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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF), also known as mucoviscidosis, is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up sputum as a result of frequent lung infections. Other symptoms include salty sweat,sinus infections, poor growth, fatty stool, clubbing of the finger and toes, and infertility in males among others. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. Lung infections are treated with…

Cystic fibrosis (CF), also known as mucoviscidosis, is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up sputum as a result of frequent lung infections. Other symptoms include salty sweat,sinus infections, poor growth, fatty stool, clubbing of the finger and toes, and infertility in males among others. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. Lung infections are treated with…

IIDA Fashion Remix event proceeds support the CFF, in the hope of finding a cure one day

IIDA Fashion Remix event proceeds support the CFF, in the hope of finding a cure one day

Exercise is important for people with cystic fibrosis because it helps clear mucus from the lungs & strengthens them. #HealthFacts

Exercise is important for people with cystic fibrosis because it helps clear mucus from the lungs & strengthens them. #HealthFacts

Silver Necklace Cystic Fibrosis Necklace Cystic by SAjolie on Etsy

Silver Necklace Cystic Fibrosis Necklace Cystic by SAjolie on Etsy

About Cystic Fibrosis | CF Foundation

About Cystic Fibrosis | CF Foundation

June 28, 2013: Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects most critically the lungs, and other organs. It is characterized by abnormal transport of chloride and sodium across an epithelium causing viscous secretions. The name cystic fibrosis refers to the characteristic scarring and cyst formation within the pancreas. Difficulty breathing is the most serious symptom and results from frequent lung infections, treated with antibiotics and other medications.

June 28, 2013: Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects most critically the lungs, and other organs. It is characterized by abnormal transport of chloride and sodium across an epithelium causing viscous secretions. The name cystic fibrosis refers to the characteristic scarring and cyst formation within the pancreas. Difficulty breathing is the most serious symptom and results from frequent lung infections, treated with antibiotics and other medications.

When two parents who are carriers have a child, there is a 25 percent chance that the child will be born with cystic fibrosis; there is also a 50 percent chance that the child will be a carrier; and a 25 percent chance that the child will neither be a carrier nor have cystic fibrosis.

When two parents who are carriers have a child, there is a 25 percent chance that the child will be born with cystic fibrosis; there is also a 50 percent chance that the child will be a carrier; and a 25 percent chance that the child will neither be a carrier nor have cystic fibrosis.

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