Cystic Fibrosis

What Causes Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a mutation on the CFTR gene. Everyone has two CFTR genes, one inherited from each parent, a child who inherits a mutated gene will have Cystic Fibrosis.

Symptoms and Treatments

Some of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis include a persistent cough with thick mucus, wheezing, repeated lung infections, and a constant stuffy nose. Cystic Fibrosis is treated by trying to reduce the amount of lung infections and loosening and removing as much of the think mucus from the lungs as possible.