Cystic Fibrosis

Wish-Granting Organizations for Sick People

Wish-Granting Organizations for Sick People

Wish-granting organizations have funds to arrange special trips or other special moments for children and adults with life-threatening diseases. Many local, national, and international charitable organizations are dedicated to granting special...

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Lung Transplantation for Cystic Fibrosis

As cystic fibrosis (CF) progresses, lung transplant surgery may be considered to improve quality of life and help manage symptoms. Learn more about this promising treatment option. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the body's...

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Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing

How common is it to be a cystic fibrosis carrier? Will being a carrier affect pregnancy? If you’re a carrier, here are a few facts you should know. About 30,000 Americans have cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that primarily affects the...

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Cystic Fibrosis(CF): Life Expectancy

In recent years, life expectancy with cystic fibrosis has improved. Medical research and advances in treatment have made a long, healthy life with cystic fibrosis possible. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic disease that affects roughly...

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Living With Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis presents unique challenges in each stage of life. With proper management, people with CF can overcome obstacles and live quality lives.

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Treating Cystic Fibrosis

While there is no cure for cystic fibrosis, proper treatment will allow you to get symptoms under control, prevent complications, and get back to your life!

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What to Eat When You Have Cystic Fibrosis

A cystic fibrosis diet aims to compensate for the body’s absorption and metabolism problems seen in CF. Reviewed by a board-certified physician. A healthy diet for cystic fibrosis (CF) addresses the primary challenge of the disease—to provide...

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Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive tract. Reviewed by a board-certified pulmonologist.

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Burkholderia Cepacia and Cystic Fibrosis

Burkholderia cepacia is a rare but life-threatening complication of cystic fibrosis (CF), and one that often strikes fear in people with CF. Burkholderia cepacia, a bacteria which used to be called Pseudomonas cepacia, is a rare but significant...

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Important Feeding Tube Care Tips

Adjusting to a feeding tube can take time. Here are some tips that will help you take care of your feeding tube in no time. Many people with cystic fibrosis have either a G-tube, J-tube, or GJ-tube, a tube in their abdomen, to help...

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