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Dr. Santhanam

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Dr. Santhanam is a renowned Neurologist in Tambaram West, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Dr. Santhanam@Bethesda Hospital & Child Care Centre in Tambaram West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santhanam on has an excellent community of Neurologists in India. You will find Neurologists with more than 36 years of experience on 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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#31, I.O.B. Colony, Bharathi Nagar, Velachery Road, Selaiyur, Camp Road . Landmark : Near To J.B. Raja Stores.Chennai Get Directions
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My wife is taking tegrital (Carbamazepine) 200 mg daily, earlier she was taking 600 mg daily but gradually reduced to 200. This medicine she is taking since the age of 12 due to seizures, and now she is 46 years old. The last attach had happened almost 15 years ago, hence my question is that she will continue the medicine or should stop it.

MBBS, MHS, MD - Neurology (USA), Fellowship In Epilepsy, Clinical Attachment In Movement Disorders
Neurologist, Mumbai
You should talk to an epilepsy specialist before stopping it. The chances of seizure recurrence after stopping medications is about 50-50. Studying earlier Mris and repeating the eeg might help in predicting if she needs to continue taking medications.
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I'm suffering from trigeminal neuralgia for last 3 years .taking magitol 300 mg. Pls suggest me.

Fellowship in Endoscopic Neurosurgery , M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Lucknow
if you have your symptoms under control you can try reducing the dose gradually after consulting your doctor
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Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Lifestyle changes for Preventing Migraines
? Eating meals and snacks on a regular schedule.
? Sleeping on a regular schedule - avoid napping and sleeping in on weekends.
? Staying well hydrated ? that means 2-3 liters of water a day.
? Exercising regularly.
? Include ginger, sesame seeds, celery, sweet potato, quinoa, spinach in meals ? as it helps in preventing migraine headaches.

Alzheimer's Disease - Know Its Symptoms!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Alzheimer's Disease - Know Its Symptoms!

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most severe forms of dementia that is, memory loss which also comes with other disorders such as reduced muscle movement. A patient with the Alzheimer’s disease practically forgets even the most basic day-to-day activities and hence, the disease interrupts the lives of people suffering from it and the ones who are related to them. A commonly observed pattern in the patients suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease is that most of them are aged 60 years and beyond. In simple words, it is the death of the brain cells, that is, the nerve cells which causes the memory loss at first and then the cognitive decline of other bodily functions.


A patient of the Alzheimer’s disease might show one or more of the following mentioned symptoms. Read the symptoms carefully and help identify the symptoms if you see them in anyone in your surroundings. Most people mistake this symptom to be something else which causes a delay in the diagnosis. But if the disorder is diagnosed at an early stage it might help people survive, or at least have a little longer until their memory stays intact. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to know about the symptoms that are given below:

  • The inability to remembering the information
  • Repeating questions or actions
  • Unable to find the way on a rather regularly visited road
  • The decrease in decision-making ability
  • Poor judgment
  • Unable to solve complex puzzles or do tough activities
  • Unable to recognize familiar people such as colleagues and relatives
  • Unable to dress up properly
  • Inability in speaking mother tongue or word formation
  • Uncontrollable mood swings
  • Rude and un-empathetic social behavior such as being outspoken
  • They will be unable to maintain their own finances unlike before.
  • Stages of Alzheimer’s disease

It is not unknown a fact when someone says that detecting a disease at an early stage is beneficial than at a later stage. The reason being that if a disease is detected earlier, there are more chances of treating it successfully, or in case of the Alzheimer’s disease there are more chances of a medication to work on slowing down the adverse effects of the disease since there is no permanent cure available for it. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that one is aware of the early onset of the disease and also, the symptoms to make a quick diagnosis. The disease affects people between the age of 30 and 60, generally, the symptoms begin at the very early age of 30 but they do not become persistent before reaching a later-on stage. The three stages are:

  1. Preclinical when the individual hasn’t recorded any symptoms
  2. The beginning with mild symptoms
  3. Complete dementia

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

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Lack of appetite, loss of weight, taking only one meal a day, insomnia, pain in knees, noises in the head, lethargy, desire to sleep in the morning, extreme laziness in bed, impotence. Please advise.

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Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda joint pain is known as Sandhigata vata. With increase in age vata dosha is predominant in human body that is why with aging disease caused by vata dosha increases in body. Joint pain is a common symptom with many possible causes. Joint Pain and Arthritis are the one of the most devastating conditions faced by individuals, particularly elderly women today. When there is pure Vata dosha involvement (a pain without swelling or discoloration) then the massage with medicated ayurvedic oil is quite useful & supplement is helpful in balancing bodily humors ?vata, which is responsible dosha for Sandhigata vata . Visit us:-www.Malhotraayurveda.Com

Sir in my left hand my index finger is shaking from last 3 days. When I open my all fingers index finger shows shaking finger. Is it a disease if yes then to whom I should consult.

General Physician, Mumbai
Sir in my left hand my index finger is shaking from last 3 days. When I open my all fingers index finger shows shakin...
It can be due to anxiety or due to triggering of muscle and needs to be treated with a neurologist.
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What if I vomit after taking my epilepsy tablet? please should I repeat my dose or not. Please suggest

General Physician, Jaipur
Usually medicine absorbed in half an hour so the time of vomiting after taking tablet is important.
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My left side of the body right from neck the shoulder the arms arm pits my legs all feel numb and have a lot of pain I got my blood tests and all reports are ok.

Neurosurgeon, Delhi
My left side of the body right from neck the shoulder the arms arm pits my legs all feel numb and have a lot of pain ...
Most likely disc prolapse or cervical spondylosis. Clinical examination and mri scan Will help confirm diagnosis.
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I have migraine problem. I have used many medicines but ihl have proper solution. What I have do.

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 suffering from migraine from last 16 years classic migraine during atack first I loss vision slowly than I suffer from headache it remains for few hours than I feel uneasiness for few days.

General Physician, Nashik
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Continous chronic migraine needs prophylaxis treatment for decreasing migraine attacks and remission. For management of migraine you need to follow following things. 1) avoid fasting, skipped or delayed meals, excessive chocolates or coffee. 2) take proper sleep and timely diet medication can be started flunarizine amitryptiline: sedation common side effects topiramate: memory disturbances and risk of angle closure glaucoma and renal stone divalproate: weight gain you need to discuss with your treating neurologist about all these options and associated risk and side effects. The response to treatment comes in a month time with these medications. For instant pain control, pain killers may be taken. Hope you found the answer helpful.
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