MEDICAL FAQ's

  • Can stress and anxiety cause heart palpitations?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether stress and anxiety can cause heart palpitations. If a person has heart palpitations and migraine like symptoms in absence of anemia, anxiety, thyrotoxicosis, then the drug of choice is the betablocker. He will further explain that propranolol is FDA approved and the drug of choice in such situation.

  • Can marijuana be used as a drug in epilepsy?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether marijuana can be used as a drug in epilepsy in this video. Researches are going on and the USFDA has approved the first marijuana based drug for resistant epilepsy. Some Ayurvedic physicians do use marijuana for treating various neurological disorders.

  • How should we check for cognitive function?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the investigations related to cognitive function in this video. There are five tests to diagnose cognitive function. Immediate memory – while talking suddenly divert the patient, the patient will forget about the talking. In this, there can be impairment of naming objects or names. Also ask about calculation, they might forget the calculation. Ask for near or far distinguishing object. Also, patient with cognitive impairment cannot reason out and might have impaired language.

  • Is it difficult to treat dementia in diabetes?
    The video will discuss whether it is difficult to treat dementia in diabetes by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Dementia is diabetes is very common. Fluctuations in sugar levels can also lead to dementia. In one of the Sweden study, metformin given in elderly diabetic patient unless contraindicated will reduce the incidence of dementia in them.
  • What is mantra meditation?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on mantra meditation in this video. It is a type of meditation where mantra is used as a type of vehicle to calm down mind, thoughts and brain. He will talk about a study being conducted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and insomnia patients, eight weeks treatment of mantra meditation was helpful in reducing anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
  • Is a zero watt red bulb necessary for a better sleep?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk regarding better sleep and is there a need for a zero watt red bulb in this video. There are two type of light: blue and red light. Blue lights are of day time light such as, TV, computer, cameras, etc. these lights improves mood and reaction time. Blue light affects sleep. If you need light while sleeping, then a zero watt light can be used as it will not affect the circadian rhythm and not affect you sleep.

  • What is the golden period in stroke?

    The video talks about the golden period in stroke by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. The golden period of stroke is the 90 days in which there is maximum recovery of the patient. The patients should do everything possible to have fastest recovery in this 90 days period whether from medicines or rehabilitation.

  • What is FAST?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about FAST acronym in this video. FAST is an acronym for early diagnosis of stroke or paralysis. F means facial dropping, A means weakness of the upper or lower arm, S means speech difficulty and T means time denoting how long these symptoms were present. If these symptoms are present for an hour and a clot dissolving medicine is given immediately then stroke can be reversed. This period is known as the golden hour. He will further talk about the second window period which is of 4.5 hours in which the TPA or clot dissolving medicine should be given.

  • What is obstructive sleep apnea?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain in details about obstructive sleep apnea in this video. It means the patient has snoring and with it he also has episodes of apnea spells. The person’s respiration stops during sleep and can be checked by a sleep study. Dr. Aggarwal will further explain the parameters of sleep apnea tests and the abnormal values.

  • Whats new in mental health in last one year?
    In this video, Dr. SD Sharma, Former Director PGI Chandigarh and Dr Mohan Agashe, Indian Theater & Film Actor, answer "Whats new in mental health in last one year"
  • What are the new treatment modalities in suicidal ideation?

    The video talks about the new treatment modalities in suicidal ideation by Dr. Malvika Parakh, Clinical Psychologist, CIMBS. There are lot of things to be done in treatment modalities for suicidal ideation. Since a decade, all major hospitals have suicide helpline. Many clinical psychologists are working on these helpline and are counselling.

  • Please give your views on post suicidal among doctors?

    In this video, Dr. Nikhil Gauri Shankar, Senior Resident, Institute of Human Behavior & Psychiatry, New Delhi, will give his views on post suicidal among doctors. Any person who has attempted suicide has to be brought to the hospital and he should be assessed by a psychiatrist. Dr. Nikhil will explain that most of the suicides are due to secondary causes of mental illness. A failed suicide attempt can be followed by another attempt. ECT is one of the most recent therapy and has best outcomes in patient with active suicidal thoughts. He will also discuss about crisis intervention.