‘Imminent kidney tsunami’: Chronic renal disease on the rise in Singapore

Chronic kidney disease is a gradual loss of the kidneys’ filtering ability, usually due to high blood pressure or diabetes.? PHOTO: TNP FILE
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SINGAPORE – In 2015, Mr Tam Hon Yuen was walking to a restaurant in Manchester, England, when he suddenly felt breathless and tired.

This was unusual for the then in-flight manager because he was physically active and would cycle 60km to 80km on his days off in Singapore.

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