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

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Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
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Dr. Marshall will let you know if there is anything specific that would help
Oct 9, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
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http://www.healthline.cc/documents/Healthline-Current%20May.pdf - check for your area timing
Oct 9, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
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contact Dr. Marshall for advice - his #1-888-588-7576 he has lung formula, colostrum, aloe arbores
Oct 9, 2011
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Residual Lung: Longevity after lung resection is based on a number of factors including baseline lung function, activity level, and residual lung volume. There are patients that can live decades after removal of a whole lung (pneumonectomy) and patients who live only months after a partial lung resection.
Answered on Dec 9, 2014

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