An Introduction To Diseases

Cystic Fibrosis

0vi S. / March 27, 14 / 3period

What is CF?

CF, aka mucoviscidosis, is the building of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Blocks airways, witch causes lung damage, and in the pancreas the mucus clogs pathways that lead into the digestive system.

DATA

About 70,000 people worldwide have CF

Of the 70,000 , 30,000 of them are in the U.S.

About 1,000 new cases are reported each year

70% are diagnosed by age 2

About 50% are 18 and older

CF has increase dramatically through out the year

Effects on persons life

.shortens life span

.prevents organs from working properly

.thick mucus gets stuck in airways

.food is not digested properly

Cause of disease

To get this disease both parents must have a defective CF gene, but only their is only a 25% chance of getting this disease.

Famous people with CF

.Lisa Bentley(triathlete)

.Albert Einstein(scientist)

.Andrew Simons(British professional wrestler)

.Nolan Gottlieb(former NCAA basketball player)

.Gunnar Esiason(son of former NFL quarterback ,Boomer Esiason)

Where does CF occur in?

CF not only occurs in the U.S. but worldwide. It can occur anywhere depending on who has it.

Cures to disease

Their is no cure to CF but their is ways to treat it like going to a therapist, CF care centers, exercising, maintaining healthy, clearing mucus, and some medicine.

Tobacco with CF

Tobacco will worsen the symptoms of lung damage greatly. Smoking lessens the lung capacity. Tobacco and CF just don't mix, you would just be making matters worse for you.