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Current Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Antibiotics are the primary treatment for lung problems due to cystic fibrosis.
 
Other treatment options include:
 
  • Chest physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Mucus-thinning drugs
  • Other medications to reduce inflammation in your airways and help to open them up.
     
Lung transplantation is an option for some people with the condition.
 
The digestive problems in people with cystic fibrosis can be managed with:
 
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Enemas
  • Mucus-thinning drugs
  • Medications to reduce stomach acid.
     
Ongoing medical care from a team of healthcare providers who specialize in cystic fibrosis is important.
 
(Click Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis for more information about the treatment of this genetic disease.)
 

Living With CF

Good cystic fibrosis self-management includes:
 
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Avoiding tobacco smoke
  • Exercising frequently
  • Doing chest physical therapy every day
  • Drinking lots of fluids
  • Washing your hands often to reduce your chances of infection.
     
(Click Living With Cystic Fibrosis for more information about living with CF.)
 

Prenatal Testing

Prenatal genetic testing can help you find out if your baby is likely to have cystic fibrosis.

(Click Prenatal Testing for Cystic Fibrosis for more information.)
 
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