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mom2aubree
12-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Does body weight have an effect on ones lung function? like
low fev1?If the person is under weight?

mom2aubree
12-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Does body weight have an effect on ones lung function? like
low fev1?If the person is under weight?

mom2aubree
12-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Does body weight have an effect on ones lung function? like
low fev1?If the person is under weight?

mom2aubree
12-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Does body weight have an effect on ones lung function? like
low fev1?If the person is under weight?

mom2aubree
12-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Does body weight have an effect on ones lung function? like
<br />low fev1?If the person is under weight?

zeeannie
12-08-2008, 02:37 AM
"They" are making correlations between BMI and lung function. I recently participated on a quality improvement committee at our CF clinic that outlined how the clinic was going to target and treat those kids who have a low BMI with the hope that it would improve overall health. It's been going a year and has been very successful. I'm not sure that there's been any actual studies, just anecdotal evidence as to the correlation.

zeeannie
12-08-2008, 02:37 AM
"They" are making correlations between BMI and lung function. I recently participated on a quality improvement committee at our CF clinic that outlined how the clinic was going to target and treat those kids who have a low BMI with the hope that it would improve overall health. It's been going a year and has been very successful. I'm not sure that there's been any actual studies, just anecdotal evidence as to the correlation.

zeeannie
12-08-2008, 02:37 AM
"They" are making correlations between BMI and lung function. I recently participated on a quality improvement committee at our CF clinic that outlined how the clinic was going to target and treat those kids who have a low BMI with the hope that it would improve overall health. It's been going a year and has been very successful. I'm not sure that there's been any actual studies, just anecdotal evidence as to the correlation.

zeeannie
12-08-2008, 02:37 AM
"They" are making correlations between BMI and lung function. I recently participated on a quality improvement committee at our CF clinic that outlined how the clinic was going to target and treat those kids who have a low BMI with the hope that it would improve overall health. It's been going a year and has been very successful. I'm not sure that there's been any actual studies, just anecdotal evidence as to the correlation.

zeeannie
12-08-2008, 02:37 AM
"They" are making correlations between BMI and lung function. I recently participated on a quality improvement committee at our CF clinic that outlined how the clinic was going to target and treat those kids who have a low BMI with the hope that it would improve overall health. It's been going a year and has been very successful. I'm not sure that there's been any actual studies, just anecdotal evidence as to the correlation.

kitomd21
12-08-2008, 01:12 PM
This is a frustrating topic for me...Ellie is only in the 5% for weight-to-length. The doctor and dietician seem stumped that she doesn't weight more given how much we are feeding her. The dietician said the CF foundation would qualify her as being in "nutritional failure" yet when I asked about a g-tube, she didn't really give me a time frame of when we should place one. Just some vague "when they aren't gaining for 1 to 3 months". I'm hoping solids will help her in her weight gain, but I'm wondering if her low w-to-l ratio will affect her lung function later in life (i.e., damage caused now regardless of future BMI)...

kitomd21
12-08-2008, 01:12 PM
This is a frustrating topic for me...Ellie is only in the 5% for weight-to-length. The doctor and dietician seem stumped that she doesn't weight more given how much we are feeding her. The dietician said the CF foundation would qualify her as being in "nutritional failure" yet when I asked about a g-tube, she didn't really give me a time frame of when we should place one. Just some vague "when they aren't gaining for 1 to 3 months". I'm hoping solids will help her in her weight gain, but I'm wondering if her low w-to-l ratio will affect her lung function later in life (i.e., damage caused now regardless of future BMI)...

kitomd21
12-08-2008, 01:12 PM
This is a frustrating topic for me...Ellie is only in the 5% for weight-to-length. The doctor and dietician seem stumped that she doesn't weight more given how much we are feeding her. The dietician said the CF foundation would qualify her as being in "nutritional failure" yet when I asked about a g-tube, she didn't really give me a time frame of when we should place one. Just some vague "when they aren't gaining for 1 to 3 months". I'm hoping solids will help her in her weight gain, but I'm wondering if her low w-to-l ratio will affect her lung function later in life (i.e., damage caused now regardless of future BMI)...

kitomd21
12-08-2008, 01:12 PM
This is a frustrating topic for me...Ellie is only in the 5% for weight-to-length. The doctor and dietician seem stumped that she doesn't weight more given how much we are feeding her. The dietician said the CF foundation would qualify her as being in "nutritional failure" yet when I asked about a g-tube, she didn't really give me a time frame of when we should place one. Just some vague "when they aren't gaining for 1 to 3 months". I'm hoping solids will help her in her weight gain, but I'm wondering if her low w-to-l ratio will affect her lung function later in life (i.e., damage caused now regardless of future BMI)...

kitomd21
12-08-2008, 01:12 PM
This is a frustrating topic for me...Ellie is only in the 5% for weight-to-length. The doctor and dietician seem stumped that she doesn't weight more given how much we are feeding her. The dietician said the CF foundation would qualify her as being in "nutritional failure" yet when I asked about a g-tube, she didn't really give me a time frame of when we should place one. Just some vague "when they aren't gaining for 1 to 3 months". I'm hoping solids will help her in her weight gain, but I'm wondering if her low w-to-l ratio will affect her lung function later in life (i.e., damage caused now regardless of future BMI)...

JazzysMom
12-08-2008, 01:28 PM
My weight is connected to my lung function. I have many more issues when my weight is low.

I feel better ALL AROUND when I am plumped up.....well as plump as I can get <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

JazzysMom
12-08-2008, 01:28 PM
My weight is connected to my lung function. I have many more issues when my weight is low.

I feel better ALL AROUND when I am plumped up.....well as plump as I can get <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

JazzysMom
12-08-2008, 01:28 PM
My weight is connected to my lung function. I have many more issues when my weight is low.

I feel better ALL AROUND when I am plumped up.....well as plump as I can get <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

JazzysMom
12-08-2008, 01:28 PM
My weight is connected to my lung function. I have many more issues when my weight is low.

I feel better ALL AROUND when I am plumped up.....well as plump as I can get <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

JazzysMom
12-08-2008, 01:28 PM
My weight is connected to my lung function. I have many more issues when my weight is low.
<br />
<br />I feel better ALL AROUND when I am plumped up.....well as plump as I can get <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

caseylovessamuel
12-21-2008, 11:47 PM
my weight is def. affected when my lung function is low. i recently went to my CF dr. on dec. 17.. im taking cipro and TOBI for a few weeks. if im not better, it'll be time for another PICC LINE. ive lost 5 pounds since october, my PFT numbers were around the 70's. i weigh 95 lbs now. i constantly worry about my weight. esp when i have infection, my appetite is down.

caseylovessamuel
12-21-2008, 11:47 PM
my weight is def. affected when my lung function is low. i recently went to my CF dr. on dec. 17.. im taking cipro and TOBI for a few weeks. if im not better, it'll be time for another PICC LINE. ive lost 5 pounds since october, my PFT numbers were around the 70's. i weigh 95 lbs now. i constantly worry about my weight. esp when i have infection, my appetite is down.

caseylovessamuel
12-21-2008, 11:47 PM
my weight is def. affected when my lung function is low. i recently went to my CF dr. on dec. 17.. im taking cipro and TOBI for a few weeks. if im not better, it'll be time for another PICC LINE. ive lost 5 pounds since october, my PFT numbers were around the 70's. i weigh 95 lbs now. i constantly worry about my weight. esp when i have infection, my appetite is down.

caseylovessamuel
12-21-2008, 11:47 PM
my weight is def. affected when my lung function is low. i recently went to my CF dr. on dec. 17.. im taking cipro and TOBI for a few weeks. if im not better, it'll be time for another PICC LINE. ive lost 5 pounds since october, my PFT numbers were around the 70's. i weigh 95 lbs now. i constantly worry about my weight. esp when i have infection, my appetite is down.

caseylovessamuel
12-21-2008, 11:47 PM
my weight is def. affected when my lung function is low. i recently went to my CF dr. on dec. 17.. im taking cipro and TOBI for a few weeks. if im not better, it'll be time for another PICC LINE. ive lost 5 pounds since october, my PFT numbers were around the 70's. i weigh 95 lbs now. i constantly worry about my weight. esp when i have infection, my appetite is down.

hmw
12-22-2008, 02:02 AM
My daughter was just dx'ed with cf a few weeks ago and had been dx'ed with growth failure by the endo she saw just prior to her cf diagnosis. She is 7.5yrs old and bounces around between 42-44lbs, which falls in the 5th-10th% for age, respectively.

However, this isn't a static lack of gain; illness w/ anything from prolonged colds/viruses to the predictable 2ndary infections that follow (ear or sinus infections, bronchitis and then last winter, pneumonia) results in her weight predictably dropping to about 39lbs and takes her months to regain- by which time she's often hit with her next illness. Repeat the cycle and you've got growth failure over the course of time. (Don't get me started on the anger and frustration at her ped in allowing this to continue so long.)

Anyway, she now will be getting her care at a very good accredited center and they are of the school of thought that nutritional status, weight and lung function all affect each other and her drastic periods of weight loss were all indicative of times she was much sicker than we realized. They want to see her gain substantially and feel this will benefit her enormously. She has major ground to gain both in nutritional deficiencies (we will find out exactly what when she has labs for this in 2 wks but we are making assumptions based on the process of non-growth that she has gone through since age 3) & lack of weight gain and this worries me.

They don't think it's a hard & fast 'rule' but feel that when kids reach the 50% at age 4ish that this is a good predictive indicator for lung function for a greater period of time- so they aggressively work in that direction for kids. I still don't know much about this for kids and nothing about the process for adults...

However- I have a question, caseylovessamuel. You mention losing weight over the last few months. Emily predictably loses weight when ill, and overall has gotten to be much too thin over time- so I have become accustomed to watching her weight very closely over the last several yrs. She is again losing, without any visible signs of infection. What, if you have ANY idea, is the cause of loss for you, when you are not sick? (She has just started enzymes and I know we have a long way to go in fine-tuning them but I assume taking any at all should be helping and her appetite continues to be very good, as it always has been.) I plan on, of course, asking the nurse or dr or whoever at the clinic about it, but would appreciate input.

I apologize enormously for the thread 'hijack' and will start my own thread w/ my questions if it's more appropriate!

(I have a thread in the New Dx forum so I apologize for any who saw some of this story already! <img src=""> )

hmw
12-22-2008, 02:02 AM
My daughter was just dx'ed with cf a few weeks ago and had been dx'ed with growth failure by the endo she saw just prior to her cf diagnosis. She is 7.5yrs old and bounces around between 42-44lbs, which falls in the 5th-10th% for age, respectively.

However, this isn't a static lack of gain; illness w/ anything from prolonged colds/viruses to the predictable 2ndary infections that follow (ear or sinus infections, bronchitis and then last winter, pneumonia) results in her weight predictably dropping to about 39lbs and takes her months to regain- by which time she's often hit with her next illness. Repeat the cycle and you've got growth failure over the course of time. (Don't get me started on the anger and frustration at her ped in allowing this to continue so long.)

Anyway, she now will be getting her care at a very good accredited center and they are of the school of thought that nutritional status, weight and lung function all affect each other and her drastic periods of weight loss were all indicative of times she was much sicker than we realized. They want to see her gain substantially and feel this will benefit her enormously. She has major ground to gain both in nutritional deficiencies (we will find out exactly what when she has labs for this in 2 wks but we are making assumptions based on the process of non-growth that she has gone through since age 3) & lack of weight gain and this worries me.

They don't think it's a hard & fast 'rule' but feel that when kids reach the 50% at age 4ish that this is a good predictive indicator for lung function for a greater period of time- so they aggressively work in that direction for kids. I still don't know much about this for kids and nothing about the process for adults...

However- I have a question, caseylovessamuel. You mention losing weight over the last few months. Emily predictably loses weight when ill, and overall has gotten to be much too thin over time- so I have become accustomed to watching her weight very closely over the last several yrs. She is again losing, without any visible signs of infection. What, if you have ANY idea, is the cause of loss for you, when you are not sick? (She has just started enzymes and I know we have a long way to go in fine-tuning them but I assume taking any at all should be helping and her appetite continues to be very good, as it always has been.) I plan on, of course, asking the nurse or dr or whoever at the clinic about it, but would appreciate input.

I apologize enormously for the thread 'hijack' and will start my own thread w/ my questions if it's more appropriate!

(I have a thread in the New Dx forum so I apologize for any who saw some of this story already! <img src=""> )

hmw
12-22-2008, 02:02 AM
My daughter was just dx'ed with cf a few weeks ago and had been dx'ed with growth failure by the endo she saw just prior to her cf diagnosis. She is 7.5yrs old and bounces around between 42-44lbs, which falls in the 5th-10th% for age, respectively.

However, this isn't a static lack of gain; illness w/ anything from prolonged colds/viruses to the predictable 2ndary infections that follow (ear or sinus infections, bronchitis and then last winter, pneumonia) results in her weight predictably dropping to about 39lbs and takes her months to regain- by which time she's often hit with her next illness. Repeat the cycle and you've got growth failure over the course of time. (Don't get me started on the anger and frustration at her ped in allowing this to continue so long.)

Anyway, she now will be getting her care at a very good accredited center and they are of the school of thought that nutritional status, weight and lung function all affect each other and her drastic periods of weight loss were all indicative of times she was much sicker than we realized. They want to see her gain substantially and feel this will benefit her enormously. She has major ground to gain both in nutritional deficiencies (we will find out exactly what when she has labs for this in 2 wks but we are making assumptions based on the process of non-growth that she has gone through since age 3) & lack of weight gain and this worries me.

They don't think it's a hard & fast 'rule' but feel that when kids reach the 50% at age 4ish that this is a good predictive indicator for lung function for a greater period of time- so they aggressively work in that direction for kids. I still don't know much about this for kids and nothing about the process for adults...

However- I have a question, caseylovessamuel. You mention losing weight over the last few months. Emily predictably loses weight when ill, and overall has gotten to be much too thin over time- so I have become accustomed to watching her weight very closely over the last several yrs. She is again losing, without any visible signs of infection. What, if you have ANY idea, is the cause of loss for you, when you are not sick? (She has just started enzymes and I know we have a long way to go in fine-tuning them but I assume taking any at all should be helping and her appetite continues to be very good, as it always has been.) I plan on, of course, asking the nurse or dr or whoever at the clinic about it, but would appreciate input.

I apologize enormously for the thread 'hijack' and will start my own thread w/ my questions if it's more appropriate!

(I have a thread in the New Dx forum so I apologize for any who saw some of this story already! <img src=""> )

hmw
12-22-2008, 02:02 AM
My daughter was just dx'ed with cf a few weeks ago and had been dx'ed with growth failure by the endo she saw just prior to her cf diagnosis. She is 7.5yrs old and bounces around between 42-44lbs, which falls in the 5th-10th% for age, respectively.

However, this isn't a static lack of gain; illness w/ anything from prolonged colds/viruses to the predictable 2ndary infections that follow (ear or sinus infections, bronchitis and then last winter, pneumonia) results in her weight predictably dropping to about 39lbs and takes her months to regain- by which time she's often hit with her next illness. Repeat the cycle and you've got growth failure over the course of time. (Don't get me started on the anger and frustration at her ped in allowing this to continue so long.)

Anyway, she now will be getting her care at a very good accredited center and they are of the school of thought that nutritional status, weight and lung function all affect each other and her drastic periods of weight loss were all indicative of times she was much sicker than we realized. They want to see her gain substantially and feel this will benefit her enormously. She has major ground to gain both in nutritional deficiencies (we will find out exactly what when she has labs for this in 2 wks but we are making assumptions based on the process of non-growth that she has gone through since age 3) & lack of weight gain and this worries me.

They don't think it's a hard & fast 'rule' but feel that when kids reach the 50% at age 4ish that this is a good predictive indicator for lung function for a greater period of time- so they aggressively work in that direction for kids. I still don't know much about this for kids and nothing about the process for adults...

However- I have a question, caseylovessamuel. You mention losing weight over the last few months. Emily predictably loses weight when ill, and overall has gotten to be much too thin over time- so I have become accustomed to watching her weight very closely over the last several yrs. She is again losing, without any visible signs of infection. What, if you have ANY idea, is the cause of loss for you, when you are not sick? (She has just started enzymes and I know we have a long way to go in fine-tuning them but I assume taking any at all should be helping and her appetite continues to be very good, as it always has been.) I plan on, of course, asking the nurse or dr or whoever at the clinic about it, but would appreciate input.

I apologize enormously for the thread 'hijack' and will start my own thread w/ my questions if it's more appropriate!

(I have a thread in the New Dx forum so I apologize for any who saw some of this story already! <img src=""> )

hmw
12-22-2008, 02:02 AM
My daughter was just dx'ed with cf a few weeks ago and had been dx'ed with growth failure by the endo she saw just prior to her cf diagnosis. She is 7.5yrs old and bounces around between 42-44lbs, which falls in the 5th-10th% for age, respectively.
<br />
<br />However, this isn't a static lack of gain; illness w/ anything from prolonged colds/viruses to the predictable 2ndary infections that follow (ear or sinus infections, bronchitis and then last winter, pneumonia) results in her weight predictably dropping to about 39lbs and takes her months to regain- by which time she's often hit with her next illness. Repeat the cycle and you've got growth failure over the course of time. (Don't get me started on the anger and frustration at her ped in allowing this to continue so long.)
<br />
<br />Anyway, she now will be getting her care at a very good accredited center and they are of the school of thought that nutritional status, weight and lung function all affect each other and her drastic periods of weight loss were all indicative of times she was much sicker than we realized. They want to see her gain substantially and feel this will benefit her enormously. She has major ground to gain both in nutritional deficiencies (we will find out exactly what when she has labs for this in 2 wks but we are making assumptions based on the process of non-growth that she has gone through since age 3) & lack of weight gain and this worries me.
<br />
<br />They don't think it's a hard & fast 'rule' but feel that when kids reach the 50% at age 4ish that this is a good predictive indicator for lung function for a greater period of time- so they aggressively work in that direction for kids. I still don't know much about this for kids and nothing about the process for adults...
<br />
<br />However- I have a question, caseylovessamuel. You mention losing weight over the last few months. Emily predictably loses weight when ill, and overall has gotten to be much too thin over time- so I have become accustomed to watching her weight very closely over the last several yrs. She is again losing, without any visible signs of infection. What, if you have ANY idea, is the cause of loss for you, when you are not sick? (She has just started enzymes and I know we have a long way to go in fine-tuning them but I assume taking any at all should be helping and her appetite continues to be very good, as it always has been.) I plan on, of course, asking the nurse or dr or whoever at the clinic about it, but would appreciate input.
<br />
<br />I apologize enormously for the thread 'hijack' and will start my own thread w/ my questions if it's more appropriate!
<br />
<br />(I have a thread in the New Dx forum so I apologize for any who saw some of this story already! <img src=""> )

aereanna
01-05-2009, 03:06 AM
yes the lung functions are effected by the weight..im in the hospital right now because fo that.
but its more of the weight haveing and effect on the lung functions..its the other wat around really...
im in the hospital because i lost weight which was bringing my numbers down...

aereanna
01-05-2009, 03:06 AM
yes the lung functions are effected by the weight..im in the hospital right now because fo that.
but its more of the weight haveing and effect on the lung functions..its the other wat around really...
im in the hospital because i lost weight which was bringing my numbers down...

aereanna
01-05-2009, 03:06 AM
yes the lung functions are effected by the weight..im in the hospital right now because fo that.
but its more of the weight haveing and effect on the lung functions..its the other wat around really...
im in the hospital because i lost weight which was bringing my numbers down...

aereanna
01-05-2009, 03:06 AM
yes the lung functions are effected by the weight..im in the hospital right now because fo that.
but its more of the weight haveing and effect on the lung functions..its the other wat around really...
im in the hospital because i lost weight which was bringing my numbers down...

aereanna
01-05-2009, 03:06 AM
yes the lung functions are effected by the weight..im in the hospital right now because fo that.
<br />but its more of the weight haveing and effect on the lung functions..its the other wat around really...
<br />im in the hospital because i lost weight which was bringing my numbers down...

jbrandonAW
03-06-2009, 05:30 PM
I've found that my lung function is correlated to my weight - but also my health. When I have more weight on me I feel healthier and breath bettter. (When I was preggo I was only sick 2 times). For the first 6 months after giving birth I was not sick. Then I started loosing weight and got sick.

Actually in nutrition they talk about having proper nutrion allows all your organs and things to function properly.

jbrandonAW
03-06-2009, 05:30 PM
I've found that my lung function is correlated to my weight - but also my health. When I have more weight on me I feel healthier and breath bettter. (When I was preggo I was only sick 2 times). For the first 6 months after giving birth I was not sick. Then I started loosing weight and got sick.

Actually in nutrition they talk about having proper nutrion allows all your organs and things to function properly.

jbrandonAW
03-06-2009, 05:30 PM
I've found that my lung function is correlated to my weight - but also my health. When I have more weight on me I feel healthier and breath bettter. (When I was preggo I was only sick 2 times). For the first 6 months after giving birth I was not sick. Then I started loosing weight and got sick.

Actually in nutrition they talk about having proper nutrion allows all your organs and things to function properly.

jbrandonAW
03-06-2009, 05:30 PM
I've found that my lung function is correlated to my weight - but also my health. When I have more weight on me I feel healthier and breath bettter. (When I was preggo I was only sick 2 times). For the first 6 months after giving birth I was not sick. Then I started loosing weight and got sick.

Actually in nutrition they talk about having proper nutrion allows all your organs and things to function properly.

jbrandonAW
03-06-2009, 05:30 PM
I've found that my lung function is correlated to my weight - but also my health. When I have more weight on me I feel healthier and breath bettter. (When I was preggo I was only sick 2 times). For the first 6 months after giving birth I was not sick. Then I started loosing weight and got sick.
<br />
<br />Actually in nutrition they talk about having proper nutrion allows all your organs and things to function properly.