Cystic fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis

*When diagnosed, there are many tests and imaging done.*CF makes your mucus and sweat thick, gooey-like, and sticky. So, this makes your airways clogged.

Cystic fibrosis‼️‼️

*Other names for Cystic fibrosis are CF or Fibrocystic disease. *It is an inherited disease that destroys the lungs and digestive system.*Life-threatening. *You inherit this from your parents through genes.*CF is caused by mutations in a gene that produces a protein called CFTR. This controls the flow of water and salt in and out of the lungs and pancreas. *Must get 2 copies of the CF gene to inherit CF.


*Sometimes when born you can find out you have CF also.

*Found in many white people but in different races too. 30,000 people in the U.S. have Cystic fibrosis and 70,000 all around the world.

*CF is a deletion of 3 bases in a gene then this causes cell membranes to loose their ability to transport chloride ions so passageways become stuffed with thick mucus.

*Treatments and medicines can help if you have CF because they can decrease problems and stop symptoms.

*More than 75% find out they have CF at the age of two.

*Treatments(antibiotics): Tobramycin by inhaling, Aithromycin by mouth, Gentamicin by injection, and pneumococcal by vaccine. These are just some out of many. *CF is common in mostly girls.

Symptoms: coughing up blood, abdomen pain, diarrhea, wheezing, heartburn, and slow growth.

By: Kailey Isdell


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