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Cystic Fibrosis

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.

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.

Why people with Cystic Fibrosis need to exercise

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 09:24 -- IV Solutions

An active lifestyle is essential to a healthy life. This is true in the extreme for those living with Cystic Fibrosis. If you have CF, exercise should be an important part of your daily routine.

Why? Because it helps you! People with CF who exercise have a higher rate of lung function and lead a more active life. Exercise, coupled with medication can help fight and manage Cystic Fibrosis.

Workout Schedules

Cystic Fibrosis: House Cleaning Tips

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 09:19 -- IV Solutions

Cystic fibrosis puts people at a higher risk of infections, especially respiratory infections. This makes it incredibly important to keep the area you live in clean and free from any unnecessary germs. Chronic respiratory infections and the associated complications are the number one cause of mortality in cystic fibrosis. A clean home is a healthy life.

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