Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis


Medication Diet Digestive Enzyme supplements Physiotherapy Heart and lung transplant
·         Bronchodilators

·         Antibiotics

·         DNAease enzymes

·         Steroids

·         High energy foods

·         Salt supplements

·         Double protein intake

·         Help with digestion process ·         Percussion therapy  


  • Bronchodilators – drugs that are inhaled using a nebuliser, the drugs relax the muscles in the airways, opening them up and reliving the tightness of the chest
  • Antibiotics – to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria in the lungs
  • DNAase enzymes – infection in the lungs leads to the accumulation of white blood cells in the mucus, when broken down they release DNA which makes the mucus more viscious. DNAase enzymes can be inhaled using a nebuliser, they break down the DNA
  • Steroids – reduce inflammation of the lungs
  • Percussion therapy – rhythmic tapping of the walls of the chest to loosen mucus and improve air flow.