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For Parents: 10 Tips for Children with Cystic Fibrosis at School

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:44 -- IV Solutions

If you’re a parent of a child with cystic fibrosis, you understand the challenges of living with CF. Many children with CF attend school and are successful students, but there are times it will be tough. Here are 10 tips to help along the way.

These tips focus on attending elementary school with CF, but many of them will apply to older students.

Average Day for Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:34 -- IV Solutions

Adults with cystic fibrosis are just like everyone else; they have jobs, hobbies, friends, and families. But they a genetic disease they need to manage. If you have CF, then your diet, exercise, and treatment are an important part of life. Here’s an opportunity to look at what it means to eat right, stay active, and keep disciplined about taking your medication in a typical day.

2015 Change in Cayston Pharmacy Distribution Network

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:13 -- IV Solutions

AN OPTION FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENTS AFFECTED BY CHANGE IN LIMITED DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR CAYSTON MEDICATION

Lubbock, Texas – May 4, 2015 – Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Cystic Fibrosis Services, Inc. (CFS) mutually agreed that CFS will transition out of the pharmacy network for Cayston®distribution. Beginning January 1, 2015, this change will start the shift of patients to one of the other U.S. specialty pharmacies that provide Cayston®.

TOBI VS Cayston Pseudomonas aeruginosa treatments

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:00 -- IV Solutions

TOBI and Cayston are antibiotics used to treat infection in people with cystic fibrosis. Because these important medications are so similar, we’ll take a look at what they are and how they’re different. Speak with your doctor about which one is right for you and your specific needs. Some people alternate between using TOBI and Cayston so the bacteria does not develop immunity to treatment.

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 and Pregnancy

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 10:15 -- IV Solutions

Learn about Cystic Fibrosis and pregnancy with IV Solutions today. How will cystic fibrosis affect my pregnancy? Can I pass cystic fibrosis on to my child?

What is CF? – Causes

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. When you have CF, your body creates thicker mucus, which damages organs over time. Because it is genetic, it isn’t contagious but is something people are born with.

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