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Dr. Shankar  - Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. Shankar

MBBS

Neurologist, Chennai

35 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Shankar MBBS Neurologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shankar is a popular Neurologist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with K H M Hospital in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - . - 1983
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Neurology
Indian Stroke Association
American Academy of Neurology

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No-16, 16th Main Road,2nd Ave, AC Block, Anna Nagar. Landmark: Opp to Ayyappa Temple, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I am suffering with migraine frequently. What are the measures to control it. Tell me sir why migraine is starting.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Migraine is a relapsing disorder. It aggravates with precipitating factors. Here are few suggestions to avoid relapses - 1) Avoid direct sun exposure for long time, watching TV/ movies in dark rooms 2) Avoid fasting 3) Have adequate sleep at night. Do not change your sleep patterns often 4) Avoid stress, anxiety, excess work load Anyways, if only the recommendations are not working and you still have frequent relapses- 1) Get a treatment for acute migraine attacks 2) Start Prophylaxis treatment for preventing future migraine attacks
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I am 26 years old. I am afflicted by migraine. How can I get rid off from migraine complain.

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
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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He has Parkinson, high BP, diabetes, uric acid disorder, he is suffering from acute body ache and depression, how can he be helped.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Navi Mumbai
He has Parkinson, high BP, diabetes, uric acid disorder, he is suffering from acute body ache and depression, how can...
i would recommend you to follow the following home remedy Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Surely you will get results.
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Doc mein 15 years se bahut over hastmethun krta rha hu. Ab meri body bahut weak ho gyi hai. Bahut jaldi tension hoti hai nervousness hoti hai. Zra s tension se muscle weak ho jate hai. Koi excercise kro tab bhi. 2 saal hone wale hai meri problem ko. Bethe bethe khabar dekhte mujhe jhatka lga mri jeeb aur leggs trim krne lge the jaise mein gya. Ab mujhe feel hota rehta hai ke mujhe kuch ho jayega. Please doctor btaye kya kro. Bahut antideprnts bhi khaye hai.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
हस्तमैथुन की समस्या से निजात पाने के लिए आपको हिमालय कंपनी की कांफिडो टेबलेट ब्राह्मी वटी नागार्जुन कंपनी की मानस पुत्र वटी का सेवन करना होगा साथ में अनुलोम विलोम और कपालभाति प्राणायाम करें तिला वाजिद अली शाह तेल से मालिश करें और अधिक जानकारी के लिए मुझे मोबाइल पर संपर्क करें.
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My 1year old son is cp patient. His development (physical and mental) growth is very slow. He neither sit alone nor his neck stand still. I consult with a paediatric and physiotherapist and they suggest levipil and lioresal syrup and some exercise respectively. But the progress is not so satisfactory. What should I do for his better treatment? Is he be normal in his future life?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Dear friend, unfortunate that your son is a cp patient, but worry, he will definitely improve. Difficult to predict how much he will improve without seeing the patient status. Best thing is that he is only 1 year old. There is ample of time for his development. You started treatment in right time. Continue physiotherapy, provide adequate healthy diet. Learn all type of physical excercises, limb positioning taught by the physiotherapist, practice it daily frequently at home. Improvement will be slow, do not loose your heart, but improvement will definitely occur, how much improvement will occur that depend on your effort and patience.
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I've been suffering from sleeping insomnia for more then 4 years. I couldn't get sleep till mid night 1 or 2 am. And also only for a few times I could get very sound sleep (if I studied for several hours on that day) please give me best suggestions FOR DEEP SLEEP.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
I've been suffering from sleeping insomnia for more then 4 years. I couldn't get sleep till mid night 1 or 2 am. And ...
simple ways for a restful sleep 1. Cut down on caffeine: Caffeine drinkers may find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee in the morning may lead to a sleepless night. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter thought to promote sleep. Caffeine can also interrupt sleep by increasing the need to urinate during the night. Because caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, irritability, and extreme fatigue, it may be easier to cut back gradually rather than to go cold turkey. Those who can’t or don’t want to give up caffeine should avoid it after 2 p.m., or noon if they are especially caffeine–sensitive. 2. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco: Nicotine is a central nervous system stimulant that can cause insomnia. If you continue to use tobacco, avoid smoking or chewing it for at least one to two hours before bedtime. 3. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol depresses the nervous system, so a nightcap may seem to help some people fall asleep. Alcohol suppresses REM sleep, and the soporific effects disappear after a few hours. Alcohol also worsens snoring and other sleep breathing problems. 4. Worry and stress causes sleeplessness. Find out what hurts you and resolve the issue.
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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 migraine and I have taken so much medicines but not recovered yet so pls help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Take crocin Pain relief one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack, apply ice pack, massage scalp/temple 2. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation, exposure to loud noise, bright light, strong smell inadequate sleep, continuous use of cell phone since it precipitates migraine attack 4. Avoid salted /processed food, aged cheese, excess tea/coffee/alcoho (red wine)/caffeinated beveragesl. Don’t skip/postpone your meal, avoid hunger since it triggers the attack 5. Go for regular exercise, reduce weight if over weight 6. Practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis like propranolol/ vasograin after consulting physician
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I am 68 years old. I feel a sensation and mild numbness under the right big toe, though I can move all toes and walk comfortably.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 68 years old. I feel a sensation and mild numbness under the right big toe, though I can move all toes and walk ...
It might be of nerve or vascular deficit as you being diabetic it is wholly referred as diabetic neuropathy do consult neuro physiotherapist or neuro physician.
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What is symptoms of Brain tumor. Please tell me about that. I am suffering with mose headache.

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
What is symptoms of Brain tumor. Please tell me about that. I am suffering with mose headache.
Common symptom of Brain tumor are Seizure/ Projectile vomiting/ Headache/ Visual problem/ Paralysis you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache follow advises given below: You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day consult me for further management
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