Cystic Fibrosis

by Emma cookson

Symptoms of CF

  • very salty- tasting skin
  • persistent coughing, at times with phlegm
  • frequent lung infections including pneumonia or bronchitis.
  • wheezing or shortness of breath
  • poor growth or weight gain in gain in spite of a good appetite
  • male infertility

What You Need To Know About CF

  • cystic fibrosis is a disorder that involves the lungs getting infected and making it hard to breath.people with cf live longer and more fulfilling lives

Treatment

  • chest physical therapy
  • exercise
  • medicines
  • doctor may recommend a pulmonary rehabilitation program
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Sources

  • "How Is Cystic Fibrosis Treated?" - NHLBI, NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 23 Dec. 2013. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.


  • "The Symptoms of CF." Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms. N.p., Oct. 2015. Web. 15
  • Treatment and Therapies. N.p., n.d. Web.

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gene

the gene that disorder lands on is the cftr gene