What’s out in the market is made for the general public, it might not be as effective but here, the medicines and treatments are tailored for your special needs. You are different; that makes you special. If you take the medicines that are meant for me, it might not be adequate or effective for you.”
Growing old sounds really scary if you’re not prepared for it. An exclusive with the founder of PrimaNora Medical Centre reveals that it’s not as terrifying as it sounds if you’re prepared for it
“Everybody wants to age gracefully,” Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, founder of the PrimaNora Medical Centre says with a smile on her face. She takes a sip from her tea cup. “There was a time where my health was at a compromise. It essentially was because of my lifestyle. I wasn’t sleeping very well, grabbed whatever to fill up instead of looking into what I eat and I was always busy. It got to a point where my condition pushed me to be on medications,” the doctor recalls a turning point in her life.
According to Dr Ashikin, beauty and health are inseparable. “Aesthetic procedures can only fix the exterior factors. You age on the inside before you age on the outside. Depending on your genetic make-up and your lifestyle, you can accelerate and decelerate your aging,” she continues. PrimaNora focuses more on healthcare instead of sick-care. The goal is to look for the problems rather than fixing them. A holistic approach to look for the cause of it.
Basically, the goal of the clinic is to predict the probability of the future disease so the patient can be proactive in instituting lifestyle modifications and increased physician surveillance.
“I felt betrayed,” Dr Ashikin says with a stern face. “The drugs weren’t helping. As the matter of fact, they were doing the opposite; they were causing more problems. It’s weird when you have to take one drug, but at the same time you need to take another drug to counter the first drug’s side effects,” she comments. “This was the realisation that pushed me into this area. We are so accustomed to taking pills to stop complications but that’s not the way I want to do it. The idea is to know the patient’s body and treat it as a unit.”
Your differences makes you unique
“What’s out in the market is made for the general public, it might not be as effective but here, the medicines and treatments are tailored for your special needs. You are different; that makes you special. If you take the medicines that are meant for me, it might not be adequate or effective for you,” the doctor comments.
“This is not an immediate change. Because what your body needs is the correct support. That’s why it’s better that you begin the treatment as soon as you can. The earlier we start, the more complications we can avoid in the later days and the better we can preserve your beauty,” she says with another smile on her face.
‘Through DNA profiling, we can detect the dysfunctions in the body and that’s when we pick the exact requirement to support the function of the genes with certainty. We took out the guess work and really detect the dysfunction. Then, we pick out exactly what are the requirements to support the function of the genes. And because of that, you are more compliant because this is real and this is measurable.”
“My disease may have weaken certain parts of the body but it doesn’t break my spirit. I realised that I am special. That is why I am blessed with this difference. It makes me who I am and because of it, here I am,” the anti-aging doctor exclaims. “This is where the realisation gave me more fulfilment where I feel more like a healer; preparing my patients so that they have a beautiful, long and prosperous life. I feel like I’m in a happier place now than I was before,” she signs off.
Published by Sihat Malaysia
August 9, 2019