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Dr. S.Shashank  - Neurologist, Mumbai

Dr. S.Shashank

MBBS - MD - General Medicine - DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Mumbai

17 Years Experience  ·  1200 - 1500 at clinic
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Dr. S.Shashank is a popular Neurologist in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. S.Shashank at Dr Shashank Neuro Center in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. S.Shashank on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - MD - General Medicine - DM - Neurology - . - 2001
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Brain Stroke - Things You Must Know!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow In Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Brain Stroke - Things You Must Know!

A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. It can threaten major physical functions and can prove to be fatally dangerous at times. The brain stem which is placed right above the spinal cord controls the breathing, heartbeat and levels of blood pressure. It is also in charge of controlling some elementary functions such as swallowing, hearing, speech and eye movements

What are the different types of strokes?
There are three main kinds of stroke: ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes and transient ischemic attacks. The The most common type of brain stroke is the ischemic stroke is caused by narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain, which prevents the proper supplyof of blood to the brain. Sometimes it so happens that the blood clot that has formed elsewhere in the body have travelled via the blood vessels and has been trapped in the blood vessel which provides blood to the brain. When the supply of blood to a part of the brain is hindered, the tissue in that area dies off owing to lack of oxygen. The other variant of brain stroke is termed as hemorrhagic stroke is caused when the blood vessels in and around the brain burstor or leak. Strokes need to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible in order to minimize brain damage.

What are the common symptoms of a brain stroke?
The symptoms of the brain stroke are largely dependent on the area of the brain that has been affected. It can interfere with normal functioning, such as breathing and talking and other functions which human beings can perform without thinking such as eye movements or swallowing. Since all the signals from the brain as well as other parts of the body traverse through the brain stem, the interruption of blood flow often leads to numbness or paralysis in different parts of the body.

Who is likely to have a stroke?
Anyone is at a risk of developing brain stroke although ageing is directly proportional to the risk of having a stroke. Not only that an individual with a family history of brain stroke or transient ischemic attack is at a higher risk of developing stroke. People who have aged over 65 accounts for about 33 percent of all brain strokes. It is important to point here that individuals with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cholesterol, cancer, autoimmune diseases and some blood disorders are at a higher risk of developing brain stroke.

There are a few factors which can increase the risk of developing stroke beyond any control. But there are certain lifestyle choices as well which aids in controlling the chances of being affected by stroke. It is crucial to refrain from long-term hormone replacement therapies as well as birth control pills, smoking, lack of physical activity, excessive use of alcohol and drug addiction. A brain stroke is a life-threatening medical condition, and when an individual has symptoms that resemble that of stroke, it is crucial to seek immediate medical help.

Treatment for stroke:

  • Treatment depends on the type of stroke.
  • Ischemic strokes can be treated with 'clot-busting' drugs.
  • Hemorrhagic strokes can be treated with surgery to repair or block blood vessel weaknesses.
  • The most effective way to prevent strokes is through maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What is TPA?
TPA is a thrombolytic or a “Clot Buster” drug. This clot buster is used to break-up the clot that is causing a blockage or disruption in the flow of blood to the brain and helps restore the blood flow to the area of the brain. It is given by intravenous (IV). This can be given only within 45.5 hrs of the onset of symptoms

Time is brain

Remember Every second Loss means brain cells die.

Rush to the nearest Stroke Centre whenever you experience such symptoms.

You can save the brain cells dying if you reach within 45.5 hrs by the CLOT BUSTER. 

Endovascular procedures:
Another treatment option is an endovascular procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, strongly recommended, in whichtrained  trained doctors try  removing a large blood clot bysending sending a wired-caged device called a stent retriever, to the site of the blocked blood vessel in the brain

Stroke prevention:
The good news is that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. It startswith with managing keyrisk risk factors, including 

  • High blood pressure,
  • Cigarette smoking,
  • Diabetes Atrial fibrillation and
  • Physical inactivity.

More than half of all strokes are caused by uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure, making it the most important risk factor to control. 

Rehabilitation:
The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation ("rehab"). In stroke rehab, a team of health professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist.

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Hello doctor. Patient is suffer from brain stroke and age is 78 years old. I would like to know what are the recovery chances.

M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Gandhidham
hello Laxmi... it depends on where in the brain he is having stroke and in general older the age slower is the recovery. And overall recovery is not predictable in any patient but looking at the scan one might presume the possible recovery.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure alzheimer disease. Ls this true? If so which food do this and how much would you have to consume to get benefits?

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
There is no cure for alzheimer's but certain food items are showing promising results in preventing the disorder. Whether they can reverse the damage is yet to be seen. The most researched ingredient is turmeric, or'haldi' research is on to find out a way to administer this substance as a medicine. Till we have an answer, the regular use of this spice in indian cooking in the regular dosage seems more than enough. Taking more of it orally may not really be beneficial.
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My father [aged 85 yrs] had an episode of cerebrovascular attack about 10 years back.. Has been on Phenytoin Sodium 300 mg HS since then. Also Levetiracetam 500 mg OD had been added since 2010. Recently since last 2 years Clobazam 10 mg HS has been added. Currently he has been very drowsy. Can any of these medication be reduced?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, fellowship in interventional neuroradiology
Neurologist, Udaipur
We can try to reduce if his seizures are controlled. Needs to be evaluated for other causes of drowsiness.
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Sir, my wife has been suffering from numbness for the past so many years. She is a diabetic for 8 years. Kindly advise a solution.

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Sir, my wife has been suffering from numbness for the past so many years. She is a diabetic for 8 years. Kindly advis...
Dear Lybrate User, Numbness may be due to diabetes, due to thyroid or it may due to some cervical pain / spondylosis, so do provide me some details regarding diabetes history (last 1 years report & hba1c value) with other details so that I will revert back to you with detail treatment plan. Thanking You.
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My head is aching continuously from the past week. What are the symptoms of migraine?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Homeopath, Chandigarh
My head is aching continuously from the past week. What are the symptoms of migraine?
Are you feeling one sided pain and nausea etc. let me know the details first. At present you may take Belladona 200 thrice a day only three drops in water.
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I am 26 years old guy of 60 kg. My body is fit but I have a small tummy which never ends after many efforts. Another problem is vibration. My complete body vibrates, in starting my hand vibrates when I did any work but later I saw it my feet also vibrate when I lift it for yoga, then I saw my head also vibrate when I concentrate too stable it. Why does it happen? Is there any serious problem? Someone advice me to consult neurologist for this problem because this problem is related to brain. Please suggest me, what should I do.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 26 years old guy of 60 kg. My body is fit but I have a small tummy which never ends after many efforts.
Another ...
Hi You cannot work on a specific body part. You have to work on overall fat loss and toning. Try to eat small but frequent meals. Avoid long gaps in between meals. Drink a glass of lime water in the mornings to lush out your system & avoid bloating. Avoid junk as far as possible. Exercise at least 4 times a week. Include exercises that tone your back and abdominal muscles too. Lastly be committed. Remember it's a lifestyle change and not a one time thing. It's a balanced intake that will last you longer. All the so called diets and singular ab exercises or ab machines will not give you targeted results. The fats will remain as it is. It's all about overall work out and balanced diet.
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I have been suffering from MIGRAINE for 20 years now and I would like to be delivered from this sickness. Im taking" Excedrin Migraine" It is very hot here in the Philippines and whenever I am exposed to sun and very hot weather condition, it triggers. Please help me how to overcome this migraine/headache. It becomes a burden to me now. It stops me from doing my daily activities. Sigh.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
hi first of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.dont drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late nght sleep 5.shirshuladi vajra ras vat 1 tab twice a day 6.triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner
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Hi sir. My father age is 65 years, having no BP and sugar. Last week he suddenly fainted while standing, after that we admitted in hospital. Doctor said that due to viral fever White blood cells and platelet count is low. Before that he did Neck Doppler CT scan test.In that impression it shows fibrocalcific plaque at left proximal ICA is approximately 34% diameter stenosis. And atheromatous plaque at right proximal ECA is about 36% diameter stenosis. Minimal intimal thickening in bilateral carotid bulbs. Can you please suggest any thing serious or how to reduce that plaque. Thanks in advance.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user Cyncopal attack is caused due to insufficient supply of oxygen to brain being obstructed by carotid arteries in the case of your father but 34% & 36 of calcific plaque is not so alarming. You should go for Eco to find out the position of aortic valve, (aortic stenosis) supplying oxygenised blood to the system. Tk care.
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Form two to three day I have brain pain and I not sleep form two to three day and it is very pain full.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Form two to three day I have brain pain and I not sleep form two to three day and it  is very pain full.
1. Take one tablet of crocin advance as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2. Drink plenty of waterd 3. Take adequate rest 4. Avoid stress and anxiety.
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