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After Having A Pneumonectomy Will I Be Able To Jog?

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After Having A Pneumonectomy Will I Be Able To Jog?

Postby Cacanisius » Sun May 28, 2017 10:32 am

That's something that should be decided collaborating with your doctor.
He will probably want you to participate in pulmonary rehab and to start very slowly.

Answer

If your remaining lung was in good condition before surgery, you can usually return to your normal activities within six to 10 weeks. But if your remaining lung has been damaged by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, for example, you may have long-term shortness of breath. Existing heart disease also may impair your recovery.

The surgical removal of a lung (pneumonectomy) decreases your breathing capacity by about half. But as you gradually resume your normal activities, your remaining lung will compensate somewhat for the loss of the other lung. To maximize your lung function:

Don't smoke

Exercise regularly

Achieve and maintain a healthy weight

Get appropriate treatment for any underlying lung disease

If you experience shortness of breath after a pneumonectomy, your doctor may recommend a pulmonary rehabilitation program, which may improve your breathing and exercise tolerance.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Mar 8, 2005

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After Having A Pneumonectomy Will I Be Able To Jog?

Postby Jarell » Sun May 28, 2017 10:33 am

You might but not the distances you are used too.
Don't let that surgery slow you down.
Good for you.
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After Having A Pneumonectomy Will I Be Able To Jog?

Postby Wain » Sun May 28, 2017 10:35 am

why not just follow what your doctors are telling you to do but part of the things that the dr will ask you to do is to keep moving
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After Having A Pneumonectomy Will I Be Able To Jog?

Postby Delaney » Sun May 28, 2017 10:44 am

I guess it depends on how much lung tissue was removed.
But, I should mentioned that the human body is an incredible machine.
When a portion of the lungs does not work, blood is redirected away from this portion to another portion of the lungs which isn't affected.
Long story short, yes you will be able to jog.
Patients who have had an entire lung removed do just fine.
There is a great deal of redundancy in the human body.
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