Dr Tun Myat

Central Coast & Hunter

About Dr Tun Myat

Dr Tun Myat is a Respiratory Medicine specialist in East Maitland, NSW, Australia.

Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the lungs and breathing. The lungs, located within the chest, bring oxygen to the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide from it. When you breathe in, air passes through the throat into the trachea (windpipe). The base of the trachea divides into the right and left bronchi (tubes). These divide again and again, becoming smaller and smaller until the smallest airways, the alveoli, are reached. Oxygen moves across the walls of the alveoli and enters the bloodstream. After passing through the heart the arteries carry it throughout the body. Carbon dioxide is passed from the blood into the alveoli and is breathed out of the lungs. A range of conditions affect the respiratory system. Common problems include asthma, involving inflammation of the bronchi, which makes them swell, narrowing the airways. Sleep apnoea is characterised by a reduction or pause of airflow during sleep. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves two related diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Contact Dr Tun Myat

02 4915 5351
Ste 9 Medical Ctr, Maitland Pvt Hosp
173 Chisholm Rd
East Maitland 2323 NSW

02 4915 5351
Shop 4
41 Charles St
Warners Bay 2282 NSW

173 Chisholm Rd NSW 2323 Australia
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