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Dr. Venkada Prasanna

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

Dr. Venkada Prasanna Neurosurgeon, Chennai
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Dr. Venkada Prasanna is a renowned Neurosurgeon in Cantonment, Chennai. She is currently associated with St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkada Prasanna on Lybrate.com.

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My friend, when he was a child met with an accident with a sharp object in his eye. He lost his eye sight due to that and now he has only a partial eye sight to that eye (can detect only shapes which are close and that too with blur). His eye pupil lost it's normal exact circular shape. He can see with his other eye and due to this, he got squint too. Now he wants to get back his vision to his eye. Question: 1. Is it possible to get back the vision back completely? 2. What is the problem and it's name which caused this condition to him? 3. Such kind of treatment or what should be done to get back his eye sight completely. Note: Somebody told him, there may be optical nerve damage. Is it true? If yes, then what should be done to get back his eye sight completely?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
My friend, when he was a child met with an accident with a sharp object in his eye. He lost his eye sight due to that...
Hello. Sorry about your friend's eye problem. Coming to your first question: unfortunately, it would not be possible to get back complete vision in the damaged eye. Vision lost during childhood is difficult to recover after so many years. The initial years of life are the ones that determine the growth and development of the eye. During this period the eye learns to see. Once the vision is compromised during childhood, there is very less chance of recovering it at such a late stage. Coming to your second query, the name of the condition would be amblyopia (post traumatic) or lazy eye. Also, there may be associated wound related scars and structural defects in the eye. There may be damage to the retina, lens or the cornea of the eye. As you mentioned, damage to the optic nerve may have caused optic atrophy in the eye. Regarding to your third question, it might be possible to treat him for the squint. The misalignment of the eyes could be rectified by surgery but it would not recover vision for him. Once again, sorry for your friend. Take care.
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How much time it takes to treat Parkinson. My mom is suffering from it, her hands shakes a lil. She is under treatment by a neurosurgeon.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Sadly parkinson's disease can not be treated. The symptoms surely can be controlled. There is a vast difference between full treatment and getting rid of the disease, as compared to being functional and being able to take control of life. I suppose if you have just started medications, it may take some time to titrate the dosages, but surely the medicines help.
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Hi am 45 years man, suffering from hand shaking problem from a log period of time 5 to 7 years. Also was addicted of an tablet apramizole before 5 months. Please suggest an proper treatment.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
The cause of shaking of hands are * muscular weakness in hands * improper neurological functions of hand nerves * restlessness of body * deficiency of nutrition in body. To get relief from shaking of hands * 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 sit with the gyan mudra in hands. These asans & mudra calm down your brain & relieve from nervousness & restlessness. * take rogan badam (almond oil) and put it 1/2 tea spoon in a glass of milk and drink it in the morning. * take 2 teaspoon of ashvagandharistha added in a glass of water once a day you can consult me for your doubts and detailed treatment.
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Hello Readers I'm writing on behalf of my mother who has been suffering from Migraine since she was 16; she is 60 now. All these years have been intense especially the mornings that has numbered to 16000 now; we tried all the alternatives, namely Ayurveda, Acupressure, Homeopathy, myriad doctors such as Neurologists, Physicians, General Practitioners. Based upon the advices, my mother has been taking drugs, Vasograin, Suminat, Ambulex, Alprax for last 5 years and have seen a reduction in the frequency of the attacks ; I will try to be concise about the schedule/methodology as mentioned below: a.Migraine attacks come every morning (I believe after the sleep); vasograin and ambulex are taken which subside the pain before my mother could start her day. B.There are days when after upon eating several foods (such as milk product items, wheat products, spinach, tangy fruits), migraine does come back and the solution is a second dose of vasograin. However, introduction of Gasex (Himalaya product) after the food has reduced the intensity of the pain. C.Alprax is taken (once or twice a month) in case the headache is intense and a feeling of numbness is there. D.Every 15 days or so, my mother gets a severe attack that goes away only with the Suminat (25 mgs) that comes with the nausea. After all these years, I?m intensely worried about the GI Tract of my mother, poisoning of the organs because of drugs ingestion, overall general health and what not; your inputs would be greatly appreciated.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Since you have consulted all doctors and taking medicine regularly. Your mother age is 60 years. You have no choice, take medicine as required.
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Sometimes I feel blackout. When I suddenly wake or lift heavy weight. I consultant to some doctor but it can't help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Check your hemoglobin, bp 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Avoid anxiety and stress 4. Have adequate sleep (7-8 hours) daily 5. Avoid alcohol/tobacco/smoking 6. Consult neurologist for advvice and treatment.
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I have old migrain problem from last 9 years its only in 1 side, right side also I feel so much pain pl suggest me.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
First of all the diagnosis of migraine is to be confirmed if its not done till now. Many patients diagnose their headache as migraine without doctors opinion. Treatment will vary with the cause of headache. Migraine headache is characterised by unilateral pulsating headache associated with nause/vomiting and photophobia / phonophobia. There are triggers for migraine like sun exposure, certain foods or smell, lack of sleep, excess caffeine etc. The triggers are variable for different patients. Migraine attacks can be managed by simple painkillers like paracetamol but in resistant cases drugs like Sumatriptan may be needed. For frequent episodes of migraine preventive medications are to be taken by prescription. There are various medicines available for this and if control is not achieved with one medicine another drug is to be added. Don't take painkillers daily for migraine headaches, it's better to take the preventive medicines. Painkillers on long term basis can further aggravate the migraine headache into Medication Overuse Headace (Read my health tip on Medication Overuse Headache) Follow these lifestyle changes to avoid migraine headache 1. Maintain regular sleep wake cycle, even on holiday's. 2. Don't skip meals. Take regular healthy diet with adequate fluids 3. Do not consume excess caffeine / carbohydrates / alcohol or smoke. 4. Exercise daily (aerobics and cardiovascular) 5. Identify your headache trigger and try to avoid it. 6. Do pranayam daily. You can consult a pain specialist for therapies like dry needling or botulinum injections for your problem. Consult again for further queries.
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Hello doctor I am 27 years old male suffering due to depression. I also face first stroke which is similar to epilepsy before 2 years but my ctscan, eeg ,mri reports are normal ,doctor recommend me 1 etillam 0.5 capsule at night, I take it since last 4 months, is there any safe alternative to this capsule without side effect ,please help me thanks in advance.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Hello doctor I am 27 years old male suffering due to depression. I also face first stroke which is similar to epileps...
I suggest if you are fine now and not having any anxiety symptoms you can stop taking etilaam daily and shift it to sos basis that is take it in day whenever required when you feel very tensed and anxious.
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I am 35 year and I am surfing from TIA from last 3 months and all reports will be normal .Time four five days my right hand , right leg and tung not working properly.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
If you had a Tia 3 months back, it looks like your are having a stroke ( blocked blood supply to the brain). Please consult a physician or neurologist immediately. Since you have developed this, at such a young age, the cause for it also has to be found out, or else you might have an attack again.
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She is feeling numbness in her legs and her eyes were red too.what can she do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist,
She is feeling numbness in her legs and her eyes were red too.what can she do?
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. It appears that there is a medical issue for her symptoms and hence I will advise for a general physician or a rheumatologist consultation so that a proper evaluation, investigation and management can be done. 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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My wife aged 42 years is suffering from numbness in arms, back pain and pain in shoulders. Is this due to Gastric problems or else what ? Pl clarify , to which specialist I have to consult for her problems of numbness, pain in shoulders and back pain. Thanks in anticipation of right solution. Regards

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi, This is Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. You need to get hold of Orthopaedic surgeon who also handles spine. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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What is fredrichs ataxia?

BPT
Physiotherapist,
It's a neurological condition in which patient loses his balance. Medicines and physiotherapy is helpful.
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What precautions should be taken if you are suffering from abdominal migraine, eyes paining and ear pain?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid late sleep Please wake up early Do regular exercise Do regular pranayam and yoga Do meditation, do eye exercises daily Don't allow lethargy to develop in you Can learn all exercises at videos published by ramdevji baba on youtube
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I have high migraine problems. Tried consulting many doctors but of no use. I cant avoid tension due to which it increases. Please provide me with good suggestions fir the same. Thank you.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine R-16 drops (Dr Reckeweg)Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. MIG AID ( Bakson) Chew 1 tab twice daily Daily 30 min BRAMARI PRNAYAM Early morning Report after 15 days Stay away from Perfumes,smell of petrol as much as you can,
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My wife 35yrs old and suffering from migraine & thyroid from 2-3 yrs now her weight approx 80kg. Every doctor advices to weight lose but noboy advice how to loose weight. What should I do for her.?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
One cause of weight is the thyroid and need to know the reports in full and many many details have to be discussed. Ask in private.
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I am always in stress. I think too much. Also I have migraine from past 3 years. I can't meditate.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am always in stress. I think too much. Also I have migraine from past 3 years. I can't meditate.
never say that you can't meditate. If you can't meditate, then you will have to make strong effort in doing so. To have the best results, you have to make the best effort. Do not expect miracles without contributing any effort. Regards.
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I am a 27 years old female. I have back pain (sit area) since last 2 years. Pain increase even sit on chair for half an hour. It is not tolerable. Yes. I suffering by neurological symptoms like numbness, paresthesia, weakness in limbs.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
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. Any way take bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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Acoustic Neuroma - Everything You Need to Know

MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
Acoustic Neuroma - Everything You Need to Know

Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that occurs in the primary nerve between the brain and the ear. The tumor progresses very slowly and can influence your balance and hearing. In certain cases, if the tumor becomes very large, then it may also impair vital functions of the body.

Symptoms

The symptoms of acoustic neuroma tend to develop when the tumor starts to press on the nerve and its adjoining branches. The symptoms of this disorder are –

  1. You may experience hearing loss on one side which might worsen gradually.

  2. You may have problems in balancing yourself.

  3. A continuous ringing sound in the ears.

  4. Persistent dizziness.

  5. If the tumor is large and presses on the nearby nerves, then you may experience numbness of the facial muscles.

  6. In some cases, it may impair the vital functions of the body.

This disorder is caused by a malfunctioning gene. There is no documented reason as to why the gene malfunctions.

The treatment options for this disorder are

  1. Constant Monitoring: These tumors tend to grow very slowly but might spurt in some cases. In order to prevent damage to your body, they need to be monitored on a regular basis. Imaging tests are recommended on a periodic basis to determine the growth of the tumor.

  2. Radiosurgery: Stereotactic radiosurgery is done to treat acoustic neuroma that is small in size. In this surgery, radiation is directed at the tumor without creating any incision. It is done to limit the growth of the tumor and preserve your hearing.

Surgery: The tumor can be removed by using surgical procedures. It involves administering general anesthesia, followed by removing the tumor through an incision on the skull or the inner ear. Surgery is used to remove the tumor and preserve your hearing abilities. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a oncologist and ask a free question.

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My mother was suffering from brain tumor and after the operation tumor was in grade 1 according to the biopsy report and operation has done in 2013 and after the operation two times mri has conducted and according to the mri report tumor was not increased. My first query is that if the tumor is in grade 1 that will be permanently cured or not. And if it is not permanently cured then what is chances or how long patient will be survived.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Grade 1 tumor is relatively less aggressive. If the tumor was completely removed during the surgery and there was no recurrence even after 2 years, it is less likely to be a problem in the future. However you have to be vigilant and have regular follow up with your Neurologist.
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I feel numbness in my right leg and right hand.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Basic investigation is required like blood sugar, uric acid, RA factor.U can try pregabalin , gabapentin, neurotropic vitamin.
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I am suffering from migraine what I should do to avoid migraine attack? Please help me out of this.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
The best remedy i can recommend you is as follows Natural home remedy using green tea and lemon: 1. Take 1 cup warm water 2. Add a green tea bag 3. Squeeze ½ a lemon 4. Mix well 5. Drink for instant relief Surely you will get results.
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