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Dr. Shankar Narayanan

MBBS , MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Chennai

14 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Shankar Narayanan MBBS , MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology Neurologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shankar Narayanan is an experienced Neurologist in Tambaram, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 14 years of journey as a Neurologist. He has done MBBS , MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology . He is currently associated with Doctors Plaza in Tambaram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar Narayanan on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Calcutta - 2003
MD - General Medicine - Calcutta - 2005
DM - Neurology - Calcutta - 2007
Languages spoken
English

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I depressed rarely but when I get depressed I feel that my blood pressure goes down my fingers start to shiver and I get fear. I depressed on a few matters like for my carrier and my relationship I tried to control but the more I think about that the more I get depressed. I tried a lot to not to think about that but I failed to control every time. What can i do please suggest me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I depressed rarely but when I get depressed I feel that my blood pressure goes down my fingers start to shiver and I ...
Keep yourself calm and relaxed by doing breathing or relaxation exercise. Consult with a psychologist near by you. Make your self acceptable for everything happen in your life because the fear is start by nonacceptance. So try to be positive for everything. If you want any other help you can contact us.
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Is there a treatment for migraine problem. I have been facing this from past 7 years and it has come to through heredity. Thank you in advance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For headache take tablet paracetamol and Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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Always make use of the cold therapy within the first 24-48 hours of the acute stage of an injury

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Always make use of the cold therapy within the first 24-48 hours of the acute stage of an injury
Always make use of the cold therapy within the first 24-48 hours of the acute stage of an injury, to prevent tissue damage or after the first 48 hours if inflammation persists.
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1) Does excess masturbation lead to cancer? 2) does it lead to any other disease such as myasthenia gravis OR parkinson disease?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
1) Does excess masturbation lead to cancer?
2) does it lead to any other disease such as myasthenia gravis OR parkins...
Hi there masturbation (excess needs more elaboration) does not cause or lead to cancer or any other disease that you have quoted.
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I am 21 year old male having migraine pain, besides medicines what should I do or what should be my routine so that it will not cause severe pain, also please suggest me some yogas for the relief of my migraine pain.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Dear pt. Migraine has no definitive cure. Its just precautions. Avoid exposure to excessive heat cold and light. Be stress free. Take enough sleep.
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I have a very bad head ache from last 3 years I've consulted to a neurologist. And after all the tests I came to know that I have migraine. I'm having topamax medicine.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have a very bad head ache from last 3 years I've consulted to a neurologist. And after all the tests I came to know...
Migraine cannot be cured. Avoid triggers. If certain foods or odors seem to have triggered your migraines in the past, avoid them. Reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake and avoid tobacco. In general, establish a daily routine with regular sleep patterns and regular meals. In addition, try to control stress. Exercise regularly. Regular aerobic exercise reduces tension and can help prevent migraines. If your doctor agrees, choose any aerobic exercise you enjoy, including walking, swimming and cycling. Warm up slowly, however, because sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. Obesity is also thought to be a factor in migraine headaches, and regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight.
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My right hand fingers go numb in the night.in the morning when I get up it takes about 5_7 min for the numbness to go .I am not diabetic, BP too is OK. Then why.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My right hand fingers go numb in the night.in the morning when I get up it takes about 5_7 min for the numbness to go...
If you are overweight and have hypothyroidism these also need to be tested and if all are normal you may be keeping head over the hand causing a slight decrease in blood flow / pressing the nerve to cause numbness.
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After brain tumor surgery and radiation therapy (30 classes) whats precaution and diet I should take for recovery.

BHMS
Homeopath,
After brain tumor surgery and radiation therapy (30 classes) whats precaution and diet I should take for recovery.
Diet should be nutritious.like fruits,,boiled chicken or soup,all sorts of veggies...oil should be very less...non-spicy food is preferable...for more details u should consult with ur doctor..
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I have a migraine problem from last 3years please tell me solution to get rid of it.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Migraine is a type of relapsing headache. Get a through prophylactic treatment for migraine to stop relapses. Also avoid common precipitants of migraine like keeping fasts, irregular sleep patterns, overexposure to sun, dehydration, stress, depression, faulty food habits etc. For further help you can contact me directly
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My palm and finger shrinks quickly after a few second when come to contact with water. What cold be the reason. Please reply.

MBBS
General Physician,
The skin might get contracted suddenly not the finger or palm that means you may be allergic to the particular ingredient of the source of water otherwise there is no other cause forbtgisvtype of reaction. It i'd cold water only or any water if you keep the hand in cold water for longer duration then the skin gets shrinkage temporarily. Nothing to worry about it.

I get too much of headache. I have migraine how do I get rid of it I need some tablets. Suggest me the best basic precautions for migraine.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
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 Consult Physician/me for further management
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My father suffering from brain stroke 4 months back, right now his eye vision is not clear that is the big problem please suggest me.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
It can be due to many causes like ocular muscle palsy, 3rd nerve palsy, or some area in the brain damaged due to stroke causing vision problems. It needs complete evaluation and examination before coming to any conclusion.
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Epilepsy: What Should You Know?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Epilepsy: What Should You Know?

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 suffering from anxiety n insomnia before period comes. Tell me about some solutions to get out of it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I am suffering from anxiety n insomnia before period comes. Tell me about some solutions to get out of it.
Dear, You seem to have features of premenstrual dysphoria. Steps you could take: 1. Keep a mood chart so that you can predict the days you will be uncomfortable. 2. 20 min of aerobic exercise daily helps reduce symptoms. 3. Reduce intake of refined sugars, excess salt 2 weeks prior to your periods 4. Eat more complex carbohydrates in the week prior to your periods. 5. There is some evidence for taking calcium supplements and pyridoxine supplements in the week before your periods. 6. Try not to plan stressfull activities during this time. If you can. 7. Communicate your difficulties with loved ones so that they can be more supportive during this time. Hope this helps.
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I am suffering from left hemiplegia after a stroke on 10th september 2014. Acute infarct right basal ganglia and right radiata. Mild diffuse atorphy. Please suggest if it can be treated. Unable to move properly.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
It will take time. Take the medications as prescribed by doctor. Also take dvt prophylaxis. Continue physiotherapy. For details you can have a word with me on private chat.
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I am Suffering with severe migraine. Used naprodom 250mg for pain relief every rummage it used to work but this time it did not work.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Migrane is characterised by one sided headache which is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura and its a clinical diagnosis and we need to take tablet propranolol after examination and For headache take tablet paracetamol
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I'm a 33 years old working woman. I've migraine from past 2 years. I get sudden shooting pains that lasts for 2-3 days. Usually pain will be more on right side of head. I feel numbness on right side of face and arm. With consulting from a GP, I took sibelium for over a month but that didn't help. The same GP referred me to a Neurologist who prescribed eliwel 10 mg tablets for 3 months. Its side effects disturb my routine. In the past 8 months I've taken 2 courses of eliwel 10 mg. Please suggest me a best way out.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi Take ½ glass of carrot juice + Add ½ glass of spinach juice + Mix well + Drink this juice to cure headache 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take pranacharya no tens capsule 1_1 twice a day. Take shirshooladi vajra ras twice a day with honey. Avoid tea and coffee.
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I am 24 years old male. I am suffering from tremor from last 2 years.(hands shakes while writing) could you please help me. Even my dad also has some problem. Is there any cure for it. Tell me if there is any medical precaution.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
This is called writer's cramp. But also tell me about you drinking habits/ anxiety problem if any. If not then you should consult a neurologist.
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Hello! what is a difference between hemiplegia paraplegia and paralysis? thanks wish you a great day ahead.

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB - Orthopedics, mch
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hemiplegia is total or partial inability to move one side of the body while paraplegia is a condition where the lower half of a patient's body is paralyzed and cannot move. Paralysis is a general term which can be used for either of the above mentioned conditions.
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