Using Hand Sanitizer May be Giving You a False Sense of Security


After a cough or sneeze, we quickly rub some ethanol-based sanitizer on our hands, assuming that all the germs and microbes have died. However, a recent study conducted in Japan showed contradictory results. It took as long as 4 MINUTES for the flu viruses to be killed. This is because their hands were still wetContinue reading “Using Hand Sanitizer May be Giving You a False Sense of Security”

Gait in Parkinson’s Disease


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the commonest movement disorder. Patients with PD have typical features, including gait, which can aid in prompt diagnosis. In this video, you can see a person with right hemi-parkinsonism. She has resting tremors, and the upper limb is kept flexed at elbow. There is stooped posture and reduced arm swing onContinue reading “Gait in Parkinson’s Disease”

Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease


Tremors are among the commonest symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the above video, you can see tremors affecting the right hand in a middle aged woman suffering from Parkinson’s disease. These are also called as “drum-beating” tremors. The frequency of these tremors is 4-5 Hz. There are no tremors in the left hand. These tremorsContinue reading “Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease”

INTRODUCTION


I am a Neurologist by profession and have been dealing with people suffering from various neurological disorders for the past 20 years. As a doctor, we see various emotions from close quarters. Seeing a smile on our patient’s face gives us immense satisfaction. This blog is all about sharing my experiences as a doctor. GeneralContinue reading “INTRODUCTION”