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Dr. Praveen Ankathi

Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad

Dr. Praveen Ankathi Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
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Dr. Praveen Ankathi is one of the best Neurosurgeons in Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad. He is currently associated with Brain and spine Center in Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Praveen Ankathi on Lybrate.com.

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I live in sultanpur. From last two year I am in pain by migraine .what medicine to take for migraine.

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Chandrapur
hello lybrate user, avoid triggering factors like stress, certain food which induce headache. avoid fried and junk food.have healthy diet. mindfulness meditation and pranayam yoga do have effective role in stress reduction.try homeopathy for migraine.it is a safe, natural and holistic way of treatment. homeopathic medicine is selected on the basis of thorough details like medical history, causes, routine, temperament etc..; such well selected remedy gives complete relief and cure without side effects. message back for consultation.
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I am 65 years old, I have disease parkinson I have also undergone by trodat test which is found that dopamine chemical came from head/mind is not properly produced sandoma plus tablet per day 4 8 am, 13 pm, 17 pm, 22pm per day Also using ayurved zandu's zandopa powder On late time by one hour it feel uneasiness medicine sandopa+ is only one medicine Is it painkiller? Please advise for life time recovery I also walking, cycling, seeming and yoga pl also advise for reproduction of dopamine thanks sir

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Noida
There is no known medication which can lead to life time recovery in Parkinson disease. Syndopa is not a pain killer, it only replaces dopa in body which is deficient in patients of Parkinson disease. Long term usage of syndopa can lead to certain expected side effects and in that case you need to consult your neurologist so that dose of medication can be modified. Yes, cycling, walking and yoga will be helpful for your disease and it is advisable that you should continue with same.
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What is meant by mild changes of cerebral atrophy in MRI Brain scan .My dad age is 56 yr.PLease tell.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What is meant by mild changes of cerebral atrophy in MRI Brain scan .My dad age is 56 yr.PLease tell.
Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain. Atrophy of any tissue means a decrement in the size of the cell, which can be due to progressive loss of cytoplasmic proteins. In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of neurons and the connections between them.
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Mujhe saans ki problm hai khaskar upstairs jane ke baad ya after walking. Aisa lagta jaise nose me kuch fassa hua balgam type and raat ko kharrate bhi kafi leti hun. Dakaar bhi kabhi nhi aata. Migraine ki kafi problm rehti. Week me 3 times attack aata migraine ka. Kabhi kabhi chest me bhi jalan rehti and fingers and arms me shivering and sleeping time ya bed pe lete time legs apne aap move krti ya baar bar move krni padti. Shivering bhi hoti. please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Mujhe saans ki problm hai khaskar upstairs jane ke baad ya after walking. Aisa lagta jaise nose me kuch fassa hua bal...
Please Avoid lethargic life style Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily with relaxed mind Do pranayam and yoga daily Take salads and fruits more Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food Put SHADBINDU OIL drops in both nostrils regularly Take Sy Kankasav 15 ml twice a day for 7 days Somasav 15 ml twice a day for 7 days Reconsult after 7 days for further advice.
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Severe Headache - Can it Be Migraine?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Severe Headache - Can it Be Migraine?

One of the most debilitating conditions that anyone can experience is migraine. They can severely limit you by affecting your personal and professional life as you are in constant pain. Migraine can manifest in a type of headache with intense pain, an acute sensitivity to light, vomiting and nausea. Often described as a severe throbbing pain in the head, it may stop you from completing regular daily tasks and may delay or postpone your work.

How can migraines be treated?
The exact cause for these debilitating migraine pain hasn't been pointed out yet, but certain triggers such as stress, hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle, sun exposure, bright or flashing lights, among many others have been identified. The first line of defense for you would be to understand and identify what your triggers are. Once that is done, you can try and avoid them. If these still trigger a migraine or are about to trigger one, you can immediately take medications or steps to control it or at least lessen the pain to go through your day. Some of the options you can employ to this effect are mentioned below.

  1. Medications to prevent a migraine attack: The medications mentioned here are specialized treatments and can only be taken after a consultation with a doctor. If you are deemed as a candidate for preventative medication for migraines, then either one or a combination of drugs from the following may be prescribed to you.
    • Valproate and Topiramate are anti-seizure medications which can be used to prevent migraines.
    • Propranolol, a type of beta blocker and used for cardio vascular problems, has proven to be very effective in preventing migraines.
    • Onabotulinumtoxin A or a type of Botox, has shown a lot of promise in preventing migraines and is being slowly rolled out as a proper drug as a treatment option.
    • Certain antidepressants have also shown to be quite effective in reducing the symptoms of migraines as well.
  2. Medications to relieve pain: Some of the go to medications that help relieve your pain from migraine are mentioned below. Although some of them are OTC (over the counter) drugs, it is best advised that you consult with your doctor for medications which suit you better. The side effects of these medications can be bad and thus, it is not advised to continue them in the long run and to find other means to control pain from migraines. Some of the medications to relieve pain temporarily are:
    • Triptan is a drug used to treat severe migraines
    • Caffeine along with Ergotamine can also help dull the pain and deal with it.
    • Ibuprofen and aspirin and Acetaminophen are common pain killers that you can use
    • Codeine, which contains opioids are also used to treat this problem.
    • Metoclopramide and chlorpromazine are two examples of anti-nausea medications as vomiting along with nausea may frequently accompany your migraine.

Always remember that these medications can have strong side effects if not taken properly, therefore do not just pop a pill, consult your physician first and know which one should you take and how frequently. 

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I had affected by migraine headache for the past 20 years. Any permanent remedy for this?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack 2.Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3.Check your BP 4. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation,exposure to loud noise, bright light since it precipitates migraine attack 5. Go for regular exercise 6. practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis after consulting neurologist
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I am feeling uneasy in my left hand finger. I am not getting pain but its like its getting numb. Finger is working but still feel like numb on it.

Neurologist,
I am feeling uneasy in my left hand finger. I am not getting pain but its like its getting numb. Finger is working bu...
If your symptoms had been in the The first three digits of a hand, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome- a pinched nerve in your wrist. If the symptoms are in last 2 digits of the hand, it could a different type of pinched nerve. If numbness and tingling is in whole hand- it could be neuropathy. If numbness in fingers is associated with neck pain and radiating pain in arm- it could be a pinched nerve in your cervical spine. So based on the information you share, it is hard to draw any conclusions about what you have.
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I'm 21 years old male. I'm suffering from nerve pain in my leg, hand, head. What is the cause? What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm 21 years old male. I'm suffering from nerve pain in my leg, hand, head. What is the cause? What should I do?
It could be due to excess physical exertion. Check your hemoglobin. take one tablet of Neurobion forte daily for 2 weeks and one tablet of paracetamol 500mg sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets per day for 2-3 days.drink plenty of water and take rest. if no relief, consult for further advice
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When I hold something with my left hand it starts shaking slowly. But the right hand is ok. What is the problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
When I hold something with my left hand it starts shaking slowly. But the right hand is ok. What is the problem?
This is basically nerves weakness you have to do regular exercises with your left hand and take cap meganeurone once daily for three months atleast
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I am 40 years of male. Last 2010 I have suffered from Epilepsy. I am taking Levipil 500 2nos and Gardenal 60 1. Is there any other way to getting relax from this disease. Thanks.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
CT scan/ EEG was done? can cause of seizure was detected ? I want to tell you that medicine as advised by your Doctor need to be taken regularly and must not missed dose even for single day You can Consult Good Neurologist for second opinion, i can guide you further
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I am 26 years old. I am suffering in migraine headache from last 3 year. Please suggest.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Migraine can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications, try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation may help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. Rest and relax. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. It is very important keep a headache diary. Continue keeping your headache diary even after you see doctor. It will help you learn more about what triggers your migraines and what treatment is most effective. A dose of riboflavin in appropriate dose as prescribed under supervision, also may prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of headaches. Coenzyme q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, magnesium supplements may also be used to treat migraines.
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Brain Stroke

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Brain Stroke

Brain Stroke:

  1. Occurs suddenly
  2. There is neurological problem or paralysis (lakwa)
  3. It may be temporarily or permanent
  4. May lead to sudden dearth 

Symptoms:

1. Sudden trouble in walking, co-ordination, balance

2. Sudden dizziness

3. Sudden sever headache

4. Sudden numbness or weakness of face / arm/ leg- specially on one side

5. Sudden confusion/ problem in understanding

6. Sudden speech problem

7. Sudden problem in vision (seeing) in one or both eyes

Cause:

  1. Blockage of an blood vessel in the brain by a clot
  2. Rupture of blood vessel in the brain.

Treatment:

  1. Time is crucial- to reverse or reduce the damage to brain cells . brain cells die within minutes to few hours and do not regenerate - thus lead to permanent loss of function.
  2. A clot bursting drug is required to be given within 3-6 hrs.
  3. Blood thinning medicine are to be continued for a long time
  4. Progress in the disease is continuous process and continues for years

Prevention:

By controlling risk factors like

  1. High BP
  2. Diabetes
  3. Heart disease
  4. Obesity
  5. Smoking
  6. Alcohol consumption
  7. Diet regulation
  8. Regular exercise

Recognize the symptoms of stroke and  act immediately – to take the patent to hospital.

Having problems with her unconscious while having work load or if she heard death new of any person or have seen accident for that time she is facing problem with unconscious (behosh) nd both upper nd lower tooth fully stick like can't be open mouth for some tym.

MBBS,J.R. Neurology
General Physician,
She is suffering from hysteria or conversion reactions. This is a commonly encountered psychiatric problem. I would suggest consulting a psychiatrist asap. Take care.
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Good afternoon. I've been seeing some very slight shadows/outlines beside objects since 3 days ago and I'm very worried about it. My vision has always been perfect and I've done a brain scan 5 months ago (for other reasons), and it was normal. But since this weird vision symptom started, I've been worrying if it can be caused by some serious problem in the brain. Is it possible that, though I have a recent brain scan with normal results, this vision problem can be caused by some serious brain problem? I've been to a neurologist yesterday, and she said that this vision problem couldn't be caused by any serious brain condition because in 5 months a serious thing wouldn't develop enough to make me have vision symptoms like this. She said I didn't need to do another brain scan. But I'm still worried about being a brain tumor that could have developed in 5 months that's causing these slight shadows, because they are still very slight, so I'm worried the shadows could be not so bad yet because the problem could be in the beginning. I have severe anxiety and my neurologist said I should blame these vision symptoms on it, but I'm still very worried, as these shadows/outlines are scary. You think I should do another brain scan? Or is my neurologist right? Thank you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Good afternoon. I've been seeing some very slight shadows/outlines beside objects since 3 days ago and I'm very worri...
Development of a tumour in five months time is very rare phenomena and your neurologist seems right in saying that. As you say you have been seeing shadows around objects only since 3 days, I wonder are these symptoms all the time or you see them once a while. If you see them all time, you should see a ophthalmologist and get your eyes checked too. I hope that will resolve your anxiety too.
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What is the symptoms for epilepsy, will it come only during specific time. How to come across from this?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Symptom of epilepsy are Fits( abnormal movement of body) No it does not come on specific time We need to detect cause of seizure by investigation like CT scan brain I want to tell you that medicine as advised by your Doctor need to be taken regularly and must not missed dose even for single day Consult me for further management
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I have chronic migraine headache since last four years. Many time it takes a giant turn. What to do?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Try this ayurvedic treatment which will definitely help your migraine. A) pure almond oil nasal 2drops twice a day b) shirah shool vajra ras two tablets twice a day c) jatamansi powder cold decoction before goint to bed d) brahmi vati budhivardhak 1 tab twice a day e) apply balm instead of pain killers for effective results.
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Continuously little headache from more then two week. Looking like something moving in my head. Sometime I feel like my body is not in my control. What is this.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Continuously little headache from more then two week. Looking like something moving in my head. Sometime I feel like ...
It is due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise Get checked your eyes for refractive errors I can give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult me for further management
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I am 20 years old male and have migraine, Blood pressure from last 2, 3, 4 months, what will i do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 20 years old male and have migraine, Blood pressure from last 2, 3, 4 months, what will i do?
Kindly tell me your BP reading what medicine you are taking Is BP is under control follow advises given below salt restriction(no added salt) regular physical activity Regular meditation Consult me for further management
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Hi doctor I am having neck, shoulder, upper arm, upper chest pain and burning sensation over upper arm and left ribs from 10 months. so, what to do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi doctor I am having neck, shoulder, upper arm, upper chest pain and burning sensation over upper arm and left ribs ...
Rule out heart problem. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days do back (spine)/shoulder exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do not ignore it. It may have to be further investigated. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again. Contact your family doctor or nearest hospital for emergency help.
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My brother 32 years had brain stroke 8 months ago on the right side and he was operated. Since then he is not getting the left hand movement at all. He has got 70% of leg movement. We are really concerned. All types of treatments we have tried including regular physiotherapy. What should we do now?

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Kindly go for motar evoked potentials. This will help to rule out the functions of the affected hands. Do physiotherapy regularly for the hands also.
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