Illustration of the respiratory system

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects mostly your lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses and sex organs. CF causes your mucus to be thick and sticky. The mucus clogs the lungs, causing breathing problems and making it easy for bacteria to grow. This can lead to problems such as repeated lung infections and lung damage.

The symptoms and severity of CF vary widely. Some people have serious problems from birth. Others have a milder version of the disease that doesn't show up until they are teens or young adults.

(Read more)


Results 1 - 10 of 421 for cystic fibrosis
  1. Cystic Fibrosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects mostly your lungs, ...
  2. Cystic fibrosis screening - neonatal; Immunoreactive trypsinogen; IRT test ... Cystic fibrosis is a disease passed down through families. CF causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in ...
  3. Genetics Home Reference: Cystic fibrosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Cystic fibrosis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by ...
  4. Learning about Cystic Fibrosis (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... Cystic Fibrosis Consensus Development Conference Statement Learning About Cystic Fibrosis What do we know about heredity and cystic ... Information What do we know about heredity and cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, fatal ...
  5. ... 4, 2011 Human Growth Hormone for Children With Cystic Fibrosis: A Review of the Research for Parents and ... http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/hgh.cfm . Understanding Cystic Fibrosis What is cystic fibrosis? CF is an inherited ...
  6. Resources - cystic fibrosis ... following organizations are good resources for information on cystic fibrosis : Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - www.cff.org March of ...
  7. What Causes Cystic Fibrosis? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Cystic Fibrosis? A defect in the CFTR gene causes cystic ... in the severity of the disease. How Is Cystic Fibrosis Inherited? Every person inherits two CFTR genes—one ...
  8. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis? The signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF) ... respiratory, digestive, or reproductive systems of the body. Cystic Fibrosis Figure A shows the organs that cystic fibrosis ...
  9. Cystic Fibrosis (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    Listen Español Text Size Email Print Share Cystic Fibrosis Article Body What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that changes the secretions of certain glands in the body. It ...
  10. How Is Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosed? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosed? Doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF) based on ... tested to see whether the baby has CF. Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing People who have one normal CFTR ...
previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · next