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Dr. Gautam Tripathi

MBBS, MD, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Mumbai

20 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Gautam Tripathi MBBS, MD, DM - Neurology Neurologist, Mumbai
20 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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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
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Gautam Tripathi is an experienced Neurologist in Powai, Mumbai. He has over 20 years of experience as a Neurologist. He has done MBBS, MD, DM - Neurology . You can meet Dr. Gautam Tripathi personally at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gautam Tripathi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - VSS Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur University, - 1997
MD - SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Utkal University, - 2002
DM - Neurology - SMS Medical College and Attached Hospitals, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), - 2008
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I think I have migraine issue. My head on the right hand side ache 2-3 times a week. Any suggestions?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I think I have migraine issue. My head on the right hand side ache 2-3 times a week.
Any suggestions?
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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My baby suffering from tumor like movable one on back of the head what is it I don't know.

MS (Surgery), Mch (Neurosurgery)
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
My baby suffering from tumor like movable one on back of the head what is it I don't know.
It can be anything like a lipoma, sebaceous cyst or some other tumors. Even, it can be an encephalocele. So, consult a neurosurgeon as soon as possible.
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I have a 18 months old son. He have brain infections during birth time. Now he has no devlopment. Can you help me.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Give proper nutrition with adequate calories, protein, carbohydrates and minerals to allow proper growth. These children are prone to poor growth. Look for any feeding problem like vomiting if any.
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My head is getting numb when it's too hot the climate. I took a CT scan already and the diagnose is only a sinusitis but until now my head is still getting numb every time I stay outside the house.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My head is getting numb when it's too hot the climate. I took a CT scan already and the diagnose is only a sinusitis ...
Nasal irrigation, avoid dust, cold , pollution, allergens for sinusitis. Have ENT opinion for need of surgery.
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I have migraine head ache. I hav undergone many treatments. But I m suffering from it again. What should I do.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I have migraine head ache. I hav undergone many treatments. But I m suffering from it again. What should I do.
Check your bp, check your eye sight. Take crocin pain relief if headache is more and unbearable. Take rest and good sleep. Avoid anxiety and stress. Consult if not ok.
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I am 30 years old male. I have a sickness of migraine. I used many medicine s and balm as hand balm. But I could not get relief.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated 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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I am 30 years old and have headache occasionally from last 1 years. Please clarify what are the symptoms of migraine and what are the remedies available? further I noticed this is mainly happens at the time of excessive task performed at laptop without break in 2-3 hours.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 30 years old and have headache occasionally from last 1 years. Please clarify what are the symptoms of migraine ...
As per your symptoms it seems your headache is due to refractive error of eyes. Symptoms of migrane are usually one sided with an aura which may last for more than 24 hours and also there is a pulsatile feeling.
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I think I am having Alzheimer , recently I read an article from the internet and found almost every symptom in myself , how can I get rid of it by myself.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I think I am having Alzheimer , recently I read an article from the internet and found almost every symptom in myself...
Dear Aman, This is not the age to get Alzheimer's. Symptoms are common for many diseases. For example cough can be due to allergy or sore throat or TB. Go to a doctor with your symptoms and get diagnosed.
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Migraine - Identifying the Early Signs!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Migraine - Identifying the Early Signs!

Headaches and migraines can vary drastically depending on their duration, specific symptoms and the person they are affecting. The more you know about your specific type of headache or migraine, the better prepared you will be to treat them—and possibly even prevent them. The two types of migraine are- 

  1. Migraine without aura: The majority of migraine sufferers have Migraine without Aura. 
  2. Migraine with aura: Migraine with Aura refers to a range of neurological disturbances that occur before the headache begins, usually lasting about 20-60 minutes.

Symptoms of migraine vary and also depend on the type of migraine. A migraine has four stages: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. But it is not necessary that all the migraine sufferers experience all the four stages.

Prodrome: The signs of this begin to appear a day or two days before the headache starts. The signs include depression, constipation, food cravings, irritability, uncontrollable yawning, neck stiffness and hyperactivity.
Migraine Aura: Auras are a range of symptoms of the central nervous system. These might occur much before or during the migraine, but most people get a migraine without an aura. Auras usually begin gradually and increase in intensity. They last for an hour or even longer and are 

  • Visual: Seeing bright spots, various shapes, experiencing vision loss, and flashes of light
  • Sensory: Present in the form of touch sensations like feeling of pins and needles in the arms and legs
  • Motor: Usually related with the movement problems like the limb weakness
  • Verbal: It is related with the speech problems

Headache: In case of a migraine attack one might experience:

  • Pain on both sides or one side of the head
  • Pain is throbbing in nature
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sensitivity to smells, sound and light
  • Vision is blurred
  • Fainting and lightheadedness

Postdrome: This is the final phase of the migraine. During this phase one might feel fatigued, though some people feel euphoric.

Red flags that the patient may be having underlying serious disorder not migraine

  1. Onset of headaches >50 years 
  2. Thunderclap headache - subarachnoid haemorrhage 
  3. Neurological symptoms or signs 
  4. Meningism 
  5. Immunosuppression or malignancy 
  6. Red eye and haloes around lights - acute angle closure glaucoma 
  7. Worsening symptoms 
  8. Symptoms of temporal arteritis

These patients require CT scan / MRI or CSF examination. Most Migraine patients do not need these tests. 

Diagnosis of Migraine: Usually migraines go undiagnosed and thus are untreated. In case you experience the symptoms regularly then talk to the doctor, who evaluates the symptoms and can start a treatment. You can also be referred to a neurologist who is trained to treat the migraines and other conditions. During the appointment the neurologist usually asks about the family history of headaches and migraines along with your symptoms and medical history.

The doctor might advise for some tests like:

  1. Blood Tests: These reveal problems with the blood vessel like an infection in the spinal cord and brain.
  2. CT scan: Used to diagnose the infections, tumors, brain damage, and bleeding that cause the migraines.
  3. MRI: This helps to diagnose the tumors bleeding infections, neurological conditions, and strokes.
  4. Lumbar Puncture: For analyzing infections and neurological damages. In lumbar puncture a thin needle is inserted between the two vertebrae to remove a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid for analysis.

Treatments

Migraine treatments can help stop symptoms and prevent future attacks.

Many medications have been designed to treat migraines. Some drugs often used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Medications used to combat migraines fall into two broad categories:

  • Pain-relieving medications. Also known as acute or abortive treatment, these types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop symptoms.
  • Preventive medications. These types of drugs are taken regularly, often on a daily basis, to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines.

Your treatment strategy depends on the frequency and severity of your headaches, the degree of disability your headaches cause, and your other medical conditions.

Some medications aren't recommended if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Some medications aren't given to children. Consult a doctor find the right medication for you.

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What do I to take care of numb on one's feet that has spent more than two months.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Physiotherapy usually helps any way take paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. It may have to be further investigated do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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There is vibration in my head at anytime. Body also vibrates but head vibrates more. Like saying no by gestures in a speedy manner means more times.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
There is vibration in my head at anytime. Body also vibrates but head vibrates more. Like saying no by gestures in a ...
Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert with findings and also you need to contact a neurologist for further diagnosis.
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I am 24 year old, I have migraine headache left part of my forehead, the pain start to begin from the morning 8.a.m. And it continuously going on increased till 1.p.m after that the pain slowly vanished. I have done all type of remedies, I took lot of medicines but they didn't work. Please tell me what to do?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I am 24 year old, I have migraine headache left part of my forehead, the pain start to begin from the morning 8.a.m. ...
This is a typical sinus headache. Treatment of sinus is simple. But I cannot offer prescription on the open platform. In the meantime, keep your nose clean and dry. As home remedy, eat ginger with sugar paste every two hours.
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MIGRAINE HEADACHE

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
MIGRAINE HEADACHE
One of the most useful home remedies for reducing headaches and migraine pain involves making changes to your diet. Certain foods have been shown to affect the frequency and severity of headaches and migraine pain, including dairy; chocolate; peanut butter; certain fruits, such as avocado, banana, and citrus; onions; meats with nitrates, such as bacon and hot dogs; foods containing monosodium glutamate (msg); foods containing tyramine, an amino acid found in red wine; and foods that are fermented or pickled. Keep track of these trigger foods and your reaction to them with a food diary.
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I am 32 year old male and suffering from migraine headache for last couple of years. What is Migraine headache? and what causes it?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
A severe, throbbing headache, sometimes concentrated on only one side of the head or around one eye lasting between four and 72 hours. A headache that worsens with exertion. Nausea and vomiting. Extreme sensitivity to light, so painful to the eyes and head that it requires retreat to a darkened room.
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My father has got ischemic stroke and he is bed ridden form last 15 months and unconscious, he passes stool in every 3-4 days can you suggest some medicine as I am concerned that he may develop kidney stones, also suggest some natural food so that we can prevent developing this condition. Thanking You.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Add more fibers and salads in the diet. Try to make him sit on chair or make him stand with support. This would help him. For constipation, cremaffin syrup would help.
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Facts about Dementia

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Facts about Dementia

Facts about Dementia

What is dementia? Dementia is a term used to describe various different brain disorders that have in common a loss of brain function that is usually progressive and eventually severe. There are over 100 different types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.
Most forms of dementia cannot be cured. There are some drugs available that appear to alleviate some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in some people.
How dementia progresses?

All types of dementia are progressive illnesses. This means that the structure and chemistry of the brain become increasingly damaged over time. The person's ability to remember, understand, communicate and reason will gradually decline.
Genetic factors are responsible for the disease in only a very small number of families. There is no single gene for Alzheimer's disease and inherited factors alone do not explain why some people develop it while others do not.
The Alzheimer's Society estimates that there are currently over 700,000 people in the UK with dementia.

Researchers believe that many factors, including age, genetic background and lifestyle, can lead to the onset of the disease. The prevalence of dementia in people with learning difficulties is higher than in the general population.

What is dementia?
The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, stroke and many other rarer conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.Different areas of the brain are responsible for different skills and abilities. The changes in behaviour, memory and thought in people with Alzheimer's disease may be a direct result of the way the disease has affected their brain.See also information sheet
There are several diseases and conditions that cause dementia.See also information sheet
 

Causes of dementia include:
Alzheimer's diseaseThis is the most common cause of dementia. During the course of the disease, the chemistry and structure of the brain changes, leading to the death of brain cells. Information sheet.

Vascular diseaseIf the oxygen supply to the brain fails, brain cells may die. The symptoms of vascular dementia can occur either suddenly, following a stroke, or over time, through a series of small strokes. Information sheet
Dementia with Lewy bodiesThis form of dementia gets its name from tiny spherical structures that develop inside nerve cells. Their presence in the brain leads to the degeneration of brain tissue. Memory, concentration and language skills are affected. Information sheet

I am 42 year old man suffering from nubness in my right hand three fingers from last 10 months I have done mri but nothing found please suggest thanks.

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. Numbness in hands indicate that there is some nerve compression somewhere alog the course of the nerve. Can you please specify which three fingers are involved? is it thumb, index and middle fingers? is there any paresthesia (electrical shock like sensations) or burning sensations as well? are there any symptoms above wrist aslo? please attach your mri reports so that I can see and advise accordingly and please send me doctor's prescription as well? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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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 am suffering from migraine since childhood. please help me reduce it. I have sight also. Im suffering daily wth it.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am giving some health tips for Migraine headache •1.You can turn off light for some time •2.Apply hot or cold compresses to your head or neck. •Ice packs have a numbing effect, which may dull the sensation of pain. •Hot packs and heating pads can relax tense muscles. •3.Warm showers or baths may have a similar effect. •4.You can take Tea or coffee( but not excess) 5.Sleep well Here are some tips to encourage sound sleep. Establish regular sleep hours. •Minimize distractions. •Your eating habits can influence your migraines. •Be consistent. Eat at about the same time every day. Don't skip meals. Fasting increases the risk of migraines Avoid foods that trigger migraines Meditation This problem can be solved by Meditation, i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house Consult Physician/me for further management
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