Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for Cystic Fibrosis

While there is no cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) yet, there are therapeutic approaches that can help to ease symptoms and improve quality of life. Experimental treatments are also being explored that could prove beneficial for patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.

Approved Treatments

There is no cure for CF yet, but approved medications and other treatment options can help improve patients’ quality of life, ease symptoms, and slow the disease’s progression. Some of these therapies approved for the treatment of CF are summarized in the link below.

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Experimental Treatments

Many therapies are in the pipeline that may be able to slow disease progression, manage symptoms, improve quality of life for patients, and ultimately may even provide a cure for the disease. Some of the experimental treatments currently in development for CF are summarized in the link below.

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Non-drug Treatments

There are therapeutic strategies available that can help patients cope with the effects of the disease and maintain or improve their quality of life. These include physiotherapy and oxygen therapy, as well as high-frequency chest wall oscillation and positive expiratory pressure for airway clearance.

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Visit the Cystic Fibrosis News Today forums to connect with others in the CF community. These forums are designed for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals to discuss issues, ask questions, and share experiences.

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