Tag: cystic fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis: TrikaftaUpdated 3 January 2020 under Health Guides.
What is TrikaftaTM? Trikafta is a “triple-combination therapy” made of three different modulator drugs- tezacaftor, ivacaftor, and elexacaftor. Modulators work by helping to fix defective CFTR protein. Trikafta may be […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Pregnancy and CFUpdated 9 March 2021 under Health Guides.
Most women with cystic fibrosis (CF) can get pregnant. Some things may be different for a woman with CF during a pregnancy than for women without CF. Since pregnancy can […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Deciding Whether to Become a ParentUpdated 9 March 2021 under Health Guides.
Whether or not you have CF, there is a lot to consider when you are deciding to have children. As someone with CF, you will need to think about your […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Pregnancy and Fertility BasicsUpdated 20 November 2019 under Health Guides.
Can I get pregnant if I have CF? YES. Most women with CF can get pregnant and give birth to healthy babies, but it’s always best to PLAN AHEAD with […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)Updated 20 November 2019 under Health Guides.
Deciding to have a sexual relationship is a big deal for everyone for many reasons, including the possible risks of getting a sexually transmitted infection and/or becoming pregnant. What are […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Urinary IncontinenceUpdated 19 November 2019 under Health Guides.
Urinary incontinence (UI) means that you leak urine when you don’t mean to. When you have CF, your pelvic floor muscles (the muscles in your groin that control your bladder) […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: ContraceptionUpdated 11 November 2019 under Health Guides.
Women with CF are able to get pregnant. An unplanned pregnancy can have a big effect on your health. Some CF medications are “teratogenic,” meaning that they can cause birth […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Talking with Your Partner about CF and Sexual and Reproductive HealthUpdated 17 September 2019 under Health Guides.
Talking about CF Being able to communicate with your partner is an important part of any relationship. When you have CF, your treatments, airway clearance, and exercise all take up […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Talking with Your CF Team about Sexual and Reproductive HealthUpdated 11 September 2017 under Health Guides.
Many people with CF have known their CF team or doctor since they were a baby. This may make it easier for you to talk about your sexual and reproductive […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Vaginal Yeast InfectionsUpdated 17 September 2019 under Health Guides.
Vaginal yeast infections are very common. About 75% of all women (with or without CF) get at least one yeast infection during their lives. About half of 15-24 year old […]Read more »