Cystic Fibrosis

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 repeated lung infections and lung damage.

The symptoms and severity of CF can vary. 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. Sometimes you will have few symptoms, but later you may have more symptoms.

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  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. Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis What is a sweat test? A sweat test measures the amount of chloride, a part of salt, in Sweat . It is used to diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF). People with CF have a high level ...
  3. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage many of the body's organs. The disorder's most common ...
  4. What Is Cystic Fibrosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    From the National Institutes of Health ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... Cystic Fibrosis/Start Here ... Cystic Fibrosis ... Learn about cystic fibrosis (CF) ...
  5. ... following organizations are good resources for information on cystic fibrosis : Cystic Fibrosis Foundation -- www.cff.org March of Dimes -- www. ...
  6. Neonatal cystic fibrosis screening is a blood test that screens newborns for cystic fibrosis (CF). ... Cystic fibrosis is a disease passed down through families. CF causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in ...
  7. Learning about Cystic Fibrosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the ...
  8. About Cystic Fibrosis (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)  
    Learn about cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs, and how to treat and live with ...
  9. Teens with cystic fibrosis have some specific nutritional needs. Here's how they can meet those needs. ... cystic fibrosis, Dietary Tips for teens With Cystic Fibrosis, CF diet, cf and nutrition, cf, 65 roses, diet, ...
  10. Kids with cystic fibrosis have some special nutritional needs. Here's how parents can help them. ... cystic fibrosis, Dietary Tips for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis, CF diet, cf and nutrition, cf, 65 roses, diet, ...
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