6th October 2019

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Can you live with one lung?

Living with one lung doesn't usually affect everyday tasks or life expectancy, though a person with one lung wouldn't be able to exercise as strenuously as a healthy person with two lungs, said Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Also know, what is a lobe of lung?

The right lung has both more lobes and segments than the left. It is divided into three lobes, an upper, middle, and a lower, by two fissures, one oblique and one horizontal. The upper, horizontal fissure, separates the upper from the middle lobe.

Why does the right lung have an extra lobe?

There are 5 lobes in the lungs: 2 on the left, and 3 on the right. The left lung only has only 2 lobes because there has to be enough room in the chest for the heart, and the heart sits mostly behind the left lung.
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