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Cystic Fibrosis Life Expectancy Improvements

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 10:20 -- IV Solutions

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes problems in the lungs and digestive system. It’s not curable—yet—but there are treatments for the symptoms.

Since the identification of cystic fibrosis as an illness, life expectancy has gone from only 6 months to 37 years. Today, about half of those living with CF are over 18 years old. People with CF can live active, satisfying lives.

10 Healthy Recipes/ Snacks for Cystic Fibrosis

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:41 -- IV Solutions

Having a healthy diet is extremely important to staying healthy. Most people with CF require a higher calorie intake.

Your body needs those enzymes to absorb calories, vitamins, and minerals from food. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) makes it hard for your body to digest food or maintain a healthy weight.

In this post you will find 10 Healthy Recipes/ Snacks.

Healthy Diet Tips for Cystic Fibrosis

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:32 -- IV Solutions

One of the cornerstones of a healthy life is good nutrition. Many people with CF have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), meaning it’s difficult for your pancreas to make enzymes (chemicals that break down food). Your body needs those enzymes to absorb calories, vitamins, and minerals from food.

This makes it hard for you to digest your food or stay at a healthy weight. Once you know what you should be eating, you can help control how good you feel.

Cystic Fibrosis Sweat Gland Symptoms

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 09:39 -- IV Solutions

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the way the body produces sweat, digestive fluids, and mucus. The main symptoms of CF are problems with the lungs, sweat glands, and digestive system. Today we will focus on the sweat glands.

When you have CF, extra salt escapes the body through your sweat. This can cause problems like nausea, stomach and muscle pain, exhaustion, and dehydration. Understanding the reasons for these problems can help you treat or avoid them.

Cystic Fibrosis Nasal Sinus Treatments

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 13:21 -- IV Solutions

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic illness that can affect a person’s digestion and breathing. It is harder to absorb nutrients from food, and people with CF get lung and nasal infections more easily.

Managing symptoms lets people with Cystic fibrosis lead healthier, happier lives and helps avoid bigger complications down the line. Continue reading to learn about chronic sinus infections and nasal therapies.

Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 11:07 -- IV Solutions

Improvements in care make it possible for people with cystic fibrosis to live longer and fuller lives. If you or your child has CF, it might help to know what daily life looks like when you’re living with cystic fibrosis. Please help raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis by sharing this blog.

What is CF?

CF changes the way the body produces mucus. This thicker mucus causes problems with breathing and digestion, such as lung infections and malnutrition.

Cystic Fibrosis Vitamins & Enzymes

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 10:26 -- IV Solutions

Cystic fibrosis affects the respiratory and digestive systems. Over time, thick mucus damages the pancreas. Since the pancreas creates enzymes to help you digest what you eat, the body has trouble breaking down food and absorbing fat-soluble nutrients. This makes it difficult to gain weight or maintain a healthy weight.

A healthy diet and taking enzyme capsules with every meal and snack are a big help, but many people with CF need to take vitamins and supplements to make up the difference. Working with your doctor and nutritionist will help you find the right balance.

Cystic Fibrosis & Exercise

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 09:36 -- IV Solutions

Exercise has been shown to provide numerous benefits to the quality of life of CF patients. Increased respiratory muscle endurance, increased sputum expectoration, and reduced rate of decline in pulmonary function are all advantages that people with Cystic Fibrosis can enjoy by adding exercise to their daily schedules.

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