Cystic Fibrosis


About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a disorder that can be very life-threatening and causes damage to the digestive system and the lungs. Cystic Fibrosis affects the cells that make sweat, mucus, and digestive juices. CFF (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) states that "Cystic Fibrosis is inherited and that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide)"

Life Long Affects

The symptoms mostly occur in the adult or teen years. There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The average life lived for most of the people with Cystic Fibrosis 30 to 40 years some people even live to there fifties.


-It clogs the lungs with thick mucus.

-Stops natural emzymes from helping break down and absorb food.

-Lots of coughing

-Often lung infections

-Wheezing, and short breath

Some symptoms from CFF are-

-very salty-tasting skin

-Poor growth/weight gain in spite of a good appetite