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.
Learning that your child has cystic fibrosis can be overwhelming. You may feel sad, guilty, scared, or even angry, but you are not alone. We are here to help.
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.
Delayed puberty is common among young men with CF, but working with your CF care team to ensure you get good nutrition can help encourage healthy development and growth.