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Prevention of Cystic Fibrosis

Research Medications for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Some medications in the research for treatment of Cystic Fibrosis include:

  • Theophylline - used as part of a combination therapy
  • Accurbron - used as part of a combination therapy
  • Acet-Am - used as part of a combination therapy
  • A.E.A - used as part of a combination therapy
  • More research drugs »

Clinical Trials for Cystic Fibrosis

Some of the clinical trials for Cystic Fibrosis include:

Curable Types of Cystic Fibrosis

Possibly curable or rare types of Cystic Fibrosis include:

  • Pneumothorax related to cystic fibrosis
  • Nasal polps related to cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic sinusitis related to cystic fibrosis
  • Meconium ileus related to cystic fibrosis
  • Intussusception related to cystic fibrosis
  • more curable types...»

Rare Types of Cystic Fibrosis:

Some rare types of Cystic Fibrosis include:

  • Nasal polyps related to cystic fibrosis
  • Pancreatic insufficiency related cystic fibrosis
  • Sinusitis related cystic fibrosis
  • more rare types...»

Latest Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis

Some of the more recent treatments for Cystic Fibrosis include:

Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis

Treatments to consider for Cystic Fibrosis may include:

  • Respiratory treatments - for treating the lung and respiratory tract problems:
    • Voluntary coughing
    • Respiratory therapy - daily chest and back percussion
    • Percussion treatments
  • more treatments...»

Prevention of Cystic Fibrosis:

At this time, preventing CF is not possible. In babies with two abnormal CF genes, the disease is already present at birth in some organs, such as the pancreas and liver, but develops only after birth in the lungs. Someday, gene therapy may be used to prevent the lung disease from developing.

Yet, CF might be prevented in the future. Since CF occurs only when both parents pass on a CF gene to a child, it could be prevented by identifying all carriers of CF genes. Genetic counselors might then persuade couples who are carriers not to have children. However, as noted, current tests can detect only some of the more than 400 gene mutations and so the tests are only 80-85 percent accurate.

Yet, progress in gene therapy and the realization that not all CF mutations are life-threatening should reassure couples. Potential parents who carry the defective gene may choose to have children. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Cystic Fibrosis: NHLBI)

Prevention Claims: Cystic Fibrosis

Information on prevention of Cystic Fibrosis comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Cystic Fibrosis prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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