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Dr. U. Meenakshisundaram

Neurologist, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. U. Meenakshisundaram is a popular Neurologist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with Spot Hospital in Kodambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. U. Meenakshisundaram on Lybrate.com.

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Ways Surgery Can Help With Severe Epilepsy!

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Ways Surgery Can Help With Severe Epilepsy!

The word epilepsy brings to mind visions of people frothing at the mouth and rolling on the ground. However, epilepsy affects each patient in a different way. This can make it hard to recognize at times. In the more serious cases of epilepsy, an epileptic attack can make a patient injure himself or develop other life threatening conditions. In rare cases, epilepsy can even cause death. Thus it becomes imperative to understand how to deal with epilepsy.

Treatment options for epilepsy can be categorized as medication, surgical procedures and dietary changes.

Medication
Medication for epilepsy is prescribed on the basis of the symptoms presented and the type of epilepsy the patient is suffering from. In most cases, seizures can be controlled with a single type of medication, but in others, the doctor may need to prescribe a combination of medicines to control epilepsy. These forms of medication do have side effects and hence any reactions to the medication must be immediately brought to the doctor's notice. The dosage for epilepsy medication may need to be varied with time. An epileptic patient should never discontinue medication on their own.

Surgery
Depending on the type of seizures and the area of the brain affected, a doctor may advise surgery in cases of severe epilepsy. Surgery can help reduce the number of seizures experienced or completely stop them. Surgery to treat epilepsy is of many types. Some of the common procedures are:

1. Surgery to remove tumor of any such conditions that may be triggering the epileptic attacks
2. Surgery to remove a small section of the brain from where a seizure originates. This may also be referred to as a lobectomy.
3. Multiple subpial transaction or a surgery that involves making a series of cuts in the brain to prevent the seizures from spreading to other parts of the brain.
4. Surgery to sever the neural connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
5. Surgery to remove half the brain's cortex or outer layer

Dietary changes
A diet rich in fats and low in carbohydrates can help reduce seizures. This is known as a ketogenic diet and aims at making the body break down fats instead of carbohydrates. It can cause a buildup of uric acid in the body and thus should be practiced only under the guidance of a dietician. In cases where epileptic attacks are triggered by malnutrition and birth defects, taking vitamin supplements can help lower the frequency of seizures.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What is real medicine for seizure. I am taken ox maxetol medicine. I want 2 b allri8 forever. Wt can I do pls give me solution .how can I do my other treatment 2 b allright forever.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Kochi
You can slowly taper and stop- but some of the epilepsy is life long and needs life long tretament. I do not know what type you have Get a consulataion.
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My arms and thighs got numb more often when I was asleep. Once I have checked my blood pressure as well but it was all normal. I am confuse now. Because this happens now more frequently.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of ls 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 taking levipil 500 mg for seizure I got last week. I have been suffering from sinusitis for the past 3 months. Can I take homeopathy medication for my sinusitis while I undergo medication for the seizure?

M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra
you must be on levipil 500 mg twice a day...u an take treatment for sinusitis as well but don't break the course of levipil
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Sir, I have a problem that. I feel like something is running in my body continue. jaisa kuch fadak RHA ho. Ise kam karne k kuch upay bataye?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Reduce tension and stress. Sleep well and do regular exercises. Take nerve vitamin supplements such as vitamin B12
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Hi Doctor, My Age is 24 years and I am 6 feet tall and weight is 58 kgs. My body and hand shivers a lot when ever I get angry . Sometimes my hand shiver a lot when I hold glass from one hand in front of many people. Also when I meet people for the first time. Please suggest me some medicine and exercise.

MBBS, Diploma in cosmetology, Cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi Doctor,
My Age is 24 years and I am 6 feet tall and weight is 58 kgs.
My body and hand shivers a lot when ever I g...
This may be due to 1. Severe anxiety this problem can be solved by meditation 2. Medical problem like thyroid disorder get your following test done and review with reports 1. Cbc 2. Thyroid function test (fasting)
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I've noticed a developing tremor in my left arm over the last month that I've never had before, and it can get distracting enough to prevent daily tasks such as making coffee without spilks, and I've had a verbal stammering and stuttering problem. It's not severe, but I've become easily annoyed by small, simple tasks in my life and I'm uncertain what caused the onset. Is this an immediate concern, or one I can consult my family doctor about?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must consult your doctor. These are not normal symptoms. Apart from the doctor please do meet with a counselor. At your age a lot of things could happen around hormonal imbalances and also from developmental issues that will come up for the last time seeking a resolution. Together they can compound matters to make you feel disturbed. But whatever the case tumors must never be neglected.
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Mere sir me problem hai 3years pahele mere sir me chot lagi thi. Jisse mere sir Ka adha hissa sunn jaisa raheta hai pLEASE help

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Mere sir me problem hai  3years pahele mere sir me chot lagi thi. Jisse mere sir Ka adha hissa sunn jaisa raheta hai ...
Homoeopathic medicine------- arnica-montana 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 1 drop direct on tongue 3 times daily for 3 months and consult me thereafter--------------
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Hi doctor, I Have a Accident on Road and I Had Hurt in My Head Bt Doctor Says that Its Not Necessary To Go To hospital because there is no any serious injury in head Bt exactly after a week my friend will not recognize me or anyone of them in her family. Firstly he was recognizing everyone after the accident bt after a week he was not recognizing any family member So please consult a solution what to do now and what home made precautions and medicines were taken? please Dr. response this question fastly.

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine
Neurologist, Mohali
This may be lucid interval of injury over head or may be retrograde amnesia following temporal lobe injury. Get an CT head or Mr. brain done, lucid interval subside by self, but if temporal lobe injury or sub Dural hematoma compressing brain comes out in brain imaging see a neurologist urgently.
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Asperger's Syndrome - Causes And Diagnosis

M.D Psychiatry , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Asperger's Syndrome - Causes And Diagnosis

Asperger's syndrome has been found to affect people at a tender age. The augmented impacts of this syndrome are felt as you grow up. It is a neurological disorder falling under the scope of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. However, it is a milder form of autism and has similarly unidentifiable causes. A person afflicted with Asperger's syndrome will not exhibit stark signs of the disorder. These persons are usually smart and brilliant but face issues in communicating or interacting socially.  

Factors that may result in this disorder

  • Genetic factors could also afflict you with such a syndrome. Thus, it is important to carry your family history while consulting a doctor.
  • Certain changes in a person's brain could create trouble. 
  • Your body could be susceptible to external toxins: many times bacteria and viruses from a polluted environment can lead you to such a serious neurological condition.

Ways to diagnose Asperger's syndrome

  1. A doctor would concentrate on your child's speech: Language development can hint at many underlying health issues. Your child might fail to process speech around him or her which impairs its own speech.
  2. Exchanges in a social setup could be indicative of something: Children or adults could find social gatherings challenging. They feel awkward to interact with friends, relatives and colleagues. It takes a lot of effort on their part to exchange basic pleasantries. A doctor will be able to deduce from such symptoms.
  3. Facial expressions while conversing could help diagnosis: A person's facial expressions tell a lot about how they formulate or feel about things. Their words, at the same time, could be contrary. Counselors lay stress on frequent sittings to closely note the gestures made by a patient. 
  4. Comprehension and coordination capabilities: Your child or loved one might find it difficult to handle motor regulated appliances. Comprehending instructions could also be a test. People suffering from Asperger's syndrome face problems in understanding simple things. 
  5. Responding to change will also be taken into consideration: Patients trying to cope with this syndrome are usually not open to change. They take a very long time to adapt to a given way of life; a sudden change will thwart their idea of normalcy.
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