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Dr. Shankar Athawale

MCh

Neurologist, Mumbai

30 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Shankar Athawale MCh Neurologist, Mumbai
30 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Shankar Athawale is a trusted Neurologist in Kandivali East, Mumbai. He has over 30 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 Lybrate.com.

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MCh - Mumabai University - 1986
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What are the primary symptoms of parkinson's disease and whether there is a cure for this disease?

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The main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are tremors, rigidity, slowness of movements and postural imbalance. There are good medicines to control the symptoms, however, there is no cure for this disease.

Hi doctor. my mother in law have migraine for more so many years she took the treatment from various Dr. Even she taking the medicines now also but it not get stopped. Please tell me how the migraine get stopped forever life.?

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Migrane can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications, try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation may help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. Rest and relax. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. It is very important keep a headache diary. Continue keeping your headache diary even after you see doctor. It will help you learn more about what triggers your migraines and what treatment is most effective. A dose of riboflavin in appropriate dose as prescribed by me, also may prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of headaches. Coenzyme q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, magnesium supplements may also be used to treat migraines do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

What are the symptoms of ophthalmic migraine? And can you please tell me the treatment and prevention?

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Migrane- It is characterised by one sided headache which is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura and we can start with tablet propranolol after personal examination

Hello doctor I have migration problem last one year I am 35 year old man what should I do please tell me doctor.

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1.Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack 2.Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3.Check your BP 4. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation,exposure to loud noise, bright light since it precipitates migraine attack 5. Go for regular exercise 6. practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis after consulting neurologist

My dad is suffering from blood clot on his left brain and his right arm and right leg is losing strength. Doctor said that he might need an operation for that. So how much a Neurosurgery cost in India?

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The Cost of Operation in India Depends on Dr. Surgeon Hospital The Facilities you expect from Hospital Mostly it may Cost you about 2Lk minimum.

I have some kind of brain problem which causes me unbalance while walking, running, etc. It also makes me out of sense some times.

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1.It could be due to a cerebellar disorder. 2.Do a CT scan of brain after consulting neurologist and follow hisadvice and treatment

Hi I am Gaurav, 24 years old. Actually I am suffering from migraine since childhood. When I suffered I used to take painkillers everytime so what should I do now.

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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 kindly consult Physician for further management

I have migraine for past 5 years. Now I suffer erratic blood pressure. Sometime low sometime high. Fatigue and have spotted some facial hair growth. Please suggest.

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I have migraine for past 5 years. Now I suffer erratic blood pressure. Sometime low sometime high. Fatigue and have s...
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Respected doctors, Whenever I wake up early in the morning I find my both thighs are senseless for some time. I also find a lot of weakness in my body.

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Whenever I wake up early in the morning I find my both thighs are senseless for some time. I also ...
1. Keep yourself hydrated. 2. Get extra rest for some days till you feel more energetic. 3. Avoid watching television for long hours. Indulge in relaxing activities. 4. Avoid stress and too much physical exertion. 5. Take a nutritious diet with more protein items in homemade food like soya, sprouts, dals, paneer, milk, seasonal fruits. 6. Do light physical activity, meditation and yoga. 7. Take one good multivitamin tablet after food for 7 days.

I don't feel any weakness. But my hands always get shivering. What would be the reason behind this?

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Add 1spoon honey and chawanprash in morning and evening and have 2 cups of milk wth almonds kishmish banana in morning and evening. Avoid fry spicy junk food and aerated drinks and do 30mints of exercise in the day avoid excess salt and spices. Do deep breathing 5times inhale exhale from left nostril than same from right nostril.

I am suffering from severe headache. Due to migraine. please do give me medicine?

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I am suffering from severe headache. Due to migraine. please do give me medicine?
Dear Lybrate User, *Spread your workload evenly during the day to avoid highs and lows of stress at work or at home. *Do not sleep excessively, especially during Sunday mornings and holidays. *Do not get too tired. *Eat at regular times, and do not skip meals. *Do not eat or drink anything, you think brings on a headache. *Limit the amount of tea, coffee and painkillers you use. *Watch your posture. Try to keep your neck straight. *Keep your muscles relaxed when you are not physically active. Try not to frown or tighten your jaw. *Restrict your physical activities in hot weather. *Avoid bright or flickering lights, loud noises or strong smells if they trigger headaches for you. *Remember the classic advice; “ati sarvatra varjayeth” or moderation in all things.

Hi doctor. When I was 6 months old I had polio however with the required care given I did not paralyzed me totally. But there is a weird thing my left leg is thinner and my right hand is thinner. Can you suggest me if there is any operation or any physiotherapy which I could use to strengthen these?

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Hi doctor. When I was 6 months old I had polio however with the required care given I did not paralyzed me totally. B...
Hello lybrate-user, fortunately you are with positive mind, definitely you should do exercises on order to prevent further dystrophy (wasting of muscles) and to build up strength, endurance and overall functional independence. Best advice for you is hire a physiotherapist who can treat you at your home after a proper assessment. For your left leg depending upon the evaluation and current status of your condition, you may need to do quadriceps strengthening, hamstrings strengthening, gastroc-soleus strengthening, adductor & abductor strengthening, tfl and gluteus medius maximus strengthen, gemellus superior/inferior strengthening. For right hand do elbow flexor and extensor strengthening, wrist flexor extensor strengthening, finger strengthening. Hope it helps. Take care.

My blood pressure normally has been 130 /90 From last 15 days it has come down to 115 /65. What could be cause of the same. Remedy I suffer from sleep apnea I also take.

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My blood pressure normally has been 130 /90 From last 15 days it has come down to 115 /65.
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More then 90% of migraine headache arises from NECK REGION.
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My mother is suffering from back cramp or spine problem. Her leg is also effected, it also become tight at night. Doctor's report told that it's not slip disc prob. My mother is in depression now thinking about paralysis attack. please help me.

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My mother is suffering from back cramp or spine problem. Her leg is also effected, it also become tight at night. Doc...
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How to be healthy at 62 along with diabetes type 2 ,hyper tension, nerves weakness kindly give me some economical tips thank you

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How to be healthy at 62 along with diabetes type 2 ,hyper tension, nerves weakness kindly give me some economical tip...
Eat a fig daily with a cup of milk, eat lesser than what you feel like, reduce dinner, take a date every week, take fruits like pomegranate and pineapple once in a week, be happy and tension free, Chew a pinch of kalonji seeds every morning, take a spoonful of honey every 10th day.exercise for 30 minutes a day in continuity or intermittently.salt, Sugar and fats to be in moderation . Take homeopathic sterculia A Q 5 drops in 1/4th cup water after breakfast daily Shyzigium Jambolinum Q 5 to 10 drops in water as per the severity of blood sugar level.

I am suffering from a nerve problems and sometime my hands stop working due to this. So will you help me.

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hello,take Kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Hypericum 1X , 2 tabs twice daily with warm water . Revert me after 10 days. Take care.

What can do for always open ours all veins for proper blood circulation. And also my tmj click. Any homely treatment remedy if any. Every day morning my both hands become suun awastha mai rehta hai.

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What can do for always open ours all veins for proper blood circulation. And also my tmj click. Any homely treatment ...
Do learn Stretching and Strengthening exercises from physiotherapist Elevation and Moving often as possible to all limbs Best Wishes.

I have migraine, I use paracetamol (at least 2 in a week). Is Paracetamol cause any side effect?

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Among the various analgesics used for headache paracetamol is safest. I will share some tips to decrease your headache episodes so that need for analgesics is decreased. Follow these lifestyle changes to avoid headache 1. Maintain regular sleep wake cycle, even on holiday's. 2. Don't skip meals. Take regular healthy diet with adequate fluids 3. Do not consume excess caffeine / carbohydrates / alcohol or smoke. 4. Exercise daily (aerobics and cardiovascular) 5. Identify your headache trigger and try to avoid it.
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