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Jiwan Dharaa Polyclinic

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3B Civil Lines, Near More Chowk Gurgaon
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Civil Lines Gurgaon, Haryana - 122001
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Migraine - 5 Best Ayurvedic Ways To Treat It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga - NDDY
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Migraine - 5 Best Ayurvedic Ways To Treat It!

Migraine is a severe headache affecting 1 or more in 10 people, and is basically caused by excessive stimulation of blood vessels. Indigestion, anger, stress, intake of salty and spicy food, excessive exposure to sunlight, skipping meals, tension headaches and alcohol are some common causes of this intolerable headache. Ayurveda has numerous effective remedies for migraine. Here are a few solutions to help you fight this problem.

  1. Shirolepa and shiro dhara are popularly used ayurveda treatments on all types of migraine patients. Shirolepa is the application of effective herbal pastes containing camphor, sandalwood, jatamansi and many more on the affected area. Shiro dhara is the process of pouring stream of thin to thick liquids over the scalp for a specified amount of time. These remedies are very commonly used and are known for their successful healing properties.
  2. Ayurveda presents to you a number of ancient herbs that guarantee you 100 percent relief from migraine. These may include bala, kumari, mallika, amalaki, sariva, yastimadhu, hareetaki and many more. These, when blended and mixed in appropriate quantities, give amazing results.
  3. Apart from these ayurveda treatments, a number of ayurveda medicines are also available. Godnati bhasma, Chandrakala rasa, Kamadugha rasa (mouktika yukta), Bhoonimbadi khada , Shirashooladi vajra rasa, Pathyadi khada are used in the treatment of various types of migraines.
  4. If due to some reason you are unable to access these ayurveda treatments and want immediate relief from the severe headaches, then don’t worry. There are a number of ayurveda home remedies that give you excellent results in a very short period of time. You can use an ice pack and rub it on your temples to reduce pain. Tinospora cordifolia, commonly known as giloy, can be taken with raw honey for instant relief.
  5. You can drop a few drops of paste of saffron and ghee into each of your nostrils and inhale deeply. This can give you amazing results and can reduce your intolerable pain. Applying sandalwood on forehead or a paste of black pepper, rice with bringaraaja juice on your forehead will do wonders to your migraine pain.

Thus, try to avoid things that trigger your pain including alcohol, caffeine, onions, beans, nuts, hunger, stress, pressure and many others, and follow these remedies to help you get rid of your headache that gets worse with time. Try not to skip meals and keep your body hydrated as much as you can. It is advisable to take the medicines and treatments under the guidance of an Ayurveda physician.

My right hand movement is not their sine 1 and half month I am under the treatment of neurologist I am taking those medicines I am 56 year old female I have done my mri on left side of my brain there are two small clots all blood reports also I have taken in that I have got thyroid that tablet also I am taking empty stomach in morning now I want to know how long period it will take to cure according to my doctor there was an paralysis attack.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My right hand movement is not their sine 1 and half month I am under the treatment of neurologist I am taking those m...
Hello, You should consult an expert physiotherapist, apart from medication, please. Tk, care of your posture. Go for meditation to relieve pain, Your diet be easily digestible on time to counter gastritis. You may take homoeopathic medicine along with your medication keeping a gap of an hour between both the therapies. @ Rhus tox 200-6 pills-thrice. @ Arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, junk food, cold & sour intake. Tk, care.
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Brain Surgery - Reasons When You Need It!

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Brain Surgery - Reasons When You Need It!

Brain surgery involves several medical procedures, which incorporate fixing issues with the brain, including changes in the tissues of the brain, cerebrospinal fluid and brain blood flow. Brain surgery is quite a complicated method of surgery and the type of surgery to be conducted depends on the underlying conditions.

Reasons for Brain Surgery:
Brain surgery is performed for the correction of physical brain abnormalities. These abnormalities could occur because of diseases, birth defects and injuries. A brain surgery is required when the following conditions arise in the brain:

  1. Abnormal blood vessels
  2. Aneurysm
  3. Bleeding
  4. Blood clots in the brain
  5. When the protective tissue or dura is damaged
  6. Epilepsy
  7. Due to nerve damage
  8. Parkinson's disease
  9. Any kind of pressure after an injury
  10. Abscesses
  11. Skull fractures
  12. In case of stroke and tumors

A surgery may not be required for all the above mentioned conditions, but in case of many, a brain surgery is very important as the conditions may worsen health problems.

Types of brain surgeries:

  1. Craniotomy: During this open brain surgery, an incision is made in the scalp, and a hole is created in the skull, near the area, which is being treated. After this process is complete, the hole or bone flap is secured in its place using plates or wires.
  2. Biopsy: This form of brain surgery helps in the removal of a small amount of brain tissues or tumors. After removal, the tissues or tumors are examined under a microscope. The creation of a small incision and a hole in the skull is indicated as a part of this process.
  3. Minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery: This form of brain surgery enables the removal or lesions and tumors via the nose and sinuses. Private parts of the brain can be accessed without creating an incision. An endoscope is utilized in the process which is used to examine tumors all across the brain.
  4. Minimally Invasive neuroendoscopy: This process is similar to the minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery. This method also involves the use of an endoscope for removal of brain tumors. Small, dime sized holes may be made in the skull to access some brain parts.

Brain surgeries may be associated with several risks. They may be:

  1. Allergic reactions to anesthesia
  2. Bleeding
  3. Blood clot formations
  4. Swelling of the brain
  5. A state of coma
  6. Impairment in speech, coordination and vision.
  7. Problems in memory
  8. Strokes and seizures
  9. Infections in the brain

A brain surgery is a serious and very complex surgery. There are different kinds of brain surgeries, which are conducted depending on the condition and severity of the disease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.

Can The Immune System Give Rise To Alzheimer's Disease?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Can The Immune System Give Rise To Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's Disease is a neurological problem that is characterised by a cognitive decline and memory loss. It is a type of neurodegenerative dementia. The symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease include not being able to absorb and retain new information, lack of reasoning and judging, not being able to take on complex tasks, impaired visuospatial abilities, problems in reading, writing and speech, among many others. If a person has at least two of these symptoms in a debilitating manner, then the diagnosis can be made in favour of Alzheimer's Disease. The main causes of Alzheimer's are shrinkage of the brain size and death of the brain cells. The immune system is also said to trigger this neurodegenerative disease.

Let us find out what medical science has found so far:

  1. Connections: Many a times, in Alzheimer's disease, the memory and behaviour of the person changes because the brain is unable to make proper neural connections which can lead to memory loss of how a person behaved and the elements that formed the basis of the patient's cognition. Apparently, the immune system behaves in the same way within the brain and blocks the connection. This happens because there is constant communication between the brain and immune system along neurological lines, which is where the disease first emanates.
  2. Inflammation: The brain is prone to inflammation or swelling that is not the normal kind. This inflammation happens as a result of the activation of the infection fighting neurotransmitters and the chemical changes that happen in the brain when an infection strikes. The inflammation usually happens in the plaques or clumps which the brain tries to protect. These clumps are made up of a protein called Amyloid. The immune system is responsible for creating this inflammation in the brain of the patient.
  3. Pattern Recognition Receptors: Many of these receptors work in different manners and cooperate with each other to create a response in the brain. These PRRs can be found in the brain plaques, and they develop the signs of danger which further fuels the inflammation in the brain as a matter of protection.
  4. Activation of Cells Linked with the Immune System: When the PRRs begin to respond, it basically activates the immune system and the cells of the same. This is the basic reaction that causes the changes in brain which then leads to the attachment of the protein to the tissue that is diseased, in which case Alzheimer's Disease starts. The inflammation that we had spoken about earlier basically happens in the nervous tissue.

It is important to recognise and act on the initial signs of Alzheimer's Disease before it progresses beyond one's control. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.

I have slight shivering / shake which is being observed during I hold my phone in left hand Is it any nerve related issue.

General Physician, Gurgaon
I have slight shivering / shake which is being observed during I hold my phone in left hand Is it any nerve related i...
This may be due to 1. Severe anxiety: meditation will help a lot 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'm having headache and migraine. When exposed to sun directly sudden headaches start instant.

Neurologist, Patna
I'm having headache and migraine. When exposed to sun directly sudden headaches start instant.
Take unani medicine and Hijamah therapy; from the very first sitting you will get quite overwhelming response.
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Smashed finger in door yesterday evening slightly swollen, numbness and blood clot below the nail.

Mch Orthopaedic, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Dehradun
Smashed finger in door yesterday evening slightly swollen, numbness and blood clot below the nail.
Hi Thanks for the query Could be soft tissue injury. Do icing, elevate the hand. Take anti-inflammatory to reduce pain and swelling. Regards.
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Sleep Apnea - Homeopathic Treatment For It!!

MD - Homeopathy, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D., BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Sleep Apnea - Homeopathic Treatment For It!!

Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects nighttime breathing and is caused by either a malfunction in the brain that temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing, or by an obstruction in the airway

Causes of Sleep Apnea-
It occurs when muscles in the back of your throat relax, tonsillitis, adenoids, obesity, middle-aged, heart disease, stroke, sedative medicines, large neck circumference, large tongue etc.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea-

  1. Feeling of excessively sleepy during a day
  2. Lack concentration and low memory status
  3. Depression
  4. Short temper
  5. Irritability
  6. Hyperactive children
  7. Leg swelling
  8. Impotency in males
  9. Insomnia
  10. Frequent waking up for urination in night
  11. Tiresome feeling in morning

Homeopathic  Treatment of Sleep Apnea-
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat sleep apnoea but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for sleep apnoea treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some of the most common homeopathic medicines for Sleep Apnea are-

  1. Arsenicum Album: Arsenicum album is often prescribed for individuals who have breathing difficulties at night and is considered for people with a fearful, tense and agitated response to illness. 
  2. Lachesis: Lachesis is a remedy prescribed for conditions that worsen at night. This medicine is designed for people who are typically fearful and anxious, but also prone to jealousy and excessive talking. 
  3. Sulphur: By reputation, sulphur is a commonly prescribed homeopathic remedy, especially for nighttime congestion and sweating. Homeopathic sulphur combats a wheezy cough and congested head, both of which are suffered in sleep apnea. 
  4. Spongia Tosta: This remedy for croup may help congestive sleep apnea sufferers as it treats respiratory symptoms that worsen when lying down. 

Before taking these medications, it is important to visit the doctor who will take a detailed case history of your problem and prescribe the right dosage and combination of medication.

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Naso Ki Kamzori ka ilaj - नसों की कमजोरी का इलाज

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Naso Ki Kamzori ka ilaj - नसों की कमजोरी का इलाज

हमारे शरीर का महत्वपूर्ण अंग हमारी नसें होती हैं, जो हमारे शरीर में रक्त संचारित करती रहती है, जो हमें जिन्दा रहने के लिए बहुत अहम होता है। पर कई बार कुछ कारणों से ये कमजोर पड़ जाती हैं जिसकी वजह से हमें कई शरीरिक समस्याओं का सामना करना पड़ता है। तो आइए दोस्तों आज हम जानेंगे इन नसों की कमज़ोरी के कारण और इससे निजात पाने के आसन घरेलू उपायों की।

दरसल शरीर का कोई भी हिस्सा जैसे पीठ, कमर, हाथ, गर्दन आदि की नस के दबने से होने वाला दर्द काफी तकलीफदेय होता है। इसकी वजह से हम कोई भी काम सही ढंग से नही कर पाते। नसें हमारे शरीर मे मौजूद भिन्न- भिन्न अंगों से होकर गुजरती है और जब कोई अंग कमज़ोर पड़ता है तो सबसे पहले वहां की नसों पर इफ़ेक्ट पड़ता है। कई बार हमारे शरीर की नसें गलत व्यायाम करने से या वज़न बढ़ने की वजह से या किसी अन्य वजहों के कारण दब जाती है और शरीर के उस हिस्से में दर्द होने लगता है। जिसकी वजह से हमारा रक्त उस अंग में नही पहुंच पाता, जिससे वह कमज़ोर पड़ने लगती हैं। ऐसे में हम इस समस्या का समाधान किसी अच्छे डॉक्टर की मदद से या खुद घर बैठे भी कर सकते है ।

  •  पर ध्यान रहे नसों में होने वाले दर्द का इलाज़ करने की जानकारी आपको पूरी तरह से होना बेहद जरूरी है, क्योंकि नसें बहुत ही डेलिकेट होती है और गलत इलाज करने से इसे काफी नुकसान पहुंच सकता है। 
  • यदि आपके शरीर के किसी भी अंग की नसें कमज़ोर हो गई हों तो उसका घर बैठ इलाज करने से पहले इन कुछ बातों का विशेष ध्यान रखें।
  • दबी हुई नस को जितना हो सके दबाना या मोड़ना टालें।
  • यदि सूजन हो तो सूजन कम करने के लिए बर्फ और गर्म चीज़ों से बारी-बारी से मसाज करें।
  • ज्यादा से ज्यादा आराम करें।
  • आराम पाने के लिए ज्यादा दबाव न डालें हल्की मालिश ही करें।
  • जितना हो सके सफेद या ब्राउन पट्टी की मदद से नस को एक जगह पर स्थिर रखें।
  • हद से ज्यादा दर्द हो तो ही कोई दर्द निवारक दवा लें अथवा किसी भी तरह की दवा लेने से बचें।

नसों के कमजोर होने के लक्षण

  • यदि आपके शरीर की नसें कमज़ोर हो गई हैं, तो इससे शरीर में होने वाले इफ़ेक्ट की पहचान करना जरूरी होता है जिससे सही इलाज करने में सहायता मिलती है। 
  • यदि आपकी याददास्त घटने लगे तो समझ लीजिये की आपकी नसें कमजोर पड़ने लगी हैं।
  • चक्कर आना भी एक संकेत है कि आपकी नसें कमज़ोर है क्योंकि रक्त संचारित नही हो पा रहा।
  • रक्त जब शरीर में सही ढंग से नही सर्क्युलेट होता तो आंखों के आगे उठने-बैठने के समय अंधेरा छाने लगता है।
  • अपच होना भी एक संकेत है।
  • अनिन्द्रा भी दर्शाता है आपके नसों की कमज़ोरी।
  • हदय-स्पंदन
  • शरीर में खून की कमी होना।

नसों की कमज़ोरी का इलाज
 इनमें से कोई भी लक्षण जब शरीर में घटित होता है तो नसों में बहुत तेजी के साथ दर्द होने लगता है, जो परेशानी का सबब बन जाता है। तो अब जानते हैं  नसों के दर्द को दूर करने के कुछ आसान घरेलू इलाज जिसे आप ठीक से फॉलो करेंगे तो यकीनन फायदा होगा।
1. पुदीने का तेल 
यदि आपके नसों में बहुत दर्द होता है, तो दर्द से प्रभावित क्षेत्र में पुदीने के तेल से मालिश करें । इससे आपको नसों के दर्द से राहत मिलेगी।
2. सरसो का तेल
सरसों के तेल से नसों के दर्द से छुटकरा पाया जा सकता है। सरसों के तेल को गरम करके इससे मालिश करे। ऐसा करने से आपको निश्चित ही लाभ होगा।
3. लेवेंडर का फूल
लेवेंडर का फूल तथा सुइया को नहाने के पानी में मिला कर नहाएं ।
4. बेर की गुठलियां
नसों की कंजोरी को दूर करने के लिए आप बेर की गुठलियों को गुड़ के साथ खाएं जिससे की नसों में मज़बूती आएगी और शरीर बलवान बन जाता है।
5. गाय का दूध 
नसों की कमजोरी को दूर करने के लिए आप गाय के दूध के साथ मक्खन, मिश्री भी खा सकते है, जिससे काफी हद तक नसों की कमजोरी में आराम मिलता है।
6. किसमिस
किसमिस खाने की आदत डाल लें। यह शरीर में अन्य लाभ पहुंचाने के साथ ही नसों की कमजोरी का भी बेहतरीन इलाज  है। पर हाँ इसका इस्तेमाल आप सर्दियों के मौसम में ही करने की कोशिश करें।
7. आयुर्वेद का साथ
अश्वगन्धा 100 ग्राम, सतावर 100 ग्राम, बाहीपत्र 100 ग्राम, इसबगोल की भूसी 100 ग्राम, तालमिश्री 400 ग्राम इस सबका एक मिश्रण बना ले और उस मिश्रण को सुबह व शाम को दूध के साथ लें। लगभग एक महीने के प्रयोग से ही शरीर की रक्त क्षमता बढ़ जाती है। और नशों में ताक़त आजाती है ।
8. व्यायाम 
यदि आपकी नसों में बहुत दर्द होता है तो आपको नियमित व्यायाम करना चाहिए जिससे नसों को बहुत लाभ होता है और इसमें पड़ी हुई गांठ भी धीरे-धीरे ठीक हो जाती है।
9. भ्रस्तिका प्राणायाम
भ्रस्तिका प्राणायाम करने से भी नसों के रोगी को बहुत लाभ होता है। लाभ होता है इसलिए रोजाना यह प्राणायाम करें
10. अनुलोम विलोम 
अनुलोम विलोम प्राणायाम करने से भी नसों में होने वाली दिक्कत को एक दम से दूर किया जा सकता है और बहुत दिनों तक करेंगे तो ये बीमारी जड़ से ख़त्म हो जाएगी।
11. मसाज का सहारा
नस में होने वाले दर्द पर दबाव डालने से तनाव को मुक्त करने और दर्द कम करने में मदद मिल सकती है। पूरे शरीर की मालिश करने से सभी मांसपेशियों की शिथिलता को बढाने में और साथ ही प्रभावित हिस्से को आराम देने में हेल्प मिलती हैं।

Dear sir madam I did sex with a prostitute 3 and half month ago. I have been getting numbness and cramps in leg and hand and tingling and loose stool twice a day. After 10 of the sex .my body is not absorbing food that is malabsorption. Mymajor problem is inflammation in leg and hand joint .pls help is it a sign if hiv. I got tested for hiv rapid after 10 days of sex .it was negative.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Dear sir madam I did sex with a prostitute 3 and half month ago. I have been getting numbness and cramps in leg and h...
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My sugar is 400 is that to high am I in danger are what I'm scared I keep have migraines they bad too my feet have bad pain in them want stop hurting.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Sugar Fasting - below 100 is normal. Or 100-126 is taken as prediabetes and above 126 is confirmed diabetes. 400 level is extremely high. You can be in danger of several body systems getting damaged severely. You need to immediately do four things #1. Visit a physician and take proper medicines.#2. Visit a dietician and take proper diet chart for diabetes. #3. Aim to lose weight immediately as this will bring down the sugar levels #4. Do daily walk/ exercise of 40 mins. Please take action immediately.
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How Ayurveda Helps Treat Autism?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kangra
How Ayurveda Helps Treat Autism?

Autism is defined as a Neurobiological pervasive development disorder that includes lack of social skills and inability to reciprocate to social interactions. The patient may also have intellectual and cognitive deficits and problems in communication (verbal as well as non-verbal).

Ayurveda is the oldest study of medicine and has proved to be very effective when it comes to managing and treating those affected by autism. The earlier an autistic person resorts to Ayurveda, the more effective it is.

Ayurvedic drink recipe for treating the symptoms of autism: (should be taken daily)

  1. 1/3 cup of yogurt
  2. 3/4 cup of water
  3. Cumin
  4. Coriander
  5. Ginger


  1. Diluted Fresh Pomegranate Juice

Ayurveda in Curbing Aggression:
Autism includes heightened aggression and aversion from social interaction due to a neurological condition that impairs the functioning of the brain. Not all autistic patients are violent towards others, but may express their frustration by self-harm and emotional outbursts. One can curb these emotional outbursts by taking herbal supplements. An Ayurvedic herb called Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) which is known for its, anti-anxiety, neuroprotection and antioxidant properties can help considerably.

Regular massages using sandalwood, rose, lavender and gotu kola oils are also very calming and relieving, because it stimulates the blood flow and neuronal responses. Massage also helps in increasing eye contact and social relatedness, less stereotypical behavior and improved sleep.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Autism:

  1. Brahmi; Scientifically known as Bacopa monnieri, Brahmi is an important herb that delays the process of forgetting and improves memory. Not only does Brahmi improve memory, but also increases the grasping power, intellect and speech and also corrects the abnormality of emotions, personality and mood of an autistic individual. It also helps in performing complex tasks such as comprehension, reasoning and learning.
  2. Ashwagandha: Scientifically known as Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha has high affinity for gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. Low GABA activity is related to cognitive impairment.
  3. Shankhapushpi: Scientifically known as Convolvulus pluricaulis, Shankhapushpi is very effective in improving learning and memory and is highly effective in treating insanity and epilepsy
  4. Centella asiatica: This Ayurvedic herb is used as a medication for insanity, speech disorders and epilepsy, making it a very useful drug for treating autism. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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My right leg little finger numbness since 10 days. What is cause for this and suggest me a advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My right leg little finger numbness since 10 days.
What is cause for this and suggest me a advise.
You have peripheral neuropathy and need to check if you have diabetes or any neurological disease. TRy taking B complex tablet
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What are main symptoms for Parkinson's decease, will it be totally cure able one, how will it take to complete cure.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
What are main symptoms for Parkinson's decease, will it be totally cure able one, how will it take to complete cure.
Dear lybrate-user, The typical symptoms of Parkinson's disease (tremors, rigidity, salivation, mask like face, walking to catch the gravity) comes up late. You need to consult a neurologist to diagnose early. There are different causes for Parkinson - may atherosclerosis, may be drug induced, may be dementia, etc. Those also need to be found out and treated. Doctors don't cure diseases - they care so that the disease does not affect the person's quality of life.
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Identifying the Early Signs of Migraine!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke
Neurologist, Kolkata
Identifying the Early Signs of Migraine!

Headaches and migraines can vary drastically depending on their duration, specific symptoms and the person they are affecting. The more you know about your specific type of headache or migraine, the better prepared you will be to treat them—and possibly even prevent them. The two types of migraine are- 

  1. Migraine without aura: The majority of migraine sufferers have Migraine without Aura. 
  2. Migraine with aura: Migraine with Aura refers to a range of neurological disturbances that occur before the headache begins, usually lasting about 20-60 minutes.

Symptoms of migraine vary and also depend on the type of migraine. A migraine has four stages: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. But it is not necessary that all the migraine sufferers experience all the four stages.

Prodrome: The signs of this begin to appear a day or two days before the headache starts. The signs include depression, constipation, food cravings, irritability, uncontrollable yawning, neck stiffness and hyperactivity.

Migraine Aura: Auras are a range of symptoms of the central nervous system. These might occur much before or during the migraine, but most people get a migraine without an aura. Auras usually begin gradually and increase in intensity. They last for an hour or even longer and are 

  • Visual: Seeing bright spots, various shapes, experiencing vision loss, and flashes of light
  • Sensory: Present in the form of touch sensations like feeling of pins and needles in the arms and legs
  • Motor: Usually related with the movement problems like the limb weakness
  • Verbal: It is related with the speech problems

Headache: In case of a migraine attack one might experience:

  • Pain on both sides or one side of the head
  • Pain is throbbing in nature
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sensitivity to smells, sound and light
  • Vision is blurred
  • Fainting and lightheadedness

Postdrome: This is the final phase of the migraine. During this phase one might feel fatigued, though some people feel euphoric.

Red flags that the patient may be having underlying serious disorder not migraine

  1. Onset of headaches >50 years 
  2. Thunderclap headache - subarachnoid haemorrhage 
  3. Neurological symptoms or signs 
  4. Meningism 
  5. Immunosuppression or malignancy 
  6. Red eye and haloes around lights - acute angle closure glaucoma 
  7. Worsening symptoms 
  8. Symptoms of temporal arteritis

These patients require CT scan / MRI or CSF examination. Most Migraine patients do not need these tests. 

Diagnosis of Migraine: Usually migraines go undiagnosed and thus are untreated. In case you experience the symptoms regularly then talk to the doctor, who evaluates the symptoms and can start a treatment. You can also be referred to a neurologist who is trained to treat the migraines and other conditions. During the appointment the neurologist usually asks about the family history of headaches and migraines along with your symptoms and medical history.

The doctor might advise for some tests like:

  1. Blood Tests: These reveal problems with the blood vessel like an infection in the spinal cord and brain.
  2. CT scan: Used to diagnose the infections, tumors, brain damage, and bleeding that cause the migraines.
  3. MRI: This helps to diagnose the tumors bleeding infections, neurological conditions, and strokes.
  4. Lumbar Puncture: For analyzing infections and neurological damages. In lumbar puncture a thin needle is inserted between the two vertebrae to remove a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid for analysis.


Migraine treatments can help stop symptoms and prevent future attacks.

Many medications have been designed to treat migraines. Some drugs often used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Medications used to combat migraines fall into two broad categories:

  • Pain-relieving medications. Also known as acute or abortive treatment, these types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop symptoms.
  • Preventive medications. These types of drugs are taken regularly, often on a daily basis, to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines.

Your treatment strategy depends on the frequency and severity of your headaches, the degree of disability your headaches cause, and your other medical conditions.

Some medications aren't recommended if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Some medications aren't given to children. Your doctor can help find the right medication for you. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.

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How To Get Rid Of Allergies?

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
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Best Ways To Beat Allergies With Ayurveda​

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
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Good afternoon, I am Dr Lata Bhat, a developmental Pediatrician in Delhi. We take care of developmental disorders in children like Autism, Hyperactivity, ADHD, learning and physical disability. Today I will talk about Autism.

Autism is a spectrum disorder that means there is a wide range of presentations.

Why did I choose to speak on this topic? The incidents are alarmingly high. It is a sort of epidemic and if not addressed, it can lead to a disaster.

The cause is Genetic. If one child has got Autism then the siblings also have the maximum chance to suffer from the same disease.

How does it affect the children?

Autism affects the communication of the child. It affects the speech, language as well as the non- verbal communications. Communication is the exchange of thoughts, ideas between the two or more people. Speech is delayed.

How do the parents or a care taker suspect the child?

Initially, the norms of the communication come first and then the speech.


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I have feel numbness in both side of my head and it's been even worse when I get stress and lack of sleep.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Ghaziabad
I have feel numbness in both side of my head and it's been even worse when I get stress and lack of sleep.
you should get your blood pressure and hemoglobin checked. also you may be having poor vision. any stress in form of lack of sleep or exertion will always exacerbate the problem. you should take sound sleep and rest your eyes by closing them for 2 min after 45 min of regular work
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Top Ways To Prevent A Brain Stroke

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Top Ways To Prevent A Brain Stroke

There are two primary factors that are more likely to cause a stroke in a person i.e age and a family history. While both are inevitable, this necessarily doesn’t have to be the fate of a person. Brain stroke is entirely preventable as with the case of other diseases. By working on the potential health risk factors, a stroke can be prevented. Here is a list of few such steps which, when followed can pay rich dividends to a person facing the risk of a brain stroke:

  1. Blood Pressure: Blood pressure is the single most important factor that can increase the chance of a brain stroke. If a perfect blood pressure reading seems too difficult to achieve, a more realistic blood pressure target of 140/190 should be aimed for. Some of the common steps in order to achieve an acceptable blood pressure figure include reducing salt in the diet, exercising on a daily basis, regular intake of fresh fruits & vegetables and fast processed food containing processed fats. Finally, quitting drinking and smoking goes a long way in ensuring that a person is safe from strokes.

  2. Losing Weight: Obesity increases the risk of diabetes and blood pressure subsequently increasing the risk of a stroke. Being overweight, therefore greatly increases the odds of a stroke. A BMI of 25 should be maintained by engaging in activities such as walking, running and playing on a daily basis.

  3. Regular Exercise: Exercise is a clear mandate for people facing an increased risk of brain strokes. A moderate intensity exercise schedule for a minimum of 5 days per week is necessary. Some simple steps in order to achieve this include taking the stairs while climbing, joining a fitness club, 30 minutes of daily walk in a day etc.

  4. Moderate Drink: Surprising as it may sound, moderate drinking on a daily basis can dramatically reduce the risk of a brain stroke. Red wine should be the choice of preference in this case. It should be ensured that the level of drinking does not surpass more than a glass. Regular drinking in excessive quantity can increase the chance of brain stroke.

  5. Check For Atrial Fibrillation: This is a disease that is related to the heart due to an irregular heartbeat. There is a possibility of the clots travelling to the brain causing a brain stroke. Certain possible symptoms of this disease such as palpitation of heart and shortness of breath should be checked with a doctor to negate the chance of brain stroke. Certain blood thinners like warfarin and aspirin can shield against atrial fibrillation. A doctor has to be consulted before starting any medication related to the heart. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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Heart pumping blood in a different way whenever I wake up and left hand seems to be little numb.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Heart pumping blood in a different way whenever I wake up and left hand seems to be little numb.
Hi Akarsh... it is not because of the different pumping of the blood.. it is because of the iffusfient supply to the part because of the pressure over the artery... and some nutritional deficiency...
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