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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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#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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I am 22 years old nd I have weak eyesight (especially right) nd have migraine prblm also nd bearing migraine pain on alternate basis; my exams are coming nd I found my eyes so loaded while studying nd even swell what can I do?

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 22 years old nd I have weak eyesight (especially right) nd have migraine prblm also nd bearing migraine pain on ...
Wear the right glasses sit and study in good light do not rub your eyes you can also splash water on closed eyes for relaxation can also use some lubricanting eye drops.
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Sir, I am 21 years old. Few days I am having a tingling sensation in my nerves. Whenever I sleep there us an urge if stretching my leg so that I can feel some relax. Or else it feels like a kicking thing in my nerves. What is this problem. And I my nerves are lil paining. I had a good masturbation is it result becoz of that? I can see some red nerves on my testicle to lil. Are they normal, r is there anything to worry? I have pain in my foot also especially nerves. Educate me!

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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I am 21 years old. Few days I am having a tingling sensation in my nerves. Whenever I sleep there us an urge if ...
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times.
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My MRI shows prominent Cisterna magna. What does that mean? I am having frequent headaches, sometimes nausea too, dizziness, faintness, weakness, sleepy always.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Mega cisterna magna refers to a normal variant characterised by a truly focal enlargement of the subarachnoid space in the inferior and posterior portions of the posterior fossa. It is an incidental finding on neuroimaging, and no imaging follow up is necessary.The cisterna magna (or cerebellomedullary cistern) is one of three principal openings in the subarachnoid space between the arachnoid and pia mater layers of the meninges surrounding the brain. The openings are collectively referred to as cisterns.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Expect More from Autistic Kids

If you think it's easy being a kid with autism, think again. Not only are you faced with all of the challenges related to a serious developmental disorder, but you're ALSO faced with a raft of raised expectations that other kids are spared.

You read that right. It's true. Kids with autism are very often expected to behave better, focus better, and interact with more social graces than kids without autism.

High Functioning Autism
And if they don't the consequences can be severe. Rather than receiving a "pass" as typical kids might ("he's having a bad day," "she's just a little shy," etc.), kids with autism who don't present themselves in a manner deemed "appropriate" can receive consequences or be quickly relegated to "special" classrooms, segregated sports teams, and yet more intensive therapies.

What do these increased expectations look like? Here are a few comparisons that may surprise you.

Typically developing children are often "addicted" to cell phones, ipads, and other devices. When addressed, they may give fleeting glances to the peers adults around them. This poor social etiquette is generally given a passing shrug, as adults note how times -- and expectations -- have changed. Not so for children on the autism spectrum. When they fail to look an adult or peer in the eye, they are challenged to do so -- and may received consequences such as the loss of a privilege if they fail to do so.
Etiquette is, let's face it, a dying art. Very few typically developing children are asked to shake hands firmly with adults while making direct eye contact and saying lines like "it's a pleasure to meet you." Children with autism, however, are taught just these somewhat archaic skills -- skills which are not only age inappropriate, but which mark them as even more "special" among their peers.

Conversation among children, particularly boys, is typically very basic. Kids may say little more than "lookit!" "Cool!" "Can I try?" for long periods of time. And that's fine. Unless the children happen to be autistic. In that case, assuming they are verbal, they are asked to ask and answer questions that are utterly inappropriate for children of their age. What 10 year old -- except an autistic child in a social skills group run, almost always, by middle-aged women -- says "how was your weekend? did you have a good time at the zoo? which animals did you like best? we went to the movies. I enjoyed seeing the new Disney film."
Plenty of typically developing children are shy, or have a tough time reading body language and social cues. When that happens, adults may note that the child is shy, and either accommodate their preferences or gently encourage more social interaction. Autistic children are not so lucky. A preference for quiet and/or solitude is rarely seen as a personal preference, and instead is viewed as an autistic symptom. As a result, it must be "remediated" through a course of social skills training, peer "buddy" events, and other therapeutic programs.
Many typically developing children have behavior issues at school. They may blurt out answers rather than raise their hands, lose focus during tests, or have a tough time sharing or collaborating. When that happens, for the most part, teachers respond with brief admonitions to "raise your hand," "play nicely," or "work with your partner." Children with autism, however, have a much tougher standard to meet. When they "blurt" or lose focus, they are subject to various consequences which may range from losing privileges to actually being transferred to a segregated school setting.
When a typical child comes home and spends time alone to wind down, parents are usually very accepting. After all, everyone needs a little alone time -- right? When a child with autism does the same, however, parents are concerned: is he making friends? Does he need more social skills therapy? There's a good chance that alone time will not be tolerated.
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Dear doctor, am getting nerve pain on wrist and neck, please suggest me to whom I consult.

Physiotherapist, Latur
Dear doctor, am getting nerve pain on wrist and neck, please suggest me to whom I consult.
Visit physiotherapy clinic and confirm the diagnosis You can also Follow some wrist and neck stretching exercises at home Use cold pack to the area.
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Hi I am 60 yrs old. Since 2011 I had compression in l3 and s4 and due to that my sensory nrves specially on left is not properly functioning and symptoms like bladder control, fear for fall and swelling in legs, it may be stenosiis, suggested surgery but I dont want, is it possible nerves functioning by medicine, my all systems like bp heartbeapulse are very normal. No kidney problem, no diabetes. No other problem except I described u. Bodily I am 86 kg. Pls suggest medicine for curing nerves(sensory) and swelling of my legs, in allopathic

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
As you r not interested in surgery to relieve your l3&l4 compression: 1. I suggest you do physiotherapy ift treatment & vacuum therapy for 15 days of 15 minutes each 2. Teach you spinal flexion exercise once pain subsides. 3. To re educate your nerves this exercises may help you wish you all good health Regards Dr. P. Nagaraj pt. Ph. D
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I am 45 years old and I am diabetic from past 9 years and in the both legs I have various veins, will it affect my legs in future or I have to get operated on both the legs.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vellore
I am 45 years old and I am diabetic from past 9 years and in the both legs I have various veins, will it affect my le...
Dear lybrate user! the varicose vein may affect in future, but sure about the condition with the doppler study. 1. While sleeping raise your leg above your chest level 2. Use varicose stocking 3. Avoid injury or wound in that leg 4. Do regular walking or exercise 5. Keep your blood glucose level at level always. Thank you
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Tip for Headache (migraine) Take 1 TSF Butter and mix 1 TSF Mishri in it and take before the sunrise daily very effective try it
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Hi doctor, my problem is, I have pain in lower back which is neither strong nor less, I do have a sitting job for maximum hours, because of that if I walk for say half an hour I feel fluctuating numbness in my cloves area (right side), please can you suggest me tablet or cream so that I can get rid of this. Many thanks - Minhajuddin.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi doctor, my problem is, I have pain in lower back which is neither strong nor less, I do have a sitting job for max...
Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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