In conjunction with World Contraception Day, Exeltis Pharma has organized a roundtable gathering event with Nuffnang bloggers to help raise public awareness on the added health benefits of OC pills and to encourage women to take action to improve their well-being.
|Dr. KK Iswaran, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist of Prince Court Medical Centre|
Dr. KK Iswaran, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist of Prince Court Medical Centre was invited to speak to us about oral contraceptive pills today and how it will benefit women who consume it. As everyone knows, oral contraceptive pills’ main purpose is to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Do you know that 30% of births in Asia Pacific are unintended? Perhaps our birth was an accident too :p #justsaying
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- Treats acne
Taking COC pills lowers the amount of androgens (a group of hormones) that stimulate the production of oil in the skin and thus resulting in less oily skin and less severe acne
- Prevents cancers
Results from recent studies have shown that consumption of COC pills for a year or more helps to protect against uterine cancer. A greater duration of use is also associated with greater risk reduction for ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer.
- Improves premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Remember the 1-2 weeks before your period and you get extremely annoyed at nothing? That’s PMS and it often includes both physical and emotional symptoms such as mood swings, acne, upset stomach, swollen breasts, bloating, etc. COC helps to control acne and menstrual-related disorders by stopping ovulation and stabilizing hormone levels.
- Regulate menstrual cycle
COC pills are able to regulate menstrual cycles by balancing the hormonal levels in the body. It also relieves dysmenorrhea (severe menstrual pain) in up to 80% of women and menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) in 50% of women who use cyclic OC pills.
|A Q&A session with Dr. KK Iswaran accompanied by Mr. Andy Siow|
|Mr. Andy Siow, Managing Director of Exeltis Pharma Sdn. Bhd.|
According to Mr. Andy Siow, Managing Director of Exeltis Pharma Sdn. Bhd., there is an increase of 12% in the proportion of women that requires hormonal treatment in Malaysia compared to previous years based on their first regional market survey.
COC pills are the most preferred choice among various hormonal therapies available due to the minimal side effects, provides added health benefits, affordable and more accessible as it is available from pharmacies.
|Won a power bank during quiz session!
Thanks to Cindy Tong for the photo!