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Dr. Joy Desai  - Neurologist, Mumbai

Dr. Joy Desai

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - Neurology

Neurologist, Mumbai

29 Years Experience
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Dr. Joy Desai MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - Neurology Neurologist, Mumbai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Joy Desai is a renowned Neurologist in Tardeo, Mumbai. He has over 29 years of experience as a Neurologist. He has completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - Neurology . You can meet Dr. Joy Desai personally at Bhatia Hospital in Tardeo, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Joy Desai on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Gujarat University, India - 1988
MD - General Medicine - Gujarat University, India - 1991
DNB - Neurology - Gujarat University, India - 1995
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
For distinction in Anatomy
For distinction in General Medicine
For distinction in Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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My aunty is taking homeopathic treatment for migraine, and insomnia can she eat raw onion and garlic along with. Homeopathic treatment please guide me.

BHMS, PG(hom) London, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
My aunty is taking homeopathic treatment for migraine, and insomnia can she eat raw onion and garlic along with. Home...
Hi lybrate-user she can have onion n garlic as there are no such restrictions for medicines nowadays. However she needs to keep a half an hour gap before or after medication n taking food.
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Sleep Apnea - Know Its Causes and Symptoms!

MBBS, MS - ENT ( Gold Medalist Honors )
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Sleep Apnea - Know Its Causes and Symptoms!

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which you experience frequent breathing pauses while sleeping. In case of some, the pauses may last for just a few seconds, while for others, it may continue for a few minutes. Sleep apnea is generally chronic in nature. There are three types of sleep apnea, namely Central, Obstructive and Complex sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs if the brain fails to transmit signals to the muscles responsible for your breathing functions. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs due to relaxation of your throat muscles. Complex sleep apnea refers to a combined condition of both central and obstructive sleep apnea.

Some of the possible causes of sleep apnea are as follows: 

  1. Blockage of airway during sleep can cause sleep apnea
  2. Putting on weight can cause obstructive sleep apnea
  3. In some cases, large tonsil tissues can lead to obstructive sleep apnea in small children
  4. Intake of certain medicines like Oxycontin or MS Contin can cause central sleep apnea
  5. Male people are more prone to sleep apnea
  6. Smoking is also a potent trigger for sleep apnea
  7. At times, high blood pressure can induce sleep apnea
  8. Suffering from sinus can also lead to sleep apnea
  9. Large neck size (more than 16 inches) may cause sleep apnea

In case of some people, sleep apnea might be an inherited condition.

The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are mentioned below:

  • Sometimes, obstructive sleep apnea is accompanied by choking or snorting sounds.
  • You may encounter breathing trouble while sleeping, leading to a disruption of your sleep.
  • Maximum times, sleep apnea is accompanied by snoring.
  • Sleep apnea leads to a dry mouth, which can disturb your sleep.
  • You may feel dizzy during daytime.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ent Specialist.

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I am 21 year old male and I'm suffering from insomnia. I go out , play soccer ,my body gets tired but still I can't sleep at night. Any help would be appreciated.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 21 year old male and I'm suffering from insomnia. I go out , play soccer ,my body gets tired but still I can't s...
One of the main reasons for not getting proper sleep is that plans made during the day time or earlier, do not succeed and mind finds ways or speculates or wanders to find ways to make the the plans work. These mental speculations repeat in mind at time of sleeping. So, due to plans not working as the mind likes to, the mind remains in agitated state due to finding no way to solve mundane plans and thus leads to frustration which avoids mind to go into sleep mode. This leads to not getting proper sleep. One has to break one's self-centeredness to avoid the thoughts and frustrations entering into mind at time of sleep leading to improper sleep. The solution is to not intentionally think further about plans, but with faith surrender to the supreme and instead of thinking about the plans it is better to read a nice book, listen to nice music or talks which do not allow mind to get frustrated with mental speculations. Drinking cow's milk in night before sleep also should help. Hope this helps,
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My left arm always shivering when ever im using my left arm for taking cup of tea/water it vibrate.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
This is because of muscular weakness. So do massage on your shoulders with good ayurvedic oil. And lift light weight dumbwells.
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My father has been suffering from Parkinson's disease since 2007. Now it has reached a maximum severe condition. He has been taking levodopa supplement (Syndopa (levodopa carbidopa: 250 25) which has been wearing off and causing side effects like Involuntary movement, occasional dementia and he is becoming weaker day by day. We have consulted numbers of doctor including Neurologist, Medicine specialist and we could not find a better alternative of the drugs. We used Tridopa 100 (another levodopa supplement) but the dosage is not working for my father. What I an interested to know if there is any better treatment of this disease? His health is deteriorating day by day. Please let me know.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My father has been suffering from Parkinson's disease since 2007. Now it has reached a maximum severe condition. He h...
There are various kinds of drugs for Parkinsonism. Basically if one group of medicine don't work we try different. I am sure your doctor must have tried all options. Your father also needs anti dementia medicine. It should be started at the earliest as it can only prevent deterioration and cannot reverse the dementia. Keep your father in a room where he gets multiple stimulations from environment like light, air, sound and keeps in constant touch with what is happening around . This will reduce confusion of dementia
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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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I have headache from 3years but I neglected it thinking that it was a normal headache but now I came to know it is migraine. What is the solution for my question?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and focusing the same things and do follow physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly of same time duration each time best wishes
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Why does a test taker need to be reevaluated if a disability (such as a learning disability, ADHD or autism spectrum disorder) is lifelong?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Why does a test taker need to be reevaluated if a disability (such as a learning disability, ADHD or autism spectrum ...
As it may improves with physical age and continuous therapy possible and to know current unidentified facts of any for improvisation etc best wishes.
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I have gone through 3 cesarean, And I am suffering from a nerve pain which travels from my right gluten to my right ankle?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Nagpur
This is radicular pain which is due to compress of nerve roots when they exit from spinal canal to the limbs. You should undergo complete physical examination to ascertain the neurological deficits and a mri of lumbosacral spine.

I have a Friend who is 21 years old now he is suffering from insomnia. He is not in tension or depression but still he sleeps at 4.30 am every day even though he tries a lot he is nt able to sleep. Wat is he suppose to do now? Can you please suggest some solns for Dis. Thank you.

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
I have a Friend  who is 21 years old now he is suffering from insomnia. He is not in tension or depression but still ...
Difficulties in sleeping can an outcome of various physical and psychological problems, but as you mention if he has no other stressors then let him take a professional help. Learning lifestyle changes, sleep hygiene techniques will help him.
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In normal action , nerve impulses travel through neurons with myelin sheath but what happens in reflex action where spinal cord is involved which has unmyelinated neurons ?

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
There will be termination of axons and dendrites which get difficult to pass information to myelin sheath in case of unmyelinated neurons.
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Hot packs are very effective

Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hot packs are very effective
Hot packs are very effective as they dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow, delivering needed nutrients and oxygen to cells in the area being heated, aiding the removal of cell waste and promoting healing.
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I am 36 years old gentleman and I am suffering frofrom migraine I have taken some tabletsplease help me to solve these problems and send me some remedies.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck. Take a warm bath or shower; take a nap; or take a walk. Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to a massage. Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to the painful area of your head with your index finger and/or thumb. Maintain pressure for seven to 15 seconds, then release. Repeat as needed. Rest, sit, or lie quietly in a low-lit room. Close your eyes and try to release the tension in your back, neck, and shoulders.
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Actually in my thigh some part are go to sleep When I pinch in thing so not feel a to much pain But is sleep like 30 percent.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Actually in my thigh some part are go to sleep When I pinch in thing so not feel a to much pain But is sleep like 30 ...
It ia due yo many reasons such as nerve weekaness due to calcium defeciency,get your calcium and blood sugar level checked. It also hapeens due to Vitamin b12 defeciency.
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What is migraine? is it any bad effect on human body? is it a uncurable disease or curable. Please tell.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
It is headache due to vascular phenomenon , much of symptomatic treatment. there are different type of migraine . treatment and effect depend on that.
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Sarika my wife has problem of non epileptic attacks from one year. Doctors says she has stress which she knows but we are in suspense about this issue because repeated attacks now increases. Sometimes daily. Please suggest what we can do better?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sarika my wife has problem of non epileptic attacks from one year. Doctors says she has stress which she knows but we...
Dear lybrate-user, your wife may be having a dissociation disorder. It needs a private consultation with a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. But it is not necessary to consult a neurologist. The more you care about her attacks, she will be having more attacks. Please try to care for her emotions and fears when she is normal and try to ignore her when she has attacks. Don't try to wake her up and give her water or sprinkle water on her face or take her from doctor to doctor and get blood and other tests done repeatedly. She will'wake up' on her own if she is left alone. She is unlikely to get an attack when she is alone. So safely you can leave her alone. These are temporary methods, till she talks to a psychiatrist or psychologist. Please get someone from her parent's house to take her to psychiatrist, if possible. Take the doctor's notes as non epileptic attacks to the psychiatrist.
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Doctor, If I was tensed my hand shivers uncontrollably and I am thinking always negative about what I do? And I also do regular exercise. How can I control it?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. It could be due to essential tremor. The cause of the tremor is unknown. In some cases it is hereditary and runs in families. There is no definite treatment unless it is severe 2 other causes of tremor could be stress, anxiety, agitation, panic, nervousness, inadequate sleep, physical exhaustion, strong emotion, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, smoking/tobacco/alcohol abuse/withdrawl, excess tea/coffee, drugs like steroid/amphetamine, neurological disorder, cerebellar dis order, brainstem disorde, r multiple sclerosis, stroke, head injury, mercury poisoning, liver failure etc 3. Investigate yourself to exclude the above causes of tremor after consulting neurologist 4. Avoid stress/anxiety/nervousness/ panic etc 5. Avoid excess tea/coffee/ smoking/alcohol 6. Take good nourishing diet 7. Have adequate sleep. 8. Do a thyroid function test to exclude thyroid problem
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I have a friend who is 22 yrs age but has brain developed of 10 years age. He is physically sound but has no social understanding and doesn't have quest for study. The patient has been taken to AIIMS and other special hospital as well but with no good. Please suggest where the should the patient be taken considering age. Thanks for the help.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do consult neuro physician and neuro psychiatrist and do give him vocational counselling classes if deemed to be best wishes.
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What are severe side effects of propranolol hydrochloride on heart? I took the medicine non stop for 2 months. I took it for migraine pain. The dosage was 2 times a day daily. The medicine concentration was 40 mg.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
What are severe side effects of propranolol hydrochloride on heart? I took the medicine non stop for 2 months. I took...
Dear Lybrate user...Propranolol is a beta blocker and is commonly used for migraine prophylaxis. Its recommended dose for migraine prophylaxis can be as high as 120 to 160 mg per day. Its normal action on heart is to decrease the heart rate, but at a dose of 80 mg it is less likely to cause a significant damage. Rest differs from patient to patient and the clinical decision has to be individualized. Take care
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