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University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Neuromuscular Weakness

Doctors Listing

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

Breathing involves the use of breathing muscles (including the diaphragm) which are controlled by various nerves. Any dysfunction of these muscles or nerves may disrupt breathing, leading to respiratory failure or recurrent chest infections.

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Treatment and drugs

Treatment options vary depending on the underlying cause.

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