Managing cystic fibrosis can feel overwhelming at times — but we’re here to help. Learn how to navigate life with CF.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations in both copies of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Scientists are examining whether it is possible to correct the mutations through a process called gene editing.
Bronchodilators may widen airways by helping the surrounding muscles relax. This could allow more air to travel through the airways, which may help other medications work more effectively.
It is important to always clean and disinfect your nebulizer because you can breathe in germs through your nebulizer and risk developing a lung infection.
Vascular access devices, or PICCs and ports, allow repeated and long-term access to the bloodstream for frequent or regular administration of drugs, like intravenous (IV) antibiotics.