Managing CF

Managing CF

Managing cystic fibrosis can feel overwhelming at times — but we’re here to help. Learn how to navigate life with CF below.

Health and Wellness Maintaining a healthy and fulfilled life

Regular physical activity and good nutrition are important — especially when you have cystic fibrosis. By eating a high-calorie, high-fat diet,taking vitamins and mineral supplements, and staying fit, you can more effectively manage your CF and stay healthy.

Health and Wellness
Infections Mental Health CF-Related Complications Sexual Health Fitness COVID-19
Taking Care of Your Digestive System Getting Your Nutrients Protecting and Maintaining Bone Health Tube Feeding: Another Healthy Option Good Nutrition for Kids With CF
Family Planning and Parenting Expanding your family

As an adult with CF who is thinking about starting a family, there are many considerations related to your health, fertility, finances, and what life will be like as a parent. You can make an informed decision by learning about the different family building options and what parenting with CF could entail.

Family Planning Fertility Pregnancy and CF Parenting as an Adult With CF
Traveling with CF Exploring new things

CF doesn't have to stop you from traveling to see the world or visit loved ones. With proper preparation and planning, taking care of your health while away from home may not be as hard as you think.

Before Traveling In Transit and at the Destination Special Considerations While Traveling Abroad
Treatments and Therapies Getting the right care

People with cystic fibrosis are living longer and more fulfilling lives, thanks in part to specialized CF care and a range of treatment options.

Clinical Care
Understanding Changes to Lung Function Test Reports Care Centers Find a Care Center CF Care Center Visits Find a Lung Transplant Center
Your Treatment Plan Airway Clearance Medications Emerging Treatments
Lung Transplant
Talking About a Lung Transplant What If You Aren’t Eligible? Maintaining Your Health While Waiting Surgery and Recovery Caring for Your New Lungs
Advanced Disease Progressing through the disease

You can best manage your health when you know what to expect, what resources you can use, and a community of people with whom you can share your experiences.

Living With Advanced Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease Lung Transplantation About Colorectal Cancer
Insurance, Finances, and Legal Taking care of business

CF Foundation Compass is a service that helps people with CF and their families with navigating insurance options, connecting to legal information and experts, finding available financial resources, and tackling other life issues.

Understanding Insurance Financial Matters Workplace Accommodations and CF Know Your Legal Rights Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Plan