By Institut Darul Ridzuan
The Perak state government has organized the the fifth episode webinar themed Kesedaran Hak Dan Kesihatan Reproduktif Dan Seksual (HKRS) Warkah Untuk Adam: Andropos Seorang Lelaki. This webinar aims to discuss the health aspects of andropause in men, especially those aged 40 years and above. This webinar is a collaboration between the Sekretariat Pembangunan Wanita and Masyarakat Persekutuan Persatuan-persatuan Kesihatan Reproduktif Malaysia (FHRAM), SP Care Group and propelled by Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR).
This webinar session was proposed based on four main objectives, namely, to raise awareness on andropause among men, especially in Perak and Malaysia, identify the symptoms of andropause, identify the causes of andropause and health care methods and treatment to reduce andropause symptoms.
The series this time features a panelist, Dr. Harry Dinesh, Chief Executive Officer of SP Care Group and Mohd Fadzrel Abu Bakar Head of Programs and Projects of the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations Malaysia (FHRAM) as moderators. Dr. Harry states that men will experience a decline in testosterone hormone levels by ten percent (10%) every decade after reaching the age of 30 and a decline in testosterone levels will lead to a decline in quality of life and indirectly cause the function of the male system organs to be disrupted. Dr Harry also advised those suffering from andropause symptoms to consult a health professional through (Health Clinic, LPPKN Clinic, Family Planning Association Clinic) for further advice and examination.