Featured Article Detailing Cystic Fibrosis’ Impacts on Women’s Health, Contributed to by Dr. James Miller

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that can negatively affect a women’s sexual and reproductive health. Unfortunately, CF cannot currently be cured, and it can only be managed, so women with CF can learn to live with the disease.

Click Here to read the following article on Giddy, entitled “How Cystic Fibrosis Affects Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health”, featuring Dr. James Miller, to learn more about CF’s potential negative impacts on women’s health, including:

  • A women’s menstrual cycle — a survey of women found that CF side effects can worsen immediately before and during the menstrual cycle.
  • Contraception effectiveness — CF can decrease nutrient absorption, and in-turn decrease efficacy of contraceptives.
  • Fertility and ability to conceive — CF can impede ovulation and impair a sperm’s ability to reach an egg.
  • Pregnancy and complications — Although pregnancy isn’t considered dangerous for those with CF, rare complications can occur.
  • Health risks including yeast infections — women on antibiotics for CF have increased potential for developing infection.
  • Urinary tract & incontinence — medications used to treat CF can affect the bladder and increase the risk for incontinence.

If you feel that you may be at possible risk for CF, or if you would like to learn more about how it may be impacting your health, Click Here and contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Miller or Dr. Christina Miller today.

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