In Conversation with UMSC Doctors

UMSC doctors share their professional insights to educate the community on quality healthcare and cutting-edge clinical services

Stop the Stigma

by Assoc Prof Dr. Ng Chong Guan – Consultant Psychiatrist 1.Mental health is often a taboo topic and is expected to increase by 2020. Can you elaborate on the types of mental health and the causes? Mental illness has the capacity to affect an individual’s mood, thoughts, behaviours and even their work and family life. […]

Teenage hearing loss on the rise

by Dr. Jeyanthi Kulasegarah-Consultant Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Interest in Otology and Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology 1.What are the factors or habits that are affecting the hearing of young adults?  Teenage hearing loss is on the rise, with recent studies indicating 1 in 5 teenagers demonstrating at least a slight hearing loss. This increase since the […]

Love Your Bones

by Assoc Prof Dr. Fariz Yahya – Consultant Rheumatologist 1.What are the symptoms of one suffering from Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in bone mass in which bone strength is compromised and results in an increased susceptibility of having a fracture. People who have osteoporosis may not have any symptoms. Until […]

Hepatitis – The silent disease

by Dr. Ruveena Bhavani Rajaram – Consultant Gastroenterologist What is hepatitis? Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver. Inflammation happens as a result of injury to the liver. This may occur as an insult directly/primarily targeting the liver or indirectly, thus injuring the liver as part of a systemic/multi-organ illness. In the setting of direct […]

Coping mentally when unemployed

by Dr Amarpreet Kaur -Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Hypnotherapist Many experts are predicting a significant rise in mental health problems worldwide due to Covid-19 and its effects on life and work. Do you believe Malaysia will face the same? Malaysia has not been spared in this pandemic, in any way, shape or form. We are […]