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Dr. Dhanashri Chonkar

Neurologist, Mumbai

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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Dhanashri Chonkar is one of the best Neurologists in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Dr.Chonkar's ADITI Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Dhanashri Chonkar on Lybrate.com.

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185-Alhad,Above Corporation Bank, Opp.Kalidas Natya Ghruh, P.K.Road, Mulund(W.), Mumbai-400080, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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What Should You Know About Neuroplasticity?

IFAANS, DNB (Neurosurgery), MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Ghaziabad
What Should You Know About Neuroplasticity?

The neurones in the brain are constantly reorganising their connections both functionally and physically according to the environment, your thinking and behaviour. This ability is known as neuroplasticity. Through neuroplasticity the nerve cells of brain can compensate for injury to some parts of the brain and enable a person to recover from stroke, birth abnormalities. It is also beneficial in treating autism, ADD, learning disabilities and helps manage obsessive compulsive disorders.

Here are seven things you should know about neuroplasticity.

  1. Change depends on the attentiveness of the brain: Neuroplasticity changes can only happen if the brain is alert and active. When the brain is active it releases neurochemicals that are necessary for the neurone connections to change. If a person is distracted to inattentive, these changes cannot happen.
  2. The more the effort; the bigger the change: Neuroplasticity changes depend on how motivated the person is to change or learn new tasks. For this reason, when it comes to using neuroplasticity for physiotherapy, it is essential to first deal with any depression or anxiety issues the patient might be having before attempting to rehabilitate them.
  3. It helps strengthen neural connections: Repetition of actions is one of the key elements of neuroplasticity in physiotherapy. Through this, the strength of neurone connections is strengthened to include sensory information, movement and cognitive patterns.
  4. It improves cell to cell connections: This is crucial to a patient’s rehabilitation as it increases reliability and makes a person more independent. In turn, this makes behaviour patterns more reliable.
  5. It helps predict actions: A task can usually be broken down into a series of smaller tasks. For example, feeding oneself can be broken down into steps that begin with lifting a spoon and filling it with food to finally putting the spoon into your mouth. Hence, along with completing an action, the brain must also know what to do next. Neuroplasticity helps improve this associative flow and allows the brain to predict the next step.
  6. Changes can be temporary or permanent: Initial changes due to neuroplasticity are temporary ad only if the brain determines the experience to be desired is this change made permanent. This is why when treating mobility issues, patients are not always able to repeat tasks in the same way.
  7. Memory guides the learning: When making new neural connections through neuroplasticity, the brain is taught to discard unsuccessful attempts and only remember the experience of the successful attempts. From here, adjustments are made to improve the connection.

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

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Which food/ foods is considered best to boost immune systems If some has epilepsy what kind of foods he/she should take.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Foods does not have much effect on epilepsy... To boost immune system you should have vitamins rich food...like salads, green veges, eggs, milk, and if prefer nonveg.
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I have some numbness in my left little and ring fingers. About a month since it first started.

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 are very young and these symptoms point out c8, t1 or ulnar nerve involvement. As you have stated do you feel pain anywhere from neck region to your hand? is there any radiating pain also in involved upper limb? do you also feel numbness in forearm region as well? numbness is a manifestation that there is some nerve compression somewhere along the course and treatment depends upon where compression actually is? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I have left side paralysis with facial deviation. What will be the best physio therapy exercise. Plz suggest me.

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
YOU CAN GOT PHYSIOTHERAPIST TAKE ELECTRICAL STIMULATION THERAPY AND FOLLOWING EXERCISES SHOULD BE DONE INFRONT OF MIRROR. SEE I WILL SEND YOU DETAIL JUST CONSULT ME PRIVATLY THROGH LYBRATE.
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He had brain stroke on 9.05. 2015. He was taken to the hospital where he was operated upon and the blood had been drained out of his brain. He had not gained complete conscious, but partially moving his hands, opening his eyes and not much. Please advise further.

BPTh/BPT, MIAP
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
Brain stroke or paralysis can be cured through physiotherapy. It is the most important part of stroke treatment & results in complete recovery in most of the cases. Start it as soon as he is relieved from the hospital. You may consult me.
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I am taking lithium &alprax 0.5,inspite of that I face insomnia, please advise me the substitute for insomnia please suggest something for that.

MD- Hospital Administration
General Physician, Secunderabad
I am taking lithium &alprax 0.5,inspite of that I face insomnia, please advise me the substitute for insomnia please ...
Avoid day time sleep. Have Morning and evening walk at least for half an hour each time. Avoid alcohol and smoking if having means. Avoid spicy food during nights. Have one cup of milk one hour before bed. Don't watch TV before bed. Try to reduce stress. It is not advisable to have medication for insomnia. Consult personally if needed with an appointment.
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Hi doctor! Whst are general symptoms of a person suffering from insomnia apart fro sleepiness. Is der any specific medicine that csn help?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Headache body fatigue general debility etc Do Take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly Best Wishes
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Autism - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

BHMS, MD, P.G Homeopathy
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Autism - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

The human brain is a unique and intricate organ, which performs many functions both consciously and subconsciously. However, during the formation of the brain within the mother's womb, the slightest of changes can cause damage to it, which manifest in many forms after birth. One of the forms it may manifest in is Autism.

What is Autism?
Autism, sometimes also classified as part of the Autism Spectrum disorder or ASD is a disorder of brain development, which will affect a child's capability to interact socially, in communicating through verbal and nonverbal means as well as exhibit repetitive behaviors. Some severe cases of these behaviors may also result in self-harm as well. 

Other than this some other characteristics may be:

  1. Major to minor difficulties in motor coordination
  2. Intellectual disabilities
  3. Attention problems
  4. Gastrointestinal problems
  5. Sleep related problems among others

How homeopathy can help
Conventional medicine is mostly used to treat some of the symptoms but is never used to cure or provide remedies for autism. A proper professional homeopath will be able to guide you to get the best results for your child and reduce all the problems of autism, if not outright cure it. Some of the medications that could be used to treat autism are as follows:

  1. Carcinosin - This is very helpful in children affected by autism who are talented, but are obsessive, compulsive, stubborn and also have sleep related issues. These children may also have addictive disorders.
  2. Agaricus - This medication is very good for children who may be mentally and physically awkward and show symptoms like indifference, muttering, talking, shouting or singing but not answering to direct calls or questions. Agaricus is very effective for children who suffer from involuntary jerking when they are awake.
  3. Cuprum Metallicum - This works wonders when the child is being very obsessive, angry and is inflexible, tense and is very aggressive towards their parents. Some of these children may even exhibit malicious behaviors and are usually averse to touch or being approached. 
  4. Androctonus - A child or a patient who tends to swing wildly from a stable good mood to a destructive mode can be calmed down or evened out by Androctonus. These children also exhibit behaviors of suspiciousness and quickness to act on their compulsion. 
  5. Helleborus - This is a very effective medication when the child is slow and under active and seems to be depressed most of the time. Some of these children may also have muscular weakness and helleborus is very effective in treating them.

These are only a few examples of how homeopathy can provide remedies for your autistic child and thus is an effective solution. However, you may need to consult a homeopathic doctor who can tailor make doses and medications after diagnosing the specific symptoms that you child may be having.

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Sir I'v two sons. The elders on is 9 years old. He has problem with epilepsy for the last 4 years. His treatment is going on. He doesn't eat anything. So, his liver is very weak. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Sir I'v two sons. The elders on is 9 years old. He has problem with epilepsy for the last 4 years. His treatment is g...
Contitinue antiepileptic medicines without any break for minimum 3 years or as advised by physician. Epilepsy never causes weakness or anorexia. He is suffering from clinical malnutrition as evidenced by just 22 kg (normal 26-27. Give him home made balanced diet at frequent intervals. Encourage daily excercise/sports activity.
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