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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.

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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.

Steps for a Cystic Fibrosis Carrier

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 09:36 -- IV Solutions

Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive trait. This means that a child must inherit the CF gene from BOTH parents. Otherwise, the child does not have the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. The parents of a child with cystic fibrosis are known as carriers. This means that, although they do not have the symptoms of cystic fibrosis, they have 1 gene with the cystic fibrosis trait.

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: Removing Intestinal Blockage

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 16:33 -- IV Solutions

Intestinal blockage occurs in 10-15% of patients with cystic fibrosis. However, incidence of intestinal obstruction has decreased throughout the years due to advances in the administration of treatment enzymes. With improved treatment plans, the key precursors of DIOS are poor compliance with enzyme treatments, changes in diet, and dehydration.

Cystic Fibrosis & Pets

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:03 -- IV Solutions

How do pets affect cystic fibrosis symptoms?

One of the more applicable studies on the effects of pets on people with cystic fibrosis were collected from 703 cystic fibrosis patients through the US CF Twin-Sibling Study. The study involved cystic fibrosis families who raised cats and/or dogs.

An important finding showed that the rate for respiratory infection for cystic fibrosis pet owners was no different than in households without pets. This suggests that, given the proper precautions, pets can be a part of life with cystic fibrosis.

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