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Dr. Shankar Ganesh

Neurologist, Chennai

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Dr. Shankar Ganesh is one of the best Neurologists in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. He is currently practising at Aakash Hospital in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar Ganesh on Lybrate.com.

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Occasional attacks of back pain and numbing of right leg after a fall 2 yrs ago. Underwent an MRI scan but no abnormalities were seen. Underwent an ayurvedic session of 15 days and still not much relief. Please advise

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Neurologist,
Dear Mrs, If you are looking for Genuine Ayurvedic Treatments, please let me know some more details including post Ayurvedic treatment details.
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I fell down during morning prayer yesterday. People who were around me says it seems like epilepsy. My tongue is injured and I have a heavy chest and body pain. Also vomited once. I have consulted a doctor and he suggested me to take an EEG. The result was normal. This is first time I am having such issue. I used to have only a seasonal fever in an year as a disease. Why this happened? Is this any symptom of another disease?

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
This is looking like epilepsy. For diagnosis get an eeg and cect brain done. Start anti epileptic medicines by consulting a good physician / neurologist.
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I am 28 year old. I have a migraine problem since 6 years, what can be remedial issue that can be incurred. I am working in private bank so there is lot of hectic pressure.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take balanced diet and hyderated avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly best wishes.
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I am feeling numbness in my right hand index finger for over two months. I mostly work with computers; also I suffer from vitamin b12 and d deficiency, for which I regularly take b12 supplement and taken vitamin d (60, 000 unit) 8 tablets in last couple of months, despite this medication the numbness persists. What else I can do for this?

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear well it seems you have carpal tunnel syndrome and need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. You should undergo surgery asap to avoid further damage to median nerve.
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I am 27 facing problem bell palsy from last 45 days still I did not get complete relief, could you please help me out, after this disease I am feeling weakness in my body.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
. Bell’s Palsy 1. Caus is Unknown, some times it could be due to Herpes Virus infection, 2. There is Paralysis of one side of face due to damage of facial nerve, 3. It may affect sense of taste, saliva, tear. 4. It Comes suddenly and gets better on ts own in 4-8 week. 5. Symptoms A) sudden paralysis/weakness on one side of face, B) face drop, numbness in affected side of face, difficulty in closing eye, c) Drooling, excessive tearing, dry eye D) loss of ability to taste, E) pain in or behind ear, increased sensitivity to sound. 6. Treatment- A) prednisolone with or without anti viral drug (acyclovir) B) Patient mostly recover within 1-2 month.
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Causes and Symptoms of Dementia

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Causes and Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia cannot be singularly regarded as a specific disease, but rather indicates a group of symptoms associated with your memory, cognitive thinking, and social abilities, up to the point where daily functioning gets affected. In most cases, dementia steadily worsens over time (progressive dementias). Dementia is not to be confused with memory loss alone; because it is natural with old people to experience memory loss, but that does not necessarily mean they have dementia. If the reason is dementia, then you may require medical treatment.

Causes:

Dementias are generally caused either by damage to or changes in the nerve cells operating in the brain. The causes can be grouped differently based on the type of dementia experienced and the part of the brain affected. While some causes can be reversed with effective treatment, others, unfortunately, cannot.

The most common causes of dementia which cannot be reversed include:

  1. Alzheimer's disease
  2. Vascular dementia
  3. Parkinson's disease
  4. Frontotemporal dementia
  5. Dementia with Lewy (dementia which is neurodegenerative and progressive in nature) bodies
  6. Severe head injuries

Other irreversible causes which are relatively rarer than usual include:

  1. Huntington's disease (breakage of the brain's nerve cells)
  2. Creutzfeldt-jakob disease (irreversible and fatal brain disease)
  3. Multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  4. Infections like syphilis
  5. Leukoencephalopathies (diseases affecting the brain's'white' areas)
  6. Brain injuries
  7. Multiple system atrophy

Causes of dementia which can be treated include:

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Heavy metal poisoning
  3. Certain brain tumors
  4. Chronic alcoholism
  5. Hiv/aids
  6. Vitamin b12 deficiency
  7. Medicinal side effects or abnormal drug reactions
  8. Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  9. Certain cases of encephalitis

Symptoms

Symptoms of dementia include:

  1. Memory loss
  2. Difficulty finding the right words
  3. Difficulty exercising judgments, especially during emergencies
  4. Inability to recall particular events or to recognize people and places
  5. Depression or other mood disorders, in addition to symptoms like uncontrolled aggression or constant agitation.
Vitamin b1 deficiency
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Autism and Homoeopathy

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Autism and Homoeopathy

Autism  is a one of the developmental disability.

Develomental disability:

1. Physical -

A. Cerebral palsy

B. Downs Syndrome

C. Dyslexia

2. Mental -

A. Mental Retardation

B. ADHD

C. Autism

Autism  is neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by impaired social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and restricted and repetitive behaviour. Triad of autism:

1. Not responding to name- loss of eye contact

2. Repetitive Behaviour

3. Can't relate socially 

Autistic child has more energy than normal children.

Causes:

1. Genetic Mutation

2. Environmental factors - infectious diseases, heavy metals, phenol, pesticides, alcohol etched.

3. Vaccines

4. Emotional causes 

Role of Homoeopathy :

Increase autism  there is always have some genetic cause so we have to cure or improve that state. Homoeopathic medicines are only medicines which have good genetic action.

After giving Homoeopathic medicines  biting n Self destruction decreases, Hyperactivity decreases.

Along with this understanding n immunity of the children improve.

I want to know about Parkinson's disease in detail. What is the cure. I am suffering with the disease. Kindly guide.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I want to know about Parkinson's disease in detail. What is the cure. I am suffering with the disease. Kindly guide.
Hello, it's a disease of central nervous system, it comes gradually, affecting the movement of limbs, disobeying the will, due to an unknown reason, go for meditation, yoga to strengthen neurons of brain as well as to nourish the whole body including d affected limbs of d nody. Tk, apples, carrots, fish, eggs, almonds, walnuts, spinach, milk. Cinnamon. Tk, easily digestible, diet on time. Homoeopathy, can make d difference, depending upon the age of the patient. There are certain homoeo medicines, useful in parkinson diseases. Arnica, gelsemium, hypericum, ignatia, causticum, sang nit, spigelia, glonine. Tk, care.
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Migraine - How To Diagnose It Right?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Migraine - How To Diagnose It Right?

Headaches and migraines can vary drastically depending on their duration, specific symptoms and the person they are affecting. The more you know about your specific type of headache or migraine, the better prepared you will be to treat them—and possibly even prevent them. The two types of migraine are- 

  1. Migraine without aura: The majority of migraine sufferers have Migraine without Aura. 
  2. Migraine with aura: Migraine with Aura refers to a range of neurological disturbances that occur before the headache begins, usually lasting about 20-60 minutes.

Symptoms of migraine vary and also depend on the type of migraine. A migraine has four stages: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. But it is not necessary that all the migraine sufferers experience all the four stages.

Prodrome: The signs of this begin to appear a day or two days before the headache starts. The signs include depression, constipation, food cravings, irritability, uncontrollable yawning, neck stiffness and hyperactivity.
Migraine Aura: Auras are a range of symptoms of the central nervous system. These might occur much before or during the migraine, but most people get a migraine without an aura. Auras usually begin gradually and increase in intensity. They last for an hour or even longer and are 

  • Visual: Seeing bright spots, various shapes, experiencing vision loss, and flashes of light
  • Sensory: Present in the form of touch sensations like feeling of pins and needles in the arms and legs
  • Motor: Usually related with the movement problems like the limb weakness
  • Verbal: It is related with the speech problems

Headache: In case of a migraine attack one might experience:

  • Pain on both sides or one side of the head
  • Pain is throbbing in nature
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sensitivity to smells, sound and light
  • Vision is blurred
  • Fainting and lightheadedness

Postdrome: This is the final phase of the migraine. During this phase one might feel fatigued, though some people feel euphoric.

Red flags that the patient may be having underlying serious disorder not migraine

  1. Onset of headaches >50 years 
  2. Thunderclap headache - subarachnoid haemorrhage 
  3. Neurological symptoms or signs 
  4. Meningism 
  5. Immunosuppression or malignancy 
  6. Red eye and haloes around lights - acute angle closure glaucoma 
  7. Worsening symptoms 
  8. Symptoms of temporal arteritis

These patients require CT scan / MRI or CSF examination. Most Migraine patients do not need these tests. 

Diagnosis of Migraine: Usually migraines go undiagnosed and thus are untreated. In case you experience the symptoms regularly then talk to the doctor, who evaluates the symptoms and can start a treatment. You can also be referred to a neurologist who is trained to treat the migraines and other conditions. During the appointment the neurologist usually asks about the family history of headaches and migraines along with your symptoms and medical history.

The doctor might advise for some tests like:

  1. Blood Tests: These reveal problems with the blood vessel like an infection in the spinal cord and brain.
  2. CT scan: Used to diagnose the infections, tumors, brain damage, and bleeding that cause the migraines.
  3. MRI: This helps to diagnose the tumors bleeding infections, neurological conditions, and strokes.
  4. Lumbar Puncture: For analyzing infections and neurological damages. In lumbar puncture a thin needle is inserted between the two vertebrae to remove a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid for analysis.

Treatments

Migraine treatments can help stop symptoms and prevent future attacks.

Many medications have been designed to treat migraines. Some drugs often used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Medications used to combat migraines fall into two broad categories:

  • Pain-relieving medications. Also known as acute or abortive treatment, these types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop symptoms.
  • Preventive medications. These types of drugs are taken regularly, often on a daily basis, to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines.

Your treatment strategy depends on the frequency and severity of your headaches, the degree of disability your headaches cause, and your other medical conditions.

Some medications aren't recommended if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Some medications aren't given to children. Your doctor can help find the right medication for you.

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

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