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Dr. Shekhar G Patil

Neurologist, Mumbai

Dr. Shekhar G Patil Neurologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Shekhar G Patil is a trusted Neurologist in Powai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shekhar G Patil on Lybrate.com.

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I am 25year old. My hand vibrate. Please Dr. Help me. I am not drink alcohol regular. Only occasionally.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
The cause of shaking of hands are * muscular weakness in hands * improper neurological functions of hand nerves * restlessness of body * deficiency of nutrition in body. To get relief from shaking of hands * give a balanced diet with vegetables, cereals, milk, fruits. Sit in the sun rays for atleast 8-10 minutes daily. * do bhramari pranayam twice a day. Practice sarwangasan and sit with the gyan mudra in hands. These asans & mudra calm down your brain & relieve from nervousness & restlessness. * take rogan badam (almond oil) and put it 1/2 tea spoon in a glass of milk and drink it in the morning. * take 2 teaspoon of ashvagandharistha added in a glass of water once a day
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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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1) suffering from parkinson for more than 28 years. 2) age 57, male, weight around 35-40kg recent diagnosis 1) 2 months back pet scan was done diagnosis-ed as psp medications 1) syndopa plus tab 2 times, pacitine, neurobian, amantrel night 2) recent prescriptions of syndopa plus 3 times a day aggravated 3) increasing of pacitine 2 times, straining my eyes observations 1) morning I am feeling stable till I take syndopa plus. Syndopa is causing sudden walking imbalance and walking on toes. Syndopa is slightly improving grip but not able to walk 2) amantrel started taking morning, night and stopped syndopa causing acute weakness after 2 days becoming extremely weak 3) by taking amantrel night and morning and taking syndopa plus tab in the morning and 1tab syndopa in the evening improved slightly 4) syndopa full tab is having effect for 3-4 hours, tab is having effect 2-3 hours 5) after syndopa effect I am becoming stable again am able todo little work 6) frequent urination in night (male incontinence due to parkinson?) what options? questions 1) any alternative prescription for syndopa so that I can improve my walking condition 2) frequent urinals any way to control. 3) after syndopa drug intake, problem to perform any work 4) amantrel is having stabilizing effect, syndopa causing walking imbalance so how I can I improve my condition?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Neurologist,
Parkinson's disease-kampavata (a neurological disorder) parkinson's disease is a neurological disease, or brain disorder, that leads to progressive difficulty with balance and coordination. In people who have parkinson's disease, nerve cells in a region of the brain known as the substantia nigra become damaged or die. These cells are important because they produce the chemical dopamine, which helps to coordinate body movement-basal ganglia. When dopamine-producing cells degenerate/die, the areas in the brain that control movement can no longer function properly, and symptoms of parkinson's disease eventually develop. Parkinson? s disease prevalence:- parkinson's disease can affect anyone, but it most often occurs in people who are over the age of 50. Only 15 percent of parkinson's disease patients are diagnosed before they are 50 years old. The prevalence of parkinson's disease is nearly the same in both men and women, and recovery rate is more in men. People with a family history of parkinson's may have a higher risk of developing the disease, but parkinson's disease is rarely attributed to genetics alone. Parkinson's disease symptoms symptoms of parkinson's disease usually develop after about 80 percent of the brain's dopamine-producing cells are lost. The main symptoms of parkinson's disease include? tremors (kampam)- tremulousness (uncontrolled shaking or trembling) of the hands, arms, legs, face, body is often one of the first indicators of parkinson's disease? rigidity. Profound stiffness or an inability to easily move the arms, legs, and trunk, pain and stiffness on neck muscles is another hallmark of parkinson's? bradykinesia:- describes the unnaturally slow movements that are characteristic of people with parkinson's disease? poor balance- parkinson's disease affects balance, leading to difficulty walking and impaired coordination. The symptoms of parkinson's are generally mild at first, but become more severe over time, until they eventually interfere with your daily routine. This is usually the point when treatment is recommended. The outlook for people with parkinson's disease parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive condition, which means it is a lifelong disease that worsens over time when it is not treated properly. Each individual's situation is different, but in general, the first symptoms of parkinson's disease usually don't require treatment and may be restricted to one area or one side of the body. Movement of symptoms to the other side of the body? tremors that become more pronounced and interfere with activities? bradykinesia, or slow movement, that becomes disabling? difficulty with hand writing? impaired swallowing and chewing? speech that becomes monotone? poor balance and repeated falls? slow, shuffling gait (manner of walking)? stooped posture? facial expressions that become stiff and blank? chronic constipation? poor bladder control? sleep disturbances this progression is gradual in most people, but it may happen faster in some than others. Understandably, stress caused by the progression of the disease can lead to anxiety and depression. Ayurveda treatment: there is cure for parkinson's disease with ayurveda treatment, with ayurveda medicines and treatments we can relieve symptoms, slow down the progression and then we can completely arrest further degeneration of the of the cells, thereby we can completely control and cure the disease. If you are diagnosed with parkinson's disease, it is important to work closely with your medical team, so your medications can be regularly adjusted to help you remain as functional as possible for as long as possible. As far as parkinson's disease is concerned this is a brain related issue, so will surely effect the mind; so I recommend 49% treatment to patients and 51% treatment to family members.
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I have headache almost 10 years I'm also consulted my doctor my doctor told me have migraine problem doctor suggest me a lemolate tab I'm taking this medicine after that my headache is not relief pls sir I have no idea about this headache problem. If any medicine and suggestions for me. Thank you.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I have headache almost 10 years I'm also consulted my doctor my doctor told me have migraine problem doctor suggest m...
Dear lybrate-user For homeo treatment you should send me the details as there are so many reasons of migrane. Nonetheless, there are therapies you can try at home to relieve your migraine pain, 1. Drink water 2. Drink caffeine as Caffeine can restrict blood vessels, it can lessen pain, it’s a constituent of some pain over-the-counter pain medicines, but it can also trigger headaches for some people,” Grosberg said. “If someone uses caffeine excessively, it can cause a rebound headache, making existing headaches worse.” 3. Tying a headband around the head 4. Fish oil Enthusiasts claim that fish oil reduces inflammation and works by restricting the blood vessels in your temples. Grosberg said there's no sound evidence, but he recommends trying it. 5. Peppermint oil Rub it on the part of your head that hurts. 6. Eat ginger or take ginger capsules.
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Is there a treatment for migraine problem. I have been facing this from past 7 years and it has come to through heredity. Thank you in advance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For headache take tablet paracetamol and Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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Sir I feel numbness and shocking like electric shock in my right hand. What symptoms of this decease and how to cure. Plzzz suggest me sir plzzz plzzz.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Sir I feel numbness and shocking like electric shock in my right hand. What symptoms of this decease and how to cure....
It might be of muscle strain or of nerve deficit Do Take an Nerve conduction study and do consult Neuro physician and take appropriate Therapy best wishes.
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One of my friend complete the migraine course bt sometimes he vomit due to headache what suggestion n advice should I give to him plzz tell?

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
It is due to increased pittadosha due to this vomiting occurred. So take syears pathyadi kadha. Two tsp twice a day. Don't take spicy food.
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I get my hand shivered whenever I feel angry and fear. Is this problem related to any nerves problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
It is due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation I can give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult me for further management
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Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who choose to take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
As such there is no evidence to proof but it varies from individuals but restrictions to certain duration would be helpful.
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I have very serious problem of migraine, whenever I get tensed about something my head starts aching and I feel like scratching the walls. What should I do doctor?

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
I have very serious problem of migraine, whenever I get tensed about something my head starts aching and I feel like ...
The main cause of migraine could be anxiety and depression try to come out of this till then ergotamine preparation can be tired.
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Dear Sir/Madam I am from Raipur (CG). I am writing this mail regarding best treatment of my father as he has been diagnosed Parkinson. He has first diagnosed Parkinson in the year 2013. He is taking medicines as prescribed by the doctors. His current situation is as under: He is not having any visible tremors. He is not able to walk properly be cause he feels very light in his left leg and not able to lift that leg while walking. Some times lost balance while walking and standing. Most importantly, now he is feeling heavy weakness in his body and refused to go out of house. Always tend to be in bed. Feeling heavy in head from mid night and not able to have healthy sleep at night. Day by Day his problem of walking/ balancing/ weakness is increasing. He went through many investigations like: MRI brain, Spinal cord, Many CT scans and other blood test. Sir, Hear by requesting you to please guide me for his proper treatment and for better diagnosis of his increasing weakness. I will send all his reports and others documents if required. Again requesting you to guide me for his better diagnosis and treatment.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Dear Sir/Madam
 I am from Raipur (CG). I am writing this mail regarding best treatment of my father as he has been di...
Dear lybrate-user, Your father needs revision of all medications. He might be getting inadequate medicine for his parkinson disease. There are also other medication for parkinson disease apart from Syndopa. After adding those medicine your father will get improvement. Right now your father is also suffering from depression which is very common in parkinson disease and old age people. I want to add other medicine also for depression. With proper revision, he will get further improvement. All d best!
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I am suffering from left hemiplegia after a stroke on 10th september 2014. Acute infarct right basal ganglia and right radiata. Mild diffuse atorphy. Please suggest if it can be treated. Unable to move properly.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
It will take time. Take the medications as prescribed by doctor. Also take dvt prophylaxis. Continue physiotherapy. For details you can have a word with me on private chat.
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I have been suffering from migraine for last 9 years. The severe headache have affected me very badly please suggest some medication to get rid out off this. Just want to know whether migraine is curable and what habits should I inculcate to reduce its frequency. Please provide me information regarding medications and habits to follow to overcome this pain. Thank you so much.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I have been suffering from migraine for last 9 years. The severe headache have affected me very badly please suggest ...
Dear lybrate user migraine is severe headache having throbbing pain at one side food such as cheeses, salty food may trigger migraine drinks specially wine stress at work or home cause migraine sleeplessness or getting too much sleep. Avoid all factors that trigger migraine eat regularly & do not skip meal regularise a sleep schedule exercise regularly quit smoking when symptom persists lie down in dark, silent place get some sleep avoid eating drink only water apply cold compresses on forehead take equal quantity of carrot n spinach juice mix it take homeopathy medicine belladonna 200 thrice daily for 3 days revert back privately thanks.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foo...
There is no conclusive documented evidence that any food or medicine per se" cures" alzheimer's. Foods like almonds, foods containing omega fatty acids like fish and shells are said to prolog the onset of alzheimer's but the findings are not validated by trials and studies.
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Seems like I am suffering from insomnia for last 1 year and got problem in my college work. Pliz help me out.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Dear, These are some instructions & methods for good sleep: • Frequent oil massage of head with oil relax your mind and enhances sleep. You can also do foot massage daily it destress you. • Do not take stress. Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Avoid sleep during day time as it makes it harder to fall asleep at night. •Try to sleep early at night. Do not think during sleep. Do exercise and long walk daily. • Avoid to take sleeping pills because these are habit forming drugs and these drugs disturb your normal sleep pattern. • Take a bowl of curd daily in afternoon and one glass of milk at night daily.
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I have smocking habit. Some times I recognized that my hands are shaking. But recently I stopped drinking and smocking now also my hands are shaking what can I do?

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello, smoking is bad habit you should not smoke, but you have to leave this gradually. If you left suddenly so you have face these problems. Take some multivitamins and some chewing gums. Orbit or happydent to avoid smoking.
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I am from mumbai and require to ask one query about my dad. My dad have got a paralytic attack on his back head and even he is suffering from sponderlysis. He is not able to walk precisely and not able to live a life like common man as he is completely loosed his confidence level. Can you help me

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. By paralytic attack, do you mean cva or some clot in brain types? I will advise seeing his condition to consult a neurophysician, some medications for strengthening like vitamin b12 supplementation and one for brain can be given but mainstay will be intensive physical therapy under supervision of a trained physiotherapist. Adequate calcium and vitamin d supplementation to maintain bone strength should also be given because he is not mobilizing much which may make his bones osteoporotic. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Brain Stroke

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Brain Stroke

Brain Stroke:

  1. Occurs suddenly
  2. There is neurological problem or paralysis (lakwa)
  3. It may be temporarily or permanent
  4. May lead to sudden dearth 

Symptoms:

1. Sudden trouble in walking, co-ordination, balance

2. Sudden dizziness

3. Sudden sever headache

4. Sudden numbness or weakness of face / arm/ leg- specially on one side

5. Sudden confusion/ problem in understanding

6. Sudden speech problem

7. Sudden problem in vision (seeing) in one or both eyes

Cause:

  1. Blockage of an blood vessel in the brain by a clot
  2. Rupture of blood vessel in the brain.

Treatment:

  1. Time is crucial- to reverse or reduce the damage to brain cells . brain cells die within minutes to few hours and do not regenerate - thus lead to permanent loss of function.
  2. A clot bursting drug is required to be given within 3-6 hrs.
  3. Blood thinning medicine are to be continued for a long time
  4. Progress in the disease is continuous process and continues for years

Prevention:

By controlling risk factors like

  1. High BP
  2. Diabetes
  3. Heart disease
  4. Obesity
  5. Smoking
  6. Alcohol consumption
  7. Diet regulation
  8. Regular exercise

Recognize the symptoms of stroke and  act immediately – to take the patent to hospital.

Hi, I am struggling with insomnia. I have worked in night shifts before. Last month I changed my job. From that moment, I am feeling depression. Anxiety. And other problems. How can I change my night life.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am struggling with insomnia. I have worked in night shifts before. Last month I changed my job. From that momen...
First you need to deal with your depression, anxiety and other problems. These are troubling you aplenty to keep you awake. You may reach out to a counselor, if you need help. Do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques at night will be tremendously useful. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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Sleep Apnea and Its Link to Heart Failure

DM - Cardiology, MD-Internal Medicine , MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Sleep Apnea and Its Link to Heart Failure

We're all guilty of making fun of snorers, but sometimes this snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is not continuous and may start and stop many times while asleep. This affects the quality of your sleep and in turn can affect many aspects of your health including your cardiovascular health. Here's how:

High Blood Pressure: When a sleep apnea patient's breathing stops, the oxygen levels in the blood also suddenly fall. This can increase your blood pressure. High blood pressure means that the heart muscles need to work harder to pump blood through the body.

Cardiomyopathy: As a result of high blood pressure, the heart walls may become thicker and the heart muscles become stiffer. This is known as Cardiomyopathy. As this condition worsens, the heart becomes weaker and is unable to maintain a regular rhythm. This can eventually lead to heart failure.

Arrhythmia: An irregular heartbeat is also known as Arrhythmia. This may also be related to the changes in the heart's structure that follow the drop in blood oxygen levels. In many cases, Arrhythmia has no visible symptoms and can often go undiagnosed. This can result in the formation of blood clots in the atria which can lead to a stroke.

Sleep apnea is easy to diagnose. If the doctor feels that you show symptoms of sleep apnea, you may be asked to stay on the hospital overnight and undergo a sleep evaluation. This tests a variety of body functions including brain activity, eye movements, heart rate, breathing patterns and blood oxygen levels.

Treatment for sleep apnea depends on the causes for this condition. If you are overweight, regular exercise and a change in diet can help you lose the excess weight and cure sleep apnea. Similarly, if your sleep apnea is triggered by an allergy, treating the allergy can help cure the sleep apnea. Other forms of treatment for sleep apnea may include:

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP): This is a machine which pumps air into the body through a nasal mask. By keeping the pressure in the machine higher than normal air pressure the upper airway passages are kept open and hence the quality of your sleep is improved. An auto CPAP machine can modulate the air pressure such that it is higher when you inhale and lower when you exhale.;

Oral devices: Your doctor may suggest oral devices that allow you to keep your mouth open while you sleep. This is easier to use than CPAP machine but less effective. Surgery is the last resort when it comes to treatment for sleep apnea.

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