Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
At this time we have no cure of CF, but cystic fibrosis treatment may ease symptoms and reduce complications. Newborn screening helps with early diagnosis.
People with Cystic Fibrosis are leading longer and fuller lives due to increased treatment plans and options, including airway clearance, medications, exercise and good nutrition.
Try to get your treatments and physicians at a center that specialized in Cystic Fibrosis.
The goal of treatment is to reduce lung infections, loosen and removing mucus from the lungs, preventing and treating intestinal blockage, providing adequate nutrition and exercise.
This may include antibiotics, mucus thinning drugs, bronchodilators to to help keep the airways open and relaxed, pancreatic enzymes to help with digestion and absorb nutrients.
Chest physical Therapy which can include clapping and cupping of hands on the front and back of chest, or mechanical devices such as a vest.
Pulmonary rehabilitation may be recommended to improve lung functions, such as exercised, nutritional counseling, breathing techniques, support groups
So much can be added to your regime, to for everyone, sinus surgery, feeding tubes, endoscopy, oxygen, bowel surgery, lung transplantation.
Remember always consult your physician team on a treatment plan that works best for you.