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Dr. Lily Pastakia

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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. Lily Pastakia is one of the best Neurologists in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Lily Pastakia on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering with epidermoid posterior fossa Size 3.2*2.6*3.1 Did I need to operate this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If it is causing symptoms you have to operate and your doctor is the best person to advise s he can see all the condition.
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Hello, I am bothered from the problems .I have migraine daily and stomach problems like acidity GASTRO ENTERITIS. So what can I do for this.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Migraine needs a holistic approach which is directed to treatmnet of the acute migraine headaches as well as its precipitating factors like stress, depression, anxiety, allergies etc. Gastric problems may arise due to stress, acid peptic disease or pain relief medications taken frequently against a doctor's advise. Consult a good doctor for the same, get investigated and treated accordingly.
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My wife aged 59 years who is suffering from Diabetes and Blood pressure which remains under control due to meditation, is suffering, is having sever insomnia, take one Ativan 1 mg at 11 pm but have sleep only at 3.00 am which is not sound but disturbed sleep. Please advise how to remove the problem without having any side effects and hangover of medicine so that proper timely sleep can be taken. Thanks Sir.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
My wife aged 59 years who is suffering from Diabetes and Blood pressure which remains under control due to meditation...
Why ativan is being taken at 11 pm? so naturally she will get sleep around 3 am. Why so late going to bed? as that is your main concern. You have to change the daily routine. She should have dinner around 7 - 7.30 pm and take ativan tab and go to bed around 9 - 9.30 pm for the medicine to be effective. To achive this she has to stop watching tv by 8 pm and read some books or magazines or meditate and maintain general relaxed mood. To do that other family members have to cooperate to maintain the peaceful atmosphere and help her in maintaing the timings. Do not get on to the bed until bed time. As she is practicing meditation, have it in the evening also and learn and practice" bhraamari" yoga practice morning and evening which will help her to fall asleep. For all this the other family members have to cooperate in closing the tv and maintaining silence. Change will not come in a single day, but by persistance she can have good sleep.
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What Predicts a Stable Marriage?

MS sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (behaviour modification), Certified in Treatment of Resistant Depression
Sexologist, Hyderabad
What Predicts a Stable Marriage?

The following factors are most predictive of a healthy marriage.

A. Growing up in an intact, functional family

B. Parents were a good marital model

C. Both parents functioned well psychologically

D. Atleast 21 yrs at the time of marriage

E. Marry for positive reasons to share your life and not driven by thoughts such as fear of loneliness, parental or peer pressure or to rescue someone.

F. Know your partner for atleast six months

G. Commonalities in terms of sociology, economic class, race, religion, education, common interests

H. Physical attraction with potential to develop an intimate relationship.

I. Discuss important life organization issues like, work, money, children, to live with parents of your spouse or separately and life goals.

J. Support of family and friends is essential building blocks in a healthy marriage.

K. Consider your spouse as respectful and trusting friend

L. Sharing important information about self, taking each other's opinion for significant decisions.

M. Marital bond of respect, trust, and intimacy grows stronger in first three years of marriage.

N. Wait for atleast two to three years before birth of a planned child.

O. Maintain positive, realistic personal and marital expectations.


 

If atleast 50% of the above is also implemented it will give both the spouses a lot of contentment and motivation to build a strong bond and improve each day.


 

By Dr. Sharmila majumdar, senior consultant sexologist, psychoanalyst


 

Avis hospital, clinic of sexual health, mental health. Hyderabad

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Hello, one of my friend is suffering from multiple sclerosis its not been cured still suffering from past 5 years, any suggestions how it can be cured? Or any ayurvedic treatment to cure? Please help.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Indore
Hello there, I would suggest you to think for Stem cell treatment as an alternative choice. It has been found quite effective. On 19 Jan newspaper you can read about the news how successfully they saved a mothers life in Sheffield UK by stem cell treatment. If you want detail information about stemm cell please let me know. Regards
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I am suffering from insomnia .what should I do and what kind of medication should I take?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I am suffering from insomnia .what should I do and what kind of medication should I take?
If you r having high blood pressure or anxiety then you should take medicine for that. It will control your insomnia. Otherwise you may take Brahmi vati 01 tablet + 1/2 tablet of Sarpgandha ghan vati two times a day. It will control your problem in some days. Meditation or sitting calmly in Padmsan posture will be helping u.
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My father brain has been damage post bypass surgery due to doctor neglegence from right side so he has paralyse from left side. So I wanted to know can he able to be normal as before ?

BPTh/BPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Time and duration surgery after one year it may difficulty to recover, one just check with neurologist.
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Have been having one sided severe headaches with vomiting. What could it be? is it due to gas or is it migraine.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Have been having one sided severe headaches with vomiting. What could it be? is it due to gas or is it migraine.
basically you have stone in gall bladder also..it causes for severe gastirtis.pain in abdomen.headache,vomiting. you can go for surgery for stone in gall bladder. you can use syp. ulgel-A 15 ml before meal thrice a day. tab. udiliv 600 mg twice a day. tab. levazeo - sr 75 mg once a day. tab. dolo 500 mg sos.
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1 weak back first time fits occurs. I am preferring govt jobs. What problem sir. Please solve me sir.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
It all depends on the nature of work you are going to do. If it involves operating machinery, driving or working under flashes of light, it is not advisable.
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I'm suffering from migraine and I have no medicine intake in migraine. My ques is migraine is dangerous in my future.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Dear Lybrate user, Migraine is make your life miserable it can cause you symptoms but it is not fatal. Here is the some information for you hope it would be helpful. Causes of headaches may include fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, the effects of medications, the effects of recreational drugs, viral infections, common colds, head injury, rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverages, and dental or sinus issues. This can trigger your headache: foods : spices, wine , chocolate, citrus • food additives • sleep : both too much and too little • stress : mainly offset Home remedies: • Stay Hydrated • Mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice. Consume it once or twice a day. • Menthol and menthone are the primary components of mint which are very effective in alleviating headaches. • Peppermint contains menthol that helps open up clogged blood vessels that cause headaches. It also has calming and soothing effects. • Basil works as a muscle relaxant, making it a helpful treatment for mild headaches caused by tense muscles. Plus, it has calming and analgesic effects. • Simply smelling the soothing scent of lavender essential oil can be of great help in relieving tension headaches. Research suggests that it can also help improve migraine symptoms. • The cold from ice helps reduce inflammation that contributes to headaches. Plus, it has a numbing effect on the pain. • Simply massage your forehead and temples with a few drops of rosemary oil mixed in a tablespoon of carrier oil. • Crush a few cloves gently and put them in a sachet or a clean handkerchief. Inhale the smell of the crushed cloves whenever you have a headache until you get some relief from the pain. • Simply eat an apple with some salt. • Accupuncture: Press and massage the fleshy area between the thumb and index finger, at the highest spot of the muscle when both the thumb and finger are brought close together. Do this for one or two minutes and then repeat on the other hand. Exercise Regular exercise can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. When one exercises, the body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Exercise reduces stress and helps individuals to sleep at night. Stress and inadequate sleep are two migraine triggers. Homeopathic treatment In order to prescribe a homeopathic remedy, it is crucial to discover what is unique about the way an individual experiences a headache. For example, all migraine sufferers may experience nausea, but a particular individual may feel thirsty for cold drinks with the headache. Thirst for cold drinks is the characteristic symptom that sets one migraine sufferer apart from others. There are hundreds of possible remedies for the treatment of headaches, so the key is finding which homeopathic remedy most closely matches your symptoms. Do not allow Headache to make your life miserable. Switch over to the homeopathic treatments and enjoy a stress free life. Wish to know more about the effective homeopathic treatment? We are just a click away
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Hi doctor. I am 26 male my hands is slightly shaking from past few days and what is the reason. please Tell me that which doctor I have to consult. Please give me solution. I am single.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
Hi doctor. I am 26 male my hands is slightly shaking from past few days and what is the reason. please Tell me that w...
Hi Lybrate user, Trembling hands could be due to anxiety or sleeplessness too. Try to get refreshing sleep and do some exercisers for 40 mins a day for next 15 days, after that if still problem continues then consult me again through Lybrate privately. Tk care.
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Hypersomnolence - How It Can Be Managed?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Hypersomnolence - How It Can Be Managed?

Sleep is known to most as a period of rest and relaxation, but there are multiple disorders which are associated with sleep too. Hypersomnolence or hypersomnia is one of the most common sleep disordersThis is characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness and prolonged periods of sleep at night. They wake up fresh in the morning, but can easily go back to sleep any time of the day without feeling strained or tired. There is again no freshness associated upon waking up. Funny as it may sound, they can doze off even during a meal or in the middle of a conversation.

Causes: This condition is most common in men and in the early adolescent days.

  1. There is no underlying cause that has been identified, though there is a genetic predisposition.
  2. People with history of head trauma are more affected
  3. People with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, epilepsy, and other mental disorders are also more likely to be affected
  4. People with sleep apnea often are hypersomnolence
  5. Restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy
  6. Neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s tend to sleep more.

Symptoms:

  1. Sleeping for longer hours at night time
  2. Excessively sleepy during daytime
  3. Able to doze off anytime during the day
  4. Inappropriate and involuntary sleeping pattern
  5. Having difficulty getting out of bed after waking up, even after prolonged sleep
  6. Feeling of disorientation
  7. Feeling agitated, anxious, lethargic, and irritated
  8. Impaired cognition and memory
  9. All these lead to extreme state of drowsiness
  10. Increased tendency for hallucinations
  11. Reduced appetite and even weight loss in some people
  12. There is restlessness, reduced pace of thinking and speaking
  13. Overall reduced energy levels
  14. Social interactions are affected including work life, social functions, etc.

Diagnostic criteria:

  1. If a person happens to sleep more at night or falls asleep during the day easily for more than 3 times a week, it is usually concerning.
  2. The added feature of no tiring physical activity can also lead to suspicion
  3. In acute cases, these symptoms are present for at least a month and in chronic cases, it could be seen for up to 3 months
  4. It cannot be explained by lack of sleep on a regular basis
  5. One or more of the above conditions could be present, which can help in making the diagnosis

Treatment:
Most cases of hypersomnia would need treatment only to improve their energy levels and improve the quality of life. Very often, treating the underlying condition can lead to improvement of hypersomnia. The tired, lethargic, restless feeling affects the overall performance of a person, leaving them with a lowered self-esteem. Brain stimulating drugs like amphetamines are used to improve daytime alertness and also reduce sleepy feeling during the day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
 

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My mother 65 years recently she got Brain stroke and get paralysis right hand right leg .now giving physiotherapy continues. inform any better solutions of Ayurveda .or any particular yogas and best panchakarmA. Sugest the better way sir.

DNB (Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurologist, Delhi
The area damaged due to brain stroke recovers on its own depending upon the severity of damage. The standard medicines are blood thinners (ecosprin and clopidogrel). Physiotherapy helps a lot. Do not have much idea of ayurveda or any alternative medicine. Till now there has been no drug/ method to reverse the neurological damage.
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I am 71 yrs 5ft 8 in weight 90 kg am suffering from diabetic for last 5 yrs lately I find that sole of both my feet become numb when I get up in the morning and also my right heel is very painful please advice what I should 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. Your symptoms of numbness could be due to long standing diabetes in your case although other causes cannot be ruled out especially issues in lower back region. I would advise you for a very strict sugar control, you can take medications like pregabalin or gabapentin in low doses initially, take vitamin b12 and adequate calcium and vitamin d supplementation. Also heel pain could be due to inflammation in your heel fascia. Treatment modalities are aimed at relieving inflammation of the fascia, like ice packs, physical therapy, footwear modification and anti-inflammatory therapy. I will observe you with this management for around 2 weeks and then we will see if we require any investigations in your case. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hand Surgery SR Ship, MS - Orthopaedics, Thesis Work, M.B;B.S
Orthopedist, Jaipur
long term use of computer key board can lead to a condition of numbness and weakness in hand called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If your hand gets numb in the morning after waking up consult your doctor.
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Hello, I'm suffering from migraine and I consulted a doctor regarding this and having medicines for it. Even though I'm not feeling well and since few days I unable to remember that concepts which I read and use to forget works. Is this thing is due to migraine head ache please suggest me doctor.

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 forgetting things is not related to Migrane
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What are the symptoms of heart problem? And why there are Jerks in brain In every single minute happen?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the symptoms of heart problem?
And why there are Jerks in brain In every single minute happen?
heart problem symptoms may be breathing difficulty, palpitation, irregular pulse, pain chest after moderate exertion
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I am 22 years old nd I have weak eyesight (especially right) nd have migraine prblm also nd bearing migraine pain on alternate basis; my exams are coming nd I found my eyes so loaded while studying nd even swell what can I do?

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 22 years old nd I have weak eyesight (especially right) nd have migraine prblm also nd bearing migraine pain on ...
Wear the right glasses sit and study in good light do not rub your eyes you can also splash water on closed eyes for relaxation can also use some lubricanting eye drops.
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Hie, I am suffering migraine headache problem, which start any time suddenly I have already taken treatment of 6 months but its not cure, its again paining suddenly, can you please tell me what should I do now.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Dear The body constitution of Vaata when in disorder causes problems like migrane and other body pain. please take 30 ml castor oil and allow the body to trow out all gas. Do this every weekend 4 to 7 weeks for better result. Make sure your eyes are healthy, you drink plenty of water and get adequate sleep. regards
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