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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...

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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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Education
DM - Neurology - Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata - 2010
Fellowship In Stroke Neurology - University of Calgary, Canada - 2007
MD - General Medicine - V.S.S. Medical College, BURLA, SAMBALPUR, ODISHA - 2007
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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Bankura Sammilani Medical College & Hospital - 2005
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Consultant at AMRI Mukundapur Hospital
Consultant at AMRI Mukundapur Hospital
Consultant at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals
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Fellow at Foothills Hospital (Calgary, Canada)
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English
Hindi
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Indian Academy of Neurology
Indian Stroke Association

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AMRI Mukundapur Hospital

No.230, Barakhola Lane, Purba Jadavpur, Behind Metro Cash N Carry, MukundapurKolkata Get Directions
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Suraksha Polyclinic

P-345, C.I.T Road, Scheme VI-M, Phool Bagan, KankurgachiKolkata Get Directions
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Parkinson's Disease - Maximise The Effect Of Levodopa!

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Parkinson's Disease - Maximise The Effect Of Levodopa!

If you are being treated for Parkinson's disease. How can you maximize the effect of Levodopa? The effect of levodopa can be maximized by increasing its absorption from the digestive system. In particular, taking levodopa on an empty stomach is very important. 

  1. Take on an empty stomach: Do not eat anything 1 hour before taking levodopa. Do not eat anything for at least 30 minutes and if possible 1 hour after taking it. Take the pill with 2 glasses of water so that it can dissolve. If taking the levodopa on an empty stomach makes you nauseous, confirm that your medication has the right amount of carbidopa in relation to the levodopa (25%). If you continue to feel nauseous, you can eat a piece of white bread around the time that you take levodopa. Do not apply any butter, yogurt, cheese or similar high protein spreads. Protein can drastically decrease the absorption of levodopa. 
  2. Get your constipation treated: This is critically important too. Being constipated can slow down the passage of levodopa through the digestive system. In most patients, drinking adequate water and taking stool softeners is helpful. 
  3. Get your ulcer treated: It can be difficult to recognize that you have a gastric ulcer. However, if you have a burning sensation in your stomach at any time, or belch frequently, you may have a gastric ulcer. If you think you have an ulcer you should get tested (there is a simple breath test now) and treated with antibiotics (not antacids!) 
  4. Do not take levodopa with iron tablets: The iron binds to levodopa and prevents its absorption. Keep a gap of at least two hours between these two medications. 
  5. Try taking levodopa with orange juice and carbonated water (soda): Mix equal quantities of orange juice and carbonated water (soda). Take your regular levodopa with a glass of this preparation instead of water. The carbonated water hastens disintegration of the tablet, and the acidity of both things helps in levodopa absorption. There are special tablets of levodopa (dispersible levodopa, Madopar) which can be dissolved in this preparation. Talk to your doctor about it.

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

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I am preparing for aiims Regular headache is common for me and how am I overcome from this please suggest me how I increase concentration level.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
I am preparing for aiims Regular headache is common for me and how am I overcome from this please suggest me how I in...
Dear lybrate-user , Headaches are very common and especially it aggravates during stressful situations. I would have liked to know exactly how long you are having this, the distribution of it over the cranium. Any associated symptoms like nausea/vomiting/photophobia/phonophobia. Most likely you are having a vascular headache (not due to a secondary cause in the brain. It is aggravated by stress and probably by sleep deprivation during this period. My advice will be to ensure a good amount of sleep of at least 6-7 hours. Because less than that will do harm than good. Please do relaxation exercises / listen to soft music (already available on internet). You may take medication for headaches as and when required rather than starting daily one (prophylactic) right away. Wish you all the best!
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My brother is taking epilex chrono 800 for 3 yrs. He's totally okay now. So will he continue the same dose for 1 year more? He's 17 years old.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear friend, As per standard practice, depending on the etiology we taper off antiepileptic drug when candidate is completely seizure free for 3 years. I should share you the statistics: almost 70 percent of patients (varies among different literature) have no further seizure recurrence after successful completion of the anti epileptic course. The risk factors of recurrence are: age of onset of seizure, initiation of anti epileptic drug (delay of drug initiation more than 6 months is amenable to more chance of recurrence), number of anti epileptic drugs (recurrence when multiple drugs were needed to control ), type of seizure etc. So, the bottom line is attend a Neurologist who will guide you finally after taking all above under considerations. Besides all these as of now he need to be compliant with the medication, follow lifestyle measures, avoid precipitating factors (for seizures). Wish him all the best!
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Hello Dr. I had my first fits in 2002 while having lunch in college, after that for 8 years I didn't had any fits and was taking Eptoin 100 mg a day. But again in 2014 while chatting on mobile I had fits with left body jerking movements. So with the suggestion of neurologist I increased the dosage to 2 tablets a day. But still I feel some kind if Aura feeling while I am having my lunch or dinner. So would kindly like to know a proper treatment. Thanks.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear lybrate-user, I don’t think you are taking your anti epileptic drug in proper dose. That is the reason your seizures are partially controlled. If your anti-epileptic is phenytoin (Eptoin), it’s actual maintenance dose is 3-5 mg /kg body weight /day. My suggestion is: you should take Eptoin 100 mg thrice daily and continue. However take advise of your Neurologist, who will be your final judge. Also avoid precipitating factors of seizures. Wish you a very good health!
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My age is 18 year. The nerve of the back part of my head (left part up to left ear) pains on pressing. And when I speak too much or laugh too much the nerve seems to be grooved on touching. And sometimes instantaneous needle like pain occurs there. Is anything serious and why it is happening? How can I get relief from this and what Is the treatment for this? Please answer sir.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear lybrate-user, You may be suffering from a rare form of neuralgia called occipital neuralgia. It is usually paroxysmal painful condition triggered by some maneuvers (as you described) may also have tenderness. It definitely has got management like medical, posture correction, nerve blocks and in refractory cases neurosurgical intervention. But first of all please attend a Neurologist who can pinpoint your diagnosis and guide you properly. Wish you all the best!
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I am 29 years old and I am suffering from spine decease as my L4 & L5 disc have disc bulge as a result of that feeling numbness at my right leg if I sit for an hour or more. Even if, I am following doctor, doing therapy and performing exercises as per therapist advice. But I still do not get relief. Please advice me.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
I am 29 years old and I am suffering from spine decease as my L4 & L5 disc have disc bulge as a result of that feelin...
Dear lybrate-user, L4-L5 disc prolapse is very common at your age. Most of the cases (almost 80-90 percent) improve with conservative care including best tolerable medical management, Physiotherapy and lifestyle measures. It takes approximately 6 weeks to 3 months if you are very compliant. I think you may need to increase/ optimize your medications if you are satisfied with your therapy / lifestyle measures. Attend your doctor for the same ; but please inform him urgently if you have following symptoms like progressively increasing symptoms (sensory loss /weakness, difficulty holding urine/ stool or severe cramps in legs after taking only few steps. Hopefully you will improve very soon. Wish you all the best!
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I am 29 year old. My weight is 70 kg. From last 2-3 days I have tingling sensation in left shoulder, left hand, left hands fingers and left leg. Sometimes the neck as well as the left scapula also pains. The fingerstips feels tingling sensation. When the pain starts at first time I went to the doctor and draw the ECG which is normal. BP I also normal. I didn't understand what exactly happened to me. What I have to do to avoid the pain. Please give me the proper solution of that pain.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
I am 29 year old. My weight is 70 kg. From last 2-3 days I have tingling sensation in left shoulder, left hand, left ...
Dear friend, You may be having symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy. It commonly occurs secondary to impingement of nerves at the cervical spine. Nerves get inflamed when they are impinged and it results in electric current like sensation along its distribution. So, it radiates in the distribution you mentioned and is often scary as it may simulate cardiac event. Similarly, if there is similar involvement of the nerves at the lower spine symptoms may spread to legs. To avoid these symptoms, you may need few need neuropathic pain relievers for some duration but most important is Physiotherapy (including paravertebral muscle strengthening exercises) and postural care which are utmost and of ultimate necessity. So need to attend your doctor who may examine you and guide you properly. Wish you all the best!
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I am 31 year old. My half body is continuously reducing and other half is losing in same manner. Coordination of eye is not proper. Walking sitting sleeping wearing clothes and pain in spine from back head to waist. I think my posture is totally deshaped. What can I do?

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear lybrate-user, You may be having a spine problem. A lateral / forward/backward bending of the spine (scoliosis / kyphosis/lordosis) due to the pathology underlying may cause symptoms as you mentioned. Please attend an Orthopaedic Surgeon, he may refer you to a Neurologist if required. You will require a thorough examination and investigations accordingly. Please don’t worry as most of the cases are treatable. Wish you all the best!
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I am having epilepsy seizures for many years in starting I took 100 mg of Eptoin due to Dr. Prescription for 4 years it stops my epilepsy sezuires for many years it now starts again and Dr. Said to take me Eptoin 300er. But it did not control my sezuires and after 2 or 3 months sezuires again comes wht can I do.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear friend, First of all, I am so sorry to hear that you had a seizure recurrence even after a successful course completion of anti seizure medication. But honestly I should share you the true statistics: almost 30-40 percent of patients (varies among different literature) may have seizure recurrence after successfully completing anti epileptic course. The risk factors of recurrence are: age of onset of seizure, initiation of anti epileptic drug (delay more than 6 months is amenable to more chance of recurrence), number of anti epileptic drugs (recurrence when multiple drugs were needed to control ), type of seizure etc. As epilepsy is result of dynamic process in brain you may need further investigations and optimization of your anti seizure medications under guidance of an efficient Neurologist/Epileptologist. Besides all these you also need to be compliant with your medications, follow lifestyle measures, avoid precipitating factors (for seizures). With all these you will definitely win over epilepsy! Wish you all the best.
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My dad had paralysis attack. 4 Year later but after that his brain is not working properly every thing he say example he want to do toilet he do toilet in his bed and then he say that I want to do toilet earlier he regularly say to my mom that I want to do toilet can you suggest some tablet to sharpen his brain.

DM - Neurology, Fellowship In Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear lybrate-user, What I understand, your father had a stroke which involved an area of brain which involved cognition besides causing the weakness. First of all, we would like to know whether his symptoms are progressing or not? As, because usually if it’s only related to that particular attack, symptoms should have improved/arrested by now. If you find progressive features then either we need to optimize his medications/ look for any new lesion (reason) in the brain that is responsible for these symptoms. Secondly, there is no definite recommendation (as per standard guidelines) of drugs that sharpen one’s cognition for sure. However, there are lot of medications on vogue: mementine, dopamine agonist, piracetam, music therapy etc. Please consider all these under guidance of a good Neurologist. Take help of Occupational and Speech therapist. The later two will guide his care givers with good cognitive and behavioural therapy (very essential part for his recovery). Wish you all the best!
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