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Managing Cystic Fibrosis With The Advice of Our GP Home Doctor Service


GP Home Doctor Service in the Costa del Sol for Cystic Fibrosis

Managing a complex condition such as cystic fibrosis can be burdensome and often affects family routines. Thankfully, advances in medicine and physiotherapy techniques mean that many of the symptoms can be effectively managed. Our GP home doctor service in the Costa del Sol will help you manage the symptoms of your child with cystic fibrosis.

When managing cystic fibrosis, we'll make sure you have an effective treatment plan in place and ensure you have all the tools and techniques you have to manage the condition. Although the daily treatment required can still be challenging, it should be much easier when you work with our GP home doctor service.

Managing cystic fibrosis can be difficult as it’s a hugely complex condition and can affect a number of different parts of the body which can make managing the condition extremely difficult.  Our team will work with you to create a personalised care plan that will help to manage the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. This plan will help you with managing cystic fibrosis and the way your condition affects the following areas of your body.

 

Lungs


Medicine can be taken using nebulisers in order to treat the symptoms of cystic fibrosis that affects the lungs. You can also add oral or intravenous medications to your routine to manage these symptoms. These medications will help to tackle your symptoms by relacing the muscles around your bronchus to open your airways and reduce shortness of breath. The team who work as part of our GP home doctor service may also recommend antibiotics to treat any persistent bacterial infections which might be making your symptoms worse.  Other medications can be used to help clear and reduce mucus which makes it much easier to clear from the lungs.

 

Digestive System


Cystic fibrosis can affect the pancreas meaning that sufferers are unable to produce the correct enzymes for effective digestion. They may then need to take an enzyme capsule with meals and snacks to help them digest food properly.
Our GP home doctor service will guide you on the best type and dosage of enzyme supplements for your individual case.
Some cystic fibrosis sufferers also experience diabetes and so need to treat their imbalance of insulin as an additional medical concern. Our team will help identify if this is an issue in your case and advise you on how best to manage it.

 

Other areas you'll need to consider when managing cystic fibrosis include:

Your Bones

A lack of minerals caused by the damage to your pancreas can result in osteoporosis. Your doctor will be able to advise you on how best to tackle this symptom. Our GP home doctor service will usually recommend certain vitamin and minerals to aid your condition.



Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

People with cystic fibrosis often experience problems with their ears, the nose or throat which affect their respiratory system.  Nasal sprays can be given to treat many of these issues but in severe cases, key-hole surgery may be needed. Our GP home doctor service will recommend the best option for you.

 

If you would like to know more about managing cystic fibrosis with the help of our GP home doctor service, visit our website.