This session will focus on concepts regarding pH modulation in cystic fibrosis. We will examine this in regards to maintenance of a healthy immune system, normal healthy gut flora and the microbiome; nutrition and enzyme utilization; and the effects of pharmacological management. Within the CF population and their frequent need for medications and antibiotics, as well as PERT, we now understand the significance of pH modulation for minimizing the effects of malabsorption and subsequent malnutrition. It is imperative that we strive for interventions that will maximize multi-system functions to minimize long-term concerns and maximize overall health.
Discuss the significance of pH modulation for maximizing general overall health
Describe both the benefits, as well as drawbacks, of acid suppression in Cystic Fibrosis
Identify appropriate pharmacological and non pharmacological practices to ensure appropriate nutritional benefits