Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system, however, it also affects a number of other organs and systems. More than 90% of mortality of CF patients is due to lung complications. Healthy lungs are important for a long life for people with CF, We will discuss two important topics for maintaining respiratory health.
Chronic use of drugs for maintaining respiratory health
There are a number of drugs available to keep CF lungs healthy. We will discuss the science behind the recommendations for use of:
CF Airway Clearance Therapies
Airway Clearance therapy is very important to keeping CF lungs healthy. Our discussions cover the following topics such as the:
Daily airway clearance
Different techniques of airway clearance
Effect of aerobic exercise on airway clearance