Dietary Services

Maintaining a healthy weight and optimizing your nutrition has been shown to be closely related to the best outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis (CF). 

This can be a challenge as people with CF commonly have to deal with pancreatic insufficiency, diabetes, bowel obstructions, and chronic infections. The nutritional needs of a person with CF can be 10 to 40 percent greater than someone who does not have CF. Below are some of the nutrition-related concerns in someone with CF.  


Vitamins and Minerals in Cystic Fibrosis

People with CF need extra vitamins and minerals for good health.

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Pancreatic Insufficiency

More than 85 percent of patients with CF have pancreatic insufficiency. This can lead to varying difficulties with digesting and absorbing nutrients from food.

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Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome (DIOS)

One of the unique problems that can develop in someone with CF is a condition in which the bowel or intestine may become partly blocked.

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Bone Health

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

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

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