4 Facts About Food Flow for People With Cystic Fibrosis


It’s important to keep spreading cystic fibrosis awareness, so we’re looking at the various ways cystic fibrosis impacts the life of sufferers. This video from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust covers cystic fibrosis-related symptoms such as bloating, stomach pain and nausea.

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The film takes viewers through four different facts about the way food flows through our bodies. It explains that people with cystic fibrosis often experience slower movement of food due to dehydration and a higher salt production. This can then manifest into stomach issues such as weight loss and constipation.

To date, there hasn’t been an effective medication that helps speed up the movement of food for people with cystic fibrosis, but researchers believe that medications used by people with other bowel complaints may help. In addition, scientists are trialing new peptides and drugs to see if they release or retain moisture in artificially created mini guts.

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Cystic Fibrosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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