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How is cystic fibrosis treated?

It is vital that people with cystic fibrosis receive appropriate healthcare, enabling them to live longer, healthier lives.

People with cystic fibrosis should be cared for by a multidisciplinary team of specialist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals at a recognised specialist cystic fibrosis centre, as set out in our nationally recognised standards of care. That is why we work with NHS commissioning bodies in the four UK nations to try and make sure that everyone with cystic fibrosis is registered with a designated properly resourced specialist cystic fibrosis service.

Children will receive either full care from a specialist paediatric cystic fibrosis centre or shared care within an agreed, designated network. Due to the increasing complexity of cystic fibrosis in adulthood, full care should be delivered by a specialist adult cystic fibrosis centre.

Activity unlimited!

Staying active is a great way to make sure you're in top shape to overcome all of the challenges that cystic fibrosis can throw at you. Activity doesn't have to mean sports - it can be anything that gets you moving around or breathing deeply, from singing to tai chi. Check out our tips and ideas for people of all ages!

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Eat well

Learn about the importance of good nutrition.

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Specialist care

Check out our consensus documents on a range of aspects, prepared by clinical, academic and scientific experts.



Medication plays an important role in managing the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Read about the different types here.

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Unfortunately, many people with cystic fibrosis will require a double lung transplant. Find out more about what that entails.

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Transitioning from paediatric to adult care might seem daunting, but there's plenty you can do to prepare for the change.