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Sleep is a complex natural phenomenon that is essential for proper brain, lung, and heart function. It helps build immunity, regulate mood, and improve concentration. GABA, serotonin, adrenaline, histamine, acetylcholine, and cortisol are some chemicals or neurotransmitters in the brain that induce or signal sleep. People who lack 7 to 9 hours of sleep are at the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, depression, hypertension, obesity, etc.

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My mother cannot sleep due to BP medicines. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am posting this query on behalf of my mum. She was said to have a high blood pressure three years ago and placed on medication by the doctor here. But, the problem is, she does not sleep at nights when she is on medication. She would have to stop taking her medicines for five to six ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She should be started on tablet Telmisartan 20 mg once a day in the morning, and we can increase the dose to 40 mg once a day depending upon the blood pressure (BP) response. The alternative for Telmisartan is Amlodipine 2.5 mg once a day, if it is not available. I...  Read Full »

I have pain on one side of my head with soreness. Is it migraine headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I have soreness and pain on one side of my head. I have eye pain with pressure and ear pain.   Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Soreness and pain on the one side of the head at this young age occur due to migraine. Sometimes, a migraine headache causes heaviness in the head with a throbbing headache. It reaches its peak in 4 to 6 hours. Please mention whether you have any difficulty in looking a...  Read Full »

I get disturbed sleep during night and could sleep only in the morning these days. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been a week now and yet I feel like I do not get enough sleep. I would sleep from 1 AM onwards but tend to wake up every hour and my sleep feels like it is not in deep sleep. I could get a deep sleep only aound morning 5-6 AM and woke up at 10-11 AM. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, this pandemic is causing a lot of stress in everybody is mind. We all processing information at the conscious subconscious and unconscious level of our brain. Sometimes that is to this kind of disturbance in biological rhythms. Along with that at times people s...  Read Full »

What is the impact of smartphones on mental health?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing a sense of overwhelm recently, and I am contemplating the potential impact of my smartphone on my mental health. Is there a correlation between the two? Can excessive screen time negatively affect one's mental well-being? Additionally, do you have any recommenda...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for seeking assistance from a psychiatrist. I understand your problem, and it is a common issue in today's generation. To address this, you should limit the use of mobile devices. Constant exposure to screens leads to the continuous release of dopamine in your ...  Read Full »

I suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeking information about sleep deprivation and its potential impact on my health. I have been struggling with maintaining a consistent and sufficient sleep pattern recently. I am curious about the potential health consequences associated with chronic sleep deprivation. Recognizin...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Sleep is essential for both physical and mental well-being. While seven to eight hours is the general recommendation, some people may naturally require more or less sleep. Factors like age, genetics, and overall health ca...  Read Full »

Is there a risk of overdose when more than two tablets of paracetamol are taken?

Query: Hello doctor,I had the flu today. In the morning, I took two tablets of Paracetamol. After dinner, I took another two tablets. I cannot recall the exact time. Now, I am unable to sleep due to my flu symptoms. I remembered I have a combination of Paracetamol and Orphenadrine Citrate at home, so I too...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from the flu. Consequently, you took two tablets of Paracetamol in the morning and an additional two tablets after dinner. The recommended Paracetamol dosi...  Read Full »

I have sleep deprivation after giving birth. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I gave birth to a baby girl two months back, and feel exhausted during the day due to lack of proper sleep at night, I do not get sleep even during the daytime, and this is causing headaches and tiredness throughout, kindly help me manage my sleep cycle.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You can also try to follow the below guideline for the sleep cycle. 1. You need to fix your time for sleep, which means you must fix the time to sleep and awake. 2. You must not do any other activities in bed. 3. You ...  Read Full »

How is daytime work better than night shifts?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old male. I am overweight. For past 10 days, I feel tiresome. I am taking tablet Nurokind-LC 1-0-0 and capsule Adliv Forte 1-0-1 for the past four days. Now, I am feeling better but not 100%. I suspect UTI, but not tested yet. I have asthma from childhood. Initially, I used...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hi, Welcome to God created us in manner that we should work for 8 hours, rest for 8 hours and sleep for 8 hours. When we change this pattern it may lead to many diseases like migraine, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, etc. Why you are not getting sleep on time? Are you doing night ...  Read Full »

Why did my daughter froth while sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 years old daughter froths while sleeping. What can be the problem? This has been going on for the past two months. Please see the one minute video I have attached.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. After seeing the video (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your child sleeping with frothing at the mouth and making large noises and snoring), I think your child probably has a sleeping disorder. 2. It is caused most commonly by enlarged adenoids. Th...  Read Full »

How can I establish a healthy sleep routine? Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38-year-old female and have observed changes in my sleep patterns, which include difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakenings during the night, and waking up feeling unrefreshed. What are the key benefits of achieving good-quality sleep for physical, mental, and emotional well-...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query and would like to assist you. Quality sleep is crucial for good health. The recommended sleep duration is at least seven hours without interruptions. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to various issues such as heart problems, weakened immunity, me...  Read Full »

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