If you have cystic fibrosis, you have to pay more attention than most people to what you eat because sticky mucus in the pancreas interferes with the proper digestion of your food and causes blockages in the intestines.
If you have cystic fibrosis, you have sticky mucus in your digestive system. You need to take enzymes to digest food and medications to stay regular. Doing this will help you grow, maintain your weight, and fight lung infections.
Our next “Living Today” video features Jordan Scott, 22, whose biggest challenge involves gaining weight. But through her love of studying nutrition, she's been able to overcome her fear of the inevitable: a feeding tube.
In a culture flooded with advertisements about the perfect body, secret weight-loss tricks and fad diets, our cultural ideals of weight are often skewed to an image that is far from healthy.
Dietitian Gretchen Garlow demystifies the hottest food trends for people with cystic fibrosis and invites questions for future blog posts.