Improving quality of life – therapy options for cystic fibrosis


Even though cystic fibrosis cannot be cured yet, the disease can be treated much more effectively than used to be the case. Ideally, those affected should contact a specialist centre, where a team of doctors, nursing staff, psychosocial carers, dieticians and physiotherapists work to find the suitable therapies for the patient.

The treatment goals for cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic defect that affects various organs. Treatment that addresses the causes, e.g. using gene therapy, is not yet routinely used but is underway. Research into new and improved therapies is focused on restoring the damaged channels in the cell membrane, supporting mucus loosening and controlling the inflammation and infection.

New and better medications

In recent years many new medications have been launched, such as greatly improved digestive enzymes and antibiotics. Along with physiotherapy and inhalation, these medications help to greatly improve the quality of life of patients. 

Protecting the lungs

Those affected have recurrent infections that cause permanent damage to the tissue of the lungs. This is why doctors rely on targeted control of infectious germs. Usually inhaled antibiotics are administered for long-term treatment.

Inhalation therapy offers a wide range of options

Inhalation therapy has the advantage that medications are delivered to the airways quickly and directly. As well as classic expectorants, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications or medications that expand the bronchial tubes are used where necessary.

Supportive measures

Learning special breathing techniques is very important. This allows patients to cough up the thick mucus much more effectively. In addition, doctors recommend regular physical exercise such as running, cycling or dancing.

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What to nebulise

Please inhale the medication prescribed by your doctor, as directed by your pharmacist. Our nebuliser saline solutions are available with a range of salt contents from 0.9%, up to 3% or 6% – depending on the desired effect of the therapy.

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