Cystic Fibrosis and Diet

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What you'll learn

Cystic fibrosis is a common autosomal recessive hereditary disorder that is mainly characterized by lung congestion, infection, and malabsorption of nutrients from the pancreas. Patients with cystic fibrosis have malabsorption of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates leading to disturbed more »»

They need to shift of diet from high carbohydrate to low carbohydrate which helps in easy absorption. Apart from the treatment provided by healthcare professionals, nutrition also plays an integral part in the early recovery of the patient with cystic fibrosis. Experts have stated that medical nutritional therapy plays a major role in promoting optimal health and preventing medical conditions like cystic fibrosis. Therefore knowledge of diet modification and nutrition therapy along is important for medical professionals for effective management of cystic fibrosis. This course explains in detail the basics of cystic fibrosis and diet modification for cystic fibrosis patients.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of the course, you will learn

  • What is cystic fibrosis?
  • Etiology and manifestations of Cystic fibrosis
  • Diagnosis and Management of cystic fibrosis


Dr. Priyanka Rohatgi

Chief Clinical Dietician


Dr. Priyanka graduated from Sri College of Ayurvedic science and research. in 2009 and has been practicing as an Ayurveda consultant specializing in various treatments like Marma Chikitsa & diet consultations with ayurvedic treatment. She is heading the department of Nutrition at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore. She has 14 years of experience in Clinical Nutrition and Research and teaching. Area of special interest Nutritional management and prevention of Degenerative Diseases. She has 30 National and International publications in the Scientific Journals related to Nutrition. She has 8 gold medals to credit and has been awarded with an International award from the UK, Emerald group for the best scientific work for the year 2007.

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