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Lung doctors are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.

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Medication is the most important treatment of most diseases of pulmonology, either by inhalation (bronchodilators and steroids) or in oral form (antibiotics, leukotriene antagonists).

A common example being the usage of inhalers in the treatment of inflammatory lung conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Oxygen therapy is often necessary in severe respiratory disease (emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis). When this is insufficient, the patient might require mechanical ventilation.

Wuhan Virus in Singapore: 8 Things You Need to Know

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Wuhan Virus in Singapore: 8 Things You Need to Know

With currently 5 confirmed cases in Singapore, the Wuhan virus outbreak is definitely a concerning matter. That said, there are various ways to protect yourselves and those around you. Read on to see 8 important facts about the Wuhan virus.

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First, we need to confirm the diagnosis that it really is chronic bronchitis, and not due to other things, i.e. infection/TB/tumours. Then we need to find the cause. Sometimes the cause might be obvious, i.e. smoking. Sometimes, the cause is not so obvious and might require furth...
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Thank you for sharing your situation with us. May I offer a few suggestions. Firstly, it will be good to make a distinction between fatigue and sleepiness. For someone who is fatigued or tired, some rest may help. For someone with sleepiness due to insufficient sleep or poor slee...
21 Nov 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Lung Cancer by a Singapore Oncologist (2020)

The Ultimate Guide to Lung Cancer by a Singapore Oncologist (2020)

Lung cancer is the 2nd-most common cancer in Singaporean men. In women, it is the 3rd-most common cancer.

Cancer happens when abnormal cells grow into tumours. When this affects the lungs, breathing functions can be hindered.

A cancer diagnosis can be scary. The good news is that there are now various new treatments that can greatly increase survival. It is most important to get a treatment that is individualised to your condition.

In this article, I will be discussing everything about lung cancer. Read on to find out more about the risk factors, diagnosis, and new treatment methods!

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Nighttime shortness of breath can be due to anxiety or a panic attack . Feeling anxious can trigger a fight-or-flight response in your body and cause a panic attack. You may struggle to take breaths, feel faint and become nauseous during a panic attack. A panic attack is the ...
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Blood in the spit can originate from different sources including: Nose and sinuses Mouth and oral cavity (including the teeth, gums and throat region) Lungs For each area/part of the above-mentioned anatomy, there are many possible causes ranging from infect...
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What Is The Cause Of Chronic Or Prolonged Cough?

What Is The Cause Of Chronic Or Prolonged Cough?

A chronic or prolonged cough refers to one that lasts eight weeks or longer in adults. It can be more than just an annoying ailment, interrupting sleep and leaving you feeling unrested and exhausted. Chronic cough can be highly uncomfortable and interfere with one's daily activities, work and even sleep. When severe, it may result in vomiting, chest pain and injury to the respiratory tract.

Let's take a close look at the causes and symptoms of a chronic cough, treatments available, and when to consult a doctor.

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Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of lung disease and lung cancer. Even though cigarette smoking has slowly declined, many alternatives such as e-cigarettes/vaping have gained popularity. Prolonged use of smokeless tobacco products also contributes to health is...
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Wheezing is a situation whereby a patient’s airways go into spasms, resulting in the patient feeling short of breath and a high pitched “whistling sound” develops, which seems to come from the lungs. My patient usually complains that they feel tight in the chest ...
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Thank you for your enquiry. A common cold is caused by a virus and the symptoms that you've just described, "sore throat, fever, cough, runny nose and muscle ache", are very suggestive of a cold. However, in the early stages, bacterial sinusitis can also present in a similar fash...
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