Peripheral Neuropathy/ Diabetic neuropathy

  • tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  • a feeling like you are wearing a tight glove or sock
  • sharp, stabbing pains
  • sharp, stabbing pains
  • regularly dropping things from your hands
  • shock like sensation
  • difficulty putting buttons or wearing slippers
  • a drop in blood pressure- feeling dizzy on standing
  • sexual dysfunction, especially in men
  • constipation
  • digestion difficulties
  • loose motions
  • excessive sweating

One of the most common diseases producing peripheral neuropathy is diabetes which is very common in our country. The diagnosis is made using blood tests, nerve conduction study and sometimes by nerve biopsy. Treatment consists of medications and also treatment of the cause of the neuropathy. There are medications available to minimize progression of diabetic neuropathy.

Dr P R Krishnan is a leading Neurologist in Bangalore specialized in Treating patients suffering from Peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. Dr P R Krishnan consults at Bannerghatta road in Bangalore.

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"Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide. It has no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries"- World Health Organization
There are many reasons for epilepsy as in the figure. Treatment often depends on the reason for the epilepsy.

First aid for Seizures

Steps are outlined in the picture. Metal objects and forcing food or objects into the mouth are to be avoided.

What are the causes of epilepsy & seizures?

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which people have recurrent seizures. This happens when groups of nerve cells in the brain send abnormal signals. Such patients may behave strangely or have jerks of limbs or lose consciousness.

What is Seizure?

A seizure is the physical manifestation which occurs due to abnormal brain activity. It is also referred to as convulsion. There are many types of seizures and the Neurologist can help diagnose and treat these. Seizures can occur in people without epilepsy

Epilepsy Symptoms:

These are what we call seizures. They can manifest in multiple ways. Common types are: feeling out of touch with surroundings, jerks of limbs, twitches of face, episodes of loss of consciousness.

Epilepsy treatment:

Epilepsy can be treated with modern medicines. The Neurologist chooses the medictaions according to the types of seizures and various factors. Usually tests like MRI & EEG and some blood tests are performed to find out the reasons for the seizure.

Dr. PR Krishnan has special interest in Epilepsy and has many international publications on Epilepsy. Dr. PR Krishnan is a reputed Neurologist in Bangalore consulting at Bannerghatta road.

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