MONDAY, 11 MAY
– If you are having problems in reducing your body weight, having erratic periods or prolonged acne problems, it could be due to a disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
According to the Deputy Dean of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Associate Professor Dr. Helen Lasimbang, the risks of not having these symptoms treated would be a few combination of problems including abnormal increase in hair growth, infertility and could also lead to hypertension and diabetes.
“An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (O&G) will examine and confirm on the spot the diagnostic before establishing further treatment,” she said when contacted by UMS Media today.
She said that they were trying a new remedy for PCOS using a local herb, ‘kacip fatimah’ (labisa pumila
) for those who will undergo further treatment.
“Those who want to be tested must make an appointment with UMS Polyclinic, Kingfisher by calling Donna or Haryanty at 088-435281,” Dr. Helen added, citing that PCOS affected five to 10 percent of the female population.
All women above the age of 18 are encouraged to go for the test. – FL
Media and Citra Division