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.Read more
It's essential people with cystic fibrosis receive appropriate healthcare and advice on how to stay healthy to ensure they live longer and happier lives.
CF causes thick, sticky mucus in the pancreas, blocking the tiny tubes and preventing the flow of enzymes into the small intestine. Without these enzymes, nutrients can’t be absorbed from food, making it harder for people with CF to gain weight. People with CF require more calories than someone without CF.Read more