Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Cystic Fibrosis is a condition that affects about 35,000 people in the United States. Commonly Cystic Fibrosis affects the lungs. Other symptoms of CF depend on which organ is affected, the severity of the condition and may include:
- Persistent coughing that produces thick phlegm
- Shortness of breath
- Salty skin
- Frequent lung infections like pneumonia or bronchitis
- Nasal polyps
- Chronic sinus infections
- Intestinal blockage
- Delayed growth or puberty
- Greasy, foul-smelling stools
- Clubbing in fingers or toes
Cystic Fibrosis Risk Factors
High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation
Treatment Type 1
High-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) is an airway clearance device. A fitted vest produces vibrations that loosen and remove mucus from the airway. It can be done from home, and can help alleviate your symptoms, allowing you to breathe easier.
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Devices We Provide Include:
Airway clearance therapy that is the first battery-operated vest that lets patients receive therapy on the go.
Additional Lincare Services
Oxygen treatments can help improve oxygen intake, reduce symptoms, increase stamina, and generally improve quality of life.
If you're on Warfarin, PT/INR at-home testing lets you monitor your blood anticoagulation levels weekly from home.
Nebulizers treat diseases including COPD and asthma. We offer electronic and portable nebulizers, and our Pharmacy delivers them to you.