Weight Gain May Prolong Protection from Worsening Symptoms Among Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Many fight hard against weight gain, but it is crucial for cystic fibrosis patients, especially during pulmonary exacerbations, or the treatment of acute symptoms that are in the process of worsening. If successful, studies have shown that weight gain can lead to a longer time frame before the symptoms flare up again. The trouble is that it is extremely difficult for cystic fibrosis patients to experience weight gain, or often even to maintain their current weight. The study researching the benefits of weight gain during this time is titled "Weight gain during acute treatment of an initial pulmonary exacerbation is associated with a longer interval to the next exacerbation in adults with cystic fibrosis" and has been published in the European Respiratory Journal Open Research.