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Dr. Shankar  - Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. Shankar

MBBS

Neurologist, Chennai

34 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Shankar MBBS Neurologist, Chennai
34 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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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
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English
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Indian Academy of Neurology
Indian Stroke Association
American Academy of Neurology

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Dear Dr. Knowingly & unknowingly I had destroyed my body with all the habits now I'm facing some issue like, 1. Shaking of hands. 2. No resistance power. 3. Depression 4. Weakness I wanna change my life and wanna fix it can you please suggest me on this. Thanks

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Tirunelveli
Dear Dr. Knowingly & unknowingly I had destroyed my body with all the habits now I'm facing some issue like, 1. Shaki...
You must think, that your fine and concentrating on good ideas. Destroy anything is easy but not creating it. So you must wait for your recovery. Take healthy food and positive thoughts is a first tips to be followed. And we must do some new habits like spending time in gardening or reading books or jacking or exercise etc.
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Hi, doctor I live in delhi & I am 34yr old female person. I have a tremor problem for last 4 months. What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Neurologist,
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.
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I am suffering from abnormal sensation in body like earthquake. Body shakes from inside many a times during the day.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to tension,worries,and anxiety.Check your Hemoglobin and Bp. Avoid stress if any. Take good nourishing diet,green leafy vegetables, fruits,milk etc. Take one tablet of multivitamin daily. Consult doctor for a General check up
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Hello doctor My hand always shaking. Doctor suggested to visit neurologist for root cause. What is root cause?

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Hands shaking is just an external manifestation of some problem in your brain that problem which causes the hands to shake is called as the" root cause"
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I am 32 years old. I am having migraine pain. I want to know the supportive medicine.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
1. If pain is in left side than spigelia 1m one drop only 2. If pain is in right thans sangunaria c 1m one drop only.
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I have migraine problem from last 6 years and i'm taking Tab rizact 5 and Tab Nexdom 250 when ever I feel migraine pain.

BPTh/BPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Due lack of sleep Lack of exercise Less intake of vitamio related Not exposure to sunlight Above my be cause Prevent the above then the problem will solve
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I am losing my hair. My hair is getting fallen from last 3 month. Please tell me some idea.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am losing my hair. My hair is getting fallen from last 3 month. Please tell me some idea.
Take homeopathic medicine acid phos 1m/single dose (5 drops in little water) and revert after 2 weeks. Apply jaborandi hair oil. Also use arnica shampoo. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts etc. Add more vitamin rich food to your diet. Avoid stress and anger by meditation. Cut down the use of hair spray, hair gel. Take sound/good sleep. Avoid too much exposure of your hair to sunlight/ hair styling tools, as they damage hair and cause split ends.
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INSOMNIA / SLEEPLESS-NESS , Getting the peace back!

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
INSOMNIA / SLEEPLESS-NESS , Getting the peace back!

She is looking at the clock repeatedly, feeling more and more frustrated as the time passes as how it is getting late and her effort to sleep is going in vain.

Effort? can anyone put an effort for something which is a self programmed function of the body -mind complex?

Does one put an effort to breathe, make the heart beat or digest food?

Try doing this at home. Try putting a conscious effort to digest your food, be aware of it entering the food pipe and the stomach and then liver metabolizing it. You will end up with indigestion!

Effort is interfering instead with something which is automatic!

So your struggle to sleep is the biggest reason why you are unable to sleep!

Do not try to sleep

One should have courage to wait for the body to tune itself back during a temporary phase of insomnia due to some stressful/emotionally challenging situation.

One's continued stressful approach in life or excessive seeking for stimulation all the time may have finally resulted in the overworked nervous system being so stressed that it now has difficulty in tuning itself off.

There are people who have not slept at all in their entire lives, but there daily activities are not hampered at all, so

Get rid of these conditioning that shortage of sleep will have an ill effect on the body, though difficult, if you let go of this you will be happily surprised to know that this conditioning or belief was creating most of the bodily symptoms!

Chronic insomnia which has developed after a traumatic emotional experience may need a help from a professional like counselor or a hypnotherapist.

Sedatives decrease the brain activity by depressing the c. N. S, making one lethargic /drowsy with reduced mental efficiency and host of other side effects.

The induced sleep is more of non rem type (rem is supposed to be a deeper and moe refreshing phase)
Drug resistance develops soon and the dose gradually increases and so does the dependance and its withdrawal symptoms. And finally one must realize that they are not the cure
So it is better to take them as as a one-off thing, at times of acute distress or urgent need to sleep.

Some other tips which are of secondary help.

1. Do not keep a clock/watch with you in your bed room.
2. Avoid heavy dinner or supper, keep your digestion in check.
3. Do not immediately go to sleep after dinner.
4. Avoid caffeine based drinks esp coffee or if you must have it, take it before evening.
5. Try putting off gadgets like mobiles, t. V, games, magazines etc.

Lastly in a nutshell, do not get overworked if there is reduced or delayed sleep, that will act as a stressor which will prevents sleep, have the courage so as to not to sleep at all. Do not anticipate tomorrows after-effects. Surrender to the intelligence of your body, it will take care of it.

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Hi, my wife is 47 years. She is having history of migraine for the last 20 years. It turned into depression. She took medicine duzela-40 for 8-9 months in 2011. After she recovered and stopped taking this medicine. Subsequently she was dignosed thiroyd. She is prescribed thyrox-25 and is taking this medicine since last 2012. Now in the month of feb 2015 she got stroke i. E. Vometing & giddiness and became semicountious. We called the doctor found that she was having high blood pressure at 154/100 at that moment. Doctor gave medicine and bp came down to normal within 4 hours. After that she started feeling problem in hearing from left ear and subsequently started problem in speaking. We consulted neurologyst who suggested mri of brain. The report says" grossly normal examination with incidental finding of small arachnoid cyst in the left sylvian region. The neurologyst started stalopapam-5, rejunex cd3 & ecosprin. She took the medicine since last 20 days her other problems subsided, however, the problem of speaking aggravated. We consulted neurosurgen also who said that the mri is normal and no need of surgery. The neurologyst again examined and immediately stopped stalopam-5, instead, suggested benadryl syrup and continued the other medicines. My wife is not able to speak properly. please suggest whether we are on right way .Thanks and regards.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Sad to hear about all the above history first of all get a ana report get back to me on private chat.
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I have a child. She is suffering from generalized seizure since last six years. Now she takes 5ml valparin twice a day and clonazepam 0.25 once a day and cereflo four ml twice a day. Seizure stopped last one year. But language problem can not develop.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Seizures are a condition wherein the nerves are very excitable. Triggered by certain factors. Medication include those that decrease excitability. But in the process general neural function is also suppressed, leading to dullness, memory weakness, and social behavioral changes. Consider homeopathy to correct the underlying cause of seizure in the child - as you can be tapered and stopped of seizure medicines and return to normal functioning.
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I have migraine and its like severe headache and it causes vomiting too after complete vomit I feel better and headache get disappear also I am suffering from cough since my childhood and chronic sinusitis patient too. Kindly help me. Thank you.

MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Please avoid migraine triggers like hot sun, bright lights, cheese, lack of sleep etc. For sinus problem kindly refer once to an ent specialist. Regards.
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I am a 24er male. I had been suffering from nerve problem for 17 months. My right leg paralyzed. At first I had suffered from malengaitic malaria. Now what Can I do? Where is the best treatment for me?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, For this you need proper evaluation and Medical treatment along with Physiotherapy by trained Physiotherapist Physiotherapy will tone and strength your muscles Kindly consult Neurologist/ Physiotherapist
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I am 50 years old. Since 2 years I am suffering with tingling numbness in legs and some times in hands also. My after food sugar is 165. And fasting nil. Please guide me.

Certified Diabetes Educator , Sports Nutritionist, Registered Clinical Dietician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 50 years old. Since 2 years I am suffering with tingling numbness in legs  and some times in hands also. My afte...
Dear , please control The amount of cereals you r consuming in your meals n increase a bit if physical activity post meals, like a stroll within d house or bldg compound. Do not forget to add salads in your meals.
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I have a constant headache please suggest me some diagnose, I think I have migraine.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Common causes of headache are -- Fever, migraine, stress, cold, sinusitis, anxiety, tensions ,vision problems. Migraine symptoms are-- Headache, nausea ,feeling dizzy or faint, increased sensitivity to light and sound. Drink plenty of liquids to maintain hydration. Take over-the-counter painkiller if intolerable pain. For recurrent migraine,may need further medication. Hope this helps u .if required, consult.
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I am 17 years old. I just gave final exam of class 12. But I am suffering from heavy migraine. What should I do to get rid of this pain?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I advice you to take tablet brufen on sos basis and tab rantac for dyspeptic sypmtoms associated wd migraine and tab emset sos if associated vomiting. You duration and frequency can be reduced as there are available medications. Consult a phyisician for that thanks.
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My daughter has migraine and she always gets headache. She is going on with her medicines but its not working. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughter has migraine and she always gets headache. She is going on with her medicines but its not working. What s...
Hello, self-care measures can help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation techniques may include progressive muscle relaxation, meditation or yoga. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. Medication: take bakson's mig-aid tablet/ 1 tablet 3 times a day.
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I am suffering from cervical syndolytis, sinus, migrane, knee ache, whole bodyache, backache, always feeling dullness, sickness, overweight (80 kg) etc. For the last 20 years. Medicines are not working on me, I have done physiotherapy also but get no permanent relief. Kindly suggest me what type of exercises will I do. Please help.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
You take 10 ml noni sy in a glass of lukewarm water stair well consume in 5 minutes after 30 minutes take meals mor/eve for 4 days on 5th day take 15-15 ml mor/eve up to six month every month report tome keep your medicine continue still we get result.
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I am a 42 year old male and cannot sleep properly due to obstructive sleep apnea also I am overweight. Please tell me what to do?

Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For obstructive sleep apnea to be cured you will have to lose weight. And for weight loss you definitely need to streamline your lifestyle by any modification that it may require like altering eating pattern, exercise and stress relief. The real need for weight loss is purely motivation from your end. Incase you are interested in getting professional help on your diet pls feel free to consult me privately online.
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