Cystic Fibrosis

Human Growth and Development by Orion Roberts

Cystic Fibrosis description

Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that is passed down from families that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung disease in children and young adults. It is a life-threatening disorder.

Symptoms

Babies skin tastes salty when kissed.

or the baby doesn't pass stool when first born.

can cause frequent coughing.

treatment options

CF has no cure. However, treatments have greatly improved in recent years. The goals of CF treatment include...

1: preventing and controlling lung infection.

2: loosening and removing thick, sticky mucus from the lungs.

3: preventing or treating blockages in the intestines.

4: providing enough nutrition.

5: preventing dehydration( a lack of fluid in the body)