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Dr. Santhanam

Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. Santhanam Neurologist, Chennai
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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 Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from type 1 tri gveminal neuralgia since 6 months I have been taking gabapentin. amitriptyline and now carbamazepine. No tab is wrkng pz suggest sme good doc for permanent cure.

Fellowship in Endoscopic Neurosurgery , M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Lucknow
you can go for a percutaneous baloon decompression which is done on day care basis or a surgery known as micro vascular decompression which is very major surgery but i think you should get your medications reorganised and try once more before going for surgery
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I often suffer from migraine. Specially when I go to sleep. And sometimes when I be sleeping, both my nostrils get blocked. What these symptoms are about? And what treatment should I go for?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Headache with blocked nose may be due to sinusitis Get check eyes for refractive error We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis Some health tips for Migraine headache 1. You can avoid light for some time •2.You can Apply hot or cold compresses to your head or neck for reducing pain, (Ice packs and Hot packs and heating pads both decreases pain) •3.Warm showers or baths may also decrease pain 4.Proper sleep, some tips to encourage sound sleep. Establish regular sleep hours. Minimize distractions. •Your eating habits can also triggers migraines Headache •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 Meditation is very effective in Migraine Consult if symptom persist.
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I am 73. In a recent MRI report' Impression' clause contains the remark -" The lateral ventricles are dilated. The dilation appears to be out of oroportion to the amount of atrophy. This could represent NPH and needs clinical corelation" Kindly explain the remark for layman' s understanding.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
The latest ventricles are deleted because blood might be oozing out and third and fourth ventricles are also not receiving blood supply properly. Due to this muscle atrophy result. Kindly consult neuro physician
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My nearest relative aged 68 yers old is suffering from paralytic attack & getting tretment from last 3 months but no improvement seen as expected. Would you suggest any remedy for fast improvement ?

BPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
Improvement depends on lesion in brain.All vitals should be in normal range. Physiotherapy is main treatment. What is the current muscle power. Slow relax passive movement , active assisted movent and active resisted movements and weight bearing on affected side these are some tips. Continue these you will get excellent results
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Lady in the house contacted viral fever prevalent rainy season had temperature104 with shivering was treated at a local shop 2 bring down temperature. temperature down but even after 7 days she has pain in entire length of legs.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
Lady in the house contacted viral fever prevalent rainy season had temperature104 with shivering was treated at a loc...
Hello lybrate user I would like to advise you that the viral infection always harmful because of getting higher temp. Severe headache, loss of appetite, sneezing, nasal blowing and coughing. Throat infection, tonsillitis, laryngitis and other symtoms. It's virus influencing blood and shivering starts for 2-4 hour then high temp with all symptoms. It takes time up to 7 -10 days to normal but weakness, bodyache are remain. I would like to suggest you to follow the regular daily routines of getting all dietary measures, warm water boiled with ginger and tulasi leaves one cup every half-hour for whole day. She may use warm milk boiled with ginger, haldi and nuts every day before going to bed and at breakfast. She may use light diets and soups of carrots and beetroot with moong daal and green vegetables.
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Iam suffering from migraine and severe headache what should I do to avoid this problem?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
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 34 years old male. I am suffering mild depression with migraine as along with diabetes, hypothyroid & allergic asthma. Recently I got check-up to psychytrist as he prescribe me anti-depression & migraine tab. 1/1. As it is = pregabid nt 1, amolife 10mg. My headache (migraine) haven't less. Will I continue it for long time or what would you recommended?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep.....massage your hair with good ayurvedic oil like bhring ranj oil.....sprinkle water in eyes...take sootshekhar ras...kaparda bhasm and godanti bhasm with honey two times a day.....pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day with warm water.....avoid tea...coffee....junk food...oily food....fermented food....stress...eat green vegetables....drink fruits juices...and 7-8 glass of water.....do pranayama early in the morning....walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day....
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Sir my father was suffering from paralyses since 4 year ago. He is paralyses in right side I will take him nagpur many times and other place &consult doctor as well as baba pandit but I not satisfy. He is now still paralyses and not able to talk and move his right hand and not able to proper walk with right lag. His hand and lag have also sense but finger of his hand and lag not respond. want that Only he will be able To talk. For this I spend our all money if he could able to talk. Please help me sir please I still wait for your response.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Paralysis occurs due to stroke in brain. Stroke means sudden loss of blood supply to a part of brain, which can occur due to clotting of blood inside blood vessel or due to leakage of blood from blood vessel. As a result that part of brain dies. With passage of time gradually neurons (nerve cells) from other areas of brain start taking the responsibility to work for dead part. But it is a very slow process that may take many years or decades. Recovery occurs by its own and there is no operation/magical medicines/therapy to cure him immediately you have to keep patience. Just continue his antihypertensive/antithrombotic medicines and physiotherapy. I wish your father all the best.
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Hello sir, My brother is suffering with shaking hands. He feeling shameful in front of friends and relatives, when he hold things like a tea cup while drinking. He used to shake his hands. Pls help out doctors how to get rid of shaking hands and he has smoking and masturbation habit.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello sir, My brother is suffering with shaking hands. He feeling shameful in front of friends and relatives, when he...
It can be a genetic nature and beta blocker drug like propranolol can be tried The beta-blocker Inderal (propranolol) has been used to treat essential tremor for more than 40 years. Other beta-blockers such as Lopressor also may be effective.
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My hands often shiver like a old man, wherein I'm just 23. What is the remedy for the nerve weakness?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks
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Sir/mam, from past 2 days I am having pain in my nipples. I don't know the reason. It was 16th of July when I had last intercourse and had a 2 days delay period on 10 th aug. Which last for 7 long days. I was facing migraine problem from some days. What could be the reason of this pain. It's really annoying to have this much pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Sir/mam, from past 2 days I am having pain in my nipples. I don't know the reason. It was 16th of July when I had las...
Hello There, Do these tests earliest for proper Diagnosis:- 1) Digital USG Whole Abdomen and pelvis 2) Digital Mammogram Consult Privately online-Telephone-Video or Visit personally for proper management.
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What is the method to resolve migraine problem? Any medicine aur treatment, what is better and how many times it will continue?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack, apply ice pack 2.Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3.. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation,exposure to loud noise, bright light,strong smell inadequate sleep since it precipitates migraine attack 4.Avoid salted /processed food, aged cheese, excess tea/coffee/alcoho(red wine)/caffeinated beveragesl.Don’t skip/postpone your meal,avoid hunger 5. Go for regular exercise,reduce weight if over weight 6. practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis like propranolol after consulting physician
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I have problem of insomnia since last 20 years I have taken all medicine of b group, my age is 41 years also problem of epilepsy took valparin crorno 200 mg but this is under control but sleepless night tell me what I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have problem of insomnia since last 20 years I have taken all medicine of b group, my age is 41 years also problem ...
Some tips for sound sleep and early awaking in morning follow advises given below: 1. Strict to sleep time schedule 2. Do regular physical activity, you can go for daily morning walk 3. Regular meditation/ yoga 4. Avoid tea coffee after 7 pm 5. You can take bath at bedtime 6. Avoid daytime sleep 7. You can use alarm and gradually reduce your waking time by 15 minutes 8. Avoid watching tv and reading news paper at bedtime, you can listen some soft music consult again if symptom persist.
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My father 60 yesrs old man 2 sall pahle unka brain haemorrage ho gaya h. Abhi wo tik se nahi chal pa rahe h. Please send ans and medicne.

MCh Neurosuregry
Neurosurgeon, Sirsa
Hi lybrate-user could you send latest ct / mri report, as there can be many reasons behind difficulty walking after brain hemorrhage. As such no definitive medicine to improve walking, physiotherapy might be helpful. Thanks.
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My father is suffering from polypoidal mucosal thickening in left maxillary sinus and demyelinating lesion is observed, his left side of body is sometimes weak and vibrate. He is treated with drugs like betnesol, palsibon,trioptal, amitone plus. But still he is suffering from the same. Suggest me route of treatment.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Left side body weakness canb edue to demylinating lession. Bette rconsult a neurologist with all reports. Left maxilary sinusitis have nothing to do with weakness of left side body.
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My son is suffering from severe headache for the last six months and about three years back also while he was a student of architecture he had similar type of headache.Ct scan,mri-brain scan,mri-spinalscan, and color doppler test all shows no abnormality. A good neurologist of chennai who consulted him for a few weeks declared him normal. But he still complaints that he has headache however it is subsided by 50% now. We tried accupunture and yoga theraphy also(by qualified persons ).He is unable to concentrate and hence not going for work . He does'nt havr thr problem of vision also . He is 23 yrars old. Also while he was a kid he attended a boarding school. He is not sure whether he had any injury to his head at that time. Also the mri brain scan taken 3 yrs back also had no abnormal reports . Pls advice.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
Can you please elaborate his features of head ache. At least all investigations has assured me that he does not have any organic problem responsible for his headache. Following information is required to arrive at a diagnosis. 1) How Frequently he is having the attack? 2) How long it persist when comes? 3) Does he have any aura about the headache i.E he understand before the headache starts? 4) Does he feel Nauseated (feels like to puke) during head ache? 5) Does he can sleep during headache and / or he does see that headache still the same after the period of sleep? If you are interested to deal with his problem, please come with all these answers in my private question area.
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Kya gym karne se migraine headache door ho sakta hain please read my question carefully and give simple answer. Please tell.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Kya gym karne se migraine headache door ho sakta hain please read my question carefully and give simple answer.  Plea...
Gym ka headache se koi lena dena nahi. Par gym karne se apki body strong hogi and bimariyon se ladne ki shakti bhi.
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My wife, 66 years, suffered a intracerebral brain hemorrhage stroke more than a year ago. She is not under any medication for this other than her regular drugs for diabetics and hypertension. She still feels numbness around her right cheeks and continues to feel bitter taste in her saliva. Is this a common phenomena as some doctors say? Is there any medicine that can help to improve without much side effects? (She is too sensitive to most of the common medications.)

MD - Ayurveda, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Yoga Instructors Certificate
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My wife, 66 years, suffered a intracerebral brain hemorrhage stroke more than a year ago. She is not under any medica...
Hello. She may feel like that. Use 1 pince of Paccha Karpura (you will get in grocery shop) added in 200 ml of water for gargling twice daily. It'll help her.
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M having symptoms of balls palsy. So what shud I do. As a first aid. please suggest me a perfect food diet. What to eat and what to avoid.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
M having symptoms of balls palsy. So what shud I do. As a first aid. please suggest me a perfect food diet. What to e...
Exercise for muscles- inflating ballon, oil massage over affected area, hot water fomentation. Avoid oily, spicy,fast, dry,bakery food, avoid cold food, water,drinks, avoid smoking, alcohol,tobacco chewing, use cows ghee in regular diet, warm water for drinking, avoid late night works, use muffler or proper clothing over mouth while travelling. All the Best.
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