Cystic Fibrosis

By: Bailey Lusk

Cystic Fibrosis Definition:

Is a genetic disorder that affects the respiratory and digestive systems.

How people get cystic fibrosis?

Is a recessive disorder, which means that both parents must pass on the defective gene in order for any of their children to have the disease.

How is cystic fibrosis treated?

There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, new treatments are helping people with the disease live longer than before.

Common treatments include:

  • Chest physical therapy.
  • Inhaled antibiotics to kill the bacteria that cause lung infections.
  • Bronchodilators that help keep the airways open.