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Newborn with Cystic Fibrosis: How to Find Information and Learn About Alternative Treatments - Biomedic Labs Rx LLC
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Newborn with Cystic Fibrosis: How to Find Information and Learn About Alternative Treatments

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When you receive a cystic fibrosis diagnosis for your newborn you can feel shocked, heartbroken and overwhelmed. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis and while the mean age of survival has increased from 11 to 37 in the last 30 years, 37 is still dishearteningly young. Managing cystic fibrosis will infiltrate your daily life and it is important to be armed with information and support.

You are not alone. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common genetic birth defects especially among those of northern and eastern European descent. There are many families who deal with cystic fibrosis every day and maintain a healthy, full life for themselves and their children.

Alternative Treatment

Current conventional cystic fibrosis treatments can help break up mucus, and manage infections and inflammation in the lungs as well as provide enzymes to assist in digestion. These treatments however only manage symptoms rather than address root causes. There is a wide variety of alternative treatments available. It can feel scary to veer from the beaten path of conventional medicine, but when you have tried everything and your child is still suffering, you may want pursue alternatives. Many alternatives such as diet can also be used in conjunction with traditional medicine.

When you are ready to try alternatives; support, interaction with those managing cystic fibrosis with alternatives and information will help guide your decision making process. There are several places to turn to for help.

Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic doctors offer natural alternatives for treatment and healing. These are certified professionals that undergo specific training. Some naturopathic doctors specialize, while others offer more general care. To find an ND near you and learn more about naturopathic medicine go to The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians website.

Internet

The internet is a vast source of information and support. There are numerous forums and websites that contain information regarding cystic fibrosis and alternative treatments. As with anything found on the internet, check sources and verify treatments with your doctors. Also, make sure the websites you encounter are up to date. One incredibly thorough webpage for understanding the root causes of cystic fibrosis and how they can be addressed is At the Roots: Natural Healing for Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Disease.

Supplements

Supplements are a common alternative treatment for cystic fibrosis. Retailers like Biomedic Labs RX offer various articles regarding the effectiveness of systemic enzymes such as SEB-Kinase ® (a serrapeptase and nattokinase blend) and Peptizyme SP (a potent serrapeptase blend) in attacking the buildup of scar tissue in the lungs. There are also supplements available that reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.

More Opinions

Remember you are always entitled to second, third and fourth opinions. Don’t be afraid to change doctors if you feel your current doctor is not the best fit for your child and your family. Educate yourself as much as possible so you can ask helpful questions. Your doctor should be happy to discuss all of the options with you and provide all of the information regarding cystic fibrosis that you want.

Time to Learn

Chances are if your newborn has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis it may take some time to determine what types of treatments and therapies your baby will need. Cystic fibrosis can affect people in various ways and in varying degrees. During the time it takes to determine what your child will need meet with a variety of healthcare providers, spend time doing research and talk to other families that are dealing with cystic fibrosis in various ways. All of this work now will pay off as your newborn grows and you discover what treatments work best for him or her.

Be encouraged that there are new discoveries every day that are leading to longer and more full lives for those suffering from cystic fibrosis.

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