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It's a hereditary disease. Something about not being able to break down mucus; we learned it in school as an example about how dominant and recessive genes work.
Cystic fibrosis or mucovisidosis is a hereditary disease involving pancreas, lungs and sweat glands. Diagnosis is by a sweat test, the perspiration containing excess salt. The pancreas involvement causes feeding problems and the thick mucous cause lung problems. Patients seldom live to adulthood.
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Yes. I have an 18 year old niece who has CF. She is currently going to LSU. She has stayed active all her life. Her parents have taken very good care of her physically and emotionally.
Yes I have cf ! www.cftrust.org.uk or www.cysticfibrosis.com
Cf AINT a horriffic Disease ...... whoever wrote that is a FOOL trin to get best answer ! anyway if you leave your email adress i will add u!
Also i have a 26 yr old sister with it and a brother who is 11
Obviouslly you know what cf is so i wont explain!
I do, unfortunately. It is a horrific disease. I encourage everyone to learn a little about it @
By the way, it's "Cystic"
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease, which means people inherit it from their parents through genes (or DNA).
Cystic Fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, saliva and digestive juices. A thick mucus clogs the lungs and blocks the ducts of the pancreas.
When mucus clogs the lungs, it can make breathing very difficult. The thick mucus also causes bacteria (or germs) to get stuck in the airways, which causes inflammation (or swelling) and infections that leads to lung damage.
Mucus also can block the digestive tract and pancreas. The mucus stops digestive enzymes from getting to the intestines. The body needs these enzymes to break down food, which provides important nutrients to help us grow and stay healthy. People with cystic fibrosis often need to replace these enzymes with capsules they take with their meals and snacks to help digest the food and get the proper nutrition.
Common Symptoms are;
* Very salty-tasting skin.
* A large appetite, but poor weight gain.
* Greasy, bulky bowel movements.
* Constant coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
* Many lung infections, like pneumonia and bronchitis.
* Small, fleshy growths in the nose called nasal polyps.