- Lung transplant can be difficult emotionally and physically. It's impossible to go through the process alone.
- People who are going through the process need many kinds of support from friends and family.
Managing cystic fibrosis can feel overwhelming at times -- but we’re here to help. Learn how to navigate life with CF.
By learning about the implications of all transplant-related medications and treatments before undergoing a transplant, men with cystic fibrosis can avoid some of the harmful reproductive side effects and improve their ability to have biological children post-transplant.
To be considered for a lung transplant, you must undergo an extensive evaluation at a transplant center. The process can take several days to several weeks, depending on the center. This evaluation will inform the transplant team about your health, finances, support system, and ability to follow a complex medical regimen.
If the transplant committee thinks transplant surgery would be harmful to you, ask your transplant team about what options you have. It is possible that you will need to receive treatment for another medical condition before you may be considered a good candidate for a lung transplant.
Learn more about what to expect after your colonoscopy.
Due to the thick, sticky mucus associated with cystic fibrosis, adults with CF need to take additional steps for a successful colonoscopy. Learn more about why it's important to properly prepare for a colonoscopy and the steps you can take during your preparation.
Pregnant women with cystic fibrosis will need to be more closely monitored than the average pregnant woman. Learn how you can partner with your CF care team and obstetric team to effectively manage your pregnancy.
We believe you can best manage advanced cystic fibrosis lung disease (ACFLD) when you know what to expect, what resources you can use, and the community of people with whom you can share your experiences.