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Dr. Santhanam

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

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Dr. Santhanam Neurosurgeon, Chennai
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Dr. Santhanam is a trusted Neurosurgeon in Madipakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Saraswathy Speciality Hospital in Madipakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santhanam on Lybrate.com.

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How can we differentiate between headache and migraine? What must be done when we get a migraine?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Migraine headaches are intense or severe and often have accompanying symptoms in addition to head pain. Symptoms associated with a migraine headache include: nausea pain behind one eye or ear pain in the temples seeing spots or flashing lights sensitivity to light and/or sound temporary vision loss vomiting Migraine headaches are typically divided into two categories: migraine with aura and migraine without aura. An “aura” refers to sensations a person experiences before he or she gets a migraine. The sensations typically occur anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes before attack. These can include: feeling less mentally alert or having trouble thinking seeing flashing lights or unusual lines tingling or numbness in the face or hands unusual sense of smell, taste, or touch
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My friend is suffering from migraine what should we do as she takes medicine vasograin in case of pain as suggested by physician but their is no sign of improvement.

MD - Microbiology
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi there are many causes of migraine. If the cause can be identified then she can be treated better. She may need some tests to be done.
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I am 20 years old and i'm suffering with a migraine. What to do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Migrane can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications, try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation may help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. Rest and relax. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. It is very important keep a headache diary. Continue keeping your headache diary even after you see doctor. It will help you learn more about what triggers your migraines and what treatment is most effective. A dose of riboflavin in appropriate dose as prescribed by me, also may prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of headaches. Coenzyme q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, magnesium supplements may also be used to treat migraines do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I feeling numbness in my finger. Mainly when you woke up but also in other times. What is the cause?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I feeling numbness in my finger. Mainly when you woke up but also in other times. What is the cause?
It might be of nerve deficit or of pathological reasons do take strengthening and stretching exercises from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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I am suffering from One side headache migraine problem. What to do? Please help me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
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 have systematic sclerosis and Reynlods since 1999. Is there any medicine to cure this disease?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
There are symptomatic medicines available depending upon your condition you can be prescribed that please consult a good physician.
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What can do for always open ours all veins for proper blood circulation. And also my tmj click. Any homely treatment remedy if any. Every day morning my both hands become suun awastha mai rehta hai.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
What can do for always open ours all veins for proper blood circulation. And also my tmj click. Any homely treatment ...
Do learn Stretching and Strengthening exercises from physiotherapist Elevation and Moving often as possible to all limbs Best Wishes.
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Hello doctor, my friend is having lumbar issue l4 & l5, diagnosed as stenosis, right leg pain & foot numbness some times . Is it should he avoid intercourse & more sex? if it so is it increases?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Nashik
No such restriction to avoid sex, adopt posture not giving strain to back muscles particularly man on top is to be avoided.
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Sir i have headache problem since 10 years.MRI of head is normal. Dr.says it is Migrane. I am using several pain killers.Please suggest what should i do?

Diploma in Diabetology, CCT (Rheumatology & Internal Medicine), MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Noida
You have to tell in detail about headache. What is intensity on scale of 0-10, 0 being no pain and 10 being severe pain, you have to tell the frequency like its everyday or every other day and what is your age. Is it on one side of head? Is it throbbing? Do u have tears from eyes? Or do you have vertigo? Or vomiting? The suggestion would be based on that.
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I'm 20 years old female I have pain in my tailbone from one month . Can you please help me what can this pain cause . Because when I sit it pains and when I stand also it pains but while walking der is no pain when I sit I fell numbness .

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm 20 years old female I have pain in my tailbone from one month . Can you please help me what can this pain cause ....
its coccxdynia . so avoid long sitting tk soft pillow to reduce pressure. tk physiotherapy treatment for few days for pain n numbness
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What are the symptoms of brain tumor.?

MD - Pathology
General Physician,
Wide range of symptoms- headache giddiness loss of memory confusion epileptic fits vomiting diminished or loss of function of any part of body fainting unconsciousness.
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I am 27 year old male. I am suffering from muscle weakness, low energy, low muscle mass. I am under psychiatric treatment from past 5 yrs. I had taken amitriptyline for around 3yrs. Now I have stopped this medication, it's been 1 year. I am suffering from physical problems like muscle pain while exercising, feeling breathlessness while exercising, feeling numbness in the hand.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
I am 27 year old male. I am suffering from muscle weakness, low energy, low muscle mass. I am under psychiatric treat...
You must have a balanced high protein diet. Increase fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Protein sources like egg whites and soya. However if weakness persists get your thytoid, blood sugar & vitamin d levels tested and review.
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My age is 21 years m suffering from migraine headache since last 7 years how will be fast cure.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
dear lybrate user stress,anger,tension,hunger,improper bowel movements,holding natural urges,taking foods which tigger headache,excess headbath,etc are the causes for migraine. there are many efficient medicines available for migraine in ayurveda along with therapies like panchkarma which gives immediate results,so avoid above said causes and take proper medication through ayurveda.
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Two years back she was having pain in knees. After sitting she the pain was worst. After seeing a physician we went to a neurologist. He said that certain nerves were pinched after an x ray. She was prescribed pregabalin and some other medicines. After two months she got a fit lasting for a minute only. We stopped that medicine and went to another neurologist. He said that there is no problem with nervous system and that knee pain is due to weight. He advised for a CT scan which was normal. However he prescribed Oxetol 300 mg and 450 mg for 3 years. After one month she was tired with the medicine and stopped. Everything was normal for two years. Then again she was having severe pain in leg. We went to another physician and he gave medicines for neuropathic pain of which pregabalin was a medicine. After using for one month she got a fit during night. This time the duration was even shorter. Both times it happened when she awoke in night and fainted. She told a feeling of anxiety that night before sleeping and told her head went numb or cold. We went to physician. He checked history stopped all medicines only giving oxetol 300mg in the morning and 450mg in the evening. Two months passed and she is fine. Very slight pain in knees also. But the doctor says she had to take this medicine for 5 years. Please advice us. We do not know whether she is having epilepsy or it was side effect of the medicines given for neuropathic pain.

MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist, Anand
Two years back she was having pain in knees. After sitting she the pain was worst. After seeing a physician we went t...
I do not think it is becase of side effect. It is because of epilepsy only. And she need to continue the treatment for 5 yrs. Even if she donot have epilepsy this drugs wil not harm her.
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My husband is 31yrs old & fours years back he met with an road accident & got head injury due to which his right side is paralyzed. Now he has recovered a little but cannot use his right hand for working & lack proper balance from right leg. physiotherapy & regular exercise is going on. I want to know if he will recover fully in future. His speech is also trembling.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
We need to wait and watch and do everything for his speedy recovery and I will suggest him to take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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Hot packs are very effective as they dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow, delivering needed nutrients and oxygen to cells in the area being heated, aiding the removal of cell waste and promoting healing.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Hot packs are very effective as they dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow, delivering needed nutrients and ox...
If used judiciously and cautiously it may be useful remedy, but as a routine one should not apply hot packs. Constant exposure to heat after many years is known to produce damage to tissue, skin ulcer and cancer (for example" kangri cancer").
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I have pain in my both wrists with numbness and pain in my fingers

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist,
Well I suggest you visit an Orthopaedic surgeon as you will require a battery of investigations to arrive at an diagnosis. I will keep Rheumatoid arthrits as the first differential diagnosis.
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I have diagnosed myself with Adult ADD through some websites. I have suspicions for long time. What is your opinion on consulting a doctor? Is medication effective for this. What are the side effects?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
You must consult a psychiatrist, yes treatment is possible, nothing major side effects and benefits are more in comparision.
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I am a 25 years old male my memory is very weak what should I do.

Ph.D, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Do concentrate one thing at a time spent some time in particular to your interested subjects do regular relaxation techniques like breathing exercises and meditation of about 15 to 20 minutes duration in same time.
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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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