The World Menopause Day is on 18th October 2014. This special day calls on every country in the world to make menopausal health a key issue into the country’s health agenda This is to help each menopausal women reduce or even prevent unpleasant signs and symptoms which can affect a woman’s quality of life. Besides improving menopausal symptoms, proper healthcare can also reduce the chance of a woman getting heart problems, osteoporosis (brittle bones), colon cancer and other types of diseases related to hormones.
In conjunction with World Menopause Day, reporters and photographers from local newspaper Berita Harian visited our aesthetic doctor at Premier Clinic, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Dr Kee Yong Seng was interviewed on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during the fruitful one hour session.
Hormone replacement therapy is used to replenish the hormones which decreases as a women starts to have menopause. Blood investigations are performed prior to commencing treatment.
Dr Kee Yong Seng advised the public to accept menopausal changes positively. Attitude counts a lot and having a positive mindset certainly would be very beneficial. Practicing healthy diet and incorporating frequent exercise and a fitness program would be helpful. Taking oral supplements would also boost a menopausal woman’s health, according to Dr Kee. Dr Kee also talked about synthetic HRT versus bioidentical hormone replacement therapy whereby he divulges the pros and cons of each option.