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Dr. Anil Karapurkar  - Neurosurgeon, Mumbai

Dr. Anil Karapurkar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Mumbai

47 Years Experience  ·  1300 at clinic
Dr. Anil Karapurkar MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Neuro Surgery Neurosurgeon, Mumbai
47 Years Experience  ·  1300 at clinic
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Dr Anil Karapurkar completed his training in Neurosurgery from KEM Hospital, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 1975. He subsequently worked as Tutor, Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof and Prof. i......more
Dr Anil Karapurkar completed his training in Neurosurgery from KEM Hospital, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 1975. He subsequently worked as Tutor, Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof and Prof. in Neurosurgery at the above institutions. He took voluntary retirement and joined Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi where he worked from 1996 to 2002. In 2002 he returned to Mumbai and has been working in various hospitals. He started performing endovascular procedures in 1978 along with his colleagues Dr Sunil Pandya and Dr R D Nagpal at the KEM Hospital. He was performing endovascular procedures with Prof Ravi Ramakantan, Prof. of Radiology, KEM Hospital. In 1980-81 he received training in endovascular procedures under Prof Luc Picard, the doyen of Neurointervention, in Nancy, France. Subsequently he received further fellowships from Govt of France for training under Prof Picard and Prof Jaques Moret of Fondation Opthalmique de Rothschilde, Paris, France. He has been the past president of AAFITN ( Asian & Australasian Federation Of Interventional Neuroradiology). He has been on the Advisory Board of WFITN. ( World Federation Of Interventional Neuroradiology). For the last 8 years he has completely given up Neurosurgery and devoted himself to this new medical speciality of Interventional Neuradiology or Endovascular Neurosurgery. He has trained several Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and Radiologists in this exciting speciality. You can get the phone number of Dr. Anil Karapurkar on lybrate.com
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Dr. Anil Karapurkar is an experienced Neurosurgeon in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 47 years of journey as a Neurosurgeon. He is a MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Neuro Surgery. You can visit him at Raheja Hospitals in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anil Karapurkar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - B J Medical College, Pune - 1970
MS - General Surgery - T N Medical College, Mumbai - 1974
MS - Neuro Surgery - T N Medical College, Mumbai - 1975
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World Federation of Interventional Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN),
Asian & Australasian Federation of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology (AAFITN)
Neurological Society of India (NSI)
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Indian Society of Cerebro Vascular Surgery (ISCVSS)
Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN)
Indian Stroke Society (ISA)
Neurotrauma Society of India
Skull Base Surgery Society of India Offices of Societies
Cerebro Vascular Society of India

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I am 23 year old and male person and have migraine for last couple of year. I have taken medicine for pain relif and several medicine which control the migraine pain but I haven't got relief. What should I do now ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi. Headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point, or have a viselike quality. A headache may appear as a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull ache. Headaches can develop gradually or suddenly, and may last from less than an hour to several days. If You give through a description of the condition, the type of pain and the timing and pattern of attacks and food habits. It can be helpful for us to give appropriate medication. Here by I am advicing few General medication which helps to relieve headache. Medication:-According to ayurveda based on individuals prakruti i, e body constitution, age, diet and life styles. In classics different modalities of treatment has been mentioned like shodhana (Panchakarma-detoxification procedure of the body), Shamana (internal medicine). Ayurvedic therapies (panchakarma) for migraine: 1.Shirolepa – Application of herbal pastes which pacify Pitta Dosha like Sandalwood, camphor, Jatamansi. 2.Shiro Dhara – pouring of thin stream of liquid over scalp. 3.Shiro basti-Retaining the medicated oils over the leather cap fitted over the scalp. Any vata-pitta pacifying oils are beneficial for this purpose. 4.Sneha nasya – Instillation of medicated oils can be carried to the nostrils. Shamana (Internal medication):- 1.Pathyadi khada-10 ml with warm water twice a day after food. 2.Tab Niargim-1 tab twice a day after food. 3.Tab Kamaduga with mouktik-1 tab twice a day before food. Tips:- 1.Do not take pain mitigating medicines frequently. Over intake of pain medicines may cause rebound headache and may eventually increase the frequency of migraines. 2.Make sure to sleep and eat at regular intervals. 3.Make sure to sleep at least 7 hours at night. 4.Avoid fasting. It will increase both Pitta and Vata dosha, worsening migraines. Do not skip meals. 5.Quit smoking and get rid of alcoholic addiction 6.Do not drink strong coffee / tea. Make it light. 7.Do not take too hot water bath or too cold water bath. 8.Avoid spicy n fermented food.
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Dementia - Can Heartburn Drugs Trigger It?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Dementia - Can Heartburn Drugs Trigger It?

If you check the recent scientific studies, then you will come to know that PPI drugs are treated as the popular medicines to treat heartburn troubles, but as the side-effect, you will face acute cognitive troubles. Your mental condition might get affected in various ways causing memory or concentration loss, decrease in brain ability and others. Though, these drugs are very safe but only effectively treating heartburn troubles, especially gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

How Dementia is related with PPI drugs? 
PPI drugs are normally recommended by doctors for treating heartburn issues, but if you are taking these drugs on a continuous basis, then you might face the unwanted signs or symptoms of dementia. This is a hardcore fact, and it has been observed by many reputed researchers of the present age. There are some commonest symptoms that can be observed due to dementia, and some of the prominent ones are as follows:-

  1. Beta-amyloid production: Beta-amyloid is a kind of protein and the growth of this specific protein increases to a great extent with the consistent intake of PPI drugs. This protein might lead to the increase in varied dementia signs, out of which the most severe kind of situation is Alzheimer's disease. This disease might get converted into dreadful condition at times, and this is the reason a regular or consistent intake of PPI drugs should be essentially avoided. If you are facing this condition, then you should report about the same to your doctor immediately. This protein is very toxic or harmful for the brain as your mental ability is being adversely affected. 
  2. Decrease of vitamin B12: If vitamin B12 decreases day by day, then acute mental disturbances will get invited. If you want to avoid this kind of condition, then nothing can be a better option other than avoiding PPI drugs. This is the only reason that doctors never recommend taking these drugs in an excessive limit. In fact, sometimes, these drugs are prescribed along with other potential medicines that can help in maintaining mental health in good condition. If you have got any family history of mental trouble, then you should reveal the same to your doctor so that strong PPI medicines are not prescribed for gastric troubles. In fact, there are few limitations among PPI drugs that are never to be prescribed by doctors and all the doctors should follow the same in a sincere manner. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Hello doctor. I am suffering from hand shaking, while I am only 16 years old. I feel too hard in the chemistry lab as well as while writing and drawing. So, please help me to get rid of hand shaking. Thank you.

Try this homoeopathic medicine Silicea 200 10 doses (1-0-0) Take the medicine in empty stomach half an hour before food.
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I have respiration problem from last 3 months. I cant sleep overnight due to this. I suffer from cold full day. Due to which I am getting migraine. What should I do? I have consulted many doctors but the result is nothing.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take shirshooladi vajra ras 1-1 tab twice a day. Take pranacharya no tens capsule 1-1 twice a day. Avoid spicy food. Junk food. Fermented food. Tea. Coffee. Do pranayama early in the morning. Avoid alcohol consumption.
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Hi I'm suffering from migraine can you please suggest me which medicines should I prefer.

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 medication to be given only after clinical examination
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tegretol tablet total 500 mg potency is taken to contain fits, on reduction of potency fits occur, should it be continued or any alternative advice.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Tegretol (carbamazepine) is a good drug to control fits. The correct dose is 10-20 mg per kg body weight. The medicine should be continued.
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My mother has a problem she has migraine type problem in sep she fainted but she doesn't have a migraine problem but why she get fainted share in lucknow doctor says report are normal. Plss suggest me best doctor for brain problem.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Take your mother to the nearest doctor for check up. She seems to be having some serious problem. She needs blood urine X Ray and ultrasonography for the job.
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I am a 27 year old male I have met an accident in which it was a grade 3b severely committed fracture of right limb, floating knee injury. Common peroneal nerve is in reinnervation and 80 degree movement in the knee. Secondary arthritis is developing now and a constant pain is there. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Arnica 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Symphytum q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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I suffer from severe migraine at times. How do I overcome from this health problem? Please do suggest some remedies that I can practice from home. Thanks.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
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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If their is any case of fitcase mean epilepsy it can be occur through addiction for taking of drugs.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Kochi
Yes many drugs cam cause e fits especially cocaine. Street heroine. Excess alcohol can also cause fits- rum fits.
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Cannabis An Ancient Treatment For Epilepsy

Advance Course in Neuro linguistic Programming, Diploma In Dyslexic Studies, Masters In Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Mumbai

Cbd oil for epilepsy


Cannabis indica and cannabis sativa have been used therapeutically for thousands of years, including for the treatment of epilepsy. Today, cannabis is viewed as a controversial medical subject - thanks in large part to prohibition and decades of misinformation - but prior to 1937's 'marihuana tax act' cannabis was accepted by doctors and patients as a true medicine, and considered one of the safest and most effective forms of seizure control medication.

Migraine

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad

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.

Causes

Change in weather conditions, missing a meal, stress, alcohol and certain types of food items are considered to be common causative factors of Migraine. About 50% of women claim that their menstrual periods happen to be a significant trigger. Additionally, allergic reactions, exposure to loud noises or certain odors, smoking, or long exposures to computer screens/televisions could lead to Migraine attacks.

Symptoms

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Headache

  • Irritability

  • Depression or euphoria

  • Fatigue

  • Excessive sleepiness

  • Craving for certain food items

  • Altered mood

  • Constipation or diarrhoea

  • Increased urination

  • Stiff muscles (especially in the neck)

Ayurvedic View

The traditional science of Ayurveda does not regard Migraine as a case of prolonged headaches. On the contrary, it considers this condition to be caused by deep-rooted problems, including a sensitive nervous system and impaired digestion.

Improper diet and lifestyle causes aggravation of Pitta (Ayurvedic humor representing Fire) in the body. In an aggravated state, Pitta impairs digestion, leading to production of digestive impurities (known as ama). This ama gets stored in the manovahi strotas (mind channels), thereby becoming the cause for pains in migraine.

A sensitive nervous system lowers the ojas (energy) in the body. Ojas is the essence of all body tissues and provides strength to the nervous system and body. If you have a strong nervous system, you are able to fight against problems and carry on with your work with a healthy mind. Lowering of ojas causes migraine-like problems.

Ayurvedic treatment of Migraine therefore is centered on the pacification of Pitta Dosha, and restoration of digestive function in the body. Nervine tonics are also recommended to enhance the ojas, relax the mind and give strength to the nervous system.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid hot, spicy foods, fermented foods, white sugar, white flour products, and sour or citrus fruits, because they aggravate the Pitta in your body.

  • Drink more water and eat more fiber, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.

  • Avoid excessive sugar or salt, refined foods, animal products (meats and dairy), caffeine, tea, and alcohol, as these items will further lead to aggravation of Pitta.

  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun, as migraine headaches are predominantly a Pitta disorder and can be triggered by the hot sun.

  • Head massage with Bhringraj Oil is also beneficial. This massage gives a calming effect to your nervous system.

  • Headaches caused due to tension and worry can be alleviated through deep breathing and relaxation, especially in a lying down position in a quiet place. Inverted postures, or those where the head is lowered briefly, increase oxygen to the brain and can reduce headache-causing strain.

Home Remedies

  • If there is a burning sensation with you migraine headache, apply a paste of ground clay or sandalwood powder mixed with rose water.

    In case of migraine headache due to inflamed sinuses, inhale steam with vinegar added to the water.

  • Mix ¼ teaspoon of clove powder with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon oil. Apply this paste on the affected area for 20-30 minutes.

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My wife age 54 year no diabitic no presser not any other problem. In last 15 day she safer numbness in her hand in morning she take medicine folvite 5 mg 1 0 0 cobadex forte logical m what to do ?

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. You have mentioned that she is experiencing numbness in hands which is an indication of nerve involvement, we can initiate neuropathic medications like gabapentin or pregabalin and physical therapy like tens to start with and see, if her symptoms are not reducing, we might have to get one ncv test to find out the site of compression or cause. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hey I don't drink smoke or anything but in recent months once I started going to gym my hands have started shivering what shall I do?

BSAM, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), DM - Clinical Pharmacology, B.Sc Bio, M.Sc.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dhubri
By doing gym energy are lost. So due to lack of energy you are sheveriing. For this solution you can take cap. Rx plus 1 cap daily for 1 months.
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M having symptoms of balls palsy. So what shud I do. As a first aid. please suggest me a perfect food diet. What to eat and what to avoid.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
Exercise for muscles- inflating ballon, oil massage over affected area, hot water fomentation. Avoid oily, spicy,fast, dry,bakery food, avoid cold food, water,drinks, avoid smoking, alcohol,tobacco chewing, use cows ghee in regular diet, warm water for drinking, avoid late night works, use muffler or proper clothing over mouth while travelling. All the Best.
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I am 27 Year old male, my hands and legs sleep automatically, Specially when I sit on ground with folded legs then legs sleep after 15 minutes, I feel like I have no legs. Same with hands when it is pressed for while then I won't be able to use my fingers and feel pain What is happening to me?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually you are very weak and so are your nervess.I will suggest you a homoeopathic tonic for nerves with which your problem will be sorted out ADEL -85 SYRUP ( ADEL) Drink 2 spoon 3 time daily for 2 monthss.
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I have head ach for last 12 years because of migraine. I am facing some difficulties while having the medicine, they are of very high dosage. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For headache take tablet paracetamol and few tips - Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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My father suffering from brain stroke paralysis of left side (dt. 27.12. 2014). Leg some how working and he can walk but hand remain non- functional. He is complaining of pain when any movement of hand. He also can't put more pressure in the hand. He also develop a fear psychosis and got irritated and lose temper. What to do please anybody help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , your father is irritated abd behaving like a psychoses patient mainly because of depression and worry which came forth due to the stroke and other ailments. You could talk to your neurologist about this. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I think he needs counseling. I am happy to help you. Take care.
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My son aged 13 years, an autistic and epilectic patient, doctor prescribed him to take famocid 40, addwize, lamitor dt, velparine syrup to prevent seizures for 3 and 1/2 years. Please advise me how to cure completely my son forever ? pradip lahiri, siliguri, west bengal, india.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Epilepsy needs to be treated for long time may be years. Prophylactic antiepileptics are the mainstay of therapy. Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder of children which needs continuous training and graded environmental stimulation under guidance of professionals. Medicines does not help much in autism but repetitive behavior and self harming behaviour may be controlled. You should get your child trained in a special school for disabled children.
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He had a accident &head injury near eye and got cured but after some months the eye seems 1 mm slipped inside the skull. Is there any treatment possible?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Yes your condition can be surgically corrected if there is problem in seeing. Or if there is cosmetic problem.
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