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Dr. Shankar Ganesh

Neurologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Shankar Ganesh Neurologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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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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I was prescribed zolpidem for insomnia. I woke up very late and confused. Is that normal?

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Sleep early and get early.Do meditation between 5.00 am to 5.30 am everyday.It keeps you healthy and fit and you will have peaceful sleep at nights.

I take good sleep for 7-8 hours. But after that also I feel sleepy and loose when I do something. What should I do.

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I take good sleep for 7-8 hours. But after that also I feel sleepy and loose when I do something. What should I do.
To feel energetic and refreshed in life, you must exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, maintain your ideal body weight, follow a good diet, sleep properly, drink water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated, avoid alcohol and stop smoking.

I am a male, 18 years old have a really harsh pain in my back what should I do and also have a heredity migraine.

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I am a male, 18 years old have a really harsh pain in my back what should I do and also have a heredity migraine.
(a) sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. (b) use no pillow under the head. (c) kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days (d) do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises (e) make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take (f) do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. (g) if no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again.

I have headache from 3years but I neglected it thinking that it was a normal headache but now I came to know it is migraine. What is the solution for my question?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
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Do take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and focusing the same things and do follow physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly of same time duration each time best wishes

I have migraine problem.

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General Physician
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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

My wife, aged about 46 years is an epileptic and has been taking allopathic medicines for the last 20 years. Recently she has been complaining that she is feeling burning sensation/pain while passing urine. Can any doctor suggest some good homeo remedy for cure without interfering with her regular medicines.

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Definitely she can be given homoeoapthic medications. But some more details are required to give a right medicines. Till then she can take plenty of water and coconut water.

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.

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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.

I am suffering from parkinson. Anxity, depression etc. I have almost spent a lot. No pease of mind. Almost I welcome death. At present I am unable to walk without fear of falling. Legs are strengthless. Unable to stand, sit. Practically I became useless. Fit for nothing. Cerivical spine problem also I have. I take syndopha, pacitan etc. Liquor during night, get little relief while drinking. What is my fault.

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Parkinson's disease-kampavata (a neurological disorder) parkinson's disease is a neurological disease, or brain disorder, that leads to progressive difficulty with balance and coordination. In people who have parkinson's disease, nerve cells in a region of the brain known as the substantia nigra become damaged or die. These cells are important because they produce the chemical dopamine, which helps to coordinate body movement-basal ganglia. When dopamine-producing cells degenerate/die, the areas in the brain that control movement can no longer function properly, and symptoms of parkinson's disease eventually develop. Parkinson? s disease prevalence:- parkinson's disease can affect anyone, but it most often occurs in people who are over the age of 50. Only 15 percent of parkinson's disease patients are diagnosed before they are 50 years old. The prevalence of parkinson's disease is nearly the same in both men and women, and recovery rate is more in men. People with a family history of parkinson's may have a higher risk of developing the disease, but parkinson's disease is rarely attributed to genetics alone. Parkinson's disease symptoms symptoms of parkinson's disease usually develop after about 80 percent of the brain's dopamine-producing cells are lost. The main symptoms of parkinson's disease include? tremors (kampam)- tremulousness (uncontrolled shaking or trembling) of the hands, arms, legs, face, body is often one of the first indicators of parkinson's disease? rigidity. Profound stiffness or an inability to easily move the arms, legs, and trunk, pain and stiffness on neck muscles is another hallmark of parkinson's? bradykinesia:- describes the unnaturally slow movements that are characteristic of people with parkinson's disease? poor balance- parkinson's disease affects balance, leading to difficulty walking and impaired coordination. The symptoms of parkinson's are generally mild at first, but become more severe over time, until they eventually interfere with your daily routine. This is usually the point when treatment is recommended. The outlook for people with parkinson's disease parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive condition, which means it is a lifelong disease that worsens over time when it is not treated properly. Each individual's situation is different, but in general, the first symptoms of parkinson's disease usually don't require treatment and may be restricted to one area or one side of the body. Movement of symptoms to the other side of the body? tremors that become more pronounced and interfere with activities? bradykinesia, or slow movement, that becomes disabling? difficulty with hand writing? impaired swallowing and chewing? speech that becomes monotone? poor balance and repeated falls? slow, shuffling gait (manner of walking)? stooped posture? facial expressions that become stiff and blank? chronic constipation? poor bladder control? sleep disturbances this progression is gradual in most people, but it may happen faster in some than others. Understandably, stress caused by the progression of the disease can lead to anxiety and depression. Ayurveda treatment: there is cure for parkinson's disease with ayurveda treatment, with ayurveda medicines and treatments we can relieve symptoms, slow down the progression and then we can completely arrest further degeneration of the of the cells, thereby we can completely control and cure the disease. If you are diagnosed with parkinson's disease, it is important to work closely with your medical team, so your medications can be regularly adjusted to help you remain as functional as possible for as long as possible. As far as parkinson's disease is concerned this is a brain related issue, so will surely effect the mind; so I recommend 49% treatment to patients and 51% treatment to family members.

I am a 19 year girl I have migraine please help me for the same?

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If it is clinically diagnosed as migrane than we should start with propranolol after personal consultation.

Gd mrng sir. My mother was suffering from severe head ache. Before 2 years she got blood clot in her brain. She was continuing medicines upto now. But also now she was getting severe pain. Now she has symptoms of epilepsy. What we have to do now?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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Pain and epilepsy shows serious insult to brain. May be she had suffered a clot again. Consult neurologist at the earliest who may advise you for repeat mri.

I want to know the infos about Peripheral neuropathy? Is there any serious issue about that? What are the symptoms about it?

DM - Neurology
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Peripheral neuropathy is a neurological condition in which our nerve fibers got damaged. As a result patient develop tingling, burning, pricking or some other painful symptoms over feet and hands, some time whole body. In some type of neuropathies, limbs become numb or patient is not able to feel any sensation of pain, heat, cold over there body parts. In some rare type of neuropathy the limbs (hands and feet become weak and thin). Usually it not that serious problem if you take care on beginning of symptoms.

I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure alzheimer disease. Ls this true? If so which food do this and how much would you have to consume to get benefits?

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There is no cure for alzheimer's but certain food items are showing promising results in preventing the disorder. Whether they can reverse the damage is yet to be seen. The most researched ingredient is turmeric, or'haldi' research is on to find out a way to administer this substance as a medicine. Till we have an answer, the regular use of this spice in indian cooking in the regular dosage seems more than enough. Taking more of it orally may not really be beneficial.

I am suffering from migraine from last 5 years can it be permanently cure by anyway.

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Hi, Take tab. Shirashooladi vajra ras 1-1-1 with ginger juice. Apply ginger paste on the forehead. Instill cephagraine nasal drops 2 drops to each nostril 3 time a day. You can undergo panchakarma treatment like nasya or shirodhara after checking with an ayurvedic doctor.

Tell me about brain stroke. Is this related to sugar means diabetic. My mother is suffering from this and admitted in hospital in Feb to March 2016.

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Tell me about brain stroke. Is this related to sugar means diabetic. My mother is  suffering from this  and admitted ...
Brain stroke is may cause to diminished circulation to arteries of brain (block of fat embolism) where there is are blocked of circulation, there is less sensation and not function of the body depends side of blockage, Diabetes may cause to decrease the production of insulin, reason my aggravate to person both are different

I am a patient of migraine. So pls tell me what is the medical solutions of migraines.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
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As such it Needs only lifestyle modifications if any associated any medical problems it needs to be addressed Best Wishes

I'm 21 years old male. I'm suffering from nerve pain in my leg, hand, head. What is the cause? What should I do?

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I'm 21 years old male. I'm suffering from nerve pain in my leg, hand, head. What is the cause? What should I do?
It could be due to excess physical exertion. Check your hemoglobin. take one tablet of Neurobion forte daily for 2 weeks and one tablet of paracetamol 500mg sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets per day for 2-3 days.drink plenty of water and take rest. if no relief, consult for further advice

I have taken lot of parkin tablets for 1year long long back ago I totally stoped long before is there any danger or side effects

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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You may take as advised unless You specify why you are taking and for what condition/ If there is no side effects you may not take it but may need it if symptoms of parkinsons appear.

Migraine and Solutions

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Ayurvedic Perspective of Migraine and its management

Migraine is one of the worst headaches a person can experience. It is described as a throbbing or pulsating pain that can be on one side of the head. It can begin in a specific area and then spread while it builds in intensity. A migraine is associated with nausea and vomiting. The person will also be sensitive to light, sounds and even certain smells. Sleeping can be difficult and many people become depressed. They can last for a couple of hours or for several days.

Therapies Generally Used.

External treatments along with the internal preparations are very effective in chronic conditions. Panchakarma helps to remove the accumulated toxins and help to strengthen the nerve system. Involvement of other systemic disorders is also taken into account before deciding the treatment protocols.

1. Thala pothichil : Various kinds of paste (grinded mixture of selected herbs in suitable liquid media ) over the forehead / entire head help for the sudden relief from the ache. The preparations help to normalize the hyper action of the nerve cells and regulates the blood circulation towards the brain

2. Thalam : Special herbal powders suitable to reduce the Dosha vitiation, are selected and mixed with suitable liquid media(oils/ghee) and this medicated herbal paste is applied lukewarm over the crown of head (Anatomically over the Bregma point on skull). (Dur 25-45min).

3. Shiro abhyanga : Head Massaging with Oils suitable for the Dosha vitiation, helps to increase the blood circulation towards brain and also helps to relax the spastic muscles on head. Special care is taken to massage the Marmas or the Vital points on head which have marvelous results.

4. Nasya : Nasya (application of herbal preparations through nostrils) is one of the treatments which directly acts on the nerves and removes the toxins accumulated in the sinuses. Mucus lining inside the nostrils are one of the areas where numerous nerve endings are exposed. The medicated oils applied through Nasya directly acts on these nerve endings and help to pacify Vata Dosha in disturbed nerves and control the abnormal impulses gernerated by these nerves. The special preparations used for Nasya drains the mucus deposited in the sinuses thereby the pressure in this area is relieved. The medicinal contents of the oils administered, stimulate the higher centers of brain which have actions on regulation of endocrine, nervous system and circulatory functions.

5. Shiro dhara : Shiro dhara with Takram (medicated butter milk) is also another important therapy which is used to control the vitiated vata kapha doshas localized head.(Dur 25-75min) Other Panchakarma treatments like Vasti (a course of medicated oil and decoction enemas), Virechana (purgation) also helps to put the toxins out from the body.

After the Panchakarma therapies, special preparations called Rasayana (immunoregulatory) is administered. Rasayana preparations improve the immune system further improving the perception of sense organs. Migraine due to other systemic involvement like psychological problems, digestive problems, blood pressure, ophthalmic problems, immune problem, improper menstruation, etc will be relieved when treated according to the specific treatment told for these diseases.

Am a woman 53 years old of normal health. I am suffering from Insomnia and am unable to sleep. Get restless and twist and toss in bed. someday I get a few hours in the early morning. Due to lack of sleep I feel so tired and full during the day. I read that homeopathy is the best for insomnia and would like to get your advice. Malathi.

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Homeopath
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Am a woman 53 years old of normal health. I am suffering from Insomnia and am unable to sleep. Get restless and twist...
This is transient insomnia it may be due to any of following conditions 1. Stress and depression 2. Changes in sleeping environment 3. Drugs 4. Excess of heat or cold, excess noise 5. Jet lag syndrome, night shifts First you have to rule out any such cause, Homoeopathic medicines will give you a quick relief with no side effects.

Whenever I stand for more than 5 min. Automatically my body starts vibrating.what is it?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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This is called orthostatic hypo tension and is due to venous pooling of blood in veins on standing. You keep moving legs in between when you stand.
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