Dr. C Udaya Shankar - Top Neurologist in Bangalore | Sakra World Hospital

Dr. C Udaya Shankar is a Senior Consultant Neurologist at Sakra World Hospital Bangalore. He has around 18 years of rich experience in the field of Neurology. He is an alumnus of the prestigious NIMHANS - a leading Neuroscience Centre across Southeast Asia. He is a registered member of the Indian Medical Association and the Indian Academy of Neurology. Prior to his current position, he has been associated with various hospitals like Fortis, Narayana Health, and Columbia Asia.
Dr. C Udaya Shankar studied MBBS Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in 1994. Further, he pursued his DM in Neurology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences Bangalore in 2001.

He also has 3 years of teaching experience which includes centres like Kasturba Medical College and NIMHANS. Currently, he is a visiting professor at Narayana health and a DNB teacher.
  • Apart from general neurology, his expertise includes Headaches management, Nerve & Muscle disorders, Cognitive disturbances and Movement Disorders. He was in charge of Headache and Neuro - Ophthalmology clinic at Narayana Netralaya during 2008-2013.
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Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses (air-filled cavities in the skull behind the forehead and cheeks) getting filled with fluids and causing germ growth. Aches due to sinusitis are continuous and last from a few hours to a few weeks. But Migraine, on the other hand, is due to the sudden electrical activity change in the brain. Aches due to migraines appear in episodes on a part or whole of the head and can last from 4-72 hours.

Stress can be one of the triggers for migraines.

It is diagnosed by a clinical examination which is preceded by proper neurological history taking and a focused neurological examination.

Treatment will be carried out mainly using two kinds of medicines:

  1. Preventive medicine 
  2. Emergency medicine

As per the classical definition of a cure, the answer would be No. But if effectively treated for an appropriate duration, the chances of Migraine appearance can be prevented.

Yes, there is a possibility that Migraine can be hereditary. About 80-90% of patients report having a family member suffer Migraine. If one of the parents suffers from Migraine, there is a 50% risk of developing it. If both parents suffer from Migraine then the possibility goes up to 75%.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that affects the brain and results in involuntary movements, slowness of movements, and difficulty in walking. It is a common condition seen in elder people and the incidences increase with aging.

  • Tremor
  • The slowness of motor activities
  • Involuntary movement of hands
  • Strange way of walking
Some studies show that people with Parkinson’s disease may go into depression or feel 
lack of motivation before having any visible signs.

Parkinson’s disease is due to the combination of factors such as environmental factors, genetic factors, and certain changes in the nerve cells of the brain which results in the loss of a chemical in the brain called dopamine. Dopamine affects many parts of your body.

The neurologist will ask you medical history and perform a neurological exam. There are no specific tests that diagnose Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is treated on the basis of the replacement of lost dopamine content in the brain. Medicines are given that cross the boundary between the bloodstream and the brain (blood-brain barrier) and enter the nerve cells.

Men are at higher risk of getting Parkinson’s Disease.

Research shows that regular aerobic exercise might reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Other research shows that people who consume caffeine get Parkinson’s disease less often than those who don’t drink it. But there is not enough evidence to suggest drinking caffeinated beverages to protect against Parkinson’s.

Lewy bodies are very characteristic structures seen inside nerve cells. They are called intra-neuronal-inclusion bodies. These are very small structures found in the substantia nigra or within the cortex. A Lewy body is composed of a protein called alpha-synuclein and ubiquitin.

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