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Which sports/physical activities are good for someone with cystic fibrosis?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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