15 Facts about Cystic Fibrosis. Lauren walker

1. CF: hereditary, produces thick mucus that blocks ducts, intestines, bronchi.

2.. one in every 2,500 are diagnosed with CF.
3. People with the disease experience condition such as shortness of breath, salty sweat or greasy stools.
4. The gene responsible for cystic fibrosis was discovered only in 1989.
5. The condition usually manifests within the first year of life, although it may develop later
6. Patients with cystic fibrosis have to do daily physical therapy to clear mucus from the lungs.
7. The symptoms vary in their severity and from person to person but the disease significantly shortens the lifespan of sufferers.
8. Cystic fibrosis is not curable.
9. Frequent lung infections including pneumonia or bronchitis
10. Poor growth or weight gain. great appetite.
11. nickname with a similar ring: sixty-five roses.
12. People with CF can’t be together
13. approximately 1,300 are new cases each year.
14. Only half of them survive to age 30.
15. CF requires life long care.

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