Facts about CF

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic, progressive, multi-system condition particularly impacting the lungs and GI system. It is the lungs which generally cause the most debilitating problems, with repeat lung infections requiring antibiotic treatment and at times hospitalization. Over time the lungs become damaged and many people living with CF will require a lung transplant at some point in order to prolong life.  However, with improved therapies people are living much longer and healthier lives with CF.

CF Canada has a lot of useful information about CF on the CF Canada website.

The Canadian CF Patient Data Registry, run by CF Canada with the participation of Canadian CF clinics, provides important information and statistics about people living with CF in Canada. These are contained in the Registry's Annual Report, which can be read here.

 

Cystic Fibrosis related Diabetes (CFRD):

As people are living longer with CF, some other conditions like impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes are becoming more common. 

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Bone Health

Osteopenia and osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become more porous.

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Parenthood

Many of our patients are living full lives including having families.

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Transplant

Transplant is a treatment option some of our patients may wish to explore.

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