Cystic Fybrosis

A Genetic disorder

The history of Cystic Fybrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that has affected Thousands of people for centuries. 1985 was when most of the information really started to advance. Scientists discovered the gene that causes this genetic disorder. In the same year, Scientists also came up with a new-born screen test. This test allowed them to scan for Cystic Fibrosis when babies are first born. Within a few years they were able to genetically engineer enzymes and they were very successful, they were also cleared by the FDA.

General outline

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder, which is a result of a defective gene, build up in lungs and pancreas, clogs in airways, trapping bacteria. This disorder can vary hugely from person to person. Some people wear a vest each morning. The average survival age is about 40 years old. Common symptoms are, salty tasting skin, frequent lung infections, shortness of breath, poor growth, poor weight gain, no appetite, and male infertility. Scientists have invented 3 main forms of treatment. These are airway clearance, Inhaled Medications, and paramedic enzyme supplement.

Symptoms

Common symptoms are, salty tasting skin, frequent lung infections, shortness of breath, poor growth, poor weight gain, no appetite, and male infertility
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