In recent years, social media has been overpowered by unregistered medical practitioners claiming to have the answer for all your health concerns. These wannabe physicians gain popularity through catchy yet ignorant titles like: “Put an end to diabetes by following three these simple tips” or “You can get rid of COVID-19 by drinking hot liquids.” These air-headed headlines are followed by content not backed by research, but medical practitioners like Dr. Rena Malik are in a quandary.
After becoming a urologist and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Malik came across a patient who, even after successful surgery, continued to remain sick. After months of consistent checkups and follow-ups, she realized that while everything else went technically correct, the patient did not know how to empty her bladder using a catheter and thus, failed to follow this simple prerequisite for the surgery. This small piece of information not being available to the patient put the woman’s life at risk and was the reason for her frequent hospital trips after the surgery.
This was the point in Rena’s life when she decided to bridge the gap between her patients and the medical information available to them. Being an associate professor at the University of Maryland and a mother of two, Dr. Malik initially found it hard to find time to create content for her YouTube channel. However, as she came across videos advertising hoax solutions for various medical issues, Rena knew that it was time to put her foot on the paddle and begin her battle against misinformation.
Soon enough, through her Youtube Channel, Dr. Malik was not only calling out misinformants around the world for their false content but was also spreading factual information to her followers. Her expertise covers a wide range of urological issues from urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Malik explains medical conditions to her followers in her videos by referencing academic research, and she takes into account the fact that most of her patients aren’t medical graduates. Using simple terms and without dwelling on complex scientific backgrounds, Rena helps people understand urological diseases, their causes, and how they can be treated.
Whether you’re looking to learn more about your sexual health, sleep management, or general information on urological issues, Dr. Rena Malik’s Youtube Channel brings you one step closer to always being informed about your well-being.