Last month, Beacon Hospital gave away 200 Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) tests to elderly men who were 55 years old and above. In collaboration with Sin Chew Daily, this joined effort was mainly to raise awareness on the importance of having an annual PSA test for early detection. In general, the prostate is part of the […]
Were you at the Protector Charity Night Run? Held at 1 Utama, Beacon International Specialist Centre is proud to be the medical partner for this charity run. It was truly overwhelming to see such a big crowd running for a good cause – many of which were staff from our hospital! We are thankful for […]
Prostate is part of the male reproductive system which is a walnut-sized gland located below the bladder in front of the rectum. The prostate plays an important role in male fertility and its main function is to produce fluid that forms part of semen. Most of the time, prostate problems affect urination and sexual function […]
“Your gut processes food and absorbs nutrients, hence what you eat and how you eat is very important. It’s crucial to avoid “gut trouble makers”, in other words, dietary habits which wreak havoc on our gut.” says Gurdip Kaur, Dietetic & Food Services Manager of Beacon Hospital.
Snoring is a serious business. There are 75% of people who snore have obstructive sleep apnea, which increases the risk of developing heart disease. Use caution before you self-treat with over-the-counter sprays and pills until you’ve checked with your doctors, says Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon, Snoring & Sleep Apnea Specialist, Dr Raymond […]
Kanser kolorektal adalah salah satu penyakit yang digelar pembunuh secara senyap. Ramai yang tidak menyedari bahayanya sehingga simptom muncul. Kebanyakan pesakit kanser kolorektal terutama bahagian usus besar tidak mengalami sebarang simptom pada peringkat awal. Apabila simptom muncul dan berterusan, penyakit tersebut sudah mara ke tahap rawatan menjadi lebih susah. Walaupun bunyinya menakutkan, kanser kolorektal boleh […]
Susah bernafas, pernafasan yang tidak selesa atau lebih dikenali sebagai semput sering berlaku apabila menjelang usia emas. Ia masalah biasa yang berlaku dalam kalangan warga emas, namun boleh menyebabkan tekanan dan ketakutan bukan saja kepada pesakit, tetapi penjaga. Menurut Pakar Perubatan Keluarga dan Ketua Pusat Pemeriksaan Kesihatan Hospital Beacon, Dr Raja Ahmad Shaharul Raja Abdul […]
Elder abuse is a growing problem in Malaysia’s fast-ageing society but it is a crime that is grossly under-reported. Just like domestic violence, most view it as a “family matter” that is best dealt within the family. Geriatrician Consultant, Dr Rajbans Singh says that often times, elder abuse occurs unintentionally because their caretakers are not […]