Cystic Fibrosis (CF): Treatments
A common hereditary disease in which (secretory) produce abnormally thick . This mucus can cause problems in , breathing, and body cooling.
Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
(CF) has no cure. However, have greatly improved in recent years. The goals of CF include:Preventing and controlling lung infections Loosening and removing thick, sticky from the Preventing or treating blockages in the Providing enough nutrition Preventing dehydration (a lack of fluid in the body)
Depending on the severity of CF, you or your child may be treated in a hospital.
If you or your child has CF, you may be treated by a CF specialist. This is a doctor who is familiar with the complex nature of CF.
Often, a CF specialist works with a medical team of nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, and social workers. CF specialists often are located at major medical centers.
The United States also has more than 100 CF Care Centers. These centers have teams of doctors, nurses, dietitians, respiratory therapists, physical…