Cystic Fibrosis

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  • Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes the body to produce mucus that’s extremely thick and sticky. It mainly affects the lungs and the pancreas, causing serious breathing and digestive problems.
  • Dietary Tips for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
    Kids with cystic fibrosis have some special nutritional needs. Here’s how parents can help them.
  • Dietary Tips for Teens With Cystic Fibrosis
    Teens with cystic fibrosis have some specific nutritional needs. Here’s how they can meet those needs.
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition
    Besides extra calories, teens with cystic fibrosis have some specific nutritional needs. Find out more.
  • Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system Kids who have it canĀ get lung infections often and have trouble breathing.
  • Cystic Fibrosis and Nutrition
    Besides extra calories, kids with cystic fibrosis have some specific nutritional needs. Find out ways to help your child with CF grow healthy and strong.
  • Word! Cystic Fibrosis
    Kids with cystic fibrosis have bodies that make thick, sticky mucus. This causes problems in their lungs and their digestive tracts.
  • Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic fibrosis affects the lungs and makes it hard to breathe. Find out more in this article for kids.
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Chloride Sweat Test
    Is your child scheduled to have a sweat test? Find out how this test is performed and how it’s used to diagnose cystic fibrosis.
  • A to Z: Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
    Learn about cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Factsheet (for Schools)
    What teachers should know about cystic fibrosis, and how to help students with CF succeed in school.
  • Tips for Teachers From Students With Cystic Fibrosis (Video)
    Kids and teens explain what to expect and how to help in the classroom.
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Respiratory Screen: Sputum
    Kids with cystic fibrosis (CF) often get lung and airway infections. A sputum CF respiratory screen or culture helps doctors detect, identify, and treat infection-causing bacteria or fungi.
  • About Recipes for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
    These high-calorie recipes are especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF). Kids with CF may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs. Check out these delicious recipes.
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Sample Menu
    This sample meal plan for teens with cystic fibrosis provides a day’s worth of meals that add up to about 3,750 calories.