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Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal

ENT Health Articles

Head and Neck Cancer

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 5:39 AM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Head and neck cancers account for 3- 10 % of cancers worldwide but in the Indian Subcontinent it accounts for upto 45 % of cancers. Worldwide the occurence of these cancers is increasing.Awareness of the signs and symptoms goes a long way in early detection and cure.

What all cancers are the main head and neck cancers?

1. Voice box[ larynx]

2.Nose ,sinuses, nasopharynx[ at back of ...

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Tonsillectomy

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 5:38 AM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

What is a Tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy is a procedure done to remove the tonsils situated on the side of your throat.

Though there are many reasons your doctor may advise you to remove the tonsils ,the international guidelines  in majority situations are:-

Absolute indications[Compulsory removal]

◦Enlarged tonsils that cause upper airwa...

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Vocal cord Lesions

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 5:30 AM

Vocal cord Lesions

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

What are Vocal Cord Lesions?

Vocal cord lesions are abnormal masses which have developed within or along the margin of the vocal cords .They affect the voice by altering the vibration of the vocal cords.

What are the common Vocal Cord Lesions?

• Vocal nodules

• Vocal polyps

• Vocal cord cysts

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Cancer Voicebox [Larynx]

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 5:27 AM

Cancer Larynx [voice box]

What are the risk factors for cancer larynx?

• Smoking

• Alcohol Intake

• Acid reflux [Laryngopharyngeal reflux]

• Radiation

• Other: viral [HPV], certain occupational

Are men affected more than women in cancer larynx?

Yes men are affected 4 times more than women though the incidence in women has ...

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Voice Care-Tips to Keep your voice healthy

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 5:24 AM

Voice care-How to Keep Your Voice Healthy

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

 

  • Drink enough water. Moisture is essential to keep your vocal cords well lubricated.
  • Do not shout or scream.These are vocal abusive practices which put a lot of strain on the lining of your vocal cords.
  • Warm up your voice before heavy use such as in singing, teaching a class, preaching, or giving a speech. Warm-ups can...
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Voice

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 5:20 AM

Voice

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Our voice is produced by the vibration of the vocal cords caused by air passing out through the voice box [larynx] bringing the cords closer together.

 

Proper care and use of your voice improves the likelihood of having a healthy voice for your entire lifetime.

How Do I Know If I Have A Voice Problem?

• Change in quality of voice- voice sounds harsh o...

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