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Dr. Samir K Kalra

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, DNB-Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeon, Delhi

22 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Samir K Kalra MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, DNB-Neu... Neurosurgeon, Delhi
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Dr. Samir K Kalra is a popular Neurosurgeon in Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. He has been a successful Neurosurgeon for the last 22 years. He studied and completed MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, DNB-Neurosurgery. You can consult Dr. Samir K Kalra at Kalra Brain & Spine Clinic in Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Samir K Kalra and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - SMS Medical College, Jaipur, - 1994
MS - General Surgery - Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, - 1999
M.Ch - Neuro Surgery - SANJAY GANDHI POST GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, LUCKNOW., - 2006
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DNB-Neurosurgery - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, - 2008
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I have migraine problem. I have used many medicines but ihl have proper solution. What I have do.

MBBS
General Physician
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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 after personal examination

I am 40 years old male. And have a migration since 1 year both legs are very weak .what should i do ?

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Homeopath
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Hello, migraine is a form of headache. The pain is usually throbbing, pulsating and bursting in character. At times, the pain is one sided or may involve the whole head. Such pain may last for hours or even days. It is often accompanied by other symptoms like nausea or vomiting. At the same time, there is increased sensitivity to light and sound. The causes of the problem may vary from one patient to another and so will the final choice of the homoeopathic remedy. For leg pain take five phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Take no. 19, 5 tabs thrice daily. Revert me after 10 days. Thanks.

My friend is suffering from brain tumor and she is now admitted in hospital for surgery. And the first stage surgery failed bcs the stitch broke and blood flowed very high. And she was to have a second time also. Will anything bad happen or. Will she could overcome it and be safe. please help.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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becoz one time it has happened doesnot necessarily mean it would happen again if the surgery is indicated get it done at the earliest...everything good will happen
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If I go for breast reduction. Will my breast stay numb or normal. What about the scars. Will it show that I have gone through surgery ?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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If I go for breast reduction. Will my breast stay numb or normal. What about the scars. Will it show that I have gone...
It will become normal. And don't worry about scars, its going to be a cosmetic surgery anyway. So there won't be any scars remaining. Go for it. All the best. Take care.:)
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Ayurvedic Medicines for vestibular migraine/push in body while walking. Already taking medicine for cervical spondylosis.(had a perforated ear drum which did not require surgery) problem increases in crowds and while turning neck.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
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Ayurvedic Medicines for vestibular migraine/push in body while walking. Already taking medicine for cervical spondylo...
Dear lybrate-user Avoid all medicines. Only take Argn. Nit. 30 Three dose in a day of five drops each for one day and after two days call back for some more symptoms for further course of medicine.
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Respected doctors, I am a male of 29 years of age, I am suffering from generalized anxiety disorder feeling like I am in a like state, light headed, foggy vision, stiff head, head feeling numb, depersonalization, tough to carry on life since 1 and half year. One of psychiatrist tell me that I had taken lots of medicine as I was hospitalized 3 times in a year and therefore depersonalised has taken place and feeling numbness in head due to heavy medicine. Eat healthy sleep healthy will create stamina and slowly your anxiety will be improved. Please suggest.

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Respected doctors, I am a male of 29 years of age, I am suffering from generalized anxiety disorder feeling like I am...
Your doctor is right about many things but I recommend that you meet with a counselor too. That person will teach you a lot of skills and techniques to deal with yoru problem along with the help of the medication. Anxiety has all to do with fear and your inability (or so you would tend to think) to handle the same. Fear is based on looking too much into the future and imagining things that usually do not tend to happen (usually 90% of your fears will not happen). You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. For this you need to develop a fit mind and body: The former, by meditation and mind exercises; and the later, by exercises and proper diet. You need good sleep too. Included in the development of the mind is the handling of emotions, in your case, fear. These changes will give you a handle on life and your perceptions and responses. Prayer is really powerful, if you are a spiritual person. Repeat some personally framed affirmations that are geared to calming you down and building confidence. Do a personality course too. Anything that develops you personally will be of great assistance in building resilience.

Two years back, I got my nerves blocked in the region between neck and shoulder. Doctor prescribed me to take MRI scan. But I did not. Please suggests me so that to overcome the pain. Should I get to take an operation for this? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Get mri early pain may be cervical but lately it will harm whole length of spine. After mri can consult me privately.

I have migraine. It gets worse when I go through stress. Any headache tablets will not help me. Suggest me few remedies which can help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
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I have migraine. It gets worse when I go through stress. Any headache tablets will not help me. Suggest me few remedi...
Hi lybrate-user, If left untreated, migraines can linger for four hours to three days. Stop the suffering sooner by putting yourself in a migraine-soothing environment and trying various natural remedies or medications believed to help treat these throbbing headaches. Stay in the dark room until your migraine goes away, or for as long as possible. Wear sunglasses when necessary. If you have to be out and about and are unable to get to an area with soft light or no light, wear polarizing sunglasses to protect your eyes from the brightest parts of the light spectrum. This may not be quite as effective as spending a few minutes in a dark room, but it will usually still help. If you cannot go to a separate room, wear noise-canceling headphones over your ears to block out external noise. Some individuals find silence stressful or unnerving. If this is the case, run a white noise machine or air purifier in the background to provide soothing ambient sound. You could also try soothing music; however, avoid loud or exciting tunes. Deep breathing exercises can relax the body, thereby releasing any tension that might be contributing to your migraine. Lie on your back with a pillow below your head and a second pillow below your knees. Your legs should be somewhat bent. Place your dominant hand on your upper chest and your other hand below your rib cage. Breathe in slowly through your nose until your stomach pushes against your non-dominant hand. Breathe out slowly through pursed lips as you tighten your stomach. Keep your dominant hand still throughout the entire process. Do this routine for about five minutes. A cold washcloth applied to your achy head can cause the blood vessels there to contract, which slows down the rush of blood to your head. Wet a soft, clean washcloth with cold water and place it over your forehead or on the back of your neck. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Take a 10 to 15 minute break before applying the compress again, and continue in this pattern until your migraine goes away. Note that in some instances, however, cold temperatures can actually make a migraine headache feel worse. If the pain increases within the first 5 minutes of treatment, stop immediately and try something else. Stand under a cold shower with the water running over the top of your head for at least 15 minutes. Give yourself a head massage while you shampoo. This helps to reduce the tensions in your body while releasing the heat from your scalp. Lightly squeeze the excess water from your hair, but keep it damp. Do not dry your hair. Lie down in a cool room while your hair is still damp and try to sleep for a while. You can place a towel over your pillow if you are worried about it being wet. There are often certain foods that can trigger migraines in people; what the triggers are will vary from individual to individual. You can determine any dietary triggers you may have by recording what you ate prior to the onset of a migraine headache, and looking to see if there are any patterns over time. Common dietary triggers of migraine headache include: Foods containing aspartame or MSG Alcohol, Chocolate, Cheese, Salami, Caffeine. Caffeine is a paradox when it comes to migraines. Too much can bring a migraine on, but taking a little caffeine after a migraine comes upon you can actually help the pain to go away. Only take a small dose of caffeine: one soda, one cup of coffee, one cup of tea, or one chocolate bar is sufficient. Avoid energy drinks high in caffeine. Note that this generally only works if your migraine was not originally triggered by caffeine. As long as the pain has not made moving around unbearable for you, light aerobic exercise can get your blood flowing to other areas of your body and cause your migraine to vanish. Aerobic exercise worth trying during a migraine may include brisk walking or jogging, cycling, or swimming. As your heart pumps, your blood circulation will improve and stabilize throughout your body, causing the blood to stop rushing to your head. Additionally, exercise is a good way to relax and get your mind off any stresses that may have triggered the migraine. Keep a migraine diary. When a migraine comes on, make a note of the environmental conditions surrounding it. Write down sensory stimuli (bright lights, loud music, odd odors, etc.), causes of stress, dietary habits, and sleep habits. After a few attacks, review your diary to pinpoint common conditions that usually exist before a migraine comes on. These conditions are your “triggers” and should be avoided to prevent or limit future migraines. Some home remedies you can do: Eat jaggery with ghee. Add a teaspoon of dried tulsi leaf powder and it gets even better. Practice pranayama, especially recommended if you have migraine in which case munching grapes or licking honey to which you add turmeric and salt prove helpful. Garlic is a useful herb and in case of headaches too you can chew a couple of cloves early in the morning or make a paste and apply to your head. Asafetida is a useful elixir for headaches, use asafetida mixed in oil and applied over the forehead as well as consumed internally for relief in headaches. All the best.
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I am suffering from 1. Memory loss for the last 4 years 2. Acidic reflection for the past 3 years 3. Diabetic but under control with Glyred M 4. Acute migraine for the past 25 years.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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I am suffering from
1. Memory loss for the last 4 years
2. Acidic reflection for the past 3 years
3. Diabetic but und...
Acid reflux disease with diabetes needs evaluation for nutritional deficiencies like vitamin B12, vitamin D3 etc. Frequent headaches and perceived memory loss could be symptoms of tress, anxiety and feelings of depression which are common at your age. Please get evaluated by a psychiatrist and get treatment accordingly. In case you need assistance online, you may consult me.
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As I am taking cephagraine tablets to prevent migraine so can I take safi along with it??

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Yes, sure you can take safi along with cephagraine. But with prior advise of doctor. Raktamokshan & virechan is good for miagraine. 1) massage with stress relief oil or warm coconut oil to head, neck, and ears. 2) apply chandan powder +2-4 saffron threads+ pinch of cinnamon (dalchini) lep with rose water to forehead. 3) take 8 hrs sleep in the night. 4) avoid oily & spicy food. 5) pour 3-4 drops of warm pure cow ghee in both nostrils in head low position 6) do eye check up if headache persist

Hi, I hav bell's palsy on my right side of face from last 20 days. Im taking medicine but deres no effect. please sugest wht to do? Any test or medicine!

M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon
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Unfortunately for Bell's palsy there is no particular effective medicine. Still in initial period one might take steroids and vitamins after consulting doctor. But mainstay is Physiotherapy.

Since last 3 years my mother is suffering from numbness in hands during nights. Recently, it has started occurring in her legs also. Why is it happening and how to solve this problem at its best? please help.

MBBS, Master In Health Science
Neurologist
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Since last 3 years my mother is suffering from numbness in hands during nights. Recently, it has started occurring in...
Numbness in hands especially numbness that is relieved by shaking hands vigorously or wringing hands can suggest carpal tunnel syndrome. If, in addition, she really has tingling in the legs then other conditions including thyroid problems, b12 deficiency, and paraneoplastic problems etc need to be ruled out. In my experience usually these turn out to be two different problems (carpal tunnel + back arthritis, neck + back arthritis etc)
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I had been suffering with migraine since 10 years but now pain is shifting from one side to another side. What to control it.

MBBS
General Physician
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Take tablet brufen twice daily with tablet rantac empty stomach for 3 days. If symptoms persist take rizatriptan sos only once in 24 hrs period not more than that. To reduce the frequency and duration of pain take tablet beta cap plus once daily night time for 3 months.
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Please let me know if a person who had meningitis many years before will still need to fear of any side effects? Also please advice me if a girl who had meningitis during childhood will develop any complications during pregnancy or delivery? Whether those who had meningitis are good for married life?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist
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If the meningitis is cured and there is no problem currently, there is nothing to fear. No problems occur in marriage, pregnancy or delivery.
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I am a 50 year aged person, having a good health as well go to gym quite regularly for 1 hr for weights at least 5 days a week. Of late there is a shivering happening on hands its not regular but when I am holding a book or at times try to put my hands up in a namaskar posture it starts shaking. Is this the sign of Parkinson at its initial stage or what?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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Hi, thanx. Yes it may b a sign of one of the disorders relating to our movements which need skills. Advised m r I of brain.

I have problem of vibrating my hands (sometimes other body parts also) during stress situation like (1) going on stage for any speech or performance (2) lifting heavy weight or doing gym. (3) facing job interview This problem is since my childhood. But since last few 2-3 years, it has increased to double than my childhood problem. Now a days, for a little stress my hands are starting vibrating.(little stress like any guest coming to my home, I am going to some unknown's house, meeting with boss during critical condition, I do signature for important purpose etc.) Please suggest me which type of doctor I have to concern for this issue?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist
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I have problem of vibrating my hands (sometimes other body parts also) during stress situation like (1) going on stag...
Dear , the problem you are facing could be due to anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am 47 years male since one month I am suffering from numbness entire left part of the body skull to foot.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist
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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. If you are having numbness in whole one half of your body, then it urgently requires an evaluation from a neurophysician for detailed examination and maybe mri brain done. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards

Hi. Doctors I have a problem from few days I feel my nerve always shaken. Even in time of bath my all body has shaken. feel very weak. Kindly suggest is it any daises either what kind of medicine I should take for release from this problem.

MBBS
General Physician
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I will suggest you to take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months

My father whole leg jerk sometimes in a week. When he sees leg or has his mind towards leg, jerk frequency increases. And if we indulge his mind towards other things Like in talking etc. Jerk become slower and gradually goes. He is also suffering from depression. Can this jerking be associated to parkinson disease? Why or why not. Help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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My father whole leg jerk sometimes in a week.
When he sees leg or has his mind towards leg, jerk frequency increases....
First consult a neurologist to rule out any neurological cause. In some movement disorders, the symptoms reduce on distraction. Hence that factor cannot be used to diagnose. For a patient to have Parkinson's disease, other features like tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, etc also need to be present. Once it is ruled out, consult a psychiatrist. In some patients, depression and anxiety often manifests as a physical symptom. If he is on medication, ensure it is in supervised capacity.
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