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Dr. Debashish Choudhury

Neurosurgeon, Kolkata

Dr. Debashish Choudhury Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
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Dr. Debashish Choudhury is an experienced Neurosurgeon in Panchashyar, Kolkata. You can consult Dr. Debashish Choudhury at National Neurosciences Centre in Panchashyar, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Debashish Choudhury and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Sleepwalking - 11 Things You Must Know!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Sleepwalking - 11 Things You Must Know!

Sleep is one such time when people usually are expected to lie down still and get rest. However, we have all heard of sleepwalking, a condition where a person walks during the sleep. Though it may sound strange, there is a deeper explanation for it both from a causative point of view and from managing it.

Things you should know?

  1. Sleepwalking happens when a person moves back from a deep sleep to a light sleep or awakening state.
  2. The person who is sleepwalking is usually not aware of it.
  3. Activities may range from simply getting up and sitting up in bed to walking around the room. They could also open the door and walk out to the neighbourhood. Moving furniture, changing dresses or driving a car, may also be some of the actions Most of these activities happens completely without their knowledge.
  4. Mostly happens in children up to the age of 12, but can be seen in adults also, where it assumes a more severe form.
  5. The person who is sleepwalking has a fixed stare with glassy eyes. They may appear dazed and lost when they are awakened.
  6. They may not respond when they are actually sleepwalking, or respond very slowly
  7. They can be brought back to bed and put back to sleep without being disturbed. Most children would go back to sleeping when this is done
  8. Though the parents can be very worried when they see children sleepwalking, reassurance is required, as it usually disappears as they cross teenage.
  9. There could be chances of small injury like tripping or fall during the sleepwalking episode
  10. Sleepwalkers may be more restless compared to other children during their waking hours
  11. Bedwetting is also quite common in children who sleepwalk

Causes

  1. Inappropriate sleep pattern with lack of sleep for prolonged periods is one of the main reasons for sleepwalking
  2. Stress
  3. Excessive drinking
  4. Medical conditions like heart rhythm problems, acidity, gastric reflux, and seizures
  5. Psychiatric conditions like panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder can also lead to sleepwalking

Management

  1. For a parent to see their child walking around in their sleep can be quite disturbing.
  2. Reassurance is required stating that it is just a temporary phase and will not stay beyond the teenage years
  3. Most people do not require any intervention unless accompanied by severe symptoms like going out of the house or driving
  4. Once established, it is advisable to avoid by not drinking too much alcohol, avoiding stress and anxiety and taking precautions like extra-secure locks to prevent sleepwalking and/or other side effects. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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I have migraines from last Once a month. Up late, menstrual, food disturbances but before three months i took multivitamins for a month. what should i do ? please advice

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have migraines from last  Once a month.  Up late, menstrual, food disturbances but before three months i took multi...
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 take tablet propranolol after personal examination
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I have a very bad head ache from last 3 years I've consulted to a neurologist. And after all the tests I came to know that I have migraine. I'm having topamax medicine.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have a very bad head ache from last 3 years I've consulted to a neurologist. And after all the tests I came to know...
Migraine cannot be cured. Avoid triggers. If certain foods or odors seem to have triggered your migraines in the past, avoid them. Reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake and avoid tobacco. In general, establish a daily routine with regular sleep patterns and regular meals. In addition, try to control stress. Exercise regularly. Regular aerobic exercise reduces tension and can help prevent migraines. If your doctor agrees, choose any aerobic exercise you enjoy, including walking, swimming and cycling. Warm up slowly, however, because sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. Obesity is also thought to be a factor in migraine headaches, and regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight.
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I have persistent numbness in both hand and feet since 5 days. I have done my full body checkup. All report is normal. Bp is 140/90. Dr. prescribe me trineurosol hp inj. Afer taking 3 inh no improvement is seen. What should I do.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have persistent numbness in both hand and feet since 5 days. I have done my full body checkup. All report is normal...
You have borderline high bp, reduce salt but I am not suggesting a salt free food. Avoid tinned foods as salt is a preservative. Avoid other packed foods also like chips, namkeem, street foods. Use minimum oils for cooking. Eat lots of seasonal vegetables and fruits. Reduce stress by exercise and yoga and meditation. Take a tablet of safe betablocker like metoprolol 25 mg twice daily. Get back here with progress reports only after observations, after 2 weeks. Get back here with reports. You will get more guidance from any of us here on the forum.
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For my seizure I take medication Twice a day which are following 1.Zenoxa 300 (oxcarbazepine tablets IP 300 mg) 2.Lacotide 150 (Lacosamide Tablets 150 mg) taking twice aday after taking it from 3 days after taking this medicine i feel like i was just drunk 4 bottle of wine what i should have to do just suggest me Doctor.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Because of side effect of Zenoxa u are feeling more sedative. You tell me about ur seizure pattern. I think u should readjust dose and medicine both.
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I am having numbness in my left arm for the last few days. I felt the numbness for the first time 15-20 days back. One of the doctors I went to asked me to raise both hands and smile I think the tests were ok. He then asked me to go for MRI, while he also said simultaneously that the chances of finding something in the brain is remote. I want a second opinion should I go for MRI? What could be the possible reason for this numbness? -Rajesh.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Thane
I am having numbness in my left arm for the last few days. I felt the numbness for the first time 15-20 days back. On...
Numbness in the arm suggests the possibility of cervical slip disc for which MRI is gold standard in diagnosing. However, if you have apprehensions for MRI, you may try a conservative trial with analgesics, rest and cervical traction physiotherapy. If symptoms persists beyond 3 weeks of conservative trial, do get an MRI.
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Migraine Headache

MBBS, Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
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Causes and symptoms of Migraine

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My neuropothy has not progressed as numbness, but makes my feet feel like they are on fire?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. I need to know what is the underlying cause of neuropathy as you are very young right now. Also please attach your nerve conduction study reports so that I can see and advise you accordingly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards
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Brain Tumor

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M Ch. neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon,
Brain Tumor

Acoustic schwannoma one of the brain tumour associated with increased mobile usage.

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my son I having problems of convulsions from this year may month he's taking regular medicines given by doctors, can you pls answer me how much time will he take to recover from this problem.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
convulsions should not occur if he is taking medicines regularly...get him examined by nearest physician first to rule out any intracranial abnormality
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I have severe belching and constipation. Whenever I have such problem, which is quite frequent I feel heavy in my head and occasionally I have migraine attacks. The heaviness in the head sometimes persists for 1-2 days.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
Take amla and alovera juice in empty stomach And take trifla churan with warm water in night And consult online for me Avoid oily and fast food.
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Is snoring a prime reason for sleep apnea? Can one assume that if there is no snoring, there is no sleep apnea. Give a detailed answer, sir?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Snoring is just a symptom and sleep apnoea can be due to adenoid swelling or any obstacles in the pathway of upper respiratory tract
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I have a migraine problem. I am having a headache frequently about 2 times in a week. What is the solution for this?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I have a migraine problem. I am having a headache frequently about 2 times in a week. What is the solution for this?
take crocin pain relief one sos, check your BP. check your eye sight. take good sleep and rest. take healthy diet. consult again if not ok.
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I have severe headaches looks like migraines. His to confirm is it really migraines? See.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Dear Lybrate User, *A common neurological syndrome, Migraine is characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe pounding headaches, nausea and irritability. This pounding or pain usually begins in the forehead, the side of the head or around the eyes and gradually gets worse. Bright lights or loud noises can worsen the condition. The headache can last for two hours or even up to two or three days.
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Do's and Don't s Of Epilepsy

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Do's and Don't s Of Epilepsy

I have given some information about epilepsy for general population. 
I hope it will create more awareness in general population about debilitating condition.

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What is parkinson's disease. Is it curable what the reasons responsible for the disease n what treatment do you suggest to eradicate it.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Hyderabad
What is parkinson's disease. Is it curable what the reasons responsible for the disease n what treatment do you sugge...
Parkinson's disease is a disease of brain which occurs due to deficiency of chemical called dopamine in a region of brain called basal ganglia. It can present as shaking of hands and feet, difficulty or slowness in walking and stiffness/tightness of limbs. There is no obvious cause found for this disease. It can sometimes occur due to drugs taken for psychiatric illness but mostly there will be no cause found. There is treatment available to treat patients with Parkinson's disease but there is no cure and it cant be eradicated fully.
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Migraine causes symptoms effect remedy. How it can be cure permanently without being under medication.

Fellowship in Endoscopic Neurosurgery , M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Lucknow
The best way is to avoid factors that cause them like strong smell, wmpty stomach and exposure to sun. Otherwise you need to be on medications off and on.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sleep Problems Can Cause Stroke

Sleep disorders are likely to be treated less seriously than other disorders. But studies show that a neglected sleep disorder can even cause a stroke. The risk factors also include hypertension, diabetes and heart problems.
Apnea or apnoea is suspended breathing. It refers to a usual pattern of pauses in the breathing pattern .But you are possibly suffering from obstructive sleep apnea if you have breathing pauses in your sleep. What makes it more alarming is that if you suffer from sleep apnea, you may not be aware of it yourself. Sleep apnea is of three types, namely, central, obstructive and complex apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the result of an obstruction in the air passage where in the air forces through itself noisily. And you snore. A physical block in the air passage is due to the relaxation of the soft tissues in the throat. If you have apnea for more than 20 seconds and repeatedly in sleep then you need serious medical attention. And this can remain unknown and unattended for years. OSA patents generally suffer from fatigue and drowsiness in the morning. Sleepiness in the daytime is one of the major causes of accidents. OSA is found mostly in men and in aged people.

Obstructive Sleep Apno\ea (OSA) and Stroke
Severe sleep apnea doubles the risk of stroke than anything else. It need not cause a stroke independently but can lead to several other physical conditions which can ultimately result in a stroke. A person is considered to have severe sleep apnea when his breathing stops for 20 times in an hour. When breathing is interrupted several times, the body, deprived of its oxygen prepares itself for a fight. And this response results in the clotting of blood. Blood clots hinder the oxygen supply to the brain leading to stroke. It is the decreased blood oxygen saturation that causes a stroke. OSA is often a reason for high blood pressure and high blood pressure has great a tie up with stroke.
OSA and Heart
The repeated pauses in breathing deny oxygen supply to the brain. The increase in the carbon dioxide level activates the sympathetic nervous system. This in turn causes spikes in the blood pressure and increases the blood pressure and the heart rate. A systemic cardiac resistance develops when there is a change in the volume of blood pumped into the heart.
People suffering from undiagnosed OSA have an increasing mortality rate. A lot many people are treated for cardiovascular diseases. But many OSA patients go untreated mainly because they or their partners do not recognize the symptoms.
The symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea are as follows :
Load and heavy snoring
Apnea or pauses in breathing during sleep.
Sleepiness and headache in the morning
Memory loss
Inability to concentrate
Weight gain
Lethargy
High Blood Pressure
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Tell me about brain stroke. Is this related to sugar means diabetic. My mother is suffering from this and admitted in hospital in Feb to March 2016.

BPTh/BPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Tell me about brain stroke. Is this related to sugar means diabetic. My mother is  suffering from this  and admitted ...
Brain stroke is may cause to diminished circulation to arteries of brain (block of fat embolism) where there is are blocked of circulation, there is less sensation and not function of the body depends side of blockage, Diabetes may cause to decrease the production of insulin, reason my aggravate to person both are different
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