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Dr. Ranga Chelva Krishna, M.D.

Neurologist

Dr. Ranga Chelva Krishna M.D. is a top Neurologist in Brooklyn, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Ranga Chelva Krishna M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better.
Dr. Ranga Chelva Krishna is a private practice neurologist/pain management specialist and is the current chief of neurology and director of stroke for NY Community hospital. Dr. Ranga Chelva Krishna has founded several companies both nationally and internationally serving his diversified medicinal and business interests, including but not limited to ipharmatrials a pharmaceutical company to assist in the development of orphan and drugs for terminal diagnosis and medicalclinicsofnyc which provides both specialty and primary health care services.
Dr. Ranga Chelva Krishna has a specialized interest in TBI as well as Medical Marijuana, hosting studies in both and publishing several articles.
29 years Experience
Dr. Ranga Chelva Krishna, M.D.
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Kakatiya Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

Alzheimer's and loss of smell?

Loss of taste and smell are one of the first things of change in Alzheimer's. Taking zinc supplements sometimes can help.

Who can I see to diagnose my son?

Sounds like some form of muscular dystrophy. I'd be surprised if they haven't told you such. You will want to get a neuromuscular specialist to look at this.
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Can taking painkillers for a long time impact the CNS?

Yes, taking pain killers for extended periods of time can result in reducing your coordination and rapidity of thought.

Can a spinal injury affect the brain functioning?

Chronic pain from spine injuries can lead to agitated states, and/or depressive states. This can translate to wide swings in mood.

What is the possible treatment for vertigo?

Balance therapy is the best permanent treatment for vertigo.

Why does the blood rush to my head after I workout?

Severe headaches after working out most of the time is NOT serious, but somewhere around 5% of the time can be associated with a small aneurysm. I suggest you see a neurologist READ MORE
Severe headaches after working out most of the time is NOT serious, but somewhere around 5% of the time can be associated with a small aneurysm. I suggest you see a neurologist and get an MRI.

Could symptoms like excessive sweating, blacking out and dyspnea be a sign of a neurological disorder?

Disautonomia sounds like what you are describing- you should be evaluated for such by a cardiologist and neurologist.

I have a gradual lack of concentration. Is it a neurological problem?

It could be a neurologic problem. This is something you should first discuss with your primary physician so as to go through any changes in your lifestyle, or major events that READ MORE
It could be a neurologic problem. This is something you should first discuss with your primary physician so as to go through any changes in your lifestyle, or major events that may of caused a decrease in motivation and/or focus. After which they may refer you to a neurologist for a more detailed evaluation.

Can Parkinson's affect younger people?

Parkinsons typically is diagnosed in someone's 60s, but at times it can be diagnosed pre-40 in rarer cases.

Do certain foods lead to dementia?

No, foods do not have a link to dementia, however taking vitamins and actively doing brain-heavy tasks can help prevent onset.

Could hazy vision be a sign of some problem with the brain?

This could be a neurologic issue, yes. I'd urge you to see your primary physician, and or go to the ER for a proper evaluation.

When is the Spinal fluid test recommended?

Spinal fluid tests are typically done for infections of the brain (meningitis), Multiple sclerosis, and varying forms of cancer. There are times they are done for other reasons READ MORE
Spinal fluid tests are typically done for infections of the brain (meningitis), Multiple sclerosis, and varying forms of cancer. There are times they are done for other reasons as well though.

What causes sudden shocks in the body for some people?

This is a very vague question- I'd recommend having her see her primary physician about this and go from there. They would know best whether to refer for neurologic evaluation. READ MORE
This is a very vague question- I'd recommend having her see her primary physician about this and go from there. They would know best whether to refer for neurologic evaluation.

I've been suffering from migraines for the past 3 years. What should I do?

Migraines require trying lots of treatments more often than not- Look into agents like Trokendi, and if serious enough, Botox is a very solid option.

What causes issues in the nervous system? How is it treated?

Peripheral neuropathy is common and can stem from a number of things including injuries to the spine, diabetes, etc. Yes, it can be treated and patients often times are able to READ MORE
Peripheral neuropathy is common and can stem from a number of things including injuries to the spine, diabetes, etc.
Yes, it can be treated and patients often times are able to revert to some degree feelings of numbness.

My mother is suddenly complaining of muscle twitching. What testing would you recommend for her?

Have her see a Neurologist and they will order the appropriate evaluative testing. This could be testing her autonomic nervous system, MRI's, EMGs, etc. It depends on her history READ MORE
Have her see a Neurologist and they will order the appropriate evaluative testing. This could be testing her autonomic nervous system, MRI's, EMGs, etc. It depends on her history and any past/recent injuries.

I am hallucinating in bed at night. Is it a serious problem?

I would talk to your primary physician about this as it can be related to blood pressure- They will evaluate you for relevant conditions.

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

More often than not, there are no warnings to a stroke. Highly stressful lifestyles and high blood pressure are additional risk factors.

Is there a treatment for multiple sclerosis or is it just about managing the condition?

Treatment consists of managing symptoms stemming from MS, and slowing deterioration stemming from it. There is no "cure" for MS.

Is vomiting blood a sign of a problem related to the brain?

Vomiting blood can be caused by any number of things from intestinal issues, to brain issues. See your doctor so you can be appropriately evaluated.