By: Callie Jo Gray
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
How does the child get this disease?
What are some symptoms or characteristics of cystic fibrosis?
Is there treatment or medication?
Can't be cured, but treatment may help.
Treatments may ease symptoms and reduce complications. Newborn screening helps with early diagnosis. Treatment includes medications and injections.
What is the Life Expectancy of a child with Cystic Fibrosis?
Facts & Points
-Regular physical activity or exercise provides multiple benefits for those with CF. These benefits are more than improved lung function — they also help to strengthen bones, in managing diabetes and heart disease and improve your mood
-For people living with CF, the mucus in the lungs is thicker than normal, and becomes a source of inflammation and infection that can lead to lung damage.
-Eating a high-calorie, high-fat diet is important to help make sure you are getting the nutrients you need from food