Treatment for Cystic fibrosis
CF cannot be cured. Treatments for cystic fibrosis aim at preventing and controlling infections of the lungs, removing the mucus that gets accumulated in the lungs, providing nutrition, preventing/treating the blockages that can occur in the intestines and preventing dehydration.
Lung infections in CF patients can be treated using CPT (chest physical therapy), oxygen therapy, aerobic exercises and medication. Advanced cases of CF may need lung transplants.
Digestive complications can be avoided by making sure the patient has a balanced and nutritional diet. Other complications such as diabetes and osteoporosis are common and need constant care and medical attention.