Chest Pain

Costochondritis

Overview Costochondritis (with unknown cause) is a common cause of chest pain in children and adolescents. It accounts for 10% to 30% of all chest pain in children and adolescents. The peak age for the condition is 12-14 years. What  is Costochondritis? Costochondritis is a painful condition of the chest …

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Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways in the respiratory system. In other languages and dialects, it is also known as ‘lelah’, ‘semput’ and ‘penat’ in Malay, and ‘Chei Har’ in Chinese. However these terms tend to be used loosely with other respiratory conditions. How does your respiratory system function? …

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Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways in the respiratory system. In other languages and dialects, it is also known as ‘lelah’, ‘semput’ and ‘penat’ in Malay, and ‘Chei Har’ in Chinese. However these terms tend to be used loosely with other respiratory conditions. How does your respiratory system function? …

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Pneumothorax

What is pneumothorax? Pneumothorax is a collection of air or gas in the cavity between the lung and the chest wall because there is a leak in the framework of the chest and lung (pleural space) or the lung itself. This will cause the lungs to shrink. What are the …

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