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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but various treatments are available to manage its symptoms and complications. Here are some common therapies used to manage cystic fibrosis:

  • • Airway clearance techniques: People with cystic fibrosis often have thick, sticky mucus that can clog their airways. Airway clearance techniques, such as chest physiotherapy, can help loosen and clear this mucus. There are also devices such as the resi OPEP that can help with airway clearance.

  • • Medications: Several medications are used to treat cystic fibrosis. Antibiotics are often used to treat lung infections. Bronchodilators can help open up airways, making it easier to breathe. Mucolytics can help break down mucus in the lungs. Orkambi, Symdeko, and Trikafta are three drugs that help treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis.

  • • Nutritional support: People with cystic fibrosis often have difficulty absorbing nutrients from their food, which can lead to malnutrition. Nutritional support, such as high-calorie diets and pancreatic enzyme supplements, can help ensure adequate nutrition.

  • • Lung transplant: For people with severe lung damage, a lung transplant may be necessary. This is a major surgery and carries significant risks, but can be life-saving for some individuals with cystic fibrosis.

It's important to work with a healthcare team to develop a personalized treatment plan for cystic fibrosis, as the condition can vary greatly from person to person.

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