By: Ryan Donovan
About Cystic Fibroses
About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
The predicted median age of survival for a person with Cystic Fibroses is in the late 30s.
More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two.
- very salty-tasting skin;
- persistent coughing, at times with phlegm;
- frequent lung infections;
- wheezing or shortness of breatpoor growth/weight gain in spite of a good appetite; and
- frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty in bowel movements.
There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but treatment can ease symptoms. some medications are Mucus-thinning drugs help you cough up the mucus, which improves lung function.Bronchodilators helps keep your airways open by relaxing the muscles around your bronchial tubes. Oral pancreatic enzymes help your digestive tract absorb nutrients