Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
What Cystic Fibrosis dietitians help with:
Good nutrition and a healthy body weight have been linked with better lung function and less frequent chest infections for people with Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis dietitians can help you eat the best food for you. They can also let you know what enzymes to take and when to take them so you get the best nutrition from what you eat.
Who do Cystic Fibrosis dietitians help?
If you have Cystic Fibrosis and need help with food, a Cystic Fibrosis dietitian can help you, and your carers, at any age. Your nutritional needs will be different to other people’s. Your Cystic Fibrosis dietitian will consider your age, weight and height, lung function, symptoms, activity level and other health conditions.
If you have an other condition, like diabetes, your Cystic Fibrosis dietitian can give you any extra help and support you may need to stay well.
How do Cystic Fibrosis dietitians work?
Your Cystic Fibrosis dietitian will work with you and your doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and psychologists. They will guide, support and encourage you to get the best possible food and nutrition.
Your Cystic Fibrosis dietitian can support all aspects of your nutrition, including enzyme therapy, additional dietary support, vitamins, salt supplementation and bone health.
Where do Cystic Fibrosis dietitians work?
You are likely to see your Cystic Fibrosis dietitian in hospital, at a specialist centre or at home.