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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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My wife is having Parkinsons. No trembling but stiffness in muscle, difficulty in walking, speech, writing. Taking treatment with syndopa 900 mg/daily for the past six years. What is your suggestion to get relief / improvement . Siddha, Ayurvedic, homeopathy or any alternate treatment is ok ?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Syndopa is the best medicine available for Parkinson's disease. However the dosing and dosage interval should be individualized based on the need. Even improper dosing and dosage interval may produce poor control. Also there are many other drugs available which could helpful if added to Syndopa judiciously. There is a surgical procedure called DBS is available which can give better result in carefully selected patients.
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I am 25 years old have so pain neck to hip whole day. After 2 minutes so numbness and weakness. All day burning in spinal.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It could be due to cervical spondylosis this is quite a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do neck & back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Use of cervical collar will give you relief. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take you will need other supportive medicines also. Do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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My mother was admitted in hospital for brain problem. In ICU ON VENTILATOR. Doctors are saying she is suffering hypoxic brain issue. Please help me to get her recover asap from this.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hypoxic Brain injury is very serious issue Tell me what doctor told you about its cause she need ICU care in good hospital
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My brain stuck iron just knock very gently. So no bleeding no Swelling so I am confused so is there any risk. So more than 24 hrs.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If there is no swelling and bleeding you don't have any injur. If you have pain you can have pain killers. otherwise there is nothing to worry.
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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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Sir my father suffering for bells palsy from last I Week and he is diabetic patient .physiotherapy has started and steroid medicine is going on .But no improvement. How can he free from this situation?

BPTh/BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Sir my father suffering for bells palsy from last I Week and he is diabetic patient .physiotherapy has started and st...
Go for muscle stimulator which will contract the paralyzed muscles of face. Also he should be doing facial expression exercises in front of a mirror.
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His head is paining since 3 years sometimes it pains a lot doctors ary saying that he has a migraine or something.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
His head is paining since 3 years sometimes it pains a lot doctors ary saying that he has a migraine or something.
Migraine is a relapsing type of headache. It needs treatment for acute attacks and a treatment prophylaxis for preventing relapses in future. This has to be decided on taking a complete history of pattern of headaches, duration, severity, associated symptoms of sleep, anxiety, depression etc.
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All The Newborn Should Go For Hearing Screening

Master of science in audiology, Bachalor in audiology and speech
Speech Therapist, Delhi
All The Newborn Should Go For Hearing Screening

If we identified the hearing loss early, child can start rehabilitation early and they can grow like normal kid. They can go to normal school. 

I m 25years old female. I m suffering from migraine since 6-7 yrs. N its getting worse day by day. I use to take sibelium 10mg for almost a yr. It was better. But after I left it. Its getting worse. Now I usually get 2 migraine attack per week. Help pay.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
To get relief from migraine- * give a balanced diet with vegetables, cereals, milk, fruits. Sit in the sun rays for atleast 8-10 minutes daily. * do bhramari pranayam twice a day. * practice sarwangasan and shirshasan under the guidance of yoga expert. * sit with the gyan mudra in hands. * take rogan badam (almond oil) and put it 1/2 tea spoon in a glass of milk and drink it in the morning. * if the headache is very severe & untolerable then you can take a tablet of paracetamol or ibuprofen. * you can take 2 teaspoon of shankhpushpi syrup in the morning.
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My age is 26 I am suffering from cervical lordosis. Elongation of transverse process in C7. Please suggest medication and who is better a ortho or ortho surgeon or neurologist or neural surgeon.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
This is very rare case and certainly only orthopedic surgeon specialized in neck and shoulder should operate it. But try Yogasans. I know yogasans can relieve you of symptoms and may postpone or avoid surgery if followed meticulously.
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Dearest sir/madam I am a 26 years old man suffering from migraine. What are the tips to take proper care of the migraine.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, migraine means, prolonged, headache, caused by irregular life- style * avoid, junk food, smoke, dust, smoking alcohol. Stress, anxiety, * take your breakfast, lunch and dinner in time.+ * take, plenty of water, which you miss in your office. * go for meditation for30 mnts to lower down your stress. Take-homoeo-medicine* @ spigelia 1000-6 pills, once a wk. @ natrum mur 200-6 pill, thrice a day. Report wkly. Do not carry your office, home.
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I am a 27 year old male I have met an accident in which it was a grade 3b severely committed fracture of right limb, floating knee injury. Common peroneal nerve is in reinnervation and 80 degree movement in the knee. Secondary arthritis is developing now and a constant pain is there. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am a 27 year old male I have met an accident in which it was a grade 3b severely committed fracture of right limb, ...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Arnica 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Symphytum q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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I am 24 years male, I feel numbness in my left hand and left leg what could be the reason for dis?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
I am 24 years male, I feel numbness in my left hand and left leg what could be the reason for dis?
Numbness in left hand and leg, can be due to pinched nerve in neck, or a problem with right side of brain. Clinical examination by a neurologist can help sort out the problem.
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I am suffering from severe nerves pain and muscles pain. Please suggest any suitable medicine.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of cervical spine. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 1tab od x10 do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Suffering from left side paralysis since 1/08/2011 movement of fingers are coming, done lots of treatment in all field.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Suffering from left side paralysis since 1/08/2011 movement of fingers are coming, done lots of treatment in all field.
Good. but do continue Active assisted exercises and gait training from Neuro Physiotherapist Best Wishes
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I am 66 years old lady and had undergone knee replacement surgery one year back .Some times gets the. Pain due to cervical spontelasys . Little over weight . I am having issues of numbness in my fingers and legs at times ,especially from sleeping positions .

MBBS
Acupuncturist, Delhi
I am 66 years old lady and had undergone knee replacement surgery one year back .Some times gets the. Pain due to cer...
You appear to suffer from degenerative {premature aging} damage to your spine, as in your knees and peripheral neuropathy - need investigations to establish diagnosis- these problems are chronic and progressive. Conventional medicine does not usually offer any definitive arrest or reversal of such ailments. However, for good results I recommend holistic medicine therapy to you.
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Learning Disabilities and Dementia

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Learning Disabilities and Dementia

Learning disabilities and dementia


Advances in medical and social care have led to a significant increase in the life expectancy of peoplewith learning disabilities. The effect of ageing on people with learning disabilities – including therisk of developing dementia – has, therefore, become increasingly important. This information sheetoutlines some of the issues concerning people with a learning disability who develop dementia.

The causes of learning disability are diverse. They include genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome, pre- or post-natal infections, brain injury, and general individual differences.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a general term used to describe a group of diseases that affect the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. The damage caused by all types of dementia leads to a progressive loss of brain tissue. As brain tissue cannot be replaced, symptoms become worse over time.

Symptoms may include:
Loss of memory
An inability to concentrate
Difficulty in finding the right words or understanding what other people are saying
A poor sense of time and place
Difficulty in completing self-care and domestic tasks and solving minor problems
Mood changes
Behavioural changes
There is no evidence that dementia has a different effect on people with learning disabilities than it does on other people. However, the early stages are more likely to be missed or misinterpreted, particularly if several professionals are involved in the person’s care. The person may find it hard to express how they feel that their abilities have deteriorated, and problems with communication may make it more difficult for others to assess change.

What are the risks?
Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s diseaseAbout 20 per cent of people with a learning disability have Down’s syndrome. People with Down’s syndrome are at particular risk of developing dementia.
Figures from one study (Prasher, 1995) suggest that the following percentages of people with Down’s syndrome have dementia:
30-39 years - 2 per cent40-49 years - 9.4 per cent50-59 years - 36.1 per cent60-69 years - 54.5 per cent
Studies have also shown that virtually all people with Down’s syndrome develop the plaques and tangles in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, although not all will develop the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The reason for this has not been fully explained. However, research has shown that amyloid protein found in these plaques and tangles is linked to a gene on chromosome 21. People with Down’s syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21, which may explain their increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Other learning disabilities and dementiaThe prevalence of dementia in people with other forms of learning disability is also higher than in the general population. Some studies (Cooper, 1997; Lund, 1985; Moss and Patel, 1993) suggest that the following percentages of people with learning disabilities not due to Down’s syndrome have dementia:
50 years + - 13 per cent65 years + - 22 per cent
This is about four times higher than in the general population. At present, we do not know why this is the case. Further research is needed. People with learning disabilities are vulnerable to the same risk factors as anyone else. Genetic factors may be involved, or a particular type of brain damage associated with a learning disability may be implicated.
How can you tell if someone is developing dementia?Carers play an important part in helping to identify dementia by recognising changes in behaviour or personality. It is not possible to diagnose dementia definitely from a simple assessment. A diagnosis is made by excluding other possible causes and comparing a person’s performance over time. The process should include:
A detailed personal historyThis is vital to establish the nature of any changes that have taken place. It will almost certainly include a discussion with the main carer and any care service staff.
A full health assessmentIt is important to exclude any physical causes that could account for changes taking place. There are a number of other conditions that have similar symptoms to dementia but are treatable: for example, hypothyroidism and depression. It is important not to assume that a person has dementia simply because they fall into a high risk group. A review of medication, vision andhearing should also be included.
Psychological and mental state assessmentIt is equally important to exclude any other psychological or psychiatric causes of memory loss. Standard tests that measure cognitive ability are not generally applicable as people with learning disabilities already have cognitive impairment and the tests are not designed for people without verbal language skills. New tests are being developed for people with learning disabilities.
Special investigationsBrain scans are not essential in the diagnosis of dementia, although they can be useful in excluding other conditions or in aiding diagnosis when other ssessments have been inconclusive.
What can be done if it is dementia?Although dementia is a progressive condition, the person will be able to continue with many activities for some time. It is important that the person’s skills and abilities are maintained and supported for as long as possible, and that they are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential. However, the experience of failure can be frustrating and upsetting, so it is important to find a balance between encouraging independence and ensuring that the person’s self-esteem and dignity are not undermined.
At present there is no cure for dementia. People progress from mild to moderate to more severe dementia over a period of years. New drug treatments seek to slow down or delay the progression of the disease and it is hoped that treatments will become more effective in the future. See the Society’s information sheet Drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease – Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl and Ebixa.
Strategies for supporting the person with dementia People who develop dementia are, first and foremost, human beings with individual personalities, life histories, likes and dislikes. Dementia affects a person’s ability to communicate, so they may develop alternative ways of expressing their feelings. By understanding something of a person’s past and personality we can begin to understand what they might be feeling and why they respond in the way they do.
Many practical strategies have been developed to support people with dementia and their carers. Here are some ideas:
Enable individuals to have as much control over their life as possible. Use prompts and reassurance during tasks they now find more difficult.
Help the person by using visual clues and planners to structure the day.
Use visual labels on doors to help people find their way around their home in the early stages.
Try to structure the day so that activities happen in the same order. Routines should be individual and allow for flexibility.
A ‘life story book’ comprising photos and mementos from the person’s past may be a useful way to help the person interact and reminisce.
If speech is a problem make use of body language. Simplify sentences and instructions, listen carefully and give plenty of time for the person to respond.
If someone is agitated, the environment might be too busy or noisy.
Relaxation techniques such as massage, aromatherapy and music can be effective and enjoyable.
If someone becomes aggressive, carers and professionals should work together to try to establish reasons for the person’s frustration and find ways of preventing the behaviour or coping with the situation should it arise.
Medication may be used if someone is experiencing high levels of agitation, psychotic symptoms or depression. It is important that any prescribed medicine is monitored closely and that other ways of dealing with the situation are thoroughly explored.

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Mere mummy ko Parkinson h 15 saal se unki recoport normal aaye h CT scan or MRI (brain) Dr. ne symptoms Dekh Kar Parkinson bataya h unki age 59 year h par unko bham ki bhi problem ho rahi h sycraterest se bhi treatment Chal raha h par dabai asar nahi ho rahi h bahut koshis karte h samjhane ki Kuch nahi h unko lagta h bahar koi Unka naam Le Kar Kuch bol raha h.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist,
Mere mummy ko Parkinson h 15 saal se unki recoport normal aaye h CT scan or MRI (brain) Dr. ne symptoms Dekh Kar Park...
Jisko aap vaham kah rahe hain, usse medical bhaasha mein auditory hallucination kehte hain, aur uski vajah psychosis hoti hai; sambhav hai aapki maataji ko schizophrenia - jaisi koi bimari bhi ho, ya toh dawaiyon ke side-effects se auditory hallucinations ho rahe hon. Par samajh ne wali baat ye hai ki unke liye jo aawazein sunaiy de rahin hain, woh utni hi vastavik hain jitni hamare liye hoti hain jab koi sach mein baat kar rahaa ho - unko chahe aap kitna bhi samjhayen, woh is baat ko samajh nahin paayengi. Psychiatrist isska sahi nidaan karke sahi ilaaj kar sakte hain - dawaon ka asar bhi seemit hotaa hai. Agar Parkinson Disease ko lekar koi samsya ho to mujhe bataiye, shaayad main koi sevaa kar sakun.
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My age is 23. Height 6 ft. Weight 76 kg. From 1 year I used to have numbness and tingling in whole body. Bone and muscle pain in whole body. High bp 150/100. Excessive hair growth. My testicle isze is reduced so much .they are now 2 cm each in length and thin like almonds. I too have abdominal pain .no gastric problem. And left half head pain from backside. .my neck xray shows C2 and C3 segmentation in complete. And vitamin b12 is 185 ng/ml. reference range is 180 to 900. Where is the problem. My tingling is increasing day by day. I feel very unusual due to tingling.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My age is 23. Height 6 ft. Weight 76 kg. From 1 year I used to have numbness and tingling in whole body. Bone and mus...
Perhaps your high blood pressure and hormonal imbalance and cervical vertebral incomplete segmentation are the problems. You need a proper treatment for some months/year to get rid of your complaints. Please maintain a normal blood pressure by doing morning walks/exercises/taking low fat diet/complete avoidance of non-veg items. Continue treatment.
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