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Dr. Debabrata Chakraborty  - Neurologist, Kolkata

Dr. Debabrata Chakraborty

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DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS B...

Neurologist, Kolkata

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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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My aim is to provide best and up to date treatment of diseases in simple and cost effective way to people of my country.

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DM - Neurology - Bangur Institute of Neurosciences and IPGME&R, Kolkata - 2013
Fellowship in Stroke Neurology - University of Calgary, Canada - 2017
MD - General Medicine - V.S.S. Medical College, BURLA, SAMBALPUR, ODISHA - 2013
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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Bankura Sammilani Medical College & Hospital - 2005
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Indian Academy of Neurology
Indian Stroke Association

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Parkinson's Disease - Myths And Facts About It!

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Parkinson's Disease - Myths And Facts About It!

You might be aware that the Parkinson’s diseases is related to the nervous system and is a progressive disorder that impairs movement. The cause of the illness is still unknown, but certain factors like environmental triggers and genetics may play a part in this regard. There are several myths about this condition that are prevalent among people. Some of them are listed below along with the facts.

Myth #1: Parkinson’s disease occurs only in aged persons
This is one of the biggest misconceptions that people have about this disease. The misconception arises because the disease is usually diagnosed at an old age. But according to various researches that are conducted the disease may start developing at a younger age.

Myth #2: The disease symptoms include only impaired movement
Impaired movement maybe one of the biggest symptoms of the diseases but not the only one. There are other symptoms which affect day-to-day activities but are still unnoticed. These symptoms include constipation, sleep disorders, sweating, abnormal bladder functioning, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, cognitive symptoms, depression and even anxiety. But the symptoms that are non-motor are treatable unlike the problems with movement.

Myth #3: There is no hope for patients who are diagnosed with the disease
Patients who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease are often told that they do not have any hope towards a cure. It is true that the disease is a progressive one, but it is not true that it cannot be controlled. Certain devices have been discovered which when used sends a signal to the brain which helps in reducing the tremors which are one of the well-known symptoms of the disease. So, no need to lose hope.

Myth #4: Medications are the only way in which you can undertake treatment for Parkinson’s disease
Some people believe that they cannot do anything except for taking medications to control the disease. But this is not true. Doing regular exercise and changing your food habits are at many times helpful in treating this particular condition. Have a balanced diet which will have enough fiber is also helpful. To increase your stability and flexibility, a daily workout routine is quite recommendable, and it will even increase your self-confidence and your feeling of independence.

Myth #5: Everything about the disease can be predicted
The disease is not at all predictable. If it were, a cure would have been in place by now. Everything from the symptoms to the treatment procedure varies from person to person. The disease may take years to develop in one individual but may develop instantly in someone else.

Don’t go by hearsay evidence about a disease. Medical science has improved a lot over the years. If you have any doubt regarding your health condition reach out to your doctor and clarify them at once.

Alzheimer's Disease - Know How Immune System Triggers It!

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Alzheimer's Disease - Know How Immune System Triggers It!

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.

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I am 20 year old frequently suffering headache during headache my Left forehead swelling and eyesight feeling loss I am taking headache medicine.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
I am 20 year old frequently suffering headache during headache my Left forehead swelling and eyesight feeling loss I ...
Dear lybrate-user, You are most likely having sensory symptoms which commonly accompany vascular headache like migraine or other autonomic cephalgias like trigeminal autonomic cephalgia. To be more simple there are some times paresthesias accompanied with headache when there are false feeling of swelling of head and also many other sensory symptoms. There may be autonomic dysfunction when vision seems blurred, eyes are reddened also there are lacrimations. As, you don't have symptoms without headache, it's possibly of benign nature. So, cheer up as these are absolutely treatable and controllable (though not fully curable). I would request you to attend a Neurologist at earliest for proper assessment, confirm your diagnosis and alleviate your unnecessary sufferings. Wish you all the best!
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When I sit and as the posture changes, I get pain in the nerves and the nerves get inflated in the brain and then after I message the nerves downwards and the head for some time, I get relief, what causes this and what is the remedy.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
When I sit and as the posture changes, I get pain in the nerves and the nerves get inflated in the brain and then aft...
Dear friend, Most probably you are suffering from symptoms related to radiculopathy. Let me explain! The nerves are sensitive wire like structures which come out of foramens of the vertebrae. The size / shape of these neural foramens are modifiable to some extent by our posture changes (as they formed by the articular process of these vertebrae). Nerves are highly sensitive and they sometimes get impinged at these foramens which get narrowed with age related degeneration/ arthritic changes. These nerves are also sometimes get injured by degenerated bony protrusions. Now, these nerves have branches for example from neck region, they give off toward s back of head as well as towards hands ,upper back and chest (people complain of symptoms in those areas when these nerves are injured) As you said in your case due to the nerve impingement resulting in injury probably due to above mentioned pathology you are having referred uneasiness to your head where a branch supplies. All these are assumptions of probable etiology. Kindly visit a Neurologist who will examine you thoroughly and give you definite management. Wish you all the best! Wish you all the best!
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I am suffering from restless leg syndrome from many days could you please suggest me how to cure it?

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear lybrate-user, RLS or restless leg syndrome refers to the overwhelming urge to move legs and often associated with unpleasant sensation in the legs. Please note it is a treatable condition. But please also note the underlying reasons / precipitating factors: most common treatable association is iron deficiency anemia (need to correct it ), medications which deplete / block dopamine like metoclopramide, few antidepressants etc (need to be stopped/modified), poor sleep hygiene with uncorrected sleep disorder s like OSA (obstructive sleep apnea: please address these, underlying renal failure: attend this as studies have found in case of advanced renal failure: hemodialysis is helpful for this condition. People usually respond well to medications (there group of medication s). Besides these you may practice few non pharmacological methods which are also important. They are:● Mental alerting activities, such as working on a computer or doing crossword puzzles, at times of rest or boredom ● Avoidance of aggravating factors, including consideration of withdrawal of possibly predisposing medications.● Moderate regular exercise.● Reduced caffeine intake ● For symptomatic relief – walking, bicycling, soaking the affected limbs, and leg massage, including pneumatic compression. Hope I could give you an idea about this entity. Wish you all the best!
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I suffer from severe migraine. What are the things that I should do to reduce the pain? Are there any food items I should not eat?

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear friend, I understand want to know life style measures to reduce migraine frequency, intensity and duration. Migraine patients should try to follow a routine based lifestyle which should include timely diet intake, sound sleep, regular aerobic exercise, using relaxation techniques and utilizing biofeedback mechanism. There are many migraine triggers. As you enquired about specific food items let me name them: Alcohol,chocolate, aged cheeses, caffeine,nuts etc. But besides these there are other food items which may precipitate headache and we have noticed they are person specific. However, please let me tell you instead of avoiding triggers, the latest technique is learning to cope with triggers (Research still in process. You may also plan to maintain a headache dairy: which will keep a record of frequency, duration and intensity of headache. If you unsatisfied, may need to start a prophylactic medication besides the required sos pain relievers and other non pharmacological measures as measured. Please remember migraine is not curable but it is definitely controllable! Hope I am able to answer your queries. Wish you all the best.
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Know What Triggers Epilepsy!

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Know What Triggers Epilepsy!

The brain contains numerous nerve cells which help in its normal functioning. Epilepsy or seizures occur when there is a disruption in the activity of the nerve cells in the brain. A neurological disorder of the CNS (Central Nervous System), epilepsy can affect all and sundry, irrespective of their age, sex and ethnicity. However, children and aged people (above 60 years) are more susceptible to the condition. A study suggests approximately 10 million people in India suffer from epilepsy.



Types of Epilepsy
Based on the activity of the brain that causes an epileptic attack, Epilepsy can be of two types - Focal or Generalized
Focal Epilepsy: An epileptic attack triggered by unusual activities restricted to a particular area of the brain.

  • In some cases, focal epilepsy may result in unconsciousness. A person may also lose awareness and become unresponsive (keeps staring into space), a condition termed as Focal Dyscognitive Seizures. A person with this condition may behave strange, such as walking in circles, chewing or rubbing their hands.
  • In another type of focal epilepsy known as Focal seizures without loss of consciousness, a person does not lose consciousness. In such cases, there may be sudden and involuntary jerking of the arms or the legs. There may also be dizziness or a tingling sensation.

Generalized Epilepsy: Here, the seizures or epilepsy result from unusual activities throughout the brain. Generalized epilepsy, may, in turn, be of the following subtypes

  • Tonic seizures: This affects the muscles of the legs, arms, or the back, causing them to stiffen and tighten up.
  • Atonic seizures: Here, a person may suddenly fall down due to loss of muscle control. The condition is also known as Drop Seizures.
  • Absence seizures: Mostly affecting children, the affected person may lose awareness (temporary) and behave strangely such as staring into spacing, smacking their lips, or blinking their eyes continuously.
  • Clonic seizures: They are characterized by sudden and continuous jerking movements of the arms, face, and neck muscles.
  • Tonic-clonic seizures: Here, a person may suddenly lose consciousness. There are violent shaking and stiffening of the body. Some people may even be seen biting their tongue.
  • Myoclonic seizures: In this arms, and legs of a person suddenly twitches and jerks.

What triggers an Epilepsy?
Epilepsy may be an outcome of the following factors

  • Medical conditions such as stroke or even brain tumors may affect the normal activities of the brain, thereby resulting in epilepsy. Diseases such as Viral Encephalitis, AIDS or Meningitis act also act as a trigger, accelerating the chances of epilepsy.
  • Developmental disorders such as Neurofibromatosis or Autism can also trigger epilepsy.
  • In some cases, epilepsy may be a genetic predisposition. Thus, a person with a family history of epilepsy may suffer from the condition.
  • Epilepsy may also be an outcome of a prenatal brain injury due to oxygen deficiency or an infection to the mother.
  • People with dementia may also suffer from an epileptic attack.
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Hi I take diclomol tablet when I get a migraine. In a month I tend to get an attack every week. So I end up taking at least 4-5 of these tablets a month. Is this not advisable? If I don't medicate the pain is unbearable and I cannot function. I can't think nor focus. I get very nauseous and giddy. I have to lie down in a cool place with less light n no sound. I've been suffering since the age of 10. I am 37 years old now and desperate for a solution.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear friend, If you are having migraine, diclomol is not the solution in your case. First of all, the frequency of headache and the amount of disability you mentioned is severe enough to start a prophylactic medication which will decrease the intensity, frequency and duration of headache. Please remember although migraine is not curable, it is controllable. Besides these, you need to follow several life style measures like disciplined life, avoidance of precipitating factors, exercises, yoga, music therapy etc. So, cheer up! as you can be much better from now. Please attend a Neurologist at the earliest opportunity for confirmation of the diagnosis and better management. Please remember NSAIDS may alter the pattern of headache and later it may be difficult to treat or even may lead into" medication overuse headache" Wish you will be better soon!
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Hi Doctor, I am suffering from seizures and now its been like more than 4 years since I had last attack. Now I am got a night shift job. So will it affect my medication. Kindly advise whether I should take the job opportunity or not.

Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata, University of Calgary, Canada, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences and IPGME&R, Kolkata, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear friend, Since you had last seizure 4 years back, you are quite safe now. Although it depends on the seizure type, standard practice and in most common case ,we taper off antiepileptic drug after 3-4 year of seizure free interval. For you, I think it's okay if you join night duty at this stage provided you get a good -- day time sleep of total 7-8 hour in total in 24 hours. It will not affect your medications either. Wish you all the best!
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Brain Size - Is It Related With Intelligence?

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Brain Size - Is It Related With Intelligence?

The relationship between intelligence and brain size, both among people and between various species, has never been precisely well defined. People often believe that their outstanding psychological capacities must mean that they are superior to all animals as far as brain size is concerned. However, it is not true since whales and elephants have much bigger brains than humans and humans have the same brain-to-body mass proportion as mice do.

Here are a number of ways by which the brain size can be determined:

  1. Encephalization remainder: Since it would be against human instinct to admit loss and defeat, researchers have created a measure to determine the brain size called the encephalization remainder. It is the proportion of actual brain mass with respect to the anticipated cerebrum mass for the animal’s size (based on the suspicion that bigger animals require somewhat less brain matter with respect to their size, compared to little animals). By this metric, human beings prove to be the best, with an EQ of 7.5 outperforming the dolphin's 5.3 and the mouse's 0.5.
  2. IQ testing: Without a solitary and evident method for measuring intelligence, some improved tests like IQ (Intelligence Quotient) are by and large acknowledged as a moderately decent working device. IQ estimations are not without issues, and there is a great deal of criticism about their significance. IQ testing uses government sanctioned tests, for example, the WAIS–III (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale). The normal IQ is somewhere around 90 and 110. The scores beneath the normal may demonstrate changing degrees of pathology, for example, marginal intellectual function, or mental hindrance of different severity. Over the normal range is regularly connected with knowledge, splendour, talent, or genius. However, as with computers of a few eras, size and intellect do not precisely relate. Present day portable computers weighing around one or two kilogrammes can store more data and perform a greater number of assignments than supercomputers from the 1980s that used to possess expansive structures. This is a contrast amongst quantity and quality. Numerous scientists now hold the view that it is not the whole brain, which is bigger in a human with a higher IQ, yet rather certain zones that are denser and might be bigger. A fascinating late revelation is that these ranges can be expanded in size and enhanced in usefulness during the course of our life.
  3. NeuroplasticityIt refers to the dynamic procedure of repair and maintenance that our brains are continually experiencing. We are conceived with around hundred billion neurones, yet lose around two hundred thousand a day to a procedure called pruning. As we develop and grow, pathways in the brain that are not required are detached, and the neurones pass on. However, in a compensatory procedure, new neurones are delivered and more detailed associations are built up between neurones that are more dynamic. This is the procedure of de-cluttering, in which our brains develop to work at most extreme effectiveness.

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

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