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Can You Live with One Lung?

In short, yes

How you live your life determines if you're able to live with one lung. Typically, if you pass the pulmonary function test (PFT), you can live with one lung.

Some factors to consider

  • Do you generally lead a healthy lifestyle?
  • Are you active?
  • Are you able to go up and down a couple flights of stairs?
  • Have you had any lung conditions such as severe emphysema?

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Amber White, LPN, is Chesapeake Regional Healthcare's Thoracic and Lung Health Navigator. 

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