Living with CF

Make a Plan to Stay Healthy

Most people with cystic fibrosis can lead active lives—depending upon the severity of their disease—with routine therapies and regular visits to your CF care center.

Knowledge is power.  Knowing your CF is important to stay healthy. Staff at the CF Center of Idaho partners with CF to develop individual treatment plans. These plans typically include high-calorie, high-fat diets, therapies to loosen the clogged mucus from their airways, and mucus-thinning drugs and antibiotics when needed.

By following the treatment plan developed with the CF team,  many people with CF can slow down the progression of their disease. A healthier body is better able to deal with bacteria and chronic lung infection.

The goal of the CF Center of Idaho staff is to help you lead a long, healthy life.

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The clinic is moving locations this summer. Stay tuned for more information!

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We hold monthly meetings during the school year with our Patient and Family Advisory Board (PFAB). We work on issues and ways to improve CF patient care in the clinic and in the hospital

Testing for CF

Diagnosing CF is a multistep process. A complete diagnostic evaluation should include a newborn screening, a sweat chloride test, a genetic or carrier test and a clinical evaluation at a CF Foundation – accredited care center.

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Our center puts on free education days every other year to help educate hospital staff and anyone in the community about CF

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Our center is moving locations in the spring of 2018! Stay tuned…

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Many Cystic Fibrosis patients and families face complicated issues related to getting the care they need. But CF Foundation Compass, a service formerly known as PARC, makes sure no one has to do it alone.

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For the first time, adults outnumber children in the CF Registry.  50.7% of people in the registry are over the age of 18.

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We have a Facebook page, too! https://www.facebook.com/cysticfibrosisidaho/

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Idaho is now screening for a handful of CF mutations on the newborn screening.

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You can have your picture scrolling at the top! Just e-mail one you would like us to add and sign a photo release form

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Patient education nutrition recipes: add: For more recipes, check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cysticfibrosisidaho/

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