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A 50-year-old female asked about a 60-year-old male:

how long can you live on 1/8 of one lung?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Tough to: Living and breathing adequately on only one Eight (less than 13%) of your lung function would be difficult.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

How long can a person live with only a fifth of one lung and does nothing to try and get better?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Is the other lung ok: I have a patient who has only one lung the other collapsed doing well. You need to do incentive spirometry - blow into a small tube to increase the amount of time to hold breath. Take n-acetyl cysteine to improve cell energy in lungs.
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Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
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contact Dr. Marshall for advice - his #1-888-588-7576 he has lung formula, colostrum, aloe arbores
Oct 9, 2011
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Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
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Oct 9, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
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Dr. Marshall will let you know if there is anything specific that would help
Oct 9, 2011
A member asked:

Can a person live after removing one lung?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: Yes...The unaffected lung expands over time however exercise capacity may be impacted in both short & long term.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of one lung being smaller than the other?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Could be normal...: Most people have a larger right lung than left lung. This is normal. The heart sits in the middle of the chest and takes up more space on the left than the right side of the chest in most people. There is less room in the left chest. Most people have two left lung lobes and three right lung lobes. Having one lung be slightly smaller than the other is usual.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why is one lung/lymph node always more infected than the other when i get sick?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you live with one lung?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Horng
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, as long as the lung is normal and healthy.

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