patrick - I assume Dr Leng is a medical doctor with an annual practising certificate from the Mmalaysian Medical Council. By listing her services and place of practice on this forum may contravene the professional ethics and should there be any complaint to MMC she can be hauled up and reprimanded. Her services to USJ folks may be noble but this can be interpreted as advertising by a medical practitioner. She should not list her place of practice and used a pseudonym in all correspondence to answer questions instead. You may inadvertently put her in a difficult situation. As a medical practitioner she should know that such practice is prohibited. I am sure you have noticed that when doctors go on radio live, they are not to divulge their place of practice on the air for this reason.
This thread started in April 2003 and everybody has been happily posting. Now we suddenly have a problem?
Cool Hand Luke
nightowl, you would have noticed that the postings are 'done' by me, not by Dr Lim. Neither has she used any pseudonym. There was never any Dr Leng, in the first place. <Not sure where you got that name> Dr Lim is Dr Lim. Ok, so I shall not divulge her details in future. Is that alright now?
Medical Experts' opinions needed
Hi good Drs., MDs.,
Please pardon our ignorance, but the truth is we need an expert medical advice, n we would be forever obliged if you could offer an expert medical advice to us. My wife suffers with a bad case of asthma since her first pregnancy more than 8 years ago. Her asthmatic conditions is getting from bad to worst.
Time n time again, we worry what we post here, could be off topic, but since expert 'beauty' advice is freely available here, we thought we could get a good recommendation from you in our effort to find help for my wife's worsening asthmatic conditions.
Prior to this, we tried everything we possibly could, including sending her to a local large private hospital on a regular basis to seek treatment, but til such time we realized that we could only get treatment to control her asthma conditions rather than finding a good cure for it. That was about 5 years ago. We stopped because the non-effective treatments from the hospital's specialist at the time, was costing us a bigger hole in our pockets.
We even tried traditional chinese herbal medicines, also tried out traditional recommendation of eating croc meat, which we're told by elders that would be a promising cure for asthma.
However, nothing seems to work for her. Please help, we believe surely there should be a capable n kind Dr. or an Md., who could offer us a better n effective remedial suggestions.
IF possible, kindly PM or email us on what we should or should not do, n we would be eternally indebted to you for your kind medical advices or sincere recommendations.
Finally, please understand n forgive us, if my wife n me, might dislike or would infact be afraid to receive unsolicitated mails or messages from others, especially when we do not want to be unnecessarily disturbed by undesirable offers. Well intended advice n assistance is gratefully welcome though.
Thanking you in advance.
Last edited by orchipalar; 18-03-2004 at 01:12 AM.
Ok "orchipalar"...hang on. I'll try to check it out and see if I can find any assistance for you.
Hi Patrick - You're so very kind hearted, we're both appreciative of your effort already. Despite the Feng Shui improvement of changing the bed's position, me wife still find it difficult to sleep whenever the asthma hits her.
Me wife's breathing would be wheezy n she caughs so bad, until the caughing wakes up the kids.
Also after the asthmatic attacks, me wife would wake up with a bigger MMigrane, than Cool Hand Luke's one.
As I normally sleep like a dead pig , it doesn't affect me much, but the kids' got to wake up early for school though.
Nevertheless, TQ Patrick.
If this "asthma" attack happens only at night and in the bedroom, I suspect something is triggering the attack.
Some people are allergic to dust (and dust mites). another possibility is the air-conditioning. Try cleaning the air-filter screen and see if it works. I have a friend who have this same complaint and he uses an old window unit aircond. My recommendation was for him to change it to a new one. He hasn't, so I don't know if my suspicion is correct.
My point is, if medicines don't help and FungShui isn't any help either, we got to check the surroundings. Go through an elimination process. Firstly, remove the variable of the room itself - ask your wife to sleep in another room (with a different and fresh set of bedding and pillows) for a change and see if she still coughs. Try sleeping without the aircond.
Hi KWChang - You're so kind, that probably is the best suggestion that we have got so far, which we're hoping already that this would certainly be better of, rather than visiting another unfamiliar specialist doc, that surely is going to burn bigger holes in our pockets.
The airconds is new, now that we think about it, we have not got it washed for some time now. Makes me wonder why I am such a lousy in biz of aircond service, forgot to clean our own units.
The bedsheet n pillow covers are new though.
Thank you KWChang.
orchipalar, chang may have a point there. Also, check under the bed and clean/mop it thoroughly because that part of the floor is normally laden with dust.
Also, I have spoken to a friend by the name of Dr Rajen. He is not a medical doctor but he hold a doctorate in holistic medicine and writes for Star very often. I mentioned to him your problem and he suggested you call and talk to his secretary Jasmin at 03 79652715. Tell her Dr Rajen asked you to call. And let's take it from there!
All the Best!
Hi goodneighbour Patrick - Thank you again, we already like the idea from KWChang, now this one no less, especially when we see no additional unnecessary appearance of alphabets behind the good doctor's name.
By Monday or soonest possible, we would give it a shot - rest assure this is not 'overloaded' - still feeling the pains of being smacked by the dejected political supporter.
We're sure the good doctor might want to or might be allowed in this case to speak freely about the alternative holistic medicine that we haven't been hearing about, instead of pharmaceutical treatments, in this forum topic, as we see no harm for anyone to offer free medical guidance or advice to our community.
IF it is ok with the other members of the forum of course, other than of course with the other dejected medical expert who is still watching n treating us like its supper, from a tree, somewhere.
We figure me wife has got too much chemical already in her system. Forgot to mentioned though, her conditions is worsen or hard to be cured, due to the fact that she comes in constant contact with chemicals due to her biz, no matter how much she tries to avoid the contacts, the chemical fumes get into her system.
Anyway, we would definitely give the good doctor a shot Not unless the good doctor would ask of her to quit her biz that is
Last edited by orchipalar; 21-03-2004 at 12:26 AM.
Some one wrote in asking about hair loss. Below is Dr Lim's response.
Those requiring more details can email me for onforwarding to Dr Lim - Patrick
Hair loss can create a lot of anxiety for both young and old. Frequently one's self-confidence or self-esteem depends very much on one's crowning glory. True hair loss is defined as losing more than the daily shed of 100 hairs.
There are many medical causes of hair loss that are remediable, so you don't have to just accept it as "part of old age".
Some of the more common causes of hair loss are androgenetic alopecia, thyroid disease, nutritional deficiency, infections, hormone imbalance & drugs. These causes can be excluded by a thorough history & doing some blood tests, if warranted.
There are many therapy options, beyond that of regaine lotion.
My therapeutic approach depends on the cause of hair loss found.
Importantly, dietary deficiencies have to be addressed with vitamin supplements. Avoidance of physical trauma such as perms, dyes, straighteners, chemical treatments is advisable.
Topical lotions which stimulate hair growth are available. If hormone imbalances are the cause, then oral medications are available.
In-office treatments involves treating with a new laser which stimulates thicker, denser (and blacker!) hair growth. And perhaps application of vitamins after the treatment. This approach has a 90% response rate.
Dr. Lim Wye Leng
Have been reading that microdermabrasion is done at your clinic. I have red marks on my face not ice-pick ones but they don't seem to fade. I read from previous posting that it cost 120 per session and 1200 for a series of treatments. Do you charge per session basis or a lump sum for lets say a series of treatments? I enquired from a few beauty centres and they say their treatments come in packages ranging from 2000 to 5000. I somehow feel all these beauty centres just want you to commit to their treatment plan. Could you see visible improvement after 1 to 2 treatments?
Below is the good Doc's reply to lizsimone:
> Acne Scarring
> Have been reading that microdermabrasion is done at your clinic. I have
> marks on my face not ice-pick ones but they don't seem to fade. I read
> previous posting that it cost 120 per session and 1200 for a series of
> treatments. Do you charge per session basis or a lump sum for lets say a
> series of treatments?
I charge per session basis as well as package prices for which I give a
discount. i.e. 120 per session, or 600 for 6 sessions.
I enquired from a few beauty centres and they say
> their treatments come in packages ranging from 2000 to 5000. I somehow
> all these beauty centres just want you to commit to their treatment plan.
> Could you see visible improvement after 1 to 2 treatments?
You can actually see improvement with every session but of course it is not
dramatic - also depends on how deep you go with each treatment. For red
marks, generally at least 10 sessions are required for good improvement.
Happy to answer further questions.
Thanks for the speedy reply. So should I call and make an appointment or should I just walk-in for a consultation. By the way, you sell Neostrata products in your clinic...what is the best moisturizer for acne-prone skin? In regards to the microdermabrasion, what are the intervals like for the sessions i.e. how long per session and how long apart from one treatment to the next..Thanks
Recently, orchipalar raised the problem of asthma. And the kind Dr Lim has taken the initiative to contribute something here, albeit a bit late.
Anyway, chanced upon asthma problem...in your forum. Here's my
Asthma is a hypersensitive response to allergens in the environment so one
can only control 2 factors:
1. Dampen the hypersensitive immune response and
2. Eliminate/avoid triggers in th environment. Iin the case of asthma, they
would be aeroallergens.
If one does not want to be "pumped full of drugs", then eliminating
triggers becomes important. But one should not forget that a severe
asthma attack can kill so don't drop the puffers just yet.
Re: controlling your environment - can't control KL environment but one can
control the home environs:
1. Get rid of all carpets, rugs, soft toys (if kids can't part with them,
put soft toy in plastic bag in freezer for 24/24 - will kill the mites),
2. Vacuum house with one of those new fangled water-based vacuum cleaners I
think OSIM sells them, also other brands, do own research.
3. Mop everyday.
4. Get good quality air filter for bedroom at least (8 hours a day spent
5. There is a thing called Z-net - a bedsheet impregnated with house dust
mite-killing chemicals - it helps.
6. Last resort - shift out of the city.
One should do some research on PROBIOTICS. I believe it helps asthma.
(Try medscape.com) Don't know which brand is reliable though - lots of
overpriced stuff out there.
Last but not least, can do allergy testing but it costs a bomb - don't have
to enrich doctors for this, can visit the laboratory directly. I thnk it
costs upwards of RM600. Cost effective only if one is trying to identify
non-airborne allergens or if one can afford to change one's environment.
<Thks doc! - Patrick>