Cystic Fibrosis By: Elva orozco

Is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage many of the body's organs.

Common signs includes progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive system problems. Cause chronic coughing wheezing and inflammation.

Can be harmful to the pancreas and the pancreas produces insulin and the mucus can cause shortage of insulin and form diabetes

Most men with this disease are unable to father children unless they undergo fertility treatments

Women have problems in pregnancy

It's a common genetic disease. This disease occurs 1 in every 2,500 to 3,500 newborn.

Less common in ethnic groups affects about 1 in every 17,000

People with this disease also have digestive problems.

You may take genetic test to see if your child will have it but the test cannot detect all the cf genes.

The most common test is called the sweat test. To see the level of your sodium and chloride your sweat has or take the IRT test blood drawn

It develops shortly after birth so the cf is already present

People with cf approximately have a lifespan of 30 years

Kinda, ways to prevent or cure it would be with general therapy at an early age. Is can repair or replace the defective gene.

Give the person with cf the active form of protein product that is scarce or missing. But in present with the cf disease there's not any other treatment they can only slow the process down achieved by antibiotic. Or lung transplant

Ghr.hlm.nih.gov

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