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Dr. Shyamsundar  - Neurosurgeon, Chennai

Dr. Shyamsundar

MBBS, Diplomat of National Board (Neuro Surgery)

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

20 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Dr. Shyamsundar MBBS, Diplomat of National Board (Neuro Surgery) Neurosurgeon, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Shyamsundar is a popular Neurosurgeon in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shyamsundar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Patna University - 1997
Diplomat of National Board (Neuro Surgery) - Manipal Hospital, Bangalore - 2005
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Member of Neurological society of India
Member of European Neurosurgical Society
Member of European Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
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Member of Indian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Member of Walter E Dandy Neurosurgical Society
Member of Delhi Spine Society
Member of Delhi Neurological Society

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Migraine - Know The Causes and Symptoms!

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Migraine - Know The Causes and Symptoms!

Migraine is a severe form of headache wherein, the excruciating pain is accompanied by an extreme sensitivity to sound and light; you also experience nausea. The headaches usually affect either side of the head and are throbbing in nature. Hot flashes, numbness of limbs and blind spots in the eye; these are often considered as warnings. In certain cases, migraines can cause blackouts that can range from a few seconds to a few minutes.

Migraine occurs in four stages:

  1. Pro-drome (symptom indicative of an onset of an illness)
  2. Aura (visual auras including blurred vision)
  3. Headache
  4. Post-drome (the residual effects of migraine characterized by fatigue and lethargy)

But the occurrence of these stages varies across individuals. The causes of migraines aren’t specifically understood. It may be due to the interaction of the brain stem with the trigeminal nerve, which is an important pain pathway of the brain. Imbalances in hormonal levels or in the levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin may also prove to be a causal factor.

Symptoms

Migraine may be triggered due to stress, physical exertion, and excess intake of alcohol or food additives such as MSG (Monosodium Glutamate). Changes in the environment and sleeping patterns may also be probable culprits.

Migraine can be easily distinguished from regular headaches, given the fact that migraines last longer and are rather severe in nature with pain felt in one part of the head. Most people experience the ‘Aura’stage where they have visual flashes right before headache. Nausea, eye pain or sensitivity to light and sound are other factors helpful in distinguishing migraine from other headaches.

Symptoms can occur a while before headache, immediately before headache, during headache and after headache. Although not all migraines are the same.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Moderate to severe pain, usually confined to one side of the head during an attack, but can occur on either side of the head
  • The pain is usually a severe, throbbing, pulsing pain
  • Increasing pain during physical activity
  • Inability to perform regular activities due to pain
  • Feeling sick and physically being sick
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound, relieved by lying quietly in a darkened room
  • Some people experience other symptoms such as sweating, temperature changes, tummy ache and diarrhea.

Complications in migraine may include:

  1. Chronic migraine which last up to 15 days or more
  2. Status Migrainosus where the attacks last for over 3 days
  3. Migrainous infarction where the aura lasts longer than it should, cutting blood supply to the brain. 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist.

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My hands shivers consistently, due to which I am unable act anywhere. May I know why it is so?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Ensure you maintain a normal salt level in your body. You can also start with multivitamins and minerals earliest.
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Hi doctor, I have saviour Migraine problem ,Is there any medicine which can help me?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Get BP and eye sight checked, x ray PNS, thyroid hormones T3 T4 Tsh 1.Sleep.Go to bed and get up about the same times every day, 3. Eat regular meals. 4. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration 5. Relax – listen soothing music. Walk for 5 mts 6.avoid .stress, 7. .avoid strong stimuli like loud noises, and smell of food 8. Keep your routine fixed and regular.
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Sometime my hand finger vibrate .It often vibrate on raising small weight and sometime it does when sitting idle though I am not nervous . On pulling hair i feel pain in head constantly small pain present in head .now a days hair fall problem has also started .I was having problem of constipation and acidity but this vibration of hand and hairfall have started from 4 month.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Sometime my hand finger vibrate .It often vibrate on raising small weight and sometime it does when sitting idle  tho...
Follow these best tips for treatment of hair fall • Add protein containing items in your foods for healthy hair growth such as take a bowl of cereal daily and a glass of milk or 100 gm cheese or 1-2 eggs. . • To reduce hairfall , Practice Yogasana like SHIRSHASANA and SARWANGASANA only under the guidance of Expert. • you can use MAHABHRINGRAJ TEL of BAIDYANATH COMPANY and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily .It increases blood circulation in your scalp and enhances hair growth. • Avoid the excess use of products such as hair colours or shampoo . * Take Vitamin-E rich foods like dry fruits (Almonds, Pista etc) daily. * Apply the egg yolk to the scalp atleast once a week. It gives nourishment to hair root and enhances hair growth.
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Top Five Myths about Hearing loss

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Gurgaon

Hearing health has come a long way in the last 10 years, yet there are still a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss. Do you think hearing loss only affects the elderly? or maybe you believe your primary care physician can tell you if you have a hearing loss during a routine physical. Do you believe hearing aids will give you back normal hearing or that your health won't be affected if you have hearing loss in just one ear? how about this myth: hearing loss is a consequence of aging - and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

If you recognize your school of thought when you read any of these five myths, it's time to change your perspective. There's no reason misconceptions should stand in the way of hearing your best.

1)Hearing loss only affects the elderly.

In fact, teens and young adults are at risk for developing a very preventable type of hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss (nihl) is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, affecting approximately 26 million americans between the ages of 20 and 69. According to the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc), as many as 16 percent of teens age 12 to 19 have reported some hearing loss which may be caused by loud noise. Approximately 20 percent of americans - around 48 million americans - report some degree of hearing loss. Additionally, hearing loss occurs in five out of every 1, 000 newborns each year in the united states. Hearing loss can be caused by any number of factors: ototoxic medication, environmental factors, disease or genetics. In some cases, the cause of hearing loss is simply unknown.

2) My primary physician will tell me if my hearing is failing.

The last time you went for a physical, did your doctor perform a hearing test on you? chances are he or she didn't, because very few doctors do. Your doctor relies on you to bring any health problems to light just as much as you rely on your doctor to do the same. Since your general practitioner is only so well-versed in specific areas of the body, you should have your hearing checked routinely by a hearing health practitioner, just as you have your vision checked or your teeth cleaned.

Hearing health professionals are specifically educated and trained to administer hearing tests, diagnose hearing loss and prescribe treatment. If you notice your hearing has diminished, find a hearing healthcare professional in your area and make an appointment. At the very least, you will have established a relationship with someone you trust who now has a baseline of how well you hear. If you visit them annually, just like you do your primary care physician, they'll be able to detect any hearing loss as it occurs.

3) I notice a difference in one ear, but the other is fine so I'm ok.

Your brain is a thing of wonder. If the hearing in one ear starts to fade, your brain will adapt to the changes, at least up to a certain point. Your hearing loss could be well-advanced before you even notice a difference. There are countless stories of people who were oblivious to the extent of their hearing loss before they finally admitted they needed hearing aids. A regular hearing test can help track your hearing capability.

Here's another brain fact. Your brain is so involved with your sense of hearing, it can 'forget' how to hear certain sounds if the auditory pathways become damaged and hearing loss is untreated. That's one of the reasons why it's important not only to have your hearing checked regularly, but to seek treatment once hearing loss has been diagnosed.

Untreated hearing loss has also been associated with dementia, social isolation, depression and anxiety - other good reasons to see your hearing healthcare professional as soon as you notice you are not hearing well.

4) Hearing aids will restore my hearing to normal levels.

Today's hearing aids are technological marvels. Their sensitive microphones can focus on speech while tuning out background noise, they can be programmed with the touch of a smartphone, and they work in tandem with many other personal electronic devices in our lives. The one thing hearing aids can't do; however, is restore your hearing to 'normal.' as much as we've learned about how our sense of hearing works, there is no man-made device that can completely replicate human hearing.

The good news? hearing aids can significantly improve your ability to hear well, which leads to enhanced communication with family, friends and co-workers. The key is to work closely with your hearing healthcare professional to make sure your hearing aids help you hear your best in each of your personal listening environments.

5) My hearing loss cannot be helped.

Have you asked a hearing health practitioner about your hearing loss? many forms of hearing loss can indeed be improved, whether it be by hearing aids, surgery, medication or a simple ear wax removal procedure. You'll never know if you never ask. And, if it's been a few years since you've seen a hearing healthcare professional, consider making another appointment. The field of hearing health is rapidly changing. Hearing loss that was difficult to address even a few years ago may be treatable now.

I am a housewife and I have 7 month child I have feel weakness and my hand is shaking. please gave me proper solution.

Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Hi do exercise regularly. Avoid fatty type food. Junk food. Early get up and go for mornning walk. Go for breathing exercise. If any need. Consult with me.
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I think I have migraine issue. My head on the right hand side ache 2-3 times a week. Any suggestions?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I think I have migraine issue. My head on the right hand side ache 2-3 times a week.
Any suggestions?
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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Sir I have pain in my shoulder and neck and arm also and arm feels like heavy and I can't do work with it. This symptoms of paralysis? Tell me which specialist I have to go?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Sir I have pain in my shoulder and neck and arm also and arm feels like heavy and I can't do work with it. This sympt...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Mag phos 200x +Nat mur 200x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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I am suffering from a nerve problems and sometime my hands stop working due to this. So will you help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
hello,take Kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Hypericum 1X , 2 tabs twice daily with warm water . Revert me after 10 days. Take care.
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MIGRAINE HEADACHE

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
MIGRAINE HEADACHE
One of the most useful home remedies for reducing headaches and migraine pain involves making changes to your diet. Certain foods have been shown to affect the frequency and severity of headaches and migraine pain, including dairy; chocolate; peanut butter; certain fruits, such as avocado, banana, and citrus; onions; meats with nitrates, such as bacon and hot dogs; foods containing monosodium glutamate (msg); foods containing tyramine, an amino acid found in red wine; and foods that are fermented or pickled. Keep track of these trigger foods and your reaction to them with a food diary.
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I am feeling numbness on my right hand for 3-4 days. Please help me understanding what could be my problem. Thank you.

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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I am using diabetic medicines like Metformin from several years. I am now having pain on right foot second finger bottom like thron while walking. Can you suggest any medicine. Is it nerve damage? Any medicine you can advise?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I am using diabetic medicines like Metformin from several years. I am now having pain on right foot second finger bot...
It can b neuralgia//diabetic peripheral neuropathy. details--fbs/ppbs//hba1c levels. Also get vibration test for feet.
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Hello doctor I have migration problem last one year . I am 40 year old married woman what should I do please tell me doctor.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
migraine treatment and prevention has advanced in recent years need more details from u to b sure about the diagnosis will suggest thereafter
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How to differ between brain stroke and epilepsy? As patients gets unconsciousness in both attacks and in which there is the higher risk?

MD, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
In brain stroke it is one side weakness or speech problem and usually continue for long and epilepsy is more 2 to 3 min.
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My mom is getting heavy headache on top of the head severely once in a day, even tab can not control it, is there any chance of migraine, her age is 41 and having some tensions.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom is getting heavy headache on top of the head severely once in a day, even tab can not control it, is there any...
Her headaches might be because of tensions. From the symptoms you described, it does not appear to be like migraine. Encourage her to share her worries with you or someone who she can trust. Assure her of your support as well. Tell her that you love her and you care for her. Tell her that when she is worried you also get affected and you both together can find some solutions to your problems. Also ask her to avoid going out in the mornings presently, as it is very hot outside because of summers. Ask her to drink plenty of water. See if she is having her food properly or not. In spite of doing all this, if the headache continues then consult a doctor. Avoid self medication. Take care.
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What are the symptoms of hysteria and migraine? What is treatment of both? How I can prevent myself from attacks of migraine?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hysteria is layman term. Its difficult to explain hysteria but in simple words it would be a state of extreme anxiety which causes various unrelated symptoms like tremors, altered consciousness, possession spells, body pains etc. These complaints may or may not occur in combination. Migraine is a type of relapsing headache. Predominantly common in females, onesided, accompanied usually with nausea or vomiting or both, pulsatile, relieved by rest and medications and aggravated by stressors, overexposure to sun, decreased sleep and increased noise. Treatment of hysteria is medicines and counseling migraine needs treatment of acute attacks and treatment to prevent future attacks, this decided upon a detailed history of migraine and associated symptoms in the patient.
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Hello. Since 2 year i'm facing numbness in my both hands an weakness in my entire veins. I tried all types of medicine but it's doesn't healing an in tired to take medicine. It will cure or not.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello.
Since 2 year i'm facing numbness in my both hands an weakness in my entire veins. I tried all types of medicin...
Hello, Lybrate user, You might be suffering from spondylitis resulting in numbness of hands & finger tips. You should consult a good physiotherapist in this connection, please. Tk homoeopathic medicine:@ Lachenethes 200, 6 pills, thrice. Tk care.
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Hi, I am 27 years old. I have been facing a migraine problem for last few years or so. I have been taking some herbal medicine but not working. Do I need any treatment or surgery? I'm.

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 we can start with tablet propranolol only after clinical examination.
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