Monday, October 10, 2016

"A Women's Journey Through Health" Workshop and Talk by Menarini

Mommy Jane had attended a Women's Workshop & Public Talk with the title "A Women's Journey Through Health" on last Sunday at The Saujana Hotel, Subang Jaya organised by the official main sponsor Menarini and other co-sponsors. This is a one-stop workshop designed to discuss various topics that relates to women from all walks of life, making us feel good about ourselves, empowering us to take control of our lives with adequate knowledge, finding happiness and always feel young at heart.
From the workshop, it provides us an educational, updated information which related to women's health which include topics like menopause management, family planning, weight management, hormonal balance, health & beauty. The event start off with the welcome speech by Christina Wong who is the Emcee for the day and also a 8TV host.
Christina Wong who is the Emcee for the day and also a 8TV host
Dr Ho Choon Moy, O&G Specialist had shared with us on Women's hormonal changes from our wonder years through golden years and how this impact her emotionally and physically. Hormonal balance is one of the keys to a healthy, vibrant life. As women, our sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone define much of our unique body functions and regulation of these two hormones play a significant role in the graceful transition of the natural phases of our lives from childhood to adulthood and later, the golden years.
Dr Ho Choon Moy, O&G Specialist
Dr Ho also shared with us that 50% of pregnancies worldwide are unplanned and half ended in abortion. There are complications on abortion and should be avoided with birth control pill to restore our hormonal imbalance. There are 2 types of pills available in the market i.e. combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill, which usually contain substances that are similar to oestrogen (eg ethinylestradiol) and progesterone (eg desogestrel) and progestogen-only pill (POP). They can be used for a variety of purposes and not just family planning.
Dr Ho also highlights the non-contraceptive benefits of combined pills as follows :-
1. 50% reduction in risk ovarian & endometrial cancer
2. Regulation of menstrual cycles
3. Relieves Cramps and Period Pains
4. Improvement in acne
5. Reduction in heavy menstrual bleeding
6. Treatment of premenstrual syndrom (PMS)
7. Treatment of hirsutism & polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
8. Reduction in risk of colorectal cancer   
Dr Ho then shared with us some information on Menopause which will happen to all ladies at the average age of 51. Menopause is the final menstrual period. Post-menopause is 1 year after the last menstrual period and Peri-menopause begins anytime from 40 onwards until the beginning of post-menopause. During menopause, our estrogen levels drop sharply which can cause unpleasant changes such as vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, flushes,mood swings etc). Our libido will be affected and there are changes to our vagina such as dryness that leads to discomfort and pain during sex and we no longer find pleasures with our partner like we used to.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective solution to relieve symptoms of menopaus. It raises levels of hormones that have become too low. Doing so restores our hormonal balance and allows us to enjoy an active life and pursue the many exciting opportunities ahead of us. With HRT, there is no need to suffer menopause in silence.
HRT with Tibolone where it is a chemical obtained from naturally occuring steroids. It can help relieve symptoms of menopause and even improve our quality of life by relieves hot flashes and night sweats, helps protect from post-menopausal osteoporosis, treats the thinning of our vaginal walls caused by decrease oestrogen levels and improves mood and libido by improved vaginal lubrication.
Menarini staff explained the usage of Atopiclair and Papulex to the Participants of the workshop
For patients having an Eczema which is an itchy affair, then can try out Atopiclair which is a cream/lotion. This is a non-steroidal product that is also suitable even for baby and children. Atopiclair helps tame the scratching monster and give our children a good night sleep. Papulex is a dermocosmetic range to help reduce the appearance of blemishes in cases of acne prone skin. Since Papulex is fragrance and soap free, it is better tolerated and can be used by all skin types.
Throughout the workshop, all the participants had learned about health through activities. There are cycling, grooming, blending healthy juices, slimming & pampering, health assessment and bone scan.
Besides educating women on our health, the Workshop is a Corporate Social Responsibility by Menarini and joint initiative with Yayasan Nanyang to raise fund for Ragunathan family. All tickets sold to the workshop at RM25 each will be donated to them for the education of their 11 children and day-to-day expenses. 
Ragunathan family with Menarini and Yayasan Nanyang representative
A Women's Journey Through Health Workshop is very informative and had taught Mommy Jane lots of health related issues. It is indeed a practical guide for a better health and wellness for all the women. From the workshop, Mommy Jane had find the confidence to take control over our lives to find happiness and fulfillment. Taking care of our health now so that we could enjoy the other aspects of our lives.







17 comments:

  1. interesting, what an informative and fun event. You go girl!

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  2. That's a meaningful workshop. It's a pretty good guidance for health.

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    1. Shirley, it is important for all women to know it earlier so that we could at least prevent it by leading a healthy lifestyle.

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  3. Thanks for sharing. What an interesting article. =D

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  4. As a woman, we have so many hats to don! We must take care of our health for ourselves and our family.

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    1. Rainbow, agreed with you. Once we are in good health, we can take good care of our children and can have a better life.

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  5. very good campaign for the women. We should love ourselves more and understand it's important to take care out health

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    1. Rane, agreed with you especially for women. All these information is good to know it earlier.

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  6. This a really good sharing on women health journey =D Thanks for the sharing!

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    1. Sharon, you're most welcome. Hope you understand your health now and have a healthier lifestyle.

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  7. This workshop looks really good Jane and if its for health, I am certainly all for it. All in all quite informative.

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  8. really informative and helpful workshop. will check it out.

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    1. Qian, any workshop that they had, I will inform you so that you can benefit from it too.

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