Thoracic Medicine

Thoracic Medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the chest, including the lungs, trachea, bronchi, and pleura.

Thoracic Medicine specialists, also known as pulmonologists, are medical doctors who have specialised training in diagnosing and treating chest-related diseases and conditions. They use a range of diagnostic tools and techniques, such as chest X-rays, CT scans, and pulmonary function tests, to determine the underlying causes of chest symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

Common chest-related diseases and conditions treated by thoracic medicine specialists include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, asthma, and lung cancer, among others. Treatment approaches may include medications, oxygen therapy, and lifestyle changes, as well as more invasive procedures, such as lung transplantation or surgery, for more severe cases.

In summary, Thoracic Medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the chest, including the lungs, trachea, bronchi, and pleura. Pulmonologists use a range of diagnostic tools and techniques to determine the underlying causes of chest symptoms and provide treatment to manage patients’ conditions.

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