CF Awareness Month: Osteoperosis

People with CF are very prone to having osteoporosis, or any degree of osteopenia.  Osteopenia is a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal.  Osteoporosis is where there is a loss of bone mass and density.  This means that you are more prone to fractures.  CFers are prone to these bone conditions because of the absorption issues with digestion.  We don’t get all of the nutrients from the foods we eat because they can’t be digested correctly.  Most all CFers should take a multi-vitamin, whether it is the vitamins specifically for CF or an over the counter one.  Extra vitamin D and calcium should also be taken to help keep bone health strong.  Continue reading