Adults with cystic fibrosis are like any other, most want to find the person of their dreams, settle down, get married and have children. Although cystic fibrosis affects the reproductive system, most women have no difficulties getting pregnant. Typically, pregnant moms with CF have healthy pregnancies and their babies are born just fine. While the disease does not cause infertility in women, treatments for the disease can cause problems for some women. Some of the medications female CFers need to take daily can interfere with the levels of bacteria and acidity in the vagina, making them more susceptible to thrush. Male CF patients are usually infertile.
Why can't cystic fibrosis patients be near each other?
Cystic fibrosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Cystic fibrosis is known as a devastating disease that causes severe respiratory problems and interferes with digestion because of thick mucous in the lungs. As of this week, the roughly 4, CF patients across the country, their families and friends have a new way to connect. A social network launched by the non-profit Cystic Fibrosis Canada will help them find one another and converse via video-chat, instant message or online forums.
Why is cystic fibrosis so hard to treat?
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Kim Witkowski always took comfort in chatting with other cystic fibrosis patients at Cystic Fibrosis Canada meetings. She could see others who were managing well and inspire hope in families with children who just got the dire diagnosis.
A healthy diet for cystic fibrosis CF addresses the primary challenge of the disease—to provide ample macronutrients such as fats, proteins, and carbohydrates for normal weight maintenance, growth, and development. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that results in the body making thick mucus. This mucus accumulation can prevent the small intestine from absorbing vital nutrients, including fats and vitamins.