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Dr. Alurkar  - Neurologist, Pune

Dr. Alurkar

Neurologist, Pune

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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Alurkar is one of the best Neurologists in Rasta peth, Pune. Doctor is currently associated with KEM Hospital - Pune in Rasta peth, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alurkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Dementia - Can Heartburn Drugs Trigger It?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Dementia - Can Heartburn Drugs Trigger It?

If you check the recent scientific studies, then you will come to know that PPI drugs are treated as the popular medicines to treat heartburn troubles, but as the side-effect, you will face acute cognitive troubles. Your mental condition might get affected in various ways causing memory or concentration loss, decrease in brain ability and others. Though, these drugs are very safe but only effectively treating heartburn troubles, especially gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

How Dementia is related with PPI drugs? 
PPI drugs are normally recommended by doctors for treating heartburn issues, but if you are taking these drugs on a continuous basis, then you might face the unwanted signs or symptoms of dementia. This is a hardcore fact, and it has been observed by many reputed researchers of the present age. There are some commonest symptoms that can be observed due to dementia, and some of the prominent ones are as follows:-

  1. Beta-amyloid production: Beta-amyloid is a kind of protein and the growth of this specific protein increases to a great extent with the consistent intake of PPI drugs. This protein might lead to the increase in varied dementia signs, out of which the most severe kind of situation is Alzheimer's disease. This disease might get converted into dreadful condition at times, and this is the reason a regular or consistent intake of PPI drugs should be essentially avoided. If you are facing this condition, then you should report about the same to your doctor immediately. This protein is very toxic or harmful for the brain as your mental ability is being adversely affected. 
  2. Decrease of vitamin B12: If vitamin B12 decreases day by day, then acute mental disturbances will get invited. If you want to avoid this kind of condition, then nothing can be a better option other than avoiding PPI drugs. This is the only reason that doctors never recommend taking these drugs in an excessive limit. In fact, sometimes, these drugs are prescribed along with other potential medicines that can help in maintaining mental health in good condition. If you have got any family history of mental trouble, then you should reveal the same to your doctor so that strong PPI medicines are not prescribed for gastric troubles. In fact, there are few limitations among PPI drugs that are never to be prescribed by doctors and all the doctors should follow the same in a sincere manner. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Mother age is 70. Before 3 days she has paralytic attack on left side of body. She is admitted now in icu. Blood clots found in brain. She is semi conscious now. She understand if we talk to her. Please suggest some homeopathy or ayurvedic treatment. Now her BP is 130/95.3 days before her BP was 260 high.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Mother age is 70. Before 3 days she has paralytic attack on left side of body. She is admitted now in icu. Blood clot...
Hi. Your mother needs proper allopathy treatment care presently. You can go for ayurvedic or other forms of treatments once she is well and discharged for icu. You need to continue her allopathy medicinces as per your doctors advice. Take care.
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I am 52 years of age working in Govt service, I am suffering from insomnia for the last one decade, now I am taking clonazepam 0.5 MG tablet every night. Is it healthy or you suggest any other alternatives G. Vidyasagar Hyderabad.

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. * Eat food with a bowl of curd and after that off the light and go to sleep because after eating meal our brain become relax and sleep comes. • Drink a glass of milk at night daily. * Avoid the excess use of laptop and phone during night. They also cause sleeplessness. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Do not take stress. Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind.
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I have been suffering from headache since long time, I think it's might be due to 'migraines' and stressed life Mostly I feel pain on one side of head and also another symptoms of migrations are visible at the same time like Nausea, Light sensitivity, frequency of 2 times per week. Please advise what should I do now.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have been suffering from headache since long time, I think it's might be due to 'migraines' and stressed life Mostl...
Avoid triggers. If certain foods or odors seem to have triggered your migraines in the past, avoid them. Reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake and avoid tobacco. In general, establish a daily routine with regular sleep patterns and regular meals. In addition, try to control stress. Exercise regularly. Regular aerobic exercise reduces tension and can help prevent migraines. If your doctor agrees, choose any aerobic exercise you enjoy, including walking, swimming and cycling. Warm up slowly, however, because sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. Obesity is also thought to be a factor in migraine headaches, and regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight.
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If there is a situation of brain dead to a person then what is solution to cure it ? Please reply us fast.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
IF A NEUROLOGIST HAS DIAGNOSED PATIENT AS " BRAIN DEAD , IT MEANS THAT MOST OF THE PART OF BRAIN HAVE STOPPED FUNCTIONING,BUT BECAUSE VITAL FUNCTIONS LIKE HEART BEAT AND RESPIRATION ARE STILL GOING ON.THIS MEANS PATIENT IS LIVING LIKE A VEGETABLE STILL THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY OF HIM BECOMING CONCIOUS AGAIN.SOME PEOPLE MAY CONTINUE LIVING FOR MONTHS AND YEARS. IT CAN NOT BE CURED.YOU WILL HAVE TO EXCEPT THIS REALITY THAT PRACTICALLY HE IS ADEAD PERSON WHEN BRAIN IS DEAD. ORGAN DONATION AND TRYING TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE IN NEED OF LIVE ORGANS LIKE 2 KIDNEYS LIVER HEART ETC HE CAN GIVE HEALTH TO 5 PEOPLE. CONTACT RENAL FOUNDATION OF INDIA IF YOU WANT THIS GOOD WORK DONE. MY CONSOLATIONS FOR YOUR LOSS.
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1) Does excess masturbation lead to cancer? 2) does it lead to any other disease such as myasthenia gravis OR parkinson disease?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
1) Does excess masturbation lead to cancer?
2) does it lead to any other disease such as myasthenia gravis OR parkins...
Hi there masturbation (excess needs more elaboration) does not cause or lead to cancer or any other disease that you have quoted.
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My father is 76 years old. Has a history of seizure, hypertension. He is suffering from low sodium and potassium since 8 Aug 15. And since then he's been in and out of hospital. We are consulting a neurologist from a reputed hospital but his condition isnt any better in all these days. Pls suggest who should we meet for further advice. Thanks.

MBBS,J.R. Neurology
General Physician,
Dyselectrolytemia is the cause of his seizures. Serum sodium and potassium have very small normal ranges and its crucial to maintain both. It does take time for it to normalize at his age so you should have patience. Proper fluid intake and diet is a must. He should be screened for any endocrinological etiology. Neurology consultation is mandatory. Take care.
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My son went through surgery for adenoids in 2009 and was 4 years at that time. Now again, he has enlarged adenoids, his growth is very slow. Does he have to go through surgery again or is there any alternative options to avoid surgery and avoid recurring again and help him with his growth.

MBBS; DNB; DLO; AFIL
ENT Specialist, Hyderabad
If any remanents are left over after the previous surgery there is always a chance of adenoids to recur. Please consult ent once.
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I have problem related to the brain because some time I forget what was I doing and I consulted many neurologists they told that it's a type of epilepsy so please tell me what should I do now.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy, 6-month Internship
Psychologist, Madurai
I have problem related to the brain because some time I forget what was I doing and I consulted many neurologists the...
Every time you recover from the episodes of seizures (" forget what you are doing), please note what kind of activities you were doing, time, your emotional state etc. This may help to figure out some ways for better management of your problem. Nadisuddi technique from pranayama, which is a technique of yoga, properly learned and regularly practiced can help you by calming down your nervous impulses in the brain and increasing oxygen levels.
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