Dr. Ranga Krishna practices Neuropathology in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Krishna studies, evaluates, diagnoses, and treats conditions that affect the nervous system. Neuropathologists are trained to fully understand and treat such conditions as Alzheimers disease and Parkinsons disease.
Education and Training
Kakatiya Medical College 1990
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program A 1994
Mysore Medical College 1989
American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Pain Medicine
Dr. Ranga Chelva Krishna M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Loss of taste and smell are one of the first things of change in Alzheimer's. Taking zinc supplements sometimes can help. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Yes, taking pain killers for extended periods of time can result in reducing your coordination and rapidity of thought. READ MORE
Chronic pain from spine injuries can lead to agitated states, and/or depressive states. This can translate to wide swings in mood. READ MORE
Balance therapy is the best permanent treatment for vertigo. 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. READ MORE
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. 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. READ MORE
Parkinsons typically is diagnosed in someone's 60s, but at times it can be diagnosed pre-40 in rarer cases. READ MORE
No, foods do not have a link to dementia, however taking vitamins and actively doing brain-heavy tasks can help prevent onset. READ MORE
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. 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. 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. READ MORE
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. 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. 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. READ MORE
I would talk to your primary physician about this as it can be related to blood pressure- They will evaluate you for relevant conditions. READ MORE
More often than not, there are no warnings to a stroke. Highly stressful lifestyles and high blood pressure are additional risk factors. READ MORE
Treatment consists of managing symptoms stemming from MS, and slowing deterioration stemming from it. There is no "cure" for MS. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
When someone is having a seizure, you primarily want to ensure they do not fall, or injure themselves. If they in a chair, be prepared to slowly lower them to the floor, or hold them in the chair. Do not try and control any form of convulsions however. You also want to make sure the person has not swallowed their tongue, but do not stick anything in their mouth. After the seizure has stopped, have the person lay still, and slowly let them acclimate to what happened. Inform them they had a seizure, and ask if they can recall what day it is, and their name. People are often very confused, be patient. READ MORE
Risk factors that can precipitate dementia are diabetes, hypertension, and increased cholesterol. The way to identify dementia early is by early screening, memory testing, and MRIs of the brain. If there is still suspicion because of family history, then a SPECT scan. READ MORE
Meningitis usually has immediate complications- headaches and such- those are usually relieved within 2-4 weeks of treatment. Because of scar tissue however, some symptoms can take months if not years; to be resolved. Things like photosensitivity, blurry vision, etc. Every symptom has a different range of improvement, some rapidly, some not. READ MORE
Most important excercise is to keep your respiratory muscles in-tone, talk to a lung doctor to see if you can do pulmonary function tests, and go to pulmonary rehab. This will help prevent long term items like pneumonia. READ MORE
These do reduce rate of progression more often than not, so yes they can be effective. READ MORE
In some cases it can be, but most times it's not. READ MORE
Condition called hypothalamic hemoratoma, a small vascular tumor of the center of the brain. It's benign- but can cause seizures. An MRI of the brain should of been done if not already to confirm such, seizures may reoccur. READ MORE
If this has been going on for any extended period of time, get an MRI of the brain, blood tests for vitamin levels, and an EEG. Do see a neurologist. READ MORE
Low sodium levels can cause exactly this- ask your doctors to check his ammonia levels in his arterial blood using a green top test tube on ice. You can see a liver doctor. READ MORE
MS if it's active, then will still be treated with suppressants READ MORE
This is likely related to your cycle- it can be caused by dehydration related to such. Try drinking gatorade a week before your cycle, until the last day of your cycle. READ MORE
There is a chance for it to reoccur regardless of it being benign, or malignant. Malignant ones do have a higher chance though- I wish you luck. READ MORE
If there's a family history of headaches, this could be the beginning of migraine headaches. This does also coincide with young women getting their cycles for the first time- if there's no family history, I would suggest seeing a neurologist for evaluation. READ MORE
Only in certain types of brain surgery- this is to make sure that the instruments are hitting dangerous areas of the brain. READ MORE
Is he having difficulty swallowing? He should see a speech & swallowing expert to check for this- Beyond this, if his swallowing apparatus is okay- then he is a good candidate for medical marijuana to help stimulate his appetite. READ MORE
Hi there, No, neurological diseases and mental diseases are not always correlated! Sometimes there may be mental aspects due to a neurological disorder/disease, but most neurological diseases are much more physical. Do not worry! READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Pinched Nerve
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Birth Defects
- Transient Ischemic Attack (tia)
- Vascular Disease
- Stroke And Mini-stroke Recovery And Prevention
- Stroke Management
- Stroke Prevention
- Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
- Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury)
- American Academy of Pain Management
- American Academy of Neurology
- CEME/Mount Sinai Medical Center Program
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