Dr. Djamchid Lotfi

Neurology
HOUSTON, TX
60 years experience male

Locations

United Neurology

HOUSTON, TX

Address

2321 Southwest Freeway, HOUSTON, TX, United States
Directions

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7135331480

UNITED NEUROLOGY

Houston, TX

About

Bio

Educated in England, Graduate of the University of London, in 1963, postgraduate studies in UK 1963-1970 Past Professor of Neurology University of Tehran, Iran, Past Faculty member Neurology Department Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Neurologist St Lukes Episcopal Hosp and Methodist Hospital Houston, Neurologist Methodist Hospital Baytown Texas, Neurologist Kindred Hospitals Houston and Baytown Texas

Specialties
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Neurology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

Persian

Doctor Q&A

818 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Varies: Most cases get better in a few weeks, often sooner.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Medications: The involuntary movements of the disease (the chorea) are the only symptoms that can be helped with medications.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Genetic?: Hereditary spastic pareplegia is the name given to a mainly motor disability often in lower extremities slowly progressive with a geographical distrib... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Yes: Provided all the causes of hypersomnia, in particular sleep disorders have been ruled out.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Unknown: No one knows the answer to a great number of whys? In medicine. Certain conditions affect particular age groups or gender, we know how more than why !
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Depends: Dizziness is a symptom and not a disease, when associated with sense of rotation, it is vertigo, the causes are numerous from blood pressure changes t... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Can't say !!: Depends on the severity, duration, type and distribution also age, other general medical problems, weight etc. Commonest cause would be degenerative d... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
?plasma exchange: Hiv or aids, on meds or not? If all has been done sometimes plasmophresis helps!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
See your MD: We don't know why you are taking them, but as a rule you should never stop meds suddenly unless your md says so.The sudden cessation of some medicatio... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Meds,allergies: Check for allergies, medication side effects, postural hypotension, and psychogenic causes!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Meds can help: If the diagnosis is correct , the treatment for the so called basilar migraine is no different from other forms, prevention by recognizing trigger fac... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Many causes: Need more information, age? Duration? Accompanying medical conditions? The cause may be from insignificant all the way to serious. Have a check up.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Not related: Vomiting is not directly related to contents of blood !?
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Keep a diary of head: At least 75% of migraine suffered can be helped, i advise you to keep a diary of headaches, recording all events , circumstances, food items taken etc... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
No !: The limits of the diagnosis of fibromyagia is not clear but throbbing is not supposed to be a major complaint.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Treat stress!: Most cases are dizziness or lightheadedness turn out to be nothing serious, with a sensation of rotation, the symptom is called vertigo and often has ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Read on ! : chronic headaches are often related to tension (tension headaches ) or are vascular headaches (Migraines )or a mixture of the two About 10% are import... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Circulatory problem: Sounds like a local vascular problem, see a vascular specialist you may need an ultrasound?
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Speech therapy: Age of the patient? Yes , most cases can be helped with speech therapy did you see the movie the king's speech?!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
?arthrits: More information is needed including age, medical conditions etc, arthritis of the knees is a likely cause.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Keep a diary: If correct preventative measures are taken , most patients improve.If your headache is truly intractable, try keeping a diary of headaches to identify... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
See ENT: Never try to clean your ears especially with sharp instrument( cleaning the accessible outside area is ok) as you may damage the ear drums. What you a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Depends !: Mild viral meningitis may be a short illness, bacterial meningitis is fatal in a few days if untreated we also have fungal and tuberculous forms the c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Depends : The so called half life of drugs vary eg some antibiotics are taken once a day and some have to be taken 6 hourly consult your md.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
50% chance?: If either parent is confidently diagnosed with hd, there is a 50% chance in any sibling. There is a test but as there is no effective treatment get... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Eye test !!: Have your eyes seen to by an ophthalmologist or at least an optician.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Yes: If the vertigo is due to vestibular nerve problem (? With viral etiology) or benign positional vertigo , and a few other causes it may go away by its... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Basal ganglia: Motor areas at the center of the brain called basal ganglia are the main parts of the brain causing choreaform movements cerebral atrophy causes the d... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
A lot: Mri is superior. Utrasound reliable in total block or excellent flow but unable to determine degrees of stenosis.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Move them: Exercise is the answer but if symptoms persist see your md to find out the cause.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Restless legs? : There is a condition known as restless leg syndrome see your doctor to see if you have it there is a treatment !
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Untreatable: About 60% of seizures are controlled by one medication 20% with more than one med, 10% with surgery, but fewer than 10% do not respond to any measures... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
No !!: The application of hyperbaric oxygen is limited, such as severe peripheral vascular disease and danger of gangrene or in carbon monoxide poisoning , I... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Many causes: Benign familial essential (meaning of undetermined cause) tremor is the commonest form. Other important causes are thyroid disease, anxiety, hepatic m... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Just that: Low attention span and significant and pathological restlessness and hyperactivity are the main symptoms see your pediatrician.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Yes: Everyone has a blind spot in their field of vision.It is small area related to the actual anatomical place where the optic nerve penetrates the retin... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Just that !: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a rather vague entity , subject to a great deal of discussion and controversy. Some believe it is related to depression an... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Genetics?: Muscular atrophy (loss of bulk) can occur as a result of disuse or after inflammation , infection, endocrine disorder etc. When it has a genetic bas... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
A NEUROLOGIST: Although tremer may have many causes neurological evaluation is not a bad starting point.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Positional vertigo?: The chances are that this is benign positional vertigo but other diagnoses should be ruled out vertigo is a symptom not a diagnosis!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
A lot !!: Keep a headache diary, find your own trigger factors and avoid them, see a headache specialist for the appropriate medication to prevent them.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Proximal muscles: Like most muscle diseases the proximal muscles are affected first duchenne is a sex linked congenital muscle disorder affecting boys and usually is sy... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
See specialist: Parkinson's disease is far more complicated, with variable course and methods of treatment, to have a simple one size fits all answer see a neurologis... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Yes! : Worry and anxiety cam mimic a great many conditions. Lightheadedness (dizziness) is often related to stress whereas vertigo is often organic however e... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Altered mental statu: Disturbance of consciousness from confusion to coma as a result of liver failure usually due to high levels of serum ammonia.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Many: Progressive headache, seizure, altered mental status, nausea and vomiting and eventually symptoms of raised intracranial pressure (headache, nausea a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
BETTER!!: Depression is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain hopefully corrected by an antidepressant. There is a time gap before they have their full effec... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Most likely! : Twitching veins do not bring any important disease to mind !
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
NO: Ophthalmologic migraine is a rare disorder due to vascular damage to the nerves moving the eyes (the oculomotor nerve).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
Check it out: Dizziness, lightheadedness and frank vertigo have many different causes. Vertigo which involves the sensation of rotation is usually organic and more ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 22, 2013
An exceptional teacher, compassionate doctor, and one of a kind neurologist.
Sep 23, 2013
a fantastic physician. thank you for great and helpful answers.
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Jan 20, 2012
Very helpful. Information in clear and easily understandable. Also was to provide information not easily obtained through other md's.
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Well I am active eat pretty healthy small meals through the day, I smoke a few cigarettes through the day and usually two cups of coffee... Alcohol very seldom. I have to be active if I lay or I am ...Read More
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Aids in remission/under control, 950 t-cell, undetectable viral load less than 20. On meds. +18 years. 10 years status post radiation/chemotherapy for anal CA. Being vigilantly monitored. Q 8 weeks. ...Read More
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it was where i felt the high was starting to come on too fast and i fell to the floor was fully aware of everything around me..but couldnt get up, my limbs were wobbly. when i lift myself up my body w...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, England
Graduated 1963MD

Residency

including NATIONAL HOSPITAL for NERVOUS DISEASE

Residency

National Hosp for Nervous Disease Queen Square LONDON UK
Completed 1968

Awards

Avicenna International Award (Germany) Gold Medal (University of Tehran)
Top Neurologist , First Place, Houston, TX - Winter
2013
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

UNITED NEUROLOGY

Publications

cerebral hemodynamic and metabolic effects of chronic alcoholism
stem cell in multiple sclerosis research
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