Cystic Fibrosis: Break it Down
The life-threatening disorder that is Cystic Fibrosis (CF) can damage the lungs and digestive system. A patient enduring CF is affected by the production of mucus, sweat & digestive juices. Often mucus becomes thick, coagulated and sticky to the internal lining of the respiratory system.
Nadu aims to help alleviate the symptoms & experience of living with Cystic Fibrosis. Through providing simple and easy to use nasal irrigation & nasal medicinal delivery devices - the experience of the disease can be lessened to improve respiratory health and the patient's ability to breathe.
Some of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis that can be directly impacted by the Nadu technology are;
Frequent lung infections including pneumonia or bronchitis
Persistent coughing, at times with phlegm
Wheezing or shortness of breath
In the life of a CF patient, they will often experience an array of events all contributing to improving their quality of life or reducing the severity of their conditions. For respiratory wellness, such therapies are performed:
Airway Clearing - to loosen, soften and then remove the mucus build up in the lungs and airway.
Medication Inhalation - by inhaling targeted medicines this can open the airways and assist in thinning the mucus. This is delivered in the form of aerosol-based medications that are inhaled through a nebulizer. These can include antibiotics to help combat lung infections and other inhalation therapies to help to remove the mucus from the airways.
Movement - a key part in improving CF patients' quality of life and their ability to engage in a wellness activity. Movement is key and critical in helping to improve lung function, cognitive function, improve energy and help to stabilise mood.