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Dr. Ashim Kr. Roy

Neurosurgeon, Kolkata

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Ashim Kr. Roy is a trusted Neurosurgeon in Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata. You can visit him at Medinova Diagnostic Center in Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashim Kr. Roy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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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. 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, Mumbai
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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My mother has been diagnosed with Dementia and she has been advised Donamem 5 and Trika. She has become very restless and not able to sleep in the night. This has affected the health of all the family members. Please suggest a appropriate medicine so that she gets full nights sleep.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My mother has been diagnosed with Dementia and she has been advised Donamem 5 and Trika. She has become very restless...
Heavy breakfast Light dinner No day sleep All the above helps in general but need doctor consultation for specific treatment.
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A male child of 4 years age with autism. Are hyoscyamus & thuja help in treating him?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Homoeopathic medicines cannot be just prescribe unless and untill we have proper case details. So those medicines may or may not be helpful.
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Severe Epilepsy - How Surgery Can Help?

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
Severe Epilepsy - How Surgery Can Help?

The word epilepsy brings to mind visions of people frothing at the mouth and rolling on the ground. However, epilepsy affects each patient in a different way. This can make it hard to recognize at times. In the more serious cases of epilepsy, an epileptic attack can make a patient injure himself or develop other life threatening conditions. In rare cases, epilepsy can even cause death. Thus it becomes imperative to understand how to deal with epilepsy.

Treatment options for epilepsy can be categorized as medication, surgical procedures and dietary changes.

Medication
Medication for epilepsy is prescribed on the basis of the symptoms presented and the type of epilepsy the patient is suffering from. In most cases, seizures can be controlled with a single type of medication, but in others, the doctor may need to prescribe a combination of medicines to control epilepsy. These forms of medication do have side effects and hence any reactions to the medication must be immediately brought to the doctor's notice. The dosage for epilepsy medication may need to be varied with time. An epileptic patient should never discontinue medication on their own.

Surgery
Depending on the type of seizures and the area of the brain affected, a doctor may advise surgery in cases of severe epilepsy. Surgery can help reduce the number of seizures experienced or completely stop them. Surgery to treat epilepsy is of many types. Some of the common procedures are:

1. Surgery to remove tumor of any such conditions that may be triggering the epileptic attacks
2. Surgery to remove a small section of the brain from where a seizure originates. This may also be referred to as a lobectomy.
3. Multiple subpial transaction or a surgery that involves making a series of cuts in the brain to prevent the seizures from spreading to other parts of the brain.
4. Surgery to sever the neural connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
5. Surgery to remove half the brain's cortex or outer layer

Dietary changes
A diet rich in fats and low in carbohydrates can help reduce seizures. This is known as a ketogenic diet and aims at making the body break down fats instead of carbohydrates. It can cause a buildup of uric acid in the body and thus should be practiced only under the guidance of a dietician. In cases where epileptic attacks are triggered by malnutrition and birth defects, taking vitamin supplements can help lower the frequency of seizures.

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

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Benefits Of Sleeping On Your Left Side

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Pune
Benefits Of Sleeping On Your Left Side

Benefits of sleeping on your left side. In ayurveda it is called vamkushi:

1. Prevents snoring
2. Helps in better blood circulation
3. Helps in proper digestion after meals
4. Gives relief to people having back and neck pain
5. Helps in filtering and purifying toxins, lymph fluids and wastes
6. Prevents serious illness as accumulated toxins are flushed out easily
7. Liver and kidneys work better
8. Helps in smooth bowel movements
9. Reduces workload on heart and its proper functioning
10. Prevents acidity and heartburn
11. Prevents fatigue during morning
12. Fats gets digested easily
13. Positive impact on brain
14. It delays onset of parkinsons and alzheimers
15. It is also considered to be the best sleeping position according to ayurveda.

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I have been diabetic since 1997. For the last year n a half I have numbness in my toes although my diabetic control is fair.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It is because of diabetic neuropathy. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days epineuron sr 150mg 1 tab odx 10 days. Contact me again for follow up.
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Dear Doctor. I have burning sensation in my Both thighs and very recently I have diagnosed with meralgia paraesthetica, which causes the burning sensation. I have done my nerve conduction study. Currently having gabapentin and not felling fully recovered. Is a surgery a good option? Will doing a surgery gives me 100% recovery from meralgia paraesthetica? Please advice me.

FRCS - Neurosurgery(UK), M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Ahmedabad
For meralgia paraesthetica, only conservative rx & physiotherapy is needed. No surgery is helpful, still need to see patient clincially. Gabapentin is good medicine & some supportive medicine can go longer but it may helpful.
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When I sit for study or do too much biking my left brain starts paining for few minutes.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
You may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ent problem or may be migraine headache follow advises given below: 1. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 2. Get check eyes for refractive error 3. Ent evaluation to rule out sinusitis 4. Get bp checked 5. Avoid mental stress, regular physical exercise like morning walking and meditation and yoga 6. Avoid triggers for headache like direct sunlight.
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I m suffering from migraine. I have undergone many treatments. But no change. What should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
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
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I am a housewife and I am having migraine problem, what should I do to prevent operation?

General Physician, Chandigarh
Migraine if diagnosed does not require any operation. To prevent an episode you should avoid chocolates and coffee specially at night. Do get your bp checked to rule out hypertension.
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