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Dr. A V

Neurology
San Antonio, TX
19 years experience male

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Neurology

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170 Answers
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Varies: It really varies depending on the sleep disorder. In general, symptoms include insomnia, sleepiness, headaches, fatigue, depression and anxiety, agita... Read More
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Surgery: It means they have localized a particular part or parts of you brain that your seizures are coming from and they feel they can take it out via surgery... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Babies and sleep: The reason can vary but common causes for babies to cry during sleep include night terrors, teething, habit, pain such as undiagnosed ear infection, p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Sleep: Try getting sunlight exposure, taking a walk, exercise, changing activities to something more stimulating, and making sure you don't lay in bed during... Read More
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Sleep: If not already recommended, see a sleep specialist to help you. Obvious considerations are sleep apnea dn narcolepsy but other possibilities include p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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As above: Overall you're sleep should improve quickly since you will feel more comfortable than when sleeping while pregnant. This can be affected by factors su... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Spine surgery: Either an ortho surgeon or neurosurgeon can operate on the spine. Your choice will depend on the doctor's experience and your comfort level with that ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Neurologist : Perhaps there is something on the MRI or some symptom you have that your doctor thinks needs addressed with a neurologist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Yes: A brain scan will tell you if anything is wrong with the brain but that would not be the first step. Seeing your primary doctor is a good place to sta... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Talk to your provider about changing to a different medication. If you use it as a stimulant to help maintain wakefulness, use of something different... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Epilepsy: The best treatment for epilepsy is with anti-epileptic medication. Sometimes surgery or a vns are used.
A 30-year-old male asked:
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Seizures: It's possible. Vertigo can be a symptom of seizures. Best to see a neurologist so an eeg can be performed and, if needed, a prolonged eeg to try and c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Neck strain: Try localized heat, lots of rest, avoidance of movements that worsen the pain, and anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. If it does not imp... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Migrainea: The neurologist will take a good history and physical exam and then determine the possible causes of your symptoms. From there he/she will determine w... Read More
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Tiredness : No it is not normal. You should be evaluated further by a sleep specialist, including polysomnography to check for things such as sleep apnea, barcolp... Read More
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Burning sensation: It may be compression of a nerve that innervates the hand muscles, such as of the median, ulnar, or radial nerves. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an exampl... Read More
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No sleep: The question is what was found during your evaluation that can be addressed so that you can sleep. If a sleep study was done and found only insomnia, ... Read More
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Insomnia: You'll have to see your doctor or sleep specialist to determin if you can change your medication regimen, sine it may be contributing to insomnia. Sto... Read More
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Sleep: Best to see a sleep specialist. A sleep study may be needed to figure out what's happening, eg, sleep apnea, plms, parasomnias, etc. Proper sleep habi... Read More
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Melatonin: Yes it will but it works best when taken 30-60 minutes before bed and also when you stay in a darkened environment prior to sleep. So keep the room yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Concerta: Yes Concerta can cause those symptoms, including insomnia. Talk with your doctor about possibly reducing the dose and also ensure you are taking it ea... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Brain disease: Everything from genetic disorders and trauma to strokes and neurodegenerative diseases.
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Sleepiness: Difficult to say without more background on the problem. Sleepiness can be from insufficient sleep, restless legs and leg kicking at night, medication... Read More
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Autism: Part of autism as a disorder includes a preoccupation with repetitive activities, such as repeating the same words, phrases, and actions, e.g., counti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor: You have much to deal with but don't despair! start by seeing your doctor and explaining what is worrying you. Each problem can be handled by working ... Read More
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Arm numbness and pai: See your doctor as soon as possible. If it's getting worse before then, go to the er. They will have to asses for things like tendonitis, neuropathy, ... Read More
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Muscle twitch: Stay hydrated, do stretching exercises of the affected muscles, and make sure you are eating a balanced diet that helps maintain the body's levels of ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Melatonin: Ideally, about 8 hours of sleep. But this can vary from person to person. It's not only the quantity of sleep, however; the quality of the sleep that ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
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Pulled muscle: Probably a strain of that muscle. Rest it as much as possible and if needed take an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Needs evaluation: See the pediatrician as soon as possible. It could be something as common as a viral illness making her dizzy but more serious causes need to be ruled... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Talk to your doctor about this issue. You may be eligible but it's important to know how well controlled the seizures are and the type of work you are... Read More
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Epilepsy: If there is not a progressive/secondary condition causing the epilepsy, such as brain tumor, stroke, brain aneurysm, etc., then the life expectancy ca... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Migraines: Treatment of migraines includes use of pain relievers (analgesics, triptans), preventive medications (beta blockers, botox, seizure medications), and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Memory: Get good rest the night before and stay calm! take breaks if you start feeling weary during the test.
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Sleep pillows: There shouldn't be much of a difference. These body or positional pillows are primarily designed to help people avoid sleeping on their back. They hel... Read More
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Back pain: Take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen before sleep. A heating pad is also very effective. Try a light massage of the area before lying down to ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
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Migraines: The migraines themselves could be causing these symptoms. See your neurologist to discuss treatment options if what you are using now is ineffective.
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Back pain: Lots of rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and heat applied the area of pain. Sometimes a muscle relaxer is also needed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Brain surgery: Like any surgery, brain surgery has risks that can be significant. It also depends on the type of surgery and its extent (e.g., removal of a tumor vs... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Low: Unless there is a bleeding disorder, vascular malformation, or other factor present, the risk is much lower than in an adult.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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No: A headache due to an epidural would be much faster in onset. Consider other causes such as tension, migraines, sinus, etc. Since you say "night" heada... Read More
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Spasma: He should be further evaluated with a sleep study as soon as possoble that will also check for seizures and movement disorders that occur during sleep... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
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Headaches: Best to see a doctor to figure it out. Causes vary from stroke to hemorrhage to brain infections to migraines and more. If worsening, go to er.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Sleep phase disorder: Advance your bedtime by 2 hours every couple of days until you reach your goal bedtime. So go to bed at 2 pm then 4 pm, etc. Until 10 pm bedtime, for... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Sleep and exercise : Make sure you don't exercise within two hours of bedtime. You need time to wind down and relax.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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See a psychiatrist: See a psychiatrist to be accurately diagnosed but in general symptoms include mood swings, emotional lability, destructive behavior, impulsiveness, ri... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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MS: Really the best way is to see the neurologist. There are both injectible and oral medications available and the neurologist can determine the type of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Sleep : Varies from person to person but symptoms include daytime sleepiness, lethargy/fatigue, concentration and memory difficulties, elevated blod pressures... Read More
A male asked:
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Maybe: It could be the missing thumb and radial bone but you should still see a doctor if you are concerned, especially if it's a new finding. Start with the... Read More
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Consult your doctor: These are types of medications that should never be discontinued suddenly due to withdrawal effects/dangers. They need to be weaned off under the supe... Read More

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Sep 22, 2013
Dr Kumar is providing a valuable service to the public. The information that Dr. Kumar provides is accurate, understandable and helpful. I endorse Dr. Kumar.
May 22, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kumar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks dr.kumar..i keep seeing the orthopedist every month, hope my baby can have a chance to do pollicization in indonesia.thanks again..
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to answer my question. Thank you! :)
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Thank you for the reply. Shortly after i had acupuncture i had my first of three psychosis and was just wondering. Thank you.

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, San Antonio Region, TX - Summer
2013
Top Neurologist , Second Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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