Himabindu Venkatakrishnan's Profile
Her expertise is in the area of speech and hearing and she also holds a certificate in Medical Transcription. She is an activist against 'heavy school bags' that can cause damage to the "backs" of young kids in India.
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Ototoxicity is the hearing loss caused by drugs or substances that harm the hearing system. Ototoxic drugs may harm cochlea, vestibule or vestibulocochlear nerve.
Hair loss due to stress can be a cause for anxiety. Stress causes telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, or alopecia areata.
Transvaginal ultrasound/sonogram is used to examine uterus, ovaries, cervix and pelvic organs. Sonography images of transvaginal ultrasound procedure are clearer than abdominal ultrasound.
Chemotherapy side effects depend on the chemotherapy treatment as there are varied types of chemotherapy medications. Traditional chemotherapy drugs kill growing cancer cells.
Impedance audiometry, or tympanometry, includes the measurement of air pressure in auditory canal and middle ear and identify lesions in auditory neural pathway.