Expert Says, Infertility

10 New Year Resolutions for Your Fertility Journey in 2017

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Yet another year has passed by us! We all intend to welcome the New Year with new goals and plans to work towards a better us. Some will be making New Year resolutions like ‘I want to lose weight’ ‘I want to grow a step higher in my career’. For some couples, the New Year resolutions might be ‘It’s time to have a child in our family’. What could be the New Year resolutions for couples? We have interviewed Fertility Specialist, Dr Agilan Arjunan from KL Fertility Centre, for his suggestions on the 10 New Year Resolutions for Couples.

We can divide couples into two groups, to whom this list might be beneficial for:

  1. Those who want to take time in planning a family.
  2. Those who have been trying to start a family but the past years have been very stressful for them.

 Dr Agilan hopes that these resolutions will give them a new direction and a focus: What can they do this year? Let’s hear what Dr Agilan has to say in his own words.

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Carbohydrates – Friend or Enemy?

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For many years, fats has been labelled as the world’s biggest nutrition enemy. However in the recent years, carbohydrates seem to have taken over to emerge as the No.1 public nutrition enemy. So what actually is Carbohydrates? Are they really as bad how people regard them to be?

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Expert Says, Infertility, Medical Information

Egg Freezing: Is It For You?

Egg Freezing

In our previous interview with Dr Helena Lim, we got to know about the book “Catching My Baby Dust” that documents stories of 14 couples who underwent the IVF journey. We continue our talk with Dr Helena and today we will hear from her about Egg Freezing.

Egg Freezing is a process in which a woman’s eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen and stored. Later, when she is ready to become pregnant, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos. Is egg freezing an option for you? Find our more from Dr Helena Lim, fertility specialist in KL Fertility Centre.

 

GetDoc: Hi Dr Helena, Egg freezing technique, what is the trend in Malaysia? Did you see a rise after Apple and Facebook announced last year they’d cover egg-freezing in their employee health plans?

Dr. Helena: Egg freezing has gained popularity in Malaysia over the years; however I do not see the correlation between the increased numbers and the announcement by Apple and Facebook.

However, whenever someone is diagnosed with cancer, the first thing that strikes people’s mind is ‘is my child going to die?’ or ‘am I going to die?’ They are carried away with getting off the cancer, paying attention as preserving fertility seems to be ‘wasting time’. However, patients should not rule out this option, should they want to have offspring in future.

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Expert Says, Health and Fitness

Solution for Obesity? What Is It?

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In our past series of articles, we read about Diabesity and Obesity. These diseases are pretty common in this day and age. The implications of these diseases are plenty and can be life-threatening as well if appropriate action is not taken at the right time.

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Pros And Cons Of Bariatric Surgery

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So far we have read about Diabesity, the possible solutions for people who are extremely overweight. Bariatric Surgery is a blessing in disguise for people who are looking to lose that excess weight and get on the healthy track before catastrophe strikes.

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Expert Says, Health and Fitness

Diabesity: What Is This New Thing?

diabesity

From the term one might get a rough idea that it refers to a combination of the major illnesses/conditions, Diabetes and Obesity. Diabesity is usually used to refer to a form of diabetes that is associated with being obese. And it is being seen that this “epidemic” is growing by leaps and bounds in developed and developing nations.

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Expert Says, Health and Fitness, Healthy Diet, Healthy Lifestyle

Holiday Eating – Eat, Drink & Be Healthy!

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Holiday season is all about family, fun and food! New year is coming and it is holiday season for everyone! This festivity can be an opportunity for many to overindulge in less-than-healthful party foods. However, most of you may not realize that overindulging could lead to guilt, shame (in some people) and further overeating, leaving you with some extra kilos, which can in turn can lead to attempts to diet in unhealthful ways.

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Expert Says, Infertility

Infertile To Fertile: Stories Of Hope

catching my baby dust

For couples that are trying to start a family, it can get really frustrating if they are unable to conceive soon. At times, the reasons for not conceiving may be simple but some times, the cause can be infertility. Dr Helena Lim from the KL Fertility Centre here in Kuala Lumpur has put together a book called “Catching My Baby Dust” and we spoke to her about it.

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Get to Know – Dr. Ian Tan, Medical Aesthetic Practitioner in Petaling Jaya

Dr Ian Tan of Anna Hoo Clinic

As we wait in the plush clinic of Dr. Anna Hoo, a very pleasant looking young man greets us, we find out he is Dr. Ian Tan. A very friendly and charming Medical Aesthetic Practitioner in Petaling Jaya (who wouldn’t want to get themselves treated from someone like that haha)

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Expert Says, Health and Fitness

Keeping An Eye Out For This Is Important Even Today!

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There is so much buzz about this substance that even a school going kid will know what it is. Yes, cholesterol has been in the news for quite a long time and biochemically, it is a soft, white waxy substance found in every cell of your body. Without cholesterol, cell membranes will be less-firm and too permeable to other molecules. The wall will be compromised! Cholesterol is also essential for the production of various hormones, vitamin D, bile acids in the body.

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