Exercise and CF

Exercise and CF

Regular exercise plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle for both CF patients as well as healthy individuals. A regular exercise routine helps an individual to maintain a healthy body weight, reduce their risk of developing comorbidities such as...

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Guilt ridden CF mom

Guilt ridden CF mom

The day my twins were born, something else was born too. It is a different kind of love. It is deeper, and it feels different. It is as if my heart is running outside my chest. Nobody could ever prepare me for how much motherhood will change me. But with that,...

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Skuldgevoelens ry jou bloots – CF ma se perspektief

Skuldgevoelens ry jou bloots – CF ma se perspektief

Die dag toe my tweeling gebore was, was die dag wat ‘n nuwe vlak, vorm en diepte van liefde ook gebore was. Niemand het my voorberei hoe baie moederskap my sal verander nie. Daarmee saam het nog ‘n gevoel gekom… skuldgevoelens oor amper alles. Dis...

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Nutrition in CF- Maintaining weight and diet tips for CFRD

Nutrition in CF- Maintaining weight and diet tips for CFRD

Eating well, and maintaining a healthy body weight are vital for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). A good nutritional status has been directly linked to improved lung function, reduced chest infections and ultimately, improved survival rates. However, as many CF...

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What is the Cystic Fibrosis New Frontiers Committee?

What is the Cystic Fibrosis New Frontiers Committee?

The life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis (“CF”) has increased substantially over the past 20 years - this has been primarily due to successes in coordinated delivery of care, and advances in CF treatment. This treatment, however, only focuses on reducing...

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Coping during lockdown, when you have CF

Coping during lockdown, when you have CF

How are you dealing with the pandemic? Do you find you are having up days and down days? We as people with Cystic Fibrosis are used to so much that the normal population are not. We wear our masks for hospital visits, we wash our hands and avoid sick people as a norm...

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My CF journey – Clare Emms

My CF journey – Clare Emms

Over the last few years, so much has happened in the CF world and so much has happened in my own life. Dean and I, who met in High School, got married at the end of 2012 on the 31 December and we celebrated our wedding while seeing in the New Year with all our closest...

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