Genetic disorders

The genetic disorder I have chosen is Cystic Fibrosis

Definition of Cystic Fibrosis

A recessive genetic disease in which the exocrine glands of afflicted individuals produce abnormally thick mucus that block the intestines and lung passageways. People with the disease have a very hard time breathing and often die from suffocation.

Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

Some of the symptoms vary and can include cough, repeated lung infections, inability to gain weight, and fatty stools. This is just some of the symptoms there are some more that I have not listed.

The cause of Cystic Fibrosis

The cause is that the female and the male have the same gene which is the Cystic Fibrosis gene and that is what causes the Cystic Fibrosis to happen.

How Cystic Fibrosis is inherited

Cystic Fibrosis can not be inherited because it is a gene in which just happens it can not go away. In order for you to have a kid with Cystic Fibrosis the male and female both must have this gene.

How Cystic Fibrosis is treated

Cystic Fibrosis is a disorder in which it can not be treated. But there is a pill out there that came out in June that helps prevent mucus build up.

How Cystic Fibrosis is diagnosed

Cystic Fibrosis is diagnosed by a genetic test or blood test suggests CF, a doctor will confirm the diagnosis using a sweat test. This test is the most useful test for diagnosing CF. A sweat test measures the amount of salt in sweat. For this test, the doctor triggers sweating on a small patch of skin on an arm or leg.

How many people are likely to have Cystic Fibrosis

People are less likely to have this disorder because they both have to have the gene. And if you factor in this answer you will see you are less likely to get this then any other bad disorder.

The reason I have chosen Cystic Fibrosis

The reason I have chosen Cystic Fibrosis is because my little cousin had this disorder and had passed away of this to at age 12. He has an older brother that also has it but it is not as strong as it was in his little brother.