordination. 

Symptoms:
Lack of muscle co-ordination when performing voluntary movements (ataxia)
Stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity)
Walking with one foot or leg dragging
Walking on the toes, a crouched gait, or a'scissored' gait
Muscle tone that is either too stiff or too floppy

Causes:
Cerebral palsy is usually due to brain damage in the first few months or years of life, brain infections such as bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis, or head injury.

Ayurveda treatment for cerebral palsy:

Ayurveda has shown very good results in patients of cerebral palsy. Though cerebral palsy may not be fully cured, ayurvedic treatment can definitely help to reduce disability and improve the functioning of the affected individual to a great extent. The ayurvedic treatment of cerebral palsy focuses on treating the presenting symptoms and attempting to reverse the brain damage.

Medicines which help in improving the functional capacity of the brain and may also help in regeneration of damaged brain cells are:

Brahmi (bacopa monnieri)
Mandukaparni (centella asiatica)
Shankhpushpi (convolvulus pluricaulis)
Jyotishmati (celastrus paniculatus)
Kushmand (benincasa hispida)
Ustukhuddus (lavandula stoechas)
Yashtimadhu (glycyrrhiza glabra) ashwagandha (withania somnifera)
Shatavari (asparagus racemosus)
Guduchi (tinospora cordifolia)
Vacha (acorus calamus)
Haritaki (terminalia chebula)
Abhrak bhasma
Suvarna bhasma
Suvarna prashan

Some of these medicines are also useful in preventing or reducing convulsions.

Medicines which helps in the formation of the muscles and tissues are:

Guduchi (tinospora cordifolia)
Amalaki (emblica officinalis)
Musta (cyperus rotundus)
Panch tikta ghrita
Panch tikta ghrita guggul
Brahmi ghrita
Pancha gavya ghrita

Medicines are used to improve nerve conduction and muscular co-ordination are:

Kaishor guggul
Yograj guggul
Vata gajankush ras
Mahavatvidhwans ras
Tapyadi loh ras
Vishtinduk vati

Panchkarma therapy:-

Panchakarma therapies which are useful in this condition are:

Abhyangam: massage of the entire body with medicated oils like mahanarayan oil, maha-mash-oil and maha-saindhav-oil are very useful.
Pinda sweda
Shirobasti
Shirodhara
Basti

Yoga:

Yogic postures useful in cerebral palsy are as follows:

Dandasana
Trikonasana
Bharadvajasana
Tadasana
Uttanasana
Balasana
Supta padangusthasana
Adho mukha svanasana

All these therapies and medicines show miraculous effect on the patients suffering from cerebral palsy.

(p. S: as every human being is different according to ayurveda, all have different cures. So, kindly consult us or an ayurveda doctor before taking any herbal treatments.)

This post is written by Dr. Jaina patwa who is a chief ayurvedic practitioner based at vile parle, mumbai, india. She is available as an online ayurvedic consultant on skype. Skype id - vishwacare

Vishwacare offers ayurvedic treatment globally for all chronic and refractory health problems. Dr. Jaina patwa uses high quality organic herbal extracts which are easy to take, effective and completely safe for long-term use.
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My 83 years old mother has been diagnosed of Alzheimer's disease and with the first dose of allopathic medicine - DONEP- she ended up being admitted in the hospital in emergency for extreme weakness and nausea. Now she refuses to take that medicine. About a month back I started giving her homeopathic - BARYTA CARB 200 thrice a day 5 balls but do not see any improvement in her. I have heard that Ayurveda has good treatment for alzheimer, request you to please advise. When the memory test was done by the psychiatrist, my mother scored 20/30. She has no other health problems.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My 83 years old mother has been diagnosed of Alzheimer's disease and with the first dose of allopathic medicine - DON...
Your mother was diagnosed as Alzheimer's. Since her score is 20/30 (probably on MMSE), it must be mild dementia. It is unfortunate that she is unable to tolerate Donep (Donepezil). i hope it is a 5 mg tablet to start with. Since she does not have any other health problem, her life expectancy must be - many more years. Alzheimer's is a progressive disorder. Slowly she will become more and more forgetful and may have behavioural problems too. Donepezil will arrest the disorder from progressing further, though it may not improve her memory which she already lost. It will help if your mother has any behavioural problems also. If you think of all these benefits, you may try Donep with an anti vomiting drug. However please keep your mother's preserved memory active and encourage her in few memory games.
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How to get relief from migraine. My sister have migraine from last 3 year. Can you tell me that it is possible to get ride from migraine. Ravi.

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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I am 20 yrs old and when I sit continuing few hours my back goes numb. please help me regarding this.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
I am 20 yrs old and when I sit continuing few hours my back goes numb. please help me regarding this.
Dear , this is a normal finding, any part of body may get numb due to prolonged posture. You should change your posture, you may get up for some time and walk for a short distance to avoid this condition.
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migraine problem fro last 2 years.

MBBS
General Physician,
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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I am 17 years old and I am having headache since 2 months and I have consult this problem to my family doctor and he said that you are having problem known as migraine I need you to give my the advice how do I get rid from this problem.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly have balanced diet best wishes.
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My palm and finger shrinks quickly after a few second when come to contact with water. What cold be the reason. Please reply.

MBBS
General Physician,
The skin might get contracted suddenly not the finger or palm that means you may be allergic to the particular ingredient of the source of water otherwise there is no other cause forbtgisvtype of reaction. It i'd cold water only or any water if you keep the hand in cold water for longer duration then the skin gets shrinkage temporarily. Nothing to worry about it.
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My arms and thighs got numb more often when I was asleep. Once I have checked my blood pressure as well but it was all normal. I am confuse now. Because this happens now more frequently.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of ls spine. 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. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 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. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I have pain in brain near temporal bone from 10 days. I cant sleep at that side. I have migraine also. But this pain in continuous from 10 days. Help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have pain in brain near temporal bone from 10 days. I cant sleep at that side. I have migraine also. But this pain ...
Apply a paste of ground clay or sandalwood powder mixed with rose water for relief in burning sensation with headache. Grind 10-12 grains of black pepper and 10-12 grains of rice with water to make it a paste. Apply this paste on affected area of the head for 15-20 minutes. Go to a general physician for clinical corelation.
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I am trying to quit smoking, but its very hard to quit smoking, I am getting head ache and my fingers are shivering, can you please advise me to get rid of smoking.

MD- PSYCHIATRIST
Psychiatrist, Jamshedpur
I am trying to quit smoking, but its very hard to quit smoking, I am getting head ache and my fingers are shivering, ...
Use nicotine replacement in form of either lozenges or nicotine patch for few weeks, gradually taper it off, you can use anti craving drugs like bupropion or champix later on to reduce your desire to smoke. You should consult a psychiatrist for guidance and counselling.
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My brother has mnd, als variant. Is there any cure for that. Or any thing to improve his condition? he is already on bed, can talk but we cannot understand. All activities are through others assistance.

DNB (Neurosurgery) , MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Pune
Dear, Unfortunately there is no cure to mnd. Supportive care is the only treatment we can offer. Regards.
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How to know that the the headache which I have almost every week is a migraine attack or not.

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
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I am suffering from sleep paralysis while going to sleep frequently and sometimes after going to a deep sleep I maintain a healthy time and I do yoga this sleep paralysis bothering me a lot because of this disturbance is occurring in my daily life.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am suffering from sleep paralysis while going to sleep frequently and sometimes after going to a deep sleep I maint...
Hello- most people need no treatment for sleep paralysis. Treating any underlying conditions such as narcolepsy may help if you are anxious or unable to sleep well. These treatments may include the following: improving sleep habits -- such as making sure you get six to eight hours of sleep each night using mental tonics like saraswataristha to help regulate sleep cycles treating any mental health problems that may contribute to sleep paralysis treating any other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy or leg cramps.
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Sir Neurologist have Diagnosed my Brother-In-Law as MND recently! He is in initial stage His Age is 42 Can you suggest Best Probable Treatment for him in any Therapy Please Reply.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Hi first we have to confirm beyond doubt the diagnosis of motor neuron disease by doing enmg test. If diagnosis is confirmed and there was no other cause found, then there is no definitive treatment which can improve or treat mnd. As he is already on riluzole, he needs to continue taking riluzole which may slow the disease progression marginally. Ivig is not found to be beneficial and at the moment there is no disease modifying treatment available for mnd,
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I am suffering from headache. Sometimes at morning mostly at afternoon it last for 1/2 hrs or 1 day. When pain starts eyes ball aches too. Is it migraine or sinus. Which doctor should I consult.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from headache. Sometimes at morning mostly at afternoon it last for 1/2 hrs or 1 day. When pain starts...
take crocin pain relief one sos. check your BP. check your eye sight . take healthy diet. take rest and proper sleep. consult if not ok.
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Hi Sir. My mother suffering paralysis (blood clot in brain) she didn't able to talk and right leg, right hand not working from 15 October 2015 still condition are same. Treatment is going on daily medicine.

MD Medicine, DM Neurologist
Neurologist, Dehradun
Hi Sir. My mother suffering paralysis (blood clot in brain) she didn't able to talk and right leg, right hand not wor...
Now 6 months over which is usually end time for spontaneous recovery now no medicine to help her only advance rehabilitation will help medicine will continue for prevention of recurrence.
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I get headaches on one side of the forehead at a time, I don't understand whether this is sinusitis or migraine?

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Homeopath, Muzaffarnagar
I get headaches on one side of the forehead at a time, I don't understand whether this is sinusitis or migraine?
May be sinusitis, so you can take a homoeo medicine Kali bich 30,5 drops in little water thrice daily for one months.
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