Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Annie Bennett and Mo Terry

What is Cystic Fibrosis?




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Cystic fibrosis is a disease that causes thick and sticky mucus to build up in your lungs or other parts of the body. It is a life-threatening disease. Treatment is usually therapy that helps with coughing to produce clearer airways.

Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a defect mutation in a gene that changes a protein that regulates salt in and out of the cells.Fast Facts:1. Mainly effects the digestive system and the lungs2. Commonly referred to as "CF" in the medical world3. It causes a gene mutation on chromosome 7.4. About 2,500 Australian babies get CF.5. CF causes sweat to taste very salty.

The symptoms are; salty tasting skin, coughing, wheezing, and a big appetite, yet poor weight gain.People inherit it by that person's parents having an abnormal gene that causes cystic fibrosis.The victims are mostly kids or humans at a younger age. It is the most common lung disease for kids and young people. About 35,000 people have cystic fibrosis and usually about 10,000 people die from it per year. About 1,000 people get it each year. Most victims are caucassion.

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