Cystic fibrosis care

It is vital that people with cystic fibrosis (CF) receive appropriate healthcare and advice on how to stay healthy to ensure that they live longer and happier lives.

Treatments

There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, so people with CF must do treatments each day that aim to keep them well. Chest physiotherapy and taking pancreatic enzymes and medications are important aspects of their treatment.

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Nutrition

Eating well is vital for people with cystic fibrosis, as the small channels that carry digestive juices can become clogged with mucus, making it harder to break down food. Due to the low absorption of nutrition from food, people with CF require more calories than someone without CF.

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Cross infection

Cross infection, or cross contamination, occurs when one person spreads an infection to another, either directly or indirectly. Find out how cross infection affects people with cystic fibrosis, and what is done to combat the issue.

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Transition

Transitioning from paediatric to adult cystic fibrosis clinics is a normal part of clinical care worldwide – it’s designed to meet your changing healthcare needs as you become an adult.

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Transplant

Lung transplantation may be an option for people with advanced lung disease caused by CF. Your CF specialist will decide if you may be assessed for transplantation.

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