Gastrointestinal System

• Monitor short- and long-term nutritional status through evaluation of height, weight, and body mass index (BMI). Ideally, parameters should be near the normals for non-CF patients.

• Evaluate the patient's stool patterns. Steatorrhea indicates suboptimal enzyme replacement or noncompliance. Infants should have two to three well-formed stools daily, whereas older children and adults may have one or two stools daily.

• Monitor efficacy of vitamin supplementation through yearly serum vitamin levels. Obtain levels more frequently if an identified deficiency is being treated.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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