By Matt Valentini
- defect in the CFTR gene.
- Inherited from parent
Cystic fibrosis cause a build up of mucus that can make it difficult to breathe and may cause a lung infection. It also affects their immune system so they cant fight off sickness as well as others. This means the may have to go to the hospital for a common cold.
- chest physical therapy
The environment around someone with CF is important. You need to make sure the environment has people on alert for an attack, and it is sanitary so that the CF person does not get sick.
People with CF can not be around other people with CF because they get sick for unknown reasons