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Which doctor to consult for migraine

Asked anonymously on 1st April, 2022 at 4:55 pm
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Last edited on 7th Apr 2022 at 2:09 pm

This page will help you in finding doctors who can treat migraine effectively - Neurologists.

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Last edited on 1st Mar 2022 at 1:51 pm

This certainly seems to be more severe, and depression could be a symptom but the underlying disorder could be something else, we believe that our page will help you find trustworthy doctors to treat your memory-related issues - Neurologists.

 

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Last edited on 18th Feb 2022 at 12:50 pm

For dyslexia generally, neurologists treat patients, but we will link you to both pages for your convenience, hope it helps - Neurologists and Psychiatrists.

 

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Answered on 28th Jan 2022 at 1:10 pm

We suggest booking an appointment with a neurosurgeon for their issue, refer our page to find doctors with a significant contribution in this field - Neurosurgeons.

 

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Last edited on 25th Feb 2022 at 1:27 pm

 As your headache is 2-3 times a week, it needs to be treated. It could be Migraine. Please meet a Neurologist near you.

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Last edited on 4th Jan 2022 at 12:00 pm

It is either a neurological disorder induced decrease in blood pressure and heart rate which he faces from time to time, or a severe migraine episode, with which some psychological conditions are linked as well, it could be anything but mostly seems to be a neurological disorder.

Take him to a specialist, refer our page - Neurologists.

 

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Last edited on 7th Dec 2021 at 7:16 am

Blood test, lumbar puncture, computerized tomography, positron emission tomography, and single-photon emission computerized tomography are some of the other testing options which you can look out for.

Find specialists using our page - Neurologist in India.

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Last edited on 26th Nov 2021 at 12:00 pm

For the removal of brain tumors, the following are your surgical procedures:

  • Craniotomy: There's an opening made on the skull. Following which, the surgeon removes as much of the tumor as is possible to.
    Even partial or complete removal helps relieve symptoms and as an added advantage can also reduce the amount of tumor to be treated by radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
  • Biopsy: If the tumors cannot be removed manually, then to know which other therapies will be effective in destroying them, a surgeon will scrape out a small piece of the tumor and study its composition using a microscope so as to decide further course of treatment.
    • Stereotaxis: Doctors utilize a special head frame (like a halo) and CT scans or MRI, so as to find the exact location of the tumor. The surgeon makes a small hole in the skull and then guides the needle all the way to the tumor.
    • More Advanced Techniques to enhance your biopsy:
      • Brain mapping to find functional pathways near tumors and prevent organ damage.
      • Endoscopy for biopsies and spinal fluid pathways.
      • Intraoperative MRI also is available to increase the rate of tumor removal.


The cost of brain tumor surgery removal in India is: Rs. 2,50,000 to 7,50,000. However, the actual prices may exceed the given range, and the prices vary depending upon the location of center, the experience of surgeon, preferred surgery choice, severity of concern and other technologies to enhance surgeries, also value-added services provided by your centre.

 

We do not provide such surgeries ourselves, but you can use our network to find doctors who provide such services at reasonable prices, do discuss their success rate, their set criteria for qualifying eligible patients for these surgical treatments, pre-operative measure & post-operation care, as well as side effects & risks - Neurosurgeon in India.

 

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Last edited on 1st Nov 2021 at 2:09 pm

While there's no cure for this treatment but it can be managed based on symptoms, and thus treatments may vary based on the needs of patient.
This would require a multi-disciplinary team, but neurologist will be the main person, so refer our page so as to find them - Neurologists in India.

We do not treat or counsel people ourselves but we provide guidance to users with regards to their diseases and possible treatment options.

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Last edited on 3rd Nov 2021 at 1:45 pm

It is common to feel that a doctor may have not done their best to address your queries, and so we always try our best to list qualified doctors on our page, refer it and let us know if you have any query - Neurologist in India.

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Last edited on 9th Nov 2021 at 5:15 pm

You can find neurologists on our page - Neurologists in Hyderabad.
Video EEG cost range is broadly Rs. 250 to Rs. 1,200. But the actual cost may exceed the mentioned range depending on location & infrastructure of clinics, or other factors.

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Last edited on 16th Nov 2021 at 3:36 pm

We have mentioned something below which we feel is a crucial piece of information that your sister will require while navigating through her journey of epilepsy and required treatments.
You and your sister can explore the below-mentioned options by discussing them with different doctors at length, and after she gets a broader picture, she can decide which doctor will be best suited for her.

 

Medication:

Anti-epileptic medications are known to be quite effective on seizures. If not prevention, then they can at least decrease the frequency and intensity of their seizures for a patient.

Many adults are able to discontinue medications after two or more years without seizures, but not everyone reacts similarly.

 

Your sister's doctor will consider the following factors, while prescribing her appropriate medicines: her health at present and medical history, frequency of seizure occurrence, her age, and other medicines that she's taking.

This is important to prevent any undesirable reaction.

 

Following is the list of mild side effects:

  • Exhaustion
  • Dizziness
  • Weight increase
  • Loss of bone density
  • Skin rashes
  • Loss of coordination
  • Speech difficulties
  • Memory loss and thinking related troubles

More-severe but less occasional side effects are:

  • Depression
  • Suicidal feelings and actions
  • Severe rash
  • Inflammation of certain organs

 

To achieve seizure control, keep these things in mind:

  • Take medications as prescribed.
  • Never stop taking your prescription medication without getting approval from your doctor.
  • Inform the doctor if you notice new or increased feelings of depression, suicidal thoughts, or unusual changes in your mood and behaviors.
  • Report to the doctor if she suffers from migraines.

If medications don't work, then surgical options are the next step.

 

 

Epilepsy surgery

With epilepsy surgery, a surgeon will remove that part of her brain which causes seizures.

Doctors usually perform surgery when tests show that:

  • Her seizures originate in a small, well-defined area of your brain
  • The concerned area which is to be operated won't impede crucial functions such as speech, language, motor function, vision or hearing.
     

These can be done in two ways:

  • Through open surgery where the required part will be cut and removed
  • Or by using a minimally invasive method, such as MRI-guided stereotactic laser ablation, wherein, the doctor will direct a thermal laser probe at a specific part of the brain which is notoriously known to cause seizures in your sister, in an effort to destroy that tissue.

Chances are, that your sister would still have to continue taking medicines, but her dosage could reduce.

 

Surgeries can result in following complications such as: permanently altering her thinking (cognitive) abilities.


 

Therapies - an alternate way of treating epilepsy:

  • Vagus nerve stimulation: Doctor will implant a device beneath the skin of your sister's chest. Wires from it will be connected to the vagus nerve within her neck, same will allow this device to send electrical impulses through the vagus nerve of her neck to her brain.
    It's not clear how, but this can usually reduce seizures by 20-40%.
    Common side effects include: throat ache, husky voice, shortness of breath or coughing.
  • Deep brain stimulation: Surgeons will implant electrodes into a specific part of your sister's brain, they in turn will be connected to a generator implanted within her chest. The generator will send electrical pulses to her brain at regular intervals, and might reduce seizures.
  • Responsive neurostimulation: A device will analyze the activity of her brain and its patterns so as to detect seizures just when they are about to start, and then accordingly, will deliver an electrical charge or drug so as to prevent seizure before it causes impairment.

     

But there are many things that could be out of our purview, and even doctors could have a slightly varying approach with regards to drugs or devices, so always question doctors along these lines:

  • Eligibility to undergo any treatment.
  • Common side effects.
  • Risks.
  • Pre-treatment preparation.
  • Post-treatment care.
  • Their experience & success rate.

 

Visit our page to find leading neurologists in the industry - Neurologist in India.

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Last edited on 8th Oct 2021 at 3:50 pm

As this treatment isn't authorized by FDA and is still under research, therefore this treatment isn't provided to treat autism at any hospital. There are communication & behaviour therapies, or medications, that are provided by the hospital and which in turn may benefit your child.
If it helps then you can also explore more places to treat your child - Autism doctors in Mumbai. For better recommendations let us know your preferred city.

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Last edited on 11th Oct 2021 at 11:38 am

Treatments for this are only medications, either pain relievers, or preventive ones, or both.
We also do not provide medical services, we only help in spreading awareness.
Refer to this page to find neurologists, and write us back if you ever find yourself confused or stuck in a worsened situation - Neurologist in India.

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