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Dr. Shankar Athawale


Neurologist, Mumbai

32 Years Experience
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Dr. Shankar Athawale MCh Neurologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Shankar Athawale is a trusted Neurologist in Kandivali East, Mumbai. He has over 32 years of experience as a Neurologist. He is a qualified MCh . You can visit him at Brain Spine Neur & Genral Hospital in Kandivali East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar Athawale and consult privately on has a nexus of the most experienced Neurologists in India. You will find Neurologists with more than 39 years of experience on You can find Neurologists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I feel numbness, tingling and pain in my left arm and fingers for the last few days.

Physiotherapist, Agra
I feel numbness, tingling and pain in my left arm and fingers for the last few days.
Hello lybrate-user. Yours problem is related to nerves. You can take electrotherapy treatment to better stimulation of nerves and produce natural pain killer (endorpin).
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The patient had fits and was rushed to the hospital. The doctors said that it was due to depression and high cholesterol. The MRI report is available. Can a patient experience fits in such a condition? Should we take a second opinion with a Neurologist?

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Please take a neurologist opinion. There is no need to rush the patient to hospital during a fit. Please give first aid. F\Mostly fits will stop by itself in 3-5 minutes. If it does not stop and if fits occurs again, then rush to hospital. Depression may not be a reason for a 'real' fits. High cholesterol by its blockage of brain blood tubes can cause fits. It will be clea, r once you consult neurologist along with a person who observed the patient fully during the fit.
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My hands shiver in normal conditions Sometimes. I also fumble Blood pressure is normal No thyroid disorders as well.

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Increase your self confidence and take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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3 Homeopathic Medicines To Treat Migraine!

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
3 Homeopathic Medicines To Treat Migraine!

Migraine is a type of headache which can occur in varied intensities; the pain resulting from a migraine is pulsating and throbbing. This sort of a headache is usually accompanied by extreme sensitivity to sounds and light as well as severe nausea. One feature that significantly differentiates between migraine and any other type of headache is that the headache resulting from migraines usually develops on any one side of the head.

Causes of Migraine

The exact cause behind migraine is yet to be fully understood. Migraines are thought to be a result of combination of genetic and environmental factors.In majority of cases, migraines tend to run in families . There are few well known trigger factors for migraine. These are – stress, exertion, gastric disturbances, eating heavy food stuff, taking alcoholic drinks, coffee intake, hormone changes in females.

Symptoms of Migraine

The most characteristic symptom of migraine is one sided headache mostly of violent, throbbing and pulsating in nature. The accompanying symptoms include nausea, vomiting, blurring of vision, flashes of light before eyes, double vision, light/sound sensitivity, confusion and weakness.

Homeopathy is not in the favour of using temporary treatments like popping a painkiller to alleviate the throbbing, pulsating and often intolerable pain caused from migraine. Homeopathy aims at going deep down into the root of the problem and entirely removes the tendency of any patient to be shot with migraine headaches every now and then. That is why homeopathic medications may take some time in showing results. They do not offer any temporary relief like most allopathic treatments do. On the other hand, homeopathic medicines offer a long term relief and can cure the migraine problem permanently.

Though homeopathic treatments vary from person to person, there are a few homeopathic medicines, which are very effective in relieving migraine headaches.

  1. Belladona for throbbing migraine attack: Belladonna is one of the most effective homeopathic medicines for treating migraine headache that is throbbing and violent in the temporal region of the head. If pain gets triggered without any prior prodromal symptoms and worsens by noise, touching and light, then Belladona is potent in removing the pain. This medicine is also good if you are unable to lie down because of pain and if your face turns red and hot when you are struck with excruciating pain. Have a few drops of Belladona and apply a mild pressure to feel better.
  2. Glonoine for migraine with congestive headache: When you are struck with congestive headache, a rush of blood reaches the head region causing redness in face and head area with intolerable throbbing pain. You may even feel shocks around the head which get aggravated when exposed to heat or sunlight. It becomes impossible to tolerate any kind of warmth, and you may feel a bit relieved when you uncover the head. If you are affected with congestive headache, then consuming Glonoine can be of immense help.
  3. Natrum Mur for migraine from grief and stress: This medicine is widely used for alleviating migraine caused from stress and grief. Natrum Mur is also effective in alleviating anaemic headaches, which mostly affect young women. It often leads to temporary sightlessness, and the pain feels as if thousands of small hammers are being throbbed within the brain. The pain tends to rise up after through the day, and the patient may feel better after sunset. If the pain gets triggered when the eye is strained, then Natrum Mur is the medication for you.

As you see, homeopathic treatments are great for reducing migraine attacks and your doctor will be able to guide you better on this matter. Homoeopathy treats each patient of Migraine by individualization and thus treats the root cause of migraine which could be Sun, stress, exertion etc.

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

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Hello, I have been diagnosed with focal vasogenic edema in left paramedical cerebellar hemisphere. Also non enhancing branching magnetic susceptibility effects within the area. & thrombosis developmental Venous anomaly. Please advise on the condition.

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You have Cerebral edema and it can result from brain trauma or from nontraumatic causes such as ischemic stroke, cancer, or brain inflammation due to meningitis or encephalitis. You need check up.
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I'm taking depression, anxiety and insomnia alopathic Medicine right now from aims hospital since 2013. I want to stop alopathic Medicine because they are not working properly in my condition and want to treat me frm ayurvedic Medicine. Is any way to cure me. I'm feeling multiple symptoms like not see clearly frm eyes, tightness on the left side upper head, Nervousness ,restlessness, fear, not interest to do my duties, Duty to be difficult, keep thought's always in mind, impaired memory ,Anger, mind want alcohol and smoking consumption. I'm taking alcohol and smoking occasionally. Now I'm quieting alcohol and smoking but problem. Still. Life not feel happy to be living. Etc.what should I do. Please help me. Can ayurvedic work without taking alopathic Medicine and how to stop alopathic Medicine. What I do? Help me out.

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I'm taking depression, anxiety and insomnia alopathic Medicine right now from aims hospital since 2013. I want to sto...
Dear lybrate user, you have multiple health issues. Your doctor must have prescribed the medicines after checking all your physical parameters. So if you wish to stop the allopathy medicine, then discuss it with your doctor. If you think the medicines are not working for you, he/she may change the medicines. And you may approach an ayurvedic doctor after consultation with your allopathy doctor. Allopathy and ayurvedic medicines - both have their advantages and disadvantages. The doctors will guide you. You may also consult a counsellor for your anxiety and depression. Medication alogwith behaviour therapy works very well, which the counsellor will help you with. Take care.
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What is the treatment of an rood traffic accident. Patient come in head injury and massive blood loss?

General Physician, Cuttack
He has to be immediately admitted to hospital icu, ct scan of brain has to be taken. Neurosurgeon has to be consulted for advice and treatment.
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I am 37 year old, I have a migraine for last 3 years, what should I do? please suggest me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
you do not know about some foods also triggers migraine attack. i.e. caffien,coffee,chocolate,chinese food,diet soda, hot dog,onion, if you are wants free from the migraine do not eat these. you can take tab. vasograine or tab. sumitrax for it.
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