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Dr. Shankar Ganesh

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

16 Years Experience
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Shankar Ganesh is a popular Neurosurgeon in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. Doctor has been a successful Neurosurgeon for the last 16 years. Doctor is a qualified MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery . You can meet Dr. Shankar Ganesh personally at Noble Hospital in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar Ganesh on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Annamalai University - 2001
MS - General Surgery - Sri Ramachandra University - 2004
MCh - Neuro Surgery - Sri Ramachandra University - 2007

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My uncle has got a severe paralysis attack. But nw he is relaxing at home So. I was interested to kw which type of food will b good fr him. As he suffering frm diabetes too. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari ,naan ,white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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I'm suffering from headache once in a day? I fear why? Everyone is saying you may got migraine disease?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I'm suffering from headache once in a day? I fear why? Everyone is saying you may got migraine disease?
Yes migraine headache can be cured by homeopathy take natrum mur 30 30 ml liquid sbl 1 drop daily on tongue for x 7 days and revert me back you may contact me on this site. And check my package and get customized medicines.
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Epilepsy - Are You Aware Of These Facts?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine
Neurologist, Ahmedabad
Epilepsy - Are You Aware Of These Facts?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is characterised by recurring epileptic seizures. These seizures can be brief or can persist for prolonged periods. Vigorous episodes which last long can result in physical injuries such as broken bones. Mention that 6th February is International epilepsy day.

Causes of Epilepsy
The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, most medical practitioners attribute epileptic seizures to brain injury, tumours, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Bouts of fainting
  4. Short spans of blackout
  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing
  6. Panic
  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures an epileptic person usually encounters.

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause
  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cannot detect it
  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason.

Treatments

  1. Medication: Medication is the most common treatment in case of epilepsy. Drugs taken on a regular basis can stop the seizure partially. But in very severe cases, they seem to have no effect at all.
  2. Surgery: For symptomatic seizures which are caused due to abnormal brain function, surgery can be a way to get rid of seizures. In some minor cases, nerve stimulation in the brain and special diets can be prescribed to control the epileptic seizures.

Five facts about epilepsy you need to know:

  • Epilepsy is not psychosis or madness and can be treated easily 
  • Popular celebraties with epilepsy include Aristotle, Alfred Nobel, Alexander the great, Sir Isaacs Newton, Martin Luther and Julius Caesar etc. 
  • Woman with epilepsy can have a normal pregnancy 
  • Newer medicines for epilepsy are effective and very safe 
  • Surgery can cure epilepsy in some patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.
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I am 23 years old male I'm having a severe constipation problem a doctor prescribed me cremaffin for one day it cleared my stomach but after that its not working and my entire body is shivering when I get excited or nervous what to do? both side of my head also swelled up.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 23 years old male
I'm having a severe constipation problem
a doctor prescribed me cremaffin for one day it clear...
Hello, take lexaton 1 tab daily at bed time, and for permanent cure message me. For further assistance and treatment for complete cure you can concern me privately.
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Last week I fell down thrice while filling the water once frontside second time backside I could experience a shake in my body am diabetic and using medicines regularly I experience I slight termor and numbness in my left foot. Please tell me the remedies.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Dip your left foot in bucket full of lukewarm water for 15 min regularly for a week. And do some activity inside lukewarm water. This will reduce numbness and tremors in your left foot.
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I can't feel any smell and my father has a same problem but when I was child then I can feel all smell when I grow up then my smelling power lost what am I do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
It is mostly because of repeated attack of cold coryza and sometimes nasal polyp.... you may take homoeopathic treatment...
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My hands and feet have numbness on and off even if a raise by hands or feet for few seconds. I haven't felt this before but now I am. Is this normal or I need to consult.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My hands and feet have numbness on and off even if a raise by hands or feet for few seconds. I haven't felt this befo...
Pl. Do test lipid profile, vit. B12 and reply. Avoid spicy and oily food. Drink plenty of water. Juice.
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Brain Stroke - Factors That Can Lead To It!

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
Brain Stroke - Factors That Can Lead To It!

A stroke, also called cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult(CVI), or brain attack, occurs when a part of the brain is deprived of blood flow. When the brain cells are deprived of oxygen they begin to die. When brain cells die, the functions controlled by that part of the brain also stops, which results in different types of disabilities among stroke survivors.

There are two types of strokes

  • Hemorrhagic
  • Ischemic stroke

The first is caused when a brain aneurysm or a weak blood vessel bursts. Most of the time, this type of stroke leads to death. The second one happens when a clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. Patients suffering from stroke suffer from various side-effects, the most common ones being paralysis or loss of feeling in a certain part of the body, problem in understanding or talking and loss of vision in one side. The side-effects start showing up regularly after a person has had a stroke.

In certain conditions, blood flow to a certain part of the brain stops for only some time and hence the body suffers stroke like symptoms which only last a couple of hours before disappearing. This is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Unfortunately, the effects of a stroke can be debilitating and also permanent. Hence its important to know the symptoms of a stroke and rush the patient to a doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes early treatment can save a lot of damage.

The primary symptoms of stroke are as follows:

  1. Confusion and problems with talking and comprehension
  2. Headache along with alteration of consciousness or vomiting
  3. Numbness of the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body
  4. Issue with seeing, in one or both eyes
  5. Inability to walk with stability, including disrupted coordination
  6. Problems with the bladder and bowel control
  7. Acute depression
  8. Body temperature fluctuates, and pain worsens with movement
  9. Paralysis on one side of the body along with fatigue
  10. Problem in expressing or controlling emotions

Risk Factors:

Diagnosis of stroke

Several tests are carried out to determine the type of stroke acquired. They are:

  1. Physical examination, which involves observing the patient's overall condition.
  2. Blood tests
  3. CT scans
  4. MRI scans
  5. Cerebral angiogram
  6. Echocardiograms

Stroke is a fatal brain disease and can cause permanent damage to your system so its best to check with your Neurologist to know how you can prevent it. 

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I have a pain in left side of head like migraine sometimes a tickle like sound or like a water drop sound will be heard in the left ear may be due to wetness in the ear .will that wetness be removed by hydrogen peroxide lotion or it harms the ear.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You should not put hydrogen peroxide in ear . You may have migraine and take medication for migraine headache . The sound you hear is due to migraine
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My sister is 42 years old and she has migraine problem, very high pain on head. Also getting medicine which is given a doctor but not effect. Pls tell some other medicine. Thanks abid.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Get BP and eye sight checked, x ray PNS, thyroid hormones T3 T4 Tsh 1.Sleep.Go to bed and get up about the same times every day, 3. Eat regular meals. 4. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration 5. Relax – listen soothing music. Walk for 5 mts 6.avoid .stress, 7. .avoid strong stimuli like loud noises, and smell of food 8. Keep your routine fixed and regular for medicine contact on private chat along with details of medicine taking at present.
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Eptoin 100 mg and clonotril-0.5 morning dose and lopazam 10 mg eptoin 100 mg clonotril-0.5 night dose taking from last month patient body and mind uncontrollable same like fully alcohol drunken, female patient, is seizures can be treated with these medicines. Best way to cure.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
The medications listed above are prescribed for seizures (Epilepsy). You are experiencing side effects of these medications. Do not abruptly stop these medications, as you can have seizure. Discuss with your doctor, who will after taking into consideration many factors like total number of seizures, last seizure, any brain abnormality on Imaging, past response to treatment, etc decide upon the future medications.
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Identify Your Headache- Could be Migraine Due to Bad Oral Hygiene

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Identify Your Headache- Could be Migraine Due to Bad Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene has now become all the more important. A new study has linked the cause of migraines to be a specific type of bacteria present in mouth and gut. People complaining of splitting headaches is fairly common place nowadays. Statistics in india show that nearly one third indian women and one fifth of indian men suffer from this type of headache.

Symptoms of migraine include:


    Moderate to severe pain that affects the whole head or may shift to one side
    Increased sensitivity to light, sound and pungent odour
    Blurring of vision
    Nausea and/or vomiting
    Dizziness, fatigue
    Seeing dark spots in front of eyes


There are three different types of headaches- severe headache, cluster headache and migraine.

Headache is simply unpleasant pain in the head region of varying intensity. Cluster headache is intense one sided headache with tearing in the eye of the side of the pain. Migraines are moderate to severe pain in the head, usually diffuse and presents along with the above stated symptoms.

Causes of migraine:

Knowing what causes migraine can help avoid it. Common causes that affect different people are as follows:


    Stress
    Hormonal changes and supplements
    Over use of contraceptive pills
    Exertion
    Excessive heat
    Sleeping in small closed rooms with inadequate ventilation
    Overuse of mosquito repellent
    Acidity
    Bad oral hygiene
    High bp
    Overuse of pain killers
    Smoking


Food that triggers migraine:

Many people experience migraine because of different food items. Identify your trigger and then try hard to avoid it.


    Chocolates
    Wine
    Processed and canned meat products
    Onions, potatoes, spinach, and over eating of rice


Since many years now, nitrate medicines have been used to maintain cardiovascular health and previous research has revealed that heart patients who were given medications containing nitrates routinely complained of headaches. The migraineurs had high nitrate levels, but the actual connection to link the two had not been established until now.

Researchers at the university of california-san diego investigated this further to identify the connection between what the migraineurs eat that alters their experience with migraines. Bacterial sequencing was done on the 172 participants of samples collected from their mouth and gut. Tests showed an abundance of nitrate reducing bacteria in their faecal samples, but even more in their mouth bacteria.

The study published in the journal msystems has identified the link between oral bacteria and migraine, but it is still not evident whether these bacteria are the cause or a result of migraine. But even then it is best to stay safe from our side by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a good oral hygiene. Migraine is often neglected by the patients and hence becomes difficult to treat. Identify the above triggers and causes of migraine and consult a physician if you have any of them.

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I had pain in my right side body. From head to toe. Sometimes in right back side of head got dumb. Mostly elbow of right hand had pain, its more on bending hand from elbow, this pain is very much. Sometimes right eye had also pain. Like got pressure in eye, in short full right body. Pain. I also tried some exercise but it increase the pain.(Full day using computer. I think its due to continue use of it) please give proper solution. Thanks.

FRACP, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ludhiana
I think you have an atypical headache syndrome which could be related to bad spine posture due to use of laptop/computer. You take time to relax after 30 mts of continuous use of computer. Neck relaxation exercises would help.
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Mother age is 70. Before 3 days she has paralytic attack on left side of body. She is admitted now in icu. Blood clots found in brain. She is semi conscious now. She understand if we talk to her. Please suggest some homeopathy or ayurvedic treatment. Now her BP is 130/95.3 days before her BP was 260 high.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Mother age is 70. Before 3 days she has paralytic attack on left side of body. She is admitted now in icu. Blood clot...
Hi. Your mother needs proper allopathy treatment care presently. You can go for ayurvedic or other forms of treatments once she is well and discharged for icu. You need to continue her allopathy medicinces as per your doctors advice. Take care.
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My father's hand fingers are shivering and at the tip of fingers it was swelling From the thighs of legs up to bottom it was very , paining and uneasy to walk.

BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
My father's hand fingers are shivering and at the tip of fingers it was swelling From the thighs of legs up to bottom...
u have to take proper and symptomatic homoaopathic treatment, some medicine such as lycopodium 200, apis mell 30 has good result in such cases. Eat green leafy vegetable with chapati, and take rich liquid diet
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I am 25 years old. My symptoms are heaviness in head, headache, trembling, palpitation, deep breathing, incontinence of urine, nervousness, restlessness, pressure in eye, problem seeing in sun light, forgetfulness, dry lips etc. Please help me.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am 25 years old. My symptoms are heaviness in head, headache, trembling, palpitation, deep breathing, incontinence ...
it seems you are having anxiety and restlessness. Are insecure and afraid of something in your life? you need to checkup with an expert nearby or connect me and meet to open your heart out to express yourself for guidance and support.
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I have a serious migrain problem since last two months ago. Before that I didnot face any kind of migrain problem. I am in a very big dilema. What should I do?

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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My son faces some learning difficulties, lack of concentration & minute dyslexia as per our observation since last 2-3 yrs. He is 6 yrs old & will be going to class 1 in dwarka, Delhi, Need guidance & suggestions for ensuring that my son get over this issue as earliest as possible.

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
Firstly i would like to request you to not diagnose your son on your own observations, as it needs to be done only by a professional. There is no form of minute dyslexia. Either he has it or not. He can be a slow learner or just have difficulty with learning and concentration, not necessarily a learning disorder. So do not have assumptions as it can be anything else. Kindly take him to a professional psychologist and a pediatrician who will do a complete physiological and psychological evaluation. If he has any learning disorder it will be diagnosed. After that there are many training centers for children with learning difficulties or disorders. He can be trained properly and taught different learning techniques. Please take proper guidance from professionals as proper diagnoses will save you and your son from a lot of trouble.
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I am suffering from left side paralysis since 5 yrs. After getting auyvedic treatment now I can walk and healthy but still my left hand finger movements have not come, still iam under auyvedic treatment in kerala. Can you suggest me how to get back my left hand finger movements?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, This problem can be improve by Physiotherapy kindly consult Good Physiotherapy as by doing This your muscles will get strengthen and movements will improve
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