Cystic Fibrosis

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disorder of the exocrine glands (1). While there is no cure, with new medical therapies individuals with CF are living longer and have fewer severe symptoms, including less risk of undernutrition (2). Nutrition management is a key component in the care of individuals with CF.
Many of the symptoms of CF are caused by the production of large amounts of thick and sticky mucus in the body’s exocrine glands (1,3). The thick mucus blocks glands and ducts in
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Last Updated: 2023-02-17