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Common Conditions:

 

 

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Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong 

 
Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee  
  • Dr Khoo See Meng  
  • Dr Jason Phua
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping


Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo 

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Definition

A very common condition that affects both young and old whose small airways are extremely sensitive to various triggers. Patients usually have cough, shortness of breath and wheeze. Lung function tests show airways with reversible obstruction.

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Treatment and drugs

A multi-pronged treatment approach including inhaled steroids is adopted.

 

Bronchial Thermoplasty, a new complementary therapy, for patients with moderate to severe asthma was first done in NUH on 5 June 2012. Click here to learn more about it.

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Appointments and Enquiries

We are committed to a long-term national effort to fight asthma by taking pole position in the Singapore National Asthma Program (SNAP). The SNAP adopts a collaborative multi-faceted strategy, with our partners in the community, to improving asthma control for our patients. This approach includes intensive education for our patients with assistance from our Asthma Care Nurses and modern medications. The key tools which enable us to improve asthma control effectively in SNAP are accurate objective self-assessment of disease control with the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and individualised written asthma action plans.

Funding: Ministry of Health / Health Services Development Programme.

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For patients seeking advice on asthma

Contact Asthma Care Nurse Ms Nora Bte Said (for English and Malay language):
Email: nora_bte_said@nuh.com.sg (we will try to reply as soon as possible)

Phone: (65) 9615 1666 (office hours 8.30 am to 5.00 pm on Mondays to Fridays) 

Or Asthma Care Nurse Ms Gan Chi Ching (for the Chinese language):
Phone: (65) 9615 0666 (office hours 8.30 am to 5.00 pm on Mondays to Fridays)

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