In CF it can be very difficult for people to gain weight. For me, that’s the exact problem. My weights up and down, but never drastically changes. I also have no appetite so that doesn’t help any.
Peoples produce enzymes in their body that breakdown food. People with CF don’t produce enough enzymes naturally in the body to be able to breakdown food as well so it can cause stomach aches, blockages, and other problems with the digestive system. This is why people with CF have to take enzymes before they eat so that doesn’t happen. It has to do something with the mucus that people have.
For CFers this is the reason why we don’t gain weight easily. It’s because it’s hard to digest the fats and absorb it and other reasons that are probably way more scientific or whatever the word is. It doesn’t matter, the point here is that it’s hard for us to gain weight, which leads to be underweight.
I don’t know why but a lot of people with cf don’t have appetites it’s probably something with mucus clogging something.
I don’t really have anything else to say,about weight or enzymes. Its probably just going to be called Weight-A CF Chit Chat or something like that I’m not really sure yet. Ohh I got an idea Straight to the FACTS- A CF Chit Chat about weight and other stuff(this title is to long) ya sure that’s what it’s going to be.