What physical activities are ok for someone with cystic fibrosis?

Anything. Most individuals with cystic fibrosis can participate in all physicial activities. Salt supplementation is needed because of excess salt loss in CF sweat. Individuals with severe lung disease should discuss what level of activity is safe/appropriate for them with their physician.

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Which sports/physical activities are good for someone with cystic fibrosis?

Depends on Lung Fx. The level of physical activity for a child with CF is an individual choice that should be made in consultation with the treating physician. However, there has been some interesting research done in australia, which suggests Hypertonic Saline (e.g., salty air) inhalation in CF patients was beneficial in maintaining lung function. Why? A doctor noticed surfers with CF tend to have better outcomes! Read more...
What you tolerate. Depending on your fev1, lean muscle mass, and weight, you may be able to do near normal levels of exercise. Talk to your CF center to get a program going for you; if you qualify for pulmonary rehabilitation that is a good way to start. If not, daily exercise usually helps with both airway clearance and keeping exacerbations at bay. Read more...

What are the causess of cystic fibrosis and physical deformities like clubbed feet?

Genetic. CF is caused by mutations in the cftr gene - mostly they are inhereted from both the mother and father who are carriers (but rarely these mutations can occur spontaneously). Club feet can be caused by several circumstances - some from a generic defect, some from problems during fetal deveopment or toxic exposures. Read more...

Please tell me the defects of cystic fibrosis, physical deformities like clubbed hands?

Recurrent pneumonias. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease of cftr chloride channel defect with multi-organ involvement. Pancrease (pancrelipase) and lung are particularly affected causing lung infections, asthma type symptoms, pancreatic insufficiency with malabsorption, fat solubale vitamin deficiencies and diabetes which manifest maily during teenage years. Shahzeidi, md, pulmonologist. Read more...

Can there be any organs that are completely normal and able to be reused in someone with cystic fibrosis?

Yes. Things like corneas, muscles, tendons, bones are just a few examples of donatable tissues/organs in someone with CF. Thanks for considering organ donation! Read more...

Would it be recommendable for someone with cystic fibrosis to breathe salt vapor in/at the salt room in orlando, fl.?

Good question... While the process itself may be helpful in mobilizing secretions, i personally would be a bit hesitant to do this type of therapy in a public forum. You really don't know how sanitary they really are (they may tell you one thing, but..), and i'd be very concerned about the types of germs that could lurk in that type of large establishment. Can you find out anything about inspections/health code? Read more...

How long would someone with cystic fibrosis be expected to live after a double lung transplant?

Averages. At one year 90 percent of CF patients are alive after lung transplant; the number falls to around 60% at 5 years and 10-15% at 10 years. Double lung transplant patients tend to do better than single lung transplant recipients (probably because they have more reserve if they develop rejection). Read more...
New Drugs . With the development of new immunosuppressive drugs and regimens to manage rejection, doctors are hopeful that life expectancy may improve. The ishlt.Org has some information that may be helpful to you as well. Read more...