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Dr. Ganana Tesfa

Neurology
Arlington, TX
35 years experience male

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Specialties
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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
No: Migraine drugs do not work for hangover headache.Alchol also trigers your migraine.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Think twice: Get second opinion.Make sure you understand the full risk and benefit of your surgery.Yoy sound too young to have any kind of surgery.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Muscle spasm: It could be a muscle or disc problem.You need to make sure the type of exercise you are doing is not causing or adding to your problem.See your PCP.Ma... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Peroneal nerve: You most likely have peroneal nerve palsy. See your PCP or a neurologist.You may need physical therapy.Foot drop shoud improve over time.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Go to ER: If you over dose on any drug need to be seen in ER.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
It could be tinnitus: Need to see ENT form evalation and possible treatment.Tinnitus is difficult to treat.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
No: Its most likely more serious than stress. Need to see a neurologist. It could be a muscle or nerve problem.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Narcolepsy: You may have narcolepsy .See a sleep expert. May need a sleep study and a test called MSLT.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Neuropathy: It could be median nerve or ulnar nerve neuropathy.Its unlikely a neck problem.Need to see a neurologist.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Neck problem: Its most likely a neck problem.Depending on your age it could also be a brain problem.You need to see a neurolgist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Muscle or nerve: It could be a sign of muscle or nerve problem. Need to see a neurologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Neuropathy: Its likely peripheral neuropathy.Need to see a neurologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Migraine: You need to see a neurologist.We now have much more effective medicines for migraine.You may also need migraine prevention drug.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
It depends: It depends what kind of pain you are treating.Need to consult your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
May be: First you need to find out why your muscle is twitching.See a neurologist.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Headache: It could be related to a sleep disorder.Need to see a neurologist for eval. and treatment.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Yes: As long as seizure well controlled a person with epilepsy can do most jobs.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Transformed migraine: It could be transformed migraine or rebound headache from medication over use.May need neuroimaging to rule out structural lesion.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Median neuropathy: It could be median nerve problem. Need to see a neurologist for eval and treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Yes and no: Tinnitus could be intermittent or constant.We do not have good treatment for tinnitus.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
May be nothing: It depends how big how log or what other associated symptoms you have.Start with your PCP.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Yes: Panic attack result in increase heart rate secondary to adrenal response.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Migraine: You may have rebound headache from taking excedrin more than several days a week or sleep disorder or complicated migraine resulting in passing out.Yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
It depends: Need a definite diagnosis.There are many diffirent muscle diseases.Treatment depends on the diagnosis.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Yes: It could be either central or peripheral nerve problem.Need to be evaluated by a neurologist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
No: Most people with lyme disease do not have fever.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Slow taper: You need to see the doctor who is giving you the pain pills.Most pain meds need to be tapered off.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Need to know cause.: I do not think trembles related to lyme disease.Need to be evaluated by a neurologist.?famillial tremor ?early Parkinson's
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Yes: There are different pain medicines that do not make you high.If you have chronic pain you need to be followed by a pain doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Swelling: Your feet should not swell just because its summer.Its good to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.See your PCP to find out why your leg is swelling.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Ataxia: Its a hereditary ataxia.You will need genetic (DNA) study.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Rare: Lyme disease if diagnosed eary its easy to treat.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Water: Most of our body is made up of wayer.We can not live without water.Its the best drink for your body.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
No weeding.: It could be positional vertigo.Need to see PCP or ENT for further evaluation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Tingling: It could be a peripheral or central nervous system dysfunction.Need to see a neurologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Many different cause: It could be a heart,kidney or peripheral vain problem.Needs work up by an internist.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Dysphagia?: you may have what's called dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. Need to see a neurologist. May need swallowing study done as part of your work up.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Anemia , hypotension: Possible anemia secondary to heavy bleedion and hypotension related to taking a hot shower.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Nerve or muscle: Its likely a disease called meralgia paresthetica. See a neurologist for work up and treatment.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Yes: It could be as simple as ear wax impaction or vestibular problem.Need to see ENT or neurologist.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Sleep wake cycle: Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time including your day off.You may also try melatonin over the counter 5 mg one or two at bed time.Avoid ce... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Blepharospasm: It can be treated with medication. Its uncontrolled muscle twitching. It could also progress to facial spasm . May see a neurologist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Midrin: Midrin is effective only if you take it atonset of your migraine.See a neurologist .We have much more effective drugs than midrin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
No: It lives in the GI tract resulting in diarrhea.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Water: Yes too much water intake could be harmful to your body.It could lower your sodium resulting in several medical complication including seizure.
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Melatonin: Yes.You can take melatonin with donepezil.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
35 years experience
Paroxetine: Continue same dose.Do something to remind you to take it daily.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tesfa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tesfa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Fort Worth Region - Summer
2014
Top Neurologist , First Place, Texas - Summer
2014
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