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The Respiratory Therapist's Critical Role in Cystic Fibrosis Management

Not every treatment works the same for anyone with CF

Not every treatment works the same for anyone with CF

Lester, like several other respiratory therapists, stresses the importance of trying out different methods to alleviate symptoms of CF, including build-up of mucus. For instance, if a device is available on the market with a 30-day trial period, Lester advises taking advantage of it to see if it can benefit you. If it does not work for you, you can always send it back and if it does, it is merely necessarily to determine how to fit it within your everyday routine. “Not every therapy works for every person, and the method of airway clearance that works one day may need to change on another day. More often than not, you'll need to experiment to find the right technique -- or techniques -- that works best for you,” she said.