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Dr. Sankalp Mohan - Neurologist, Gurgaon

Dr. Sankalp Mohan

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MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow In Pain Management, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Gurgaon

8 Years Experience  ·  500 - 1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Sankalp Mohan 90% (66 ratings) MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow In Pain Management, ... Neurologist, Gurgaon
8 Years Experience  ·  500 - 1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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He has had many happy patients in his 7 years of journey as a Neurologist. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sankalp Mohan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Grant Medical College, Mumbai - 2009
MD - Internal Medicine - Baroda Medical College - 2013
Fellow In Pain Management - ASECULAP Acamedy - 2015
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DM - Neurology - GMC - Kota - Rajasthan University - 2016
Past Experience
ASST. Professor Medicine at JJ Group of Hospitals Mumbai
Short Term Trainee Department of Neurology at PGIMER Chandigarh
Fellowship In Pain Management at Aseculap Academy, Delhi Pain Management Centre
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Senior Resident at Fortis Hospital Mumbai
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Paper Presented At IANCON
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Academy of Neurology

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Brain Size: Does It Really Matter?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Brain Size: Does It Really Matter?

When it comes to the brain and IQ, is bigger better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists and scientists, we seek to find out!

  1. Ailments and the brain: Scientists have found that children with autism have a brain that has grown in a disproportionate manner in the very first year of their life. This prevents the child from making connection in a normal manner. On the other hand, children and adolescents who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD show sign of having a much smaller brain size. Many scientists have shown that the size of the brain shrinks as we age and this does not have any visible effect on our cognitive abilities.
  2. It’s all relative: The size of the brain does not really have a bearing on the way a person’s cognition gets shaped. Even large mammals like elephants and whales are finally hunted and tamed by humans who have smaller brains in comparison. The brain is made up of billions of neurons, which need to function properly. It may be seen that scientists consider the brain mass in relation with the rest of the body so as to speculate about the cognitive abilities of the person. Why is this required? Large animals need a well functioning and proportionate brain size to control and run their organs with proper cognition for satisfactory results, which is what we humans seem to have done.
  3. Neanderthal brain: Historically, the earliest man or the Neanderthals are said to have had larger brains than we do. These people are believed to have brains that are at least 10% larger than the brains that we have in our modern times. The shape of their brain was different too. They were also heavily muscled people which had a bearing on the size and shape of the brain and bodies as well as the lean tissue within the brain. They also survived very successfully for a period of over 200,000 years, which obviously points to some form of elevated cognition, as per many scientists.
  4. Animals: While animals with small brains like lizards and reptiles do not perform too well on IQ tests, the animals with bigger brains like elephants and dolphins perform much better. But the medium sized brain of monkeys, lemurs and other animals are said to perform in the best manner. The correlation between the body size and the brain does not seem to hold good here, as per various researches.

So the verdict as per medical science and research stands divided!

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

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

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
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.

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Sir, I think that I suffered from trigeminal neuralgia because I have headache from last 4 years with similar symptoms as above disease and because of it now I depressed very much because my daily life ruined by this, so please suggest me the test to confirm that I suffered from trigeminal neuralgia and complete treatment to cure disease.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Sir, I think that I suffered from trigeminal neuralgia because I have headache from last 4 years with similar symptom...
First it's important to show to the neurologist to see if it's a trigeminal neuralgia or any other headache similar to iit. MRI Brain is needed. There are various ways to manage trigeminal neuralgia. If adequate dosage of medication does not bring relief. Then you can have nerve blocks depending on which nerve is involved or radiofrequency ablation of the gasserion ganglion. Also there are surgical procedures .if your MRI shows a vascular loop then microvascular decompression done gives good relief. Or nowadays cyber knife surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which high dose of focused radiation is given. So you can find about all these and explore your options,
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World Brain Tumor Day - 6 Tips To Help You Prevent Yourself Against It!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
World Brain Tumor Day - 6 Tips To Help You Prevent Yourself Against It!

June is known as the Brain Tumour Month worldwide. It’s worthwhile to raise public awareness and educate people about brain tumour, a disease which, though is rare is but can be really deadly. More than 500 new cases are diagnosed with brain tumour every day worldwide. The number of patients with secondary tumours are even higher than 500. However, it is common across all ages.  A primary brain tumour is a tumour that begins in the brain. It can be either malignant, which means it contains cancer cells or benign i.e. does not contain cancer cells. A secondary or metastatic brain tumour is usually cancerous. It starts elsewhere in the body and sends cancerous cells which grow in the brain.

Here are a few facts that each one of us should know about this dangerous disease

  1. Brain tumours can occur at any age.
  2. We don’t know what causes brain tumors. Family history and high dose radiation like X-rays increases your risk.
  3. Doctors group brain tumors by grade which means the way the brain cells look under a microscope. A higher grade number means the cells appear more abnormal and the more aggressively the tumour usually behaves.
  4. Brain tumors are graded as grade I, grade II, or grade III, or grade IV.

Symptoms
The symptoms of brain tumour depend on the size, type, and location of the brain tumour. Some common symptoms which should not be ignored are-

  1. Headaches
  2. Seizures
  3. Problems with vision
  4. Vomiting
  5. Mental and personality changes
  6. Balance problems and trouble walking
  7. Problems in speaking

Diagnosis
Brain tumours are diagnosed by the doctor based on the medical history and physical examination along with a slew of specialized tests of the brain and nervous system.

Treatment

  1. Surgery
  2. Radiation therapy
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Anti-seizure medicines
  5. Steroids
  6. Ventricular peritoneal shunt
  7. Combination of treatments

How can you safeguard yourself?
The primary tool to prevent brain tumours is by controlling your lifestyle. This means eating healthy, exercising, avoiding known carcinogens in your environment, and reducing stress.

  1. Sleep: Sleep is a friend for brain health. An adequate amount of rest with eyes shut keeps your brain health.
  2. Frankincense oil: Along with yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises to reduce stress, inhaling frankincense oil can help alleviate inflammation in the brain.
  3. Anti cancer diet: Consuming a diet rich in cancer-fighting nutrients like antioxidants is critical in preventing brain tumors.
  4. Ketogenic diet: A ketogenic diet is a high protein diet. It reduces oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain which is associated with brain tumours. It also shuts down the nutrient supply to tumors.
  5. Calorie restriction: Dietary restriction, especially fasting has anti-carcinogenic properties just as the ketogenic diet.
  6. Limit exposure to mobile phones: Cell phones use increases risk for brain tumours. So restriction prevents these tumours. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.
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My husband is having migraine from past 2 months he is under treatment taking tablets from 15 days. He is living in tamilnadu next week we planned to go for Bangalore and settle for 1 month does climatic changes affect his health sir?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Hello..Yes climate does affect migraine..hot and sunny weather is bad as it can precipitate migraine.. Banglore has an even climate throughout so it won't be a problem.. Migraine treatment usually lasts 6 months to 1 yr..but it depends on the response.. If good response we can stop the medicines but if poor response then it can continue longer..meanwhile avoid stress, caffeine, bright light or bright sound to have good sleep etc.
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From past 3 months my hands starts shake automatically, also head is shaking! Is this a vitamin problem? Why this happens? When. I go to doctor they suggest me to take neurobion forte 1 month but this also not working.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Hello. Would have to see how ur hand shakes and accordingly tell..Most commonly shaking of hands would he due to a tremor but there are other abnormal movements also so actually seeing you is important .. tremor could be due to plain anxiety stress or sometimes thyroid excess, Essential tremor or parkinsonism.. It depends on your Age.. Parkinson and essential tremor usually in older age.. Anxiety can occur in younger age..Also whether ur tremor is at rest or more during stretching out your hands..
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Schizophrenia - Is It Really a Brain Disease?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Schizophrenia - Is It Really a Brain Disease?

Neurological disorders are an enigmatic bunch. There are various ongoing researches to identify the exact cause and how to treat them. While some argue that schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder, others do not agree with it and debate that the origin is yet to be identified and the factors which produce it are yet to be identified.

Factors supporting it to be a brain disease are listed below.

Scan images (MRI and PET scans) of people who have had schizophrenia are different and have a reduced volume of grey matter, especially in the frontal and temporal lobes. In some people, this loss could be as high as 25%. Serial images have shown that the loss begins in the outer (parietal) region and gradually spreads to the rest of the brain. There is a strong correlation between the extent of this grey matter loss and the severity of the symptoms more the loss, worse the symptoms. Severe symptoms include hearing voices, psychotic thoughts, delusions, hallucinations and severe depression. This grey matter reduction does not depend on whether the person has undergone treatment or not for the condition.

The counter argument is that grey matter loss is not seen in patients with schizophrenia alone. A number of neurological disorders, including normal ageing, manifest as grey matter loss on the scan images. Also, another consoling news is that this grey matter loss is completely reversible.

The way neurotransmitters respond to stimuli in people with schizophrenia is also slightly different. There are two variations to this debate: that schizophrenia is caused by excessive amounts of dopamine or increased sensitivity to dopamine. There are two proofs for this hypothesis first, dopamine suppressants are useful as antipsychotic drugs and secondly drugs which produce the same effect as dopamine can cause hallucinations similar to those seen in schizophrenics. There could be other neurotransmitters involved too, but the dopamine connection is more strongly established.

The electrical activity of the brain as seen in EEG is very different and abnormal in schizophrenic people. This reduced brain activity is another indication of the fact that schizophrenia is another brain disorder. There is also a strong genetic component to schizophrenia. Family history correlation is also very strong. The correlation extends to the point that where there is a neurologic disorder in the first-degree relatives, the chances of developing schizophrenia is increased.

There are specific genes, mutations of which are also attributed to schizophrenia. While the risk factors are in place (as mentioned above), the environmental conditions (brain infections, head trauma, family/social stressors and toxins can all lead to the manifestation of the symptoms. With medications and support therapy, both prevention and symptom management are possible. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.

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I am 36 years old I want to ask suggestions for my wife she is 33 years old she is having one side Head ache last week I consult with ENT doctor he told Severe cold in head that's she is having head ache. I need solution for this how can we cure this through medicines or we have to go for surgery which one is good and without side effects for permanent solutions. Kindly give suggestions. (any possibilities we can check X-Rays or any scan we have to confirm how much the cold affected)

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Hello. cold in the head is not a scientific term..Maybe it is sinus infection or sinusitis.. In that case u need antibiotics steam inhalation etc. But considering ur one sided headache it may be something else also..Even Migraine or other headaches..If it is sinus related Xray of the sinuses or CT scan should be done
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Why do girls or women do have Headache frequently. Or else they also may have Headache everyday why whats the main reason behind this.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Why do girls or women do have Headache frequently. Or else they also may have Headache everyday why whats the main re...
males can also have headache but Migraine in general is more common in females.. Tension headaches also more common..They are also more likely to take stress
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How to know that the headache in the brain is caused by calcification in brain of accumulation of blood in the artery of brain. Pls ans soon.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
How to know that the headache in the brain is caused by calcification in brain of accumulation of blood in the artery...
Hello calcification usually doesn't cause headache neither does clot in the arteries of brain..Although Strokes can cause headache.but most severe ones occur to certain types of Hemorrhages. Please be specific in your question.. what actually does the patient have.. blood in arteries is not correct term it doesn't specify.
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