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Dr. Sarbani Raha

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology

Neurologist, Vadodara

19 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Dr. Sarbani Raha is an experienced Neurologist in Makarpura, Vadodara. Doctor has over 19 years of experience as a Neurologist. Doctor is a qualified MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology . Doctor is currently practising at Child Neurology and Epilepsy Clinic in Makarpura, Vadodara. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sarbani Raha on has an excellent community of Neurologists in India. You will find Neurologists with more than 38 years of experience on Find the best Neurologists online in Vadodara. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar - 2000
MD - Paediatrics - MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar - 2004
Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology - Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai - 2009
Awards and Recognitions
Paper published on Spectrum of MECP2 Gene Mutatios in a Cohort of Indian Patients with Rett Syndrome : Report of two Novel Mutations
Paper published on Neurocognitive And Neurobehavioral Disabilities in Epilepsy with Electrical Status Epilepticus in Slow Sleep (ESES) and Related Syndromes
Paper published on Novel Mutations in Cyclin , Dependent Kinase , Like 5 (CDKL5) Gene in Indian Cases of Rett Syndrome
Paper published on Acute Infantile Encephalopathy Predominantly Affecting the Frontal Lobes (AIEF)
Paper published on Nonparaneoplastic Anti , N , Methyl D , Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis : A Case Series of Four Children
Paper published on Biotinidase Deficiency Presenting as Recurrent Myelopathy in a 7 , Year , Old Boy and a Review of the Literature
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)


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Brain Stroke: Things You Must Know

Homeopath, Ajmer
Brain Stroke: Things You Must Know

A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. It can threaten major physical functions and can prove to be fatally dangerous at times. The brain stem which is placed right above the spinal cord controls the breathing, heartbeat and levels of blood pressure. It is also in charge of controlling some elementary functions such as swallowing, hearing, speech and eye movements

What are the different types of strokes?
There are three main kinds of stroke: ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes and transient ischemic attacks. The The most common type of brain stroke is the ischemic stroke is caused by narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain, which prevents the proper supplyof of blood to the brain. Sometimes it so happens that the blood clot that has formed elsewhere in the body have travelled via the blood vessels and has been trapped in the blood vessel which provides blood to the brain. When the supply of blood to a part of the brain is hindered, the tissue in that area dies off owing to lack of oxygen. The other variant of brain stroke is termed as hemorrhagic stroke is caused when the blood vessels in and around the brain burstor or leak. Strokes need to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible in order to minimize brain damage.

What are the common symptoms of a brain stroke?
The symptoms of the brain stroke are largely dependent on the area of the brain that has been affected. It can interfere with normal functioning, such as breathing and talking and other functions which human beings can perform without thinking such as eye movements or swallowing. Since all the signals from the brain as well as other parts of the body traverse through the brain stem, the interruption of blood flow often leads to numbness or paralysis in different parts of the body.

Who is likely to have a stroke?
Anyone is at a risk of developing brain stroke although ageing is directly proportional to the risk of having a stroke. Not only that an individual with a family history of brain stroke or transient ischemic attack is at a higher risk of developing stroke. People who have aged over 65 accounts for about 33 percent of all brain strokes. It is important to point here that individuals with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cholesterol, cancer, autoimmune diseases and some blood disorders are at a higher risk of developing brain stroke.

There are a few factors which can increase the risk of developing stroke beyond any control. But there are certain lifestyle choices as well which aids in controlling the chances of being affected by stroke. It is crucial to refrain from long-term hormone replacement therapies as well as birth control pills, smoking, lack of physical activity, excessive use of alcohol and drug addiction. A brain stroke is a life-threatening medical condition, and when an individual has symptoms that resemble that of stroke, it is crucial to seek immediate medical help.

Treatment for stroke:

  • Treatment depends on the type of stroke.
  • Ischemic strokes can be treated with 'clot-busting' drugs.
  • Hemorrhagic strokes can be treated with surgery to repair or block blood vessel weaknesses.
  • The most effective way to prevent strokes is through maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What is TPA?
TPA is a thrombolytic or a “Clot Buster” drug. This clot buster is used to break-up the clot that is causing a blockage or disruption in the flow of blood to the brain and helps restore the blood flow to the area of the brain. It is given by intravenous (IV). This can be given only within 45.5 hrs of the onset of symptoms

Time is brain

Remember Every second Loss means brain cells die.

Rush to the nearest Stroke Centre whenever you experience such symptoms.

You can save the brain cells dying if you reach within 4.5 hrs by the CLOT BUSTER. 

Endovascular procedures:
Another treatment option is an endovascular procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, strongly recommended, in whichtrained  trained doctors try  removing a large blood clot bysending sending a wired-caged device called a stent retriever, to the site of the blocked blood vessel in the brain

Stroke prevention:
The good news is that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. It startswith with managing keyrisk risk factors, including 

More than half of all strokes are caused by uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure, making it the most important risk factor to control. 

The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation ("rehab"). In stroke rehab, a team of health professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist. Homoeopathic Remedies which may be helpful during stroke or after stroke: Creategus, Terminalia Arjuna, Arnica, Glonoine, Glycyrrhiza Glabra, Lachesis, Opium, Staphysagria, Gelsemium, Phosphorous etc. 

Note : Do not take any Homoeopathic medicine without consulting any Homoeopath.

I am diagnosed with migraine. I was prescribed with a tablet, flunarin 10 mg. But it is just to prevent migraine. But it aches severely and pain does not stop and normal painkillers do not work on the pain. So what do I do?

Homeopath, Lucknow
The migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe. Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. Most of the disease now day's are psychosomatic in nature. It's very well treated by classical homeopathic remedies consult with details. I am available foronline consultation. Till then eat well sleep well and avoid stress related situation .and try find out what are things going around you against your will.

I am diabetic for almost 12 years. I am taking diacrom xr 60 and janumet 1000/50 for last one year. I am a physical active person of 46 years. My HbA1c last time was 7.8. I have little numbness on my right thigh on right side. This numbness I feel only on the upper part like on skin. Sometimes i have a pinching pain for secons. I want to know does this have any coneection with my Diabetes also please let me know what check ups I should undergo at this stage.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi Thanks for your query. I am Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. Your thigh pain and a feeling of numbness should not be related to your diabetes. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena

I have been diagnosed for migran and doctor told there is no cure for it in allopathy. Can it be cured using any other science like aayurveda or homeopathy or unani ad if yes what measures to be taken.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes
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My wife recently got facial paralysis where her lips and eyes had a swelling and ear and neck burning like anything. This 2nd time after 4 months she got this. Now she is ok however Need your advice if its become critical in future or why this happening again and again and also what's cost for one MRI.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
Hi Amit, Recurring facial palsy may be due to nerve irritation from environmental conditions, do not exposure to cold drafts for longer periods. You can consult for Homeopathic treatment which aims to cure that sensitivity. Cost of MRI brain will be around Rs. 5000/-
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Sir I am facing this issue last 24 yrs. I have done MRI lot of times and got the issue of Seizure disorder in my report. From beginning to till now I have used lot of medicine starting from Tagretol ,Dilantin, epsolin. Currently I am taking EPTOIN three times daily. Sir I am very much depressed and I have lost all my carrier because of this stuff. Sir is it really curable. I am really depressed and frustrated. I still face seizure attack occasionally. And the biggest side effect is memory power and I felt very lazy myself. Pleaes help with your valuable suggestion.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Pharmacy, 6-month Internship, Diploma in Mental Health care & Counseling
Psychologist, Madurai
Dear Lybrate user, Firstly, you have to accept the fact that you have a chronic disease that can't be cured (at least for the time being), at the same time it can be controlled to a great extent by continuous medical treatment. Yes, acceptance dissolves. Secondly, it's the need of the hour to modify your lifestyle and career path as well, after assessment of yourself entire personality and limitations. Don't loose heart. We (mental health professionals) are here to help to put you on the right track.
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Hi Sir, My 3 years baby boy has mild autism. I have started GAPS diet last 12 to 13 days. He feel more hungry and crying maximum time. Not interested any activities and feeling more tried. Don't know the reason for his cry. What I do, am I continue the diet or stop it. Please reply any body. Thanks.

Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Hi Sir, My 3 years baby boy has mild autism. I have started GAPS diet last 12 to 13 days. He feel more hungry and cry...
If the child is very irritated you can stop it first put the child to regular schedule. A visual schedule to be precise. Work on his receptive language for a couple of days and then start cutting down his food items one by one. So if he is irritated he will be able to show his needs or his requirments with the visual chart. Also putty or other toys which help him to relax can be used.

I am 20 years old, some times I have leg nerve should be straight and painful, how to control this. Ex: exercise time, cool climate, playing time.

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
1. You can apply volini gel 1% local application twice a day for 3-5 days 2. Hot fomentation twice a day for 3 days I am giving to some common reasons for leg pain 1. Generalized weakness 2. Anaemia 3. Physical exertion and any trauma 4. Lack of protein in diet 5. Any infection present on leg or foot 6. Muscle weakness 7. Abrupt start/ stop of physical exercise 8. Vit d and calcium deficiency get your following test done and review with reports vitamin b12 vitamin d consult with report.
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Whenever I am physically intimate with a girl or even if I suspect eminent intimacy, I begin to tremble uncontrollably. This makes me feel quite awkward and I have no control on ejaculation too. Also this is not the only time it happens. While working or doing some things in front of my seniors I feel the same problem. Is this a treatable disorder? Is there perhaps some sort of quick fix solution? Can you suggest some drugs to treat this? Do I have anxiety and panic disorder?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, you do show signs of anxiety in terms of expectations. There is no quick fix and it is best to resolve it with some work on emotional therapy. Understanding your feelings and how to deal with it successfully is the key. There may be some root cause for this condition from childhood or your past. There may have been undue parental expectation or you may have developed high and perhaps unrealistic expectation of yourself too. These expectations could cause early ejaculation in sex because of getting overly excited. Meet with a counselor and determine the contribution to further help deal with your condition.
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