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Dr. S. Sontakke

Neurologist, Pune

Dr. S. Sontakke Neurologist, Pune
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. S. Sontakke is a renowned Neurologist in Sadashiv peth, Pune. He is currently practising at Poona Hospital & Research Centre in Sadashiv peth, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S. Sontakke on Lybrate.com.

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What is brain tumor and what are the symptoms of if and what is the solution of this disease.

Mch neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Mohali
symptoms of the brain tumours are headache, vomiting visual loss seizures weakness in any part of body and personality changes. However these symptoms have to be evaluated by the specialist to order scanning further. Brain tumours are sporadic occurence in general public. Depending upon there location and categories treatment varies from surgery or combination of surgery chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
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Respected doctor, my son is 3 1/2 year old and is suffering from epilepsy, as now at this stage he sits properly, but not standing or walking and not talking as little bit he is trying now but not up to that level, the treatment is going through" neurosuregon" as epilepsy medicine is being given to him the response is good. Please guide me what are the chances & how many days it will take & what are the medicines & excercises for him.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, fellowship in interventional neuroradiology
Neurologist, Udaipur
Is there some history of delayed cry or perinatal anoxic ischaemic insult as he is having delayed milestones. It seems that he is having cerebral palsy. Needs evaluation by neurologist.
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Hi I had fallen from staircase and suffered head injury on 30 Jan 2005, I was in sense and my left eye surrounding was black for around two months, even I don't remember events between 30 Jan - 08 Feb2005. I was treated by a neurologist I recovered from that head injury. But after sometimes I felt I lost my smelling sense. And I am hypertensive taking losartan 25 mg twice in a day. Can my lost smelling sense be cured?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
In most cases a trial of steroids is appropriate (prednisolone by mouth) but beyond this there are a range of simple, medical and surgical treatment options depending on the cause and the perceived severity.
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Sir is this common that numbness bellow abdomen & tingling at around hips. If a person (46 years old male) has spine Tb (dorsal 6 7) since last four month.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take Consultation with Neuro Physican and Chest physician and take appropriate Therapy best wishes.
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My mother age 82 years suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. acute pain at lower left jaw in mount. At present taking Gabapentinne 300 Tegritol 100 mg. Due to age, we are giving only in night. M R I has done twice. Doctors advice not to operate. Sometimes very a cute pain. Advice pls.

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Faridabad
Dosage of tegritol and gabapentin can be increased as the dosage you mentioned are minimal and there are other multiple medicine that can be given.
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Numbness, burning sensation and pain which keep shifting in the soles of foot. I seek homeopathic remedy. I am type 2 diabetic.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
These are features of peripheral neuropathy. It is more common in diabetics. You should have strict control of blood sugar through diet restriction, exercise and antidiabetic medicines. Apart from this you should take multivitamins containing Vit B12, Folic acid, Niacin, pyridoxine etc.
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I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world seems dreamy dreamy, fear in public, foggy and distorted vision always thinking how I ll cum out of this. Please help since 2 years I am having this eating vegetables and fruits but still its not curable. Rply and tell me whether slowly slowly this scary symptoms will vanish or not. One of psychologist told me there no no medicine to cure anxiety eat healthy n sleep healthy is the only way to cure it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
The psychologist who told there is no medicine to cure anxiety is a quack (non-medico), trying to portray he knows everything. It s easy for you to google and find there are wonderful medicines for anxiety, but should be taken with psychiatrist advise only. Anxiety occurs due to reduced Serotonin levels/ transmission in the mind (brain), when SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) are given, this is restored and the symtpoms resolve in 2-6 weeks. Kindly do not consult many quacks (non-medical, yappers) in this forum and in reality, who know nothing about medicine, but use prefix as doctors and behave like medical doctors advising innocent people like you wrongly.
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I have severe headache from one year. I think this disease is migraine. What the medicines to get to cure the disease. What the treatment is done for this disease and cost for surgery?

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
Hello Lybrate user, the symptoms like intense headache, sensitivity to light, sound, and vomiting etc.; are symptoms of migraine headache. Drink plenty of water (8-9 glass per day), have enough sleep,  avoid stress, avoid certain food which triggers headache. Take homeopathy treatment for migraine, it is safe, natural and holistic way of treatment. Homeopathic medicines like Natrum, spige etc works great for headache complaints. Chronic type of headache needs constitutional treatment for complete relief and cure. You can consult me online (audio/video). Message back for first free consultation (excluding medicine and shipping charges). Take care.
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Left side of my father does not working properly due to got a paralysis attack 4 year ago. Will my father came out from this illness ?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
No. Paralysis is permanent damage. Whatever recovery he could have made, he would have already made it within the first few months itself. Take precautions so that it does not recur again.
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Dear Doctor, Is meditation and deep breathing exercise can rid off my epilepsy? I have dissociative disorder and I am taking levipil 500 twice daily and venlite OD 100mg once after dinner and lonazep MD 0.5mg (1/2---1/2---1. please help.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Epilepsy n dissociative disorders r different. Not sure from your account from which you r suffering. May be both. Your treating doctor will decide how long you have to take medication. You can side by side try for psychotherapy for dissociative disorder. Thanks.
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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
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 have 2 problems. 1) I am suffering from migraine for about 2 years, daily morning head pains very badly sometime it remains for 7 days. 2) I have dhaat problem, this problem is from 18 years, I have tried many medicine but none has worked, even I am from Ayurveda field, daily night some white substance flows from my penis, please advice some really good medicine. Thank you.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
1. 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. 2. This fluid coming out is semen .Semen, also known as seminal fluid, is an organic fluid that contains sperms. It is secreted by the sexual glands. Semen coming out at night is also called Night fall or Nocturnal emission or Wet dreams. Do not be tensed about this issue. It is normal at your age. It is not an illness but a natural phenomenon by which old sperms come out and make space for new sperms. New sperms are produced continuously in our body by pushing away the older ones. It does not cause any physical harm or weakness.
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Hi, I am feeling tingling and shivering in my left side arm and leg nearly elbow and knee. I feel this condition from last approximately 10 days. Please let me know what is this?

MBBS
General Physician,
This may be due to the demylination of peripheral nervous system may be duevto some injury you should consult a medical specialist.
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I am facing insomnia problems at night which keeps me tired the whole day. How do bring back my normal sleep?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am giving you some tips for sound sleep and early awaking in morning follow advises given below: 1. Strict to sleep time schedule 2. Do regular physical activity 3. Regular meditation/ yoga, i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) One thing i want to tell you that if you can relax your mind by Rajyoga meditation than you can reduce your sleep upto 5-6 hour and you will feel fresh and active 4. Avoid tea coffee after 7 pm 5. You can wash your face and feet at bedtime 6. Avoid daytime sleep 7. You can use alarm and gradually reduce your waking time by 15 minutes Consult me if symptom persist
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Child is having autism. His weight -15 kg, age-5 years old. Please suggest a diet.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Autism spectrum disorders (asd) are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially. To reduce a child's symptoms of autism, parents often try alternative treatments such as specialized diets. Lately, the gluten-free/casein-free diet has grown in popularity. Some parents report improvements in autism symptoms with this dietary regimen. Little research has been done, though, on the gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism. When following this strict elimination diet, all foods containing gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein (found in milk and dairy products) are removed from the child's daily food intake.
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I am 49 M, having Parkinson. Left side more affected. No relief from treatment. Please proscribe treatment which should be permanent.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Please consult for it. Saying you frankly that I need to see your reports. And I have made many parkinson's patient comfortable too. But before that, need to see reports.
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I am 53 years old, I am suffering from depression and ocd since 2005, taking medicines from the psychiatrist from the last 10 years. I am also suffering from insomnia and I cannot sleep without medicines. Please let me know whether depression, insomnia and ocd are curable or not.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hello , as you are following the instructions given by your doctor you are doing it. As such with the above duration mentioned these are controllable but one can not say that these are not curable. Most of the time one may need to take medicines life long also. This may not be applicable to you, I am generalizing the issue and mentioning you.
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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, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, for curing alzheimer's so far nothing has come clinically. Of course we would like to research all the possible ones. Research findings to become clinically relevant needs more time and more replication of findings in different population. For preventing probably all healthy food habit may be helpful. May not be alzheimer's alone, generally any dementia, especially vascular ones.
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I am having severe pain in my left cheek only when am in A/C or cold. I can not able to sit properly at work due to this pain. I am a patient of diabetic and a seizure. please suggest me some advice I want instant relief. Can this be relief by a pain killer.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Your symptoms could be suggestive of trigeminal neuralgia. Proper evaluation can help us to find the cause. It can be treated with medications.
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I am 45yrs old male since last 5/6 months I am feeling numbness on my right arm' s three finger. It d' nt pain but feel uncomfortable. What is this? I don' t understand please suggest me.

MCh Ortho, ATLS (AIIMS), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Kolkata
You could be having compression of a nerve (most likely median nerve) around the wrist. Please get an ncv done of your right arm find out whether your nerves are functioning properly. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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