Last Modified on Aug 21, 2014
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis, otherwise known as mucoviscidosis or CF, is a hereditary disease of the mucous glands that critically affects the lungs, as well as the pancreas, liver, and intestines. Due to an overproduction of mucus, CF can cause frequent chest infections, coughing, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms of Cystic fibrosis are salty tasting skin, poor growth or weight gain due to poor nutrient absorption through the intestines, and bowel obstruction in newborns.
Cystic fibrosis worsens over time, and management of CF is centered around controlling and limiting lung damage and the decline of other organs. Though people suffering from CF can live much better lives now than in comparison to thirty years ago, oftentimes organ transplantation (usually double lung, but sometimes pancreas or liver as well) can become necessary to their survival. Cystic fibrosis can cause infertility in both men and women; in men there is a congenital absence of the vas deferens, while in women pregnancy is made difficult due to thickened cervical mucus or disrupted ovulation due to malnutrition.
Natural Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis
The purpose of this page is to allow users to share their experience with natural treatments for CF, and we are currently open to learning more about what people are using to cope with cystic fibrosis symptoms. Currently, users have reported positive results with hydrogen peroxide and Himalayan Salt. Research also suggests that vitamin E supplements can help moderate cystic fibrosis symptoms.1 If you have a home remedy you use for cystic fibrosis, or have tried a remedy on this page, please let us know about your experience.