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Dr. Shekar

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

Dr. Shekar Neurosurgeon, Chennai
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Dr. Shekar is a renowned Neurosurgeon in Retteri, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shekar on Lybrate.com.

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I have migraine headache problem how to relate this please tell me some medicines for this.?

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 22 year hai mere pure sharir mai vibration hota hai or puri mas pasiyan mai dard hota hai lagatar ilaz hone par bhi koi fayda nahi mujhe ab kya karna chahiye. Please batane ka kast karain ki mai kis trh thik ho paunga thanks.

MD - Anaesthesiology
Neurologist, Shimla
Start having bcomplex i. E tab polybion bd and vit e and calcium ib and start having regular exercise. Then tell after one month.
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My brother have a disease called migraine, we consult a doctor and he said that it was a legacy disorder, it was came from our grandfathers, but we ask to our father about this disease, they are not agree with this that they have this, so what kind of symptom is this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Migrane- It is characterised by one sided headache which is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura and it is not genetic
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I am suffering from migraine from past 5 years I am taking pills every day regularly but still the intensity of the pain is increasing day by day. Please suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello Mr. Lybrate user Migraine headache is the worst kind of chronic headache. Migraine headache can be defined as severe pounding or pulsing headache that generally starts in the forehead and moves usually towards one side of the head (left side or right side headache) and around the eyes. Migraines, most of the times, attack with warnings or painful symptoms including nausea, vertigo, facial flushing, nasal congestion and dizziness. Acc to Ayurveda this condition is referred as ‘Sooryavarta’. Soorya means ‘Sun’ and avarta means ‘affliction’ or ‘blockage’. The headache gets worsened on sunrise, peaks during noon hours and reduces after evening. Even though this is the typical feature of this illness, it may not be true in all cases. Symptoms may vary based on body prakriti and food habits. Causes acc yo Ayurveda Suppression of natural urges Indigestion Intake of stale food Prolonged exposure to sunlight Oily and spicy food Anger, jealousy, grief, stress etc Intake of dry, pungent and salty food etc Alcohol or smoking Changes in hormone levels during a woman’s menstrual cycle or with the use of birth control pills Changes in sleep patterns – excess sleep or less sleep Exercise or other physical stress Excessive stimulation or stress on sense organs by loud noises, bright lights, strong perfumes / odours, Fasting Stress and anxiety Symptoms Moderate to severe, throbbing headache- right side or left side of the head. Head pain that gets severe with increased physical activity. Sensitivity to light and/or sound. Nausea or vomiting. Red eyes with burning sensation in eyes Loss of appetite Migraine sufferer wants to stay all alone and finds comfort in silent and dark room Depression and irritability Numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. Tips: Do not take pain killers frequently, over intake may cause rebound headache Sleep and eat on time Atleast 7 hours of sleep at night is effective. Avoid fasting. It will increase both Pitta and Vata dosha, worsening migraines. Do not skip meals. Avoid deodorant / perfume Quit smoking and alcohol. Do not use a/c for long period of time. Avoid green chilli use. You can have cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger and pepper. Observe for those things or foods that trigger a migraine attack, try to avoid them. Tie a tight cloth around the head to decrease blood flow to the scalp and lessen the throbbing and pounding of migraine headache. Remedies Decoction of jeera and ginger 20 ml twice a day. Raisins and almonds soak over night have in empty stomach. Pomegranate and grape juice. Carrot intake is good during attack. Apply cinnamon powder with warm water on temple and forehead. Steam inhalation with mint leaves. Rx Pathyadi kadha 10 ml_0_10 ml diluting with warm water b/f Niargim tab 1_0_1 a/f gor 3 weeks.
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I am a 30 year old female. Unmarried . A school teacher . From last two years I m suffering from migraine. Day by day it is becoming severe. Atleast twice in a week I got attack of migraine. I am using vasograin and naxdom tablets. Bt it is not getting cured. Please suggest me.

Master of Hospital Administration, DTM&H, MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
MIGRAINE IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER SYMPTOMS,SO NEED THE HISTORY TO BE ELABORATED IN PERSON &THEN I CAN ADVICE THE REMEDY BESIDES THAT WHAT YOU HAVE TAKEN
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Hi Dr. I hav epilepsy since last many years. I am taking medicines of zenoxa OD 450 right now. Earlier I was taking zenoxa OD 600 and 900 under my Dr. (neurologist) guidance in last one year. So Dr. I just want to know is it this decease curable and is there is any chances that the seizures will not occur if I stop medicines after consulting with my Dr? Please make me aware about it. Thanks in advance.

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
As you know well ,Epileptic drugs should not be stopped suddenly, If higher doses are no longer required, Doses are tappered graduall, under guidance of Neurologists. in most cases chances of recurrence are low .but it also depends upon the type & cause of epilepsy.
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Sleep Wake Disorder - Irregular Sleeping Patterns

Masters of Philosphy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Sciences
Psychologist, Kolkata
Sleep Wake Disorder - Irregular Sleeping Patterns

Sleep-Wake Disorder is a very uncommon syndrome which causes irregular sleeping patterns without any real schedule.

Causes
Persons with brain malfunctioning and those who do not have a regular routine during the day experience such disorders. People with changing work shifts often experience such disorder. Also, travellers who often move from one country to another with different time zones may also have these symptoms.
There's no cure for this disorder, but treatments, including hormones, medicine, and light therapy, can help get you closer to a normal sleeping pattern.

Symptoms

Symptoms may include any of the following:

  1. Sleeping or napping more than usual during the day
  2. Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep at night
  3. Waking up often during the night

Exams and Tests
A person must have at least three abnormal sleep-wake episodes during a 24-hour period to be diagnosed with this problem. The time between each such episode varies from 1 to 4 hours. The doctor may advise you to go ahead with a device called actigraph in case the diagnosis is unclear. The device looks like a wristwatch, and it can tell when a person is sleeping or awake.

Treatment
Though there is no simple cure for irregular sleep-wake syndrome, however, several therapies and lifestyle changes may help a person return to a normal sleep-wake cycle. These include:

  1. A regular daytime schedule of activities and mealtimes need to be fixed.
  2. You should not stay in bed during the day for long.
  3. Use bright light therapy in the morning like those from computer screens and television. The period of exposure should also be increased. Exposure to blue light should be minimized at night.
  4. You should take melatonin at bedtime. This is a hormone that controls the sleep-wake cycle. By taking doses at the right times, you might be able to shift your body clock earlier or later.
  5. Make sure to make the room dark, quiet, and as comfortable as possible at night.
  6. Also one should try to minimize the amount of noise in the sleep environment.
  7. Add more structure to the patient’s day by scheduling social interaction, exercise, and other activities.
  8. Your doctor may prescribe drug to control the timing of the sleep-wake cycle.

Finally, you should take proper care of yourself. Make positive changes in your lifestyle. You can even ask your boss to make your work schedule a bit flexible.

The ultimate goal of these lifestyle changes is to help the person sleep longer at night and make him feel active and awake during the day. Most people have sleep disturbances on occasion. But you need to consult a doctor if such sleep disorders occur regularly.

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Right hand palm becomes numb while writing, holding something, cleaning or any other work.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Right hand palm becomes numb while writing, holding something, cleaning or any other work.
1. Start with regular exercise 2. Drink warm water empty stomach 3. Take calcium vitamin D 3 and Methylcobalmine supplement for one month minimum.
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I am suffering from migraine from 3 years. What are the treatments are there for it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Clssical & Common Migraine: Paroxysmal disorder charaterized by unilateral headach may become generalized, commonly in young adulthood between 10-30 years, family history +ve in 50%cases, more in females with pyrodomal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and visual symptoms,(scotomata, scintillations,lachrimation, photophobia due to vasoconstriction of cranial vessels while headach due to following vasodilation last for few hours to days. Cluster migraine Common in male, unilateral pain more at night developed rapidly and severe. Pain last for 20-60 min's and may re occur at same night or pain free period for months - year. Treatment Avoid triger factors like cheese, chocolate,stress, contraceptive pills, anxiety,steriod. Homoepathic treatment Spigelia, Mag Phos, Iris Versicolor, Colocynths are good Homeo medicines for this problem.
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Sir I haven't slept from two days I do have problem of migraine what to do sir please help me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, take tab. Meftal forte 1-1-1 till the pain reduces. Take adequate rest and sleep well in a dark room.
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Sometimes my hands are numb and when I rubb them I have so much pain. Please ans me why this happens ?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Numbness is an indication of compression of a nerve somewhere? please tell me when exactly do you feel this numbness, is it after some posture or sometime during day when you are working etc? also is it one hand or both hands which are getting affected? can you send me a clinical pic pointing to the site of numbness please? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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I had epilepsy problem some twenty five year ago. I gradually reduced the dosage and I was alright. Bud suddenly had an attack yesterday. What should I do.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Panchkula
Hello mam. You must contact your doctor without a delay as your condition needs re-evaluation and maybe, your medicines need to be continued. If you want to reduce or stop your medication, it must be done under guidance of your doctor only, as unsupervised change of medication is always harmful. Please take care.
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I am 53 years male. Affected by left hemiplegia 7 months before and under rehabilitation now. During sleeping I am getting dreams. Most of the time my childhood days with minute details appearing. Is it a regular symptom for a stroke patient or any dis-order?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hello, appearance of such dreams are normal. Please donot worry about it. Such dreams comes, because childhood was the most likable period for everyone. Infact, from this superficial history given by you, I can say that it appears to be one of the sign of improvement but not a disorder for-sure.
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Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who choose to take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Not actually. In fact theoretically a fall in estrogen triggers migraine. For menopausal symptoms if you are advised hormonal replacement therapy, please work out a suitable combination of hormone therapy (not only estrogen) with your prescribing doctor.
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What & where does one get a cure for sleep apnea. Is there a test .What is the cost.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
What & where does one get a cure for sleep apnea. Is there a test .What is the cost.
Hi Lybrate-user Yes there is a test for sleep apnea. It is called polysomnography or sleep study. This test is done overnight when you are asleep. It will involve connecting certain wires and electrodes which will monitor your breathing pattern, oxygen level in blood, air flow, ECG and many more during sleep. The cost varies on the level of sleep study. Basic study measures only 3 or 4 parameters. While a comprehensive sleep study have more than 20 channels. Thus it may vary between 2000 to 15000 depending on the number of channels. Finally treatment involves lifestyle modification, Using certain devices while sleeping and under special circumstances surgery. The treatment will depend on the severity of sleep apnea in sleep study.
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Hi i have migraine with aura. Take many treatments but not satisfy. Now I use lybotrip tabs. What can I do. And I cannot wake up early in morning morning why.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Its better you learn acupressure for pain you can apply lemon peel paste on head try to avoid the cause of pain also.
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Parkinson's Disese Myths

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai

On occasion of World Parkinson Day today April 10th There are vast advanced technology and Therapeutic Methodology been existing in Neurology Science 

One who has affected should have proper follow up with Neuro Physican and with Neuro physiotherapist for respective severity and lesion of this Neuro Progressive Disorder on Appropriate Session

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