peri-menopause

Perimenopause Is it menopause or not?

By Dr Ho Choon Moy,Consultant Gynaecologist, Pantai Cheras Medical Centre, Immediate Past President, Malaysian Menopause Society Hot flushes, night sweats, sleeplessness, mood swings, lethargy, depression and loss of lib...
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Your Eyes Through The Years

As the phrase goes- the eyes are the windows to your soul. As we age, we undergo experiences and exposures that help us mature and mellow, hence our life perspectives change in tandem. Here is what happens to our eyes ov...
Age with Grace'

Age Gracefully With Exercise

As we age, our muscles shorten and we start limiting our movements due to joint aches or low energy levels. Lack of muscle and joint use leads to atrophy. Atrophy occurs in the brain as well, which affects one’s stabil...
Menopause

Menopause…It’s Only Natural

Many women who have reached menopausal age have a love-hate relationship with this new phrase of their lives. While they enjoy the newfound freedom from not having monthly periods, the joy is often marred by menopausal s...
Menopause

Is It Really Menopause?

Dear Doc, I am a 55-year-old man with a 48-year wife who still looks good for her age. We are Malay Muslims and have been married for almost 26 years. We have four children who are grown up. I am self-employed, whereas m...
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Stay Interested in the World!

When is the best age to retire? According to Singapore’s Chief Minister, Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, the answer is never/ Retirement is death, he says. Urban Health brings you a transcript of Mr Lee’s inspiring speech on 12...
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MenoMyths

We have come a long way since the word ‘menopause’ was first coined in 1872, yet many women today are still unaware of what happens to their bodies after menopause. Urban Health seeks the expertise of Dr Ho Choon Moy...
andropause

Andropause: The Male Menopause

Guess what: men go through menopause too! Assoc Prof Dr Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Deputy Deacon at Universiti Sains Malaysia, sheds some light on andropause, the male menopause.   What is andropause? Firstly, andropaus...